All basic firefighter skills, including SCBA, RTC, Haz Subs and chemical. My current station has a specialist rope rescue response unit, and has just been highlighted to become a water rescue station as well next year.
I have been based at my current station now for 18 months and it is great being back at the station where I did my initial training as a probationary Firefighter. I joined in 1998 at my local volunteer station where I live, and then in 2001, I was selected to join the full time service in my county. I love living in one of the most beautiful parts of the uk.
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
To give help and support to the people within my community, and to just be there for them when they need us, no matter what the time or weather.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
It is the best job in the world ... The feeling of gratitude when you help, the adrenaline, the respects of others and the most important .... Being part of the family that all of us have become around the world.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Local political situations between fire and ambulance, when involving the joint working as responders.