Friday, 4 October 2013

Teens Listen To Career Advice From Firefighters

Teenagers heard first-hand what life is like in the fire service when a crew of firefighters visited a Cambridge college as part of a careers event.

Year 11 pupils at Coleridge Community College listened to how firefighters deal with not just 999 emergencies, but also carry out varied work in the community to help prevent fires.

A crew of firefighters from Cambridge White Watch visited the college at the end of last month (September).

Pupils were told about firefighters' important community safety work, levels of fitness needed and the opportunity to experience business management as part of a career in the Service.

Firefighter Mark Goldsmith told students that firefighters may have to work through extreme weather, be resilient and work unsociable hours. However, he said: "There is plenty of opportunity to shine and work with dedicated people who are proud of what they do for their community and the public. Firefighters and others who support them as part of Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service are well respected for what they do and that is a privilege."

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service is currently recruiting on-call firefighters at various stations. For more information, log on to www.cambsfire.gov.uk or call 01480 444500.