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Step into the boots of Bourne Firefighters

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Have you ever wondered what its like to be a firefighter?

Well, this could be your chance as Bourne Firefighters offer an opportunity for people to step into their boots and learn first-hand what it's like to respond to an emergency.

The Bourne Station is holding a 'Firefighter Experience Day' on Sunday.

It is predominantly aimed at the business community, however, any team of five is welcome to take part.

Each team will be invited to have a go at a number of scenarios and challenges.

The teams will be assigned a trained firefighter to act as a mentor or helper.

He or she will talk participants through the challenges, which will include a staged road traffic collision (RTC), working in confined spaces, breathing apparatus, ladders, water relay and hose running. Each task is expected to last around 30 minutes.

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The Bourne Firefighters experience (3468638)

Deputy divisional commander Richard Friend said: "This is a great opportunity for members of the public and specifically members of the business community, to learn what it is like to be part of an on-call firefighting crew.

"We think it is important for the local community to understand what is involved in becoming a firefighter and some of the situations they might find themselves facing.

"We expect this to be an enjoyable and rewarding day for everyone.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue see this kind of event as a great opportunity to connect with people in the community and also talk to potential firefighters about joining the service.

"We can also use this as an opportunity to put across our fire safety messages."

There is no cost in participating, however, teams will be asked for a contribution towards The Firefighters Charity.

The Fire Fighters Charity supports thousands of beneficiaries each year through a broad range of services.

Anyone interested in taking part in Sunday's event is asked to send a message on Facebook or email to 07Bourne@lincoln.fire-uk.org for further details.

For details on the charity visit www.firefighterscharity.org.uk

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