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Eleven new firefighters join Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

Eleven new wholetime firefighters have marked the end of their initial training course and been honoured at a passing out ceremony attended by Essex County Fire and Rescue Service’s Chief Fire Officer/Chief Executive Jo Turton, Deputy Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Jane Gardner, family and friends.

The trainees began 14 weeks of intensive training in June 2018 and have used facilities across the county to learn the practical and technical skills needed to meet the demands of a modern day firefighter.

During their ceremony today the new firefighters performed drills for the guests before being presented with certificates to mark the completion of their training course.

Each trainee will now enter the development phase of their careers as firefighters on stations throughout the county.

Speaking at the pass out ceremony, Chief Fire Officer/Chief Executive Jo Turton said:

“From day one, our new recruits have worked hard and learned a huge amount through our intensive training programme.

“Over the last 14 weeks, they have been united by a common goal – to learn the practical and technical skills needed to meet the demands of a modern day firefighter to make Essex a safe place to live, work and travel.”

The firefighters will now be assigned to wholetime stations across the county to begin the next step in their career.

You can see photos from the day on our Facebook Album

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