and it’s a bye from Dec…


Tissues at the ready ladies & gents it’s our last EVER installment from Dec, we just want to thank him for being our “guinea pig” and letting us try out this blogging lark on him, what a star!
 
Hi, it’s time for me to post my last blog, at least for a while. It will give a few more people the chance to tell their story so you can see someone else’s perspective on what it’s like to be an on-call fire fighter, but it’s sad times, I’m glad to have been the first ever blog for Norfolk Fire.
 
I have passed the practical and written parts of my first major assessment. I worked really hard to make sure I was ready to pass. My crew came in at the weekends to help me prepare. It all paid off. After a long 2 hour exam and a day of tests in the drill yard I passed. It looks at all the basics of being a firefighter putting up ladders, running out hoses, cutting up cars. It’s very thorough but it needs to be.
 
I will have another test in about a year or so before I am a competent firefighter but I’m really pleased with my pass!!!
 
We had Charlotte from KLFM (our local radio station,) come down to record some things for their emergency services week. She took a few pictures and interviewed our newest recruit Mel I think she felt sorry for him as at the ripe old age of 52 he’s just finished his 2 week induction course. He’s a trooper though and has been a mechanic forever so will bring a lot of skills with him.
 
Since I have joined we have had 3 more recruits join at Kings Lynn which means that I spend some of my time working with them which I really enjoy. It’s nice to be given the responsibility of teaching. It’s also like I’m paying back some of the support I’ve had from the other crew members by passing on some of the knowledge I have.
 
I hope you’ve enjoyed hearing my story. There’ll be a newbie soon that will take my place… 🚒🚒🚒
Declan's retained induction course

Declan’s retained induction course

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