East Cambs trio ready to start savings lives

Lee Russell

Lee Russell - Credit: Archant

EAST Cambridgeshire residents Lee Russell, Kier Porter and Gary Rosser are all set to start saving lives after passing out as on-call firefighters.

Kiel Porter

Kiel Porter - Credit: Archant

Gary Rosser

Gary Rosser - Credit: Archant

The newly trained recruits will be working for Cambridgeshire Fire and

Rescue Service carrying out life-saving work as part of on-call crews in their villages and communities.

New recruit Lee Russell is 23 and from Ely, Gary Rosser, is 21 and from Sutton and Kiel Porter is 28 and from Soham.

The on-call firefighters are trained professionals who save lives in their communities alongside their day-to-day lives. They may be at home or work when they receive a pager alert and straight away they must jump into action and get ready to deal with any incident.

The new recruits are on-call after completing their training at Huntingdon and attend emergencies in their local communities. After they have received six months’ practical experience and attended incidents, they will attend breathing apparatus training, after which they will be able to play a bigger role in incidents.

The fire service is still recruiting on-call firefighters and to find out more call 01480

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444500 or log on to www.cambsfire.gov.uk.