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Fire and rescue services strengthened with new firefighters

The group of 13 new firefighters (2899129)
The group of 13 new firefighters (2899129)

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue’s on-call ranks have been strengthened following the latest passing out event at Waddington training facility.

A group of 13 new firefighters, including two from Billingborough and one from Market Deeping, completed their training at Waddington’s state-of-the-art training facility on Sunday, and will now join their new colleagues within crews across the county.

The 13 new firefighters include Harvey Chessum and Mario Dimaro from Billingborough and Stewart Hill from Market Deeping.

Chief fire officer Nick Borrill said: "No-one here underestimates the hard work and effort these new firefighters have put in to get to this point.

"Completing the initial training is a real success and they should be proud of their achievements.

"They will now join their colleagues around the county in protecting the communities of Lincolnshire and I wish them all the best for their future careers."

On call firefighters can be at their usual place of work when they receive a pager alert, but they are now trained and ready to spring into action to deal with emergencies, such as fires, floods, road traffic collisions or even chemical spillages.

Cllr Nick Worth, executive member for Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue at Lincolnshire County Council, said: "Becoming an on-call firefighter is a real commitment, not only to the service, but also to the community as a whole.

"Our on-call firefighters are so important to the emergency capabilities of Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue as a whole."

If you'd like to become an on-call firefighter, please call us on 0800 3580 204 or visit www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/lfr.

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