New fire fighters join team at Peterborough station

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A new cohort of fire fighters have joined teams to help keep Peterborough safe,

Kevin Gilbert (28), of Whittlesey and Jason Keal (27), of Market Deeping have joined the team at Dogsthorpe Fire Station after completing their training.

Jasper Vidot (27) has joined his home town station at Wisbech.

Their training saw them complete various tasks in an intensive 10-week training course in Cardiff.

Chief Fire Officer Graham Stagg said: “We are thrilled to welcome this group of new firefighters to Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service to begin what is hopefully a great career with the fire service.

“Being a firefighter in a modern fire and rescue service is not about being the strongest, the biggest or the bravest anymore. With such a small percentage of crews’ time spent at operational jobs, the role of a firefighter is about serving the community in so many different ways. We wish this cohort of firefighters the best of luck and hope they enjoy helping us to protect the public of Cambridgeshire.”

The Service will be recruiting for wholetime firefighters again, with the recruitment process starting on February 21

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