Daniel, factory fitter and on-call firefighter

Daniel's story as an on-call firefighter for Saxmundham, since November 2011.

Daniel on call firefighter

"Being part Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service is like having a second family" 

"In 2000 I applied to become a full time firefighter, but unfortunately I wasn’t successful.

11 years later, I heard Saxmundham Fire Station were recruiting on-call firefighters, so I went along to an open firefighter day.

That's where my journey began. After an interview, medical, aptitude test and a great two weeks training at the Wattisham training centre, I became a fully-fledged firefighter!

"I live and work within 5 minutes of the fire station so I can respond at any time and every Monday night the crew get together for drill night. We do weekly checks on the equipment and training drills.

"For a long time I wanted to be a firefighter; I love that I get to help people in a physical emergency services role."

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