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            I have the best job in the World!

             Darren Wilson, one of our Technical                 Darren jokes,
             Instructors, has been with Mid and West             “In a nutshell, I live and breathe everything
             Wales Fire and Rescue Service for 20                Fire Service - when I am not instructing, then I
             years and has loved every minute of it!             am on-call, and I genuinely love every minute

             During his final year of school, Darren already     of it”.
             had his heart set on joining the Fire Service,      “On a serious note, my job as Technical
             “I remember everyone around me talking              Instructor means that I ensure our rescuers
             about university or college and I said nothing      are trained to the highest standards; to ensure
             because I knew I was going to join the Fire         that their training remains current; and ensure
             Service. It is all I ever wanted to do since I      we all adhere to the highest safety standards.
             was a young boy, and I was adamant that I           As a Service, all of our firefighters are
             would make it come true”                            trained to meet Level 1 Safe Work at Height
             From his beginnings in Llanelli Fire Station,       Standards, which offers basic skills, while
             to Swansea Central, Darren now works as             Pontardawe Station is trained in Level 3 Rope
             the Service’s Technical Rescue Instructor;          Rescue capabilities.
             facilitating Water Rescue and working at            This includes 14 whole time firefighters, and 6
             height training, as well as on-call Crew            on-call firefighters.
             Manager at Gorseinon Fire Station.

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