AF&RS welcomes six new Control Firefighters


AF&RS are delighted to welcome six new control firefighters - who stand ready to provide a reassuring voice to our communities at times of emergency.

Following the completion of their 12 week intensive training course the new recruits will not only handle emergency calls on a daily basis, but will also mobilise fire appliances, give lifesaving advice to callers, liaise with other emergency services, and organise and track availability of the Services emergency resources.

The group who will be based at our Control and Communications site at Lansdown, started their Control Firefighting journey with us last week,  and will need to complete a 12-week intensive course, followed by a two year self-study period, four phased exams and one final exam before they can finally graduate.

Chief Fire Officer, Mick Crennell said: "I would like to welcome our new Control Operators as they take up their new roles at AF&RS, and wish them the best of luck."

"Our Control staff play a vital role at AF&RS ensuring the safety of our communities and dispatching the required resources needed in an emergency situation."

"We are committed to becoming a more resilient Service, and part of delivering this vision is ensuring we have the right foundations in our robust Operations Control capability across our Service area."