Retained firefighters join Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue
Four new retained firefighters have joined Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue after successfully completing 11 weeks of intensive training.
Recognised at a passing out parade at Waddington Training Centre last Sunday, the newly qualified firefighters showcased their new skills and techniques, including rescuing casualties from the drill tower, and were presented with their certificates.
The certificates recognise the completion of a rigorous training programme on equipment and appliances as well as policies and procedures.
Joining crews across the county to provide fire and rescue cover, Jamie Foulsham will serve at Long Sutton, Cameron Sleight at Holbeach, Connell McGrorey at Skegness and Daniel Stephens at Lincoln North.
Retained firefighters are ‘on call’ for the fire service, meaning they are usually employed elsewhere or are at home when they receive a pager alert, but are ready to spring into immediate action to deal with a 999 incident, which could include fires, floods, road traffic collisions and chemical spillages.