Have a go at firefighting

Women can have a go at firefighting activities as part of a myth busting event to demonstrate what it takes to be a modern firefighter.

Sunday, 17th September 2017, 1:00 pm
Updated Wednesday, 27th September 2017, 11:47 am

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) is putting on two Have A Go events on Friday, October 13, and Saturday, October 14, to encourage more women and people from a variety of backgrounds to consider firefighting as a career. The event at Huntingdon Fire Station will run over two days, and will be split into two sessions each day – 8.30am until 12noon and 12.30pm until 4pm, with the Friday morning and Saturday afternoon sessions being for women only. Those signing up can try out some of the activities that a firefighter needs to be able to do, and meet those who do the job. Laura Marshall, recruitment manager at CFRS, said: “There are still many myths around the role and what it takes to be a firefighter, such as being a certain height, it being a job for the boys, or needing big brawny muscles. But the truth is, none of these are true.”

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To attend you must book in advance. Call 01480 444500 or email [email protected]