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Young Firefighters demonstrate their skills at pass out parade

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After 13 weeks of training, a group of Young Firefighters from Redditch and Droitwich showcased their newly learnt skills during a pass out parade at Droitwich Fire Station on Saturday 7th May.

During the parade, a large crowd of proud family members, Fire Service personnel and local dignitaries looked on as the new teenage recruits carried our various practical firefighting demonstrations including challenging ladder climbing and a hose running drill.

The ceremony concluded with an inspection of the parade of Young FireFighters by Councillor Anne Hingley (Chair of the YFA Executive Committee) and Assistant Chief Fire Officer John Hodges, who then went on to present each recruit with a Certificate of Achievement.

Assistant Chief Fire Officer John Hodges said: "I'd like to congratulate each of the recruits for completing their course and for demonstrating such commitment and enthusiasm. The annual pass out parade is always a pleasure to attend and significant event that recognises the hard work that the new recruits and their instructors have put in over the last 13 weeks."

Now that their basic training is complete, the new recruits will progress to learn enhanced skills. As well as learning exciting firefighting skills, members of the Young Firefighters Association also take part in plenty of social activities, Fire Service events and an annual camp.

If you are aged between 13-17 and would like to find out more about joining the Young Firefighters Association, then please email CorporateCommunications@hwfire.org.uk

Issued by:
Jessica Chadwick
Corporate Communications Manager
Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service
Tel: 01905 368 319
JChadwick@hwfire.org.uk