Change of career as people from Witcham, Cottenham, Ely and Sutton join Cambs fire service

Guy Austin

Guy Austin - Credit: Archant

People from Witcham, Cottenham, Ely and Sutton are embarking on a change of career as they join the Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS).

David Bainsfair

David Bainsfair - Credit: Archant

Coco Chambers, 28, of Witcham, is going whole time at Stanground Fire Station.

She used to work as a yard supervisor at an equine hospital in Newmarket and her hobbies are horse riding and netball.

At Cambridge fire station is Guy Austin, 31, of Cottenham.

Craig Fishpoole

Craig Fishpoole - Credit: Archant

He used to work in security at Stansted Airport and as a support worker with vulnerable adults. Photography, walking and playing computer games are his favourite pastimes.


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Also at Cambridge is David Bainsfair, 25, of Ely, who was a personal trainer before joining the fire service. He enjoys playing rugby.

At Ely Fire Station is Craig Fishpoole, 30, of Sutton, who was a carpenter and has been an on-call firefighter for eight years first at Cottenham and then Sutton fire stations.

Coco Chambers

Coco Chambers - Credit: Archant

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The firefighters will begin their operational careers across the county following an intensive 11-week training course.

Station Commander Matthew Murdoch, from CFRS?s Training Centre, added: “These new firefighters have been put through their paces in a challenging training course and it is a real achievement for them.”

“I wish every individual in this group of firefighters all the very best in the career that lies ahead of them knowing CFRS and the talented staff we have here will support them to become truly great firefighters.”

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