Ten new wholetime firefighters have been welcomed into our Service at a passing out ceremony held at our Service Training Centre in Witham last week.
The new recruits will be heading to Basildon, Brentwood, Grays, Harlow and Loughton fire stations.
The ceremony was attended by Deputy Chief Fire Officer Moira Bruin and Roger Hirst, Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex. Proud family, friends and colleagues looked on in the crowd and the ceremony was live streamed for those who couldn’t make it in person.
Our new recruits performed two drills to show off their training in dealing with a house fire as well as a road traffic collision.
Moira Bruin, Deputy Chief Fire Officer at Essex County Fire and Rescue Service said: “Our recruits have reached an important milestone and I wish all our new firefighters every success in their careers with our Service. We know they will help to keep Essex a safe place to live, work and travel.”
The firefighters have been put through their paces over the last 15 weeks as they learned the practical and technical skills needed to meet the demands of a modern day firefighter.
Firefighter Dewi Kaylene was also presented with a special award, and was recognised for his determination and professionalism, and great teamwork during the course.
Congratulations to William Bee (Harlow), George Bex (Loughton), David Cartwright (Basildon), Ryan Frost (Brentwood), Sheldon Greenland (Loughton), Samuel Jackson (Harlow), Dewi Kaylene (Brentwood), Kevin Moran (Harlow), Jonathan Sheppard (Grays), and Alex Wignall (Harlow).