Firefighter Blogs

Are you thinking about joining our retained service?  Or are you just interested in everything NFRS? 

We thought a good way for you to get to know us, what it’s like to be a Firefighter and what happens when you join the service, is to hear it from some of the firefighters themselves.

A day in the life of blue watch Great Yarmouth

When Blue Watch Yarmouth asked us if we wanted to go and spend a day with them, see what the ...
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They love him really

Paul gives us the lowdown on on-call

Long time no speak! Since the last time I wrote on my Blog, there has been an awful lot happen, ...
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Meet Elise…

Firstly Hi! A little bit about me and the background to my story; I am a tenacious, hardworking mum to ...
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Summer is over…

What a busy summer it was for all of us! There was so many field, woodland and even house fires! ...
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Declan and Chloe

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 ...
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Paul Passing Out

Paul’s journey to competent

Last time we heard from Paul, he told us what made him become a firefighter, his story continues telling us ...
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Chloe sends a timely warning about the Welney Wash

These past few weeks Outwell station has been very busy. We’ve attended a number of calls ranging from RTC to ...
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Paul Worley

The Worley diaries

It's time for a new blogger! Meet Paul, he's 50 years young (his words not ours! 🤣) He's only been ...
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Declan practising his throwbagging technique

Declan’s messing around in the river…

“Since I got my BA qualification I have managed to pick up a couple of BA wears (using breathing apparatus ...
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Chloe using a hose

Chloe on fires and her radio appearance

14 September 2017 Chloe's adjusting to her new found fame, so it's time for us to catch up with her ...
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Chloe in front of fire engine

Chloe on Call

14 August 2017 I’m Chloe, you might have seen me before on Declan’s blog or during my two week induction ...
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Jack dunked

Declan on passing his BA course

21 July 2017 “I’ve been working really hard since I last put out a blog. I have passed my BA ...
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Bowthorpe aerial shot

Declan gets his first experience of the urban search and rescue team

13 June 2017 Our Declan has been busy over in the West of the County and these days, it's like ...
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Declan on the colour run

Declan runs for colour!

25 May 2017 Latest instalment from our Dec, definitely proving that life as a Firefighter can be colourful at times ...
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Declan with other retained firefighters

When Declan met Chloe

05 April 2017 In the west Norfolk area there are quite a few new firefighters. Some were on the last ...
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Declan in water rescue gear

Declan imagines a water rescue!

On Monday night I got my first taste of water rescue training. I also discovered that you don’t need a ...
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Recruits at training school

Declan’s changing the day job

03 March 2017 I really enjoyed working at the shop but fancied a bit of a change. A friend of ...
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Declan at a job

Declan on drill nights

We have drill nights every Monday night. They are really good as we get to practise using the kit we ...
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Getting to know Declan

Last week was a really busy week for me. My day job is in River Island, I help customers and ...
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Declans crew at Kings Lynn

Declan on Duty

I went to the College of West Anglia to study uniformed services. We worked with all the different services and ...
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