New Control Firefighters start their training

Three new recruits set to begin their training to answer 999 emergency calls and dispatch the most appropriate resources.

We’re delighted to welcome three new control firefighters – who stand ready to provide a reassuring voice to our communities in times of emergency.

The new faces are already a few weeks into their 12-week training course based at the Service’s Communication and Control Centre at Lansdown, where they will receive a combination of training which will consist of a two-year self-study, four phased exams, and a final exam.

Our recruits will be responsible for taking fire and rescue 999 emergency calls, dispatching the most appropriate fire appliances, officers and equipment based on the type of incident, and will play an integral role within our organisation ensuring the safety of our communities and dispatching the required resources needed in an emergency situation.

We would like to wish our new recruits the best of luck throughout their training.

Find out more about becoming a Fire Control Operator
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