New fire recruits ready to go
8 NEW RECRUITS MAKE THE GRADE
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.