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Graduates join fire and rescue service

Published: Tuesday, 21 April 2009   Category: Public sector

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service has increased its staff by recruiting 19 new graduates to join its ranks.

After ten weeks of hard training and examinations, the graduates have been posted to their fire stations to carry on the rest of their development, according to the Epsom Guardian.

In order to prepare them for their new graduate jobs, the trainee fire-fighters experienced wearing full breathing apparatus in a smoke-filled room and learnt how to respond to road accidents and will now undergo a three-month induction programme.

Martin Riddle, staff development manager at Surrey Fire and Rescue Service, told the newspaper: "The work of a fire-fighter is very varied and at times it can also be very dangerous, which was made clear to everyone on day one."

Those looking to find a graduate job within the emergency services may be interested to know that the North Yorkshire police force recently announced it was looking to increase its graduate intake for police community support officers.

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