Are you the perfect fit for fire and rescue?

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue are holding a free fitness taster session in Mablethorpe in the hope it will encourage people to find out more about helping their local community by training to become an on-call firefighter. EMN-150115-132017001
Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue are holding a free fitness taster session in Mablethorpe in the hope it will encourage people to find out more about helping their local community by training to become an on-call firefighter. EMN-150115-132017001

Firefighters are challenging people who are looking to kick-start their fitness regime this year to test themselves through fiver exercise- themed tasks at their local station.

For the first time Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue has launched its free ‘fitness taster’ campaign for residents at their local retained fire stations.

The service hopes the sessions will encourage people to find out more about helping their local community by training to become an on call firefighter.

Madeline Martin, recruitment officer for Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue, said: “At this time of year many people are looking to be healthier, get fitter or for a fresh challenge.

“You could actually achieve all of these things by joining your local fire station - and a whole lot more too.

“As an on-call-fire-fighter you are paid for your time and receive full training.

“This month we would like people to give the physical side of the role a go by seeing if they could carry a casualty, roll out a hose, and find their way wearing breathing apparatus.

“Some of these tasks are very similar to thoes that our applicants undertake during a selection process.

“If you would like to have a go please come along wearing suitable clothing and foot wear.

“Our crews will be at the station if people would like to find out more about what they do, and how they make it work with other commitments.

An event will be taking place at Billingborough Fire Station between 10am and 12.30pm on February 1. Call Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue on 0800 358 0204.