Recruitment drive for firefighters

Herald Series: Hayley West, 22, from Chalgrove, at the open day Buy this photo Hayley West, 22, from Chalgrove, at the open day

FIREFIGHTERS in Didcot opened up their station to put would-be recruits through their paces.

About 30 people called in at the station in Broadway on Saturday to try a number of fitness tests, including climbing ladders, carrying a ‘casualty’ and coping with cramped conditions.

Among those taking part was Hayley West, 22, from Chalgrove, who wants to become firefighter.

She said: “At the moment I am working as a nursery nurse in Watlington, but I would like to work for the fire service.

“The firefighters gave me some useful pointers.”

For details visit oxfordshire.gov.uk

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