CAMBS: New recruits join on-call firefighter ranks

PUBLISHED: 13:55 16 January 2014 | UPDATED: 13:55 16 January 2014

New on-call recruits (from left) Sean Bellamy, Kevin Hall, Perry Walton, Andrew Boughen, Stephen McCandless and Sean Jordan.

New on-call recruits (from left) Sean Bellamy, Kevin Hall, Perry Walton, Andrew Boughen, Stephen McCandless and Sean Jordan.

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A mechanic, a glazier and a supermarket employee are among Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service’s new recruits ready to drop everything and respond to emergency call outs.

Seven people from a variety of backgrounds have completed training to become on-call firefighters attached to crews near where they live or work.

Joining Sawtry on-call crew is Stephen McCandless, a 32-year-old Kwik Fit mechanic; Perry Walton, 25, a civil engineer at Balfour Beatty will boost numbers in St Ives; Sean Jordan, 23, who works for Tesco in stock control has joined Huntingdon; and Sean Bellamy, 43, who works for a glazier company, will team up with Ramsey.

Three others will link up with crews in Gamlingay, Littleport and March.

Having completed their training at the county’s fire HQ in Huntingdon, they have been equipped with pagers and receive alerts when their assistance is required.

INFORMATION: On-call firefighters have to be aged 18 and over, have a good level of fitness and live or work within five minutes of a fire station. For more details, call 01480 444500 or visit www.cambsfire.gov.uk.

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