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New firefighters ready to serve Fenland

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue's new on-call firefighters
Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue's new on-call firefighters

Three Fenland residents are among nine new on-call firefighters who are ready to serve their communities after completing their training.

The latest batch of retained recruits have passed out and will fit serving their community as a firefighter around their work and home life.

March Fire Station’s ranks have been bolstered with the addition of new on-call firefighter Victoria Larham, 30, who works locally as a fitness consultant.

And two new faces will be seen on board fire engines in Wisbech as the crew welcomes Max Coles and Luke Green.

Painter Max, 26, will respond to calls from the town’s on-call station alongside electrician Luke, 20, who also enjoys motorsports and snowboarding.

Group Commander Gary Mitchley, head of on-call at Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue, said: “Being an on-call firefighter is a challenging, yet rewarding, opportunity.

“We wish this group of new recruits the very best as they start their journeys here in Cambridgeshire.

“Training is tough and these individuals have shown dedication, not just to the fire service, but to themselves and their communities.

“Our emergency service relies on the commitment and continued support of on-call firefighters and their families and we would like to thank every one of them who continues to give up hours of their time to serve the community.”

The on-call firefighters, who have completed three months of training, will respond to emergencies in their communities alongside their day-to-day lives.

They may be at home, work or out and about when they receive a pager alert and straightaway they must jump into action and be ready to deal with any incident.

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