Heroes start journey in Cambuslang
Fire bosses at Clydesmill in Cambuslang welcomed 102 new recruits.
The trainee firefighters are the largest intake of new recruits since the formation of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.
They will now deploy into three groups located at Cambuslang, Thornton in Fife and Portlethen near Aberdeen to embark on an intensive 14-week journey to learn essential skills needed to be a modern day firefighter.
Chief officer Alasdair Hay said:“It is always a proud moment to welcome new firefighters and to greet more than 100 in a single intake is a great example of our commitment to the safety of Scotland’s communities.
“The role of today’s firefighter has changed - we no longer just react to fires but are committed to preventing such incidents occurring at all and this new tactic will be absorbed by our new recruits.
“I wish them the best of luck as they learn a multitude of skills and put their first foot on the SFRS ladder.”
As well as learning how to fight fires they will gain skills needed to tackling floods, chemical spills and road collisions. They will also learn how to share information with the public, councils, schools and businesses about fire safety to prevent incidents and save lives.
Big recruit Over 100 new recruits for Scottish Fire and Rescue have started their training at the Clydesmill Station in Cambuslang