Local recruits swell on-call fire ranks

Grant Tash, from Wisbech, has qualified as an on-call firefighter.
Grant Tash, from Wisbech, has qualified as an on-call firefighter.

Two 21-year-olds from Fenland have joined the ranks of Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue after qualifying as on-call firefighters.

Daniel Hall, from March, and Grant Tash, from Wisbech, completed a two-week intensive training course to gain the necessary skills.

Daniel Hall from March has qualified as an on-call firefighter.

Daniel Hall from March has qualified as an on-call firefighter.

They are now fully trained professionals who save lives in their communities alongside their day-to-day jobs and home lives. They may be at home or work when they receive a pager alert and straight away they must jump into action and get ready to deal with any incident.

Plumber Daniel signed up at a recruitment day at Sainsbury’s and said it is “the best job in the world”. One of his first shouts was on Christmas Day, when he was just about to tuck into his Christmas dinner.

Grant, who works at Asda, has wanted to be a firefighter since he became a Fire Cadet in his early teens. He has been out on several shouts already and attended the fatal crash on the A47 that claimed the lives of Jessica and Tamzin Portor.

The other recruits who qualified were: Alycia Spencer (Ramsey), Chris Smith (Soham), Darrell Allen (Peterborough), Joe Mabbutt (St Ives) and Nick Northrop (Sutton). CFRS is recruiting, visit www.cambsfire.gov.uk