New recruits settling into life as full-time firefighters

20 February 2018
Hazel Clements and James Hunter sitting down, were among 14 new full-time firefighters who went into service in December 2017

Two of Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service’s newest recruits have revealed how they are settling into their roles as full-time firefighters.

Hazel Clements and James Hunter were among 14 new firefighters who joined NFRS last year, after being selected from more than 800 applicants in the first full-time recruitment drive in nine years.

After undergoing 12 weeks of training, they joined Kettering fire station’s Blue and Red watches in December and have been kept busy ever since, from responding to emergency calls to carrying out community and educational work.

Find out how Hazel and James are enjoying their new role in this video.


Could you join NFRS?

NFRS is currently recruiting on-call firefighters for Long Buckby, Guilsborough, Brixworth and Daventry fire stations. Each station holds weekly training known as drill nights, and new recruits receive full training as well as earning an additional income.

Applicants must be aged 18 or over and be physically fit. Ideally, on-call firefighters will live or work within eight minutes’ travelling time of their local on-call fire station, but all applications will be considered on an individual basis.

Find out more and apply here

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