Introducing second cohort of trainee firefighters for 2022

Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) is proud to welcome 24 new recruits into the Service in the second of two consecutive training schools this year.

The fire and rescue services' joint training centre at Severn Park, Avonmouth will be home to the new recruits as they move through an intensive 14-week training course. Training will cover important firefighting skills and knowledge such as pumps and ladders, breathing apparatus and road traffic collisions.

Chief Fire Officer Simon Shilton said: “We are very pleased to welcome these 24 new recruits into our fantastic service, marking the start of what I hope will be a long and prosperous fire service career for each of them.

“Whilst the recruits have already undergone a rigorous selection process, this stage of training will now see them put through their paces to prepare for life as firefighters. As modern firefighters, the recruits are being prepared for a varied role encompassing elements such as complex rescues, prevention work and community engagement.

“As they move through this exciting process, I give the new recruits my best wishes and offer them my assurance that this is truly one of the most fulfilling and rewarding careers.”

You can follow the progress of the new recruits on our main Twitter account (@AvonFireRescue), with the recruits tweeting with the hashtag #WT0222. They will be sharing insights into training, behind the scenes information and what they get up to on a daily basis at Severn Park.

Crew Manager Mark Jacobson, trainer at Severn Park said: “The recruits will be posting their journey on Twitter to show what they get up to through the course of their training. Hopefully this will give an insight to people looking to join the fire service what life at training school is like.”

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