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Trainee Wholetime Firefighter Jordan Spencer - Week 2 Prevention and Inclusion

25 February 2020

Getting more technical input and some practical, the second week of training involved manual handling; due to the nature of our job we need to lift correctly and store equipment correctly to prevent injury.

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Trainee Wholetime Firefighter Jess Rintoul - Week 2 Prevention and Inclusion

24 February 2020 By Jess Rintoul

Our second week of training started with manual handling and general health and safety. We learnt about what’s on the appliance (appliances are also known as fire trucks or fire tenders) and the process of taking the inventory, routinely done every morning.

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Meet Trainee Wholetime Firefighter Jess Rintoul

15 February 2020 By Jess Rintoul

With week one complete, Jess tells us what drew him to the Service and what training has been like for the new recruits.

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Meet Trainee Wholetime Firefighter Tom Rawden

15 February 2020 By Tom Rawden

At age 14, Tom joined DFRS as a Fire Cadet and set his sights on a role as a Firefighter. Now in training, Tom lets us know how his first week matched up to his expectations.

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Meet Trainee Wholetime Firefighter Jordan Spencer

14 February 2020 By Jordan Spencer

Coming into a completely new industry can sometimes be daunting. Jordan explains how he’s found week one, coming into training without a services background.

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Meet Trainee Wholetime FireFighter Mark Featherstone

14 February 2020 By Mark Featherstone

After applying to be a Firefighter twice before, Mark was successful in securing his dream job. We found out what his first week of training was like.

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