New fire re­cruits ready to go


Gorey Guardian - - NEWS - By PÁDRAIG BYRNE

A to­tal of eight new re­cruits to the Fire Ser­vice of­fi­cially passed out at Bun­clody Fire Sta­tion re­cently in what was a proud day for them and their fam­i­lies, as well as their in­struc­tors. Of the new re­cruits one would be based in Meath, three in Water­ford and four in Wex­ford - three for Gorey and one for New Ross.

All eight re­cruits had en­dured three weeks of in­ten­sive train­ing in Bun­clody where they had learned a lot about their roles. ‘It’s quite an in­ten­sive three weeks of train­ing,’ said Colm McGrath of Wex­ford Fire Ser­vice. ‘We would do quite a bit of train­ing here in Bun­clody and then there are a num­ber of ex­er­cises that would take place off site too. Thank­fully they all came through it with fly­ing colours and it was a great day as we had the pass­ing out cer­e­mony here with their friends and fam­ily.’

The day got un­der­way with a se­ries of demon­stra­tions which gave the re­cruits the op­por­tu­nity to show off some of the skills they had learned. Among the ex­cer­cises they un­der­took was a road traf­fic col­li­sion with per­sons trapped in­side and a do­mes­tic house­fire at a two storey dwelling. The group per­formed well and showed them­selves to be well ca­pa­ble of deal­ing with th­ese type of sit­u­a­tions as they head back to their own sta­tions.

Af­ter the ex­er­cises were com­plete, the group pa­raded in and re­ceived their cer­tifi­cates round­ing off what was a re­ally proud day for them. Mr McGrath was joined by As­sis­tant Fire Of­fi­cer Ray Mur­phy in con­grat­u­lat­ing each of the new re­cruits and wish­ing them all the best in their ca­reers.

LEFT: Kevin Cam­bridge with So­phie Burns and Mia Cam­bridge.

RIGHT: Ned Grif­fin with his fam­ily, Lor­raine, Chloe, So­phie and Holly at the Fire Ser­vice Pass­ing out cer­e­mony in Bun­clody Fire Sta­tion.

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