Promotion at Crowland

Fit for Fire and Rescue promotion at  Crowland Fire Station. Pictured (back row) are Jason Harrison, Bobby Harrison, Grant Newman, Stuart Hannible and Kevin Glover.  Front row are the two fitness candidates Michael Smith and Pep Giuliano of Crowlands Giuliano Italian Restaurant. SG240115-162TW
Fit for Fire and Rescue promotion at Crowland Fire Station. Pictured (back row) are Jason Harrison, Bobby Harrison, Grant Newman, Stuart Hannible and Kevin Glover. Front row are the two fitness candidates Michael Smith and Pep Giuliano of Crowlands Giuliano Italian Restaurant. SG240115-162TW

BLINDFOLD CHALLENGE: Pep Guiliano of Guiliano Italian Restaurant finds a bucket in a room while blindfolded. SG240115-158TW

The Fit for Fire and Rescue event is being held at a number of stations across the district.

Challenges included running against the clock with equipment and finding a bucket in a room while blindfolded.

Madeline Martin, recruitment officer for Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue, said: “At this time of year many people are looking to be healthier, get fitter or for a fresh challenge.

“You could actually achieve all of these things by joining your local fire station – and a whole lot more, too.

“This month we would like people to give the physical side of the role a go by seeing if they could carry a casualty, roll out a hose, and find their way wearing breathing apparatus.

“Some of these tasks are very similar to those our applicants undertake during a selection process.”

There are still opportunities to have a go.

Madeline said: “Please come along wearing suitable clothing and footwear. Our crews will be at the station if people would like to find out more about what they do and how they make it work with other commitments.”

Another Fit for Fire and Rescue event is taking place on Saturday in Crowland from 10am to 2pm and in Billingborough on Sunday from 10am to 12.30pm.

To find out more about becoming an on-call firefighter call Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Recruitment on 0800 358 0204.

Alternatively please visit www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/lfr