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In our first-ever podcast series, Women in the Fire Service UK (WFS) brings you highlights from our Future Firefighter online event programme, which ran between 15 June-20 July 2021. We advised people of different genders from underrepresented groups, considering careers in the fire service.

In these episodes, you’ll hear from firefighters and other fire service personnel from across the UK. They discuss what it means to be a firefighter, how to be better prepared for selection tests, and tips on gaining confidence to apply for the role of a firefighter. They also answer some burning questions about what life as a firefighter is really like.

We also explore what the Fire and Rescue Service does, different careers and roles in the Service, work-life balance, inclusion and maternity.

Be inspired! Be a Future Firefighter.

*With special thanks to WFS volunteers:* Alex Johnson, South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue; Amy Beams, Hampshire & Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service; Amy Croxton-Evans, North Wales Fire and Rescue Service; Angie Thorp, South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue; Bex Sims, Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service; Caz Whiteman, South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue; Emily May Williams, North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service; Hannah Goodchild, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service; Helen Chadwick, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service; Helena Rooke, South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue; Janette Morris, Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service; Lauren Jones, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service; Liana Selecka-Jones, Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service; Nicola Bottomly, Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service; Sara Hall, Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service; Tor Strowger, Hampshire & Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service.

Future Firefighter Podcast Series by Women in the Fire Service Women in the Fire Service UK

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In our first-ever podcast series, Women in the Fire Service UK (WFS) brings you highlights from our Future Firefighter online event programme, which ran between 15 June-20 July 2021. We advised people of different genders from underrepresented groups, considering careers in the fire service.

In these episodes, you’ll hear from firefighters and other fire service personnel from across the UK. They discuss what it means to be a firefighter, how to be better prepared for selection tests, and tips on gaining confidence to apply for the role of a firefighter. They also answer some burning questions about what life as a firefighter is really like.

We also explore what the Fire and Rescue Service does, different careers and roles in the Service, work-life balance, inclusion and maternity.

Be inspired! Be a Future Firefighter.

*With special thanks to WFS volunteers:* Alex Johnson, South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue; Amy Beams, Hampshire & Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service; Amy Croxton-Evans, North Wales Fire and Rescue Service; Angie Thorp, South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue; Bex Sims, Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service; Caz Whiteman, South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue; Emily May Williams, North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service; Hannah Goodchild, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service; Helen Chadwick, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service; Helena Rooke, South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue; Janette Morris, Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service; Lauren Jones, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service; Liana Selecka-Jones, Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service; Nicola Bottomly, Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service; Sara Hall, Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service; Tor Strowger, Hampshire & Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service.

    Future Firefighter Episode 1: Role of the firefighter

    Future Firefighter Episode 1: Role of the firefighter

    Want to know what a firefighter actually does day to day? In this episode, firefighters share insights into the job, and essential tips for those looking to start their own journey to a successful career with the Fire & Rescue Service.

    Be inspired! Be a Future Firefighter.

    • 58 min

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