Monday 13th September marked the beginning of a new chapter for our latest recruits! 

It was a pleasure to welcome them to The Towers Hotel in Swansea, to see them embark on their new and exciting journey towards becoming Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Firefighters. 

Thirty new recruits face an intensive 14-week course across 3 different locations – this course will be delivered by our Training Delivery Team, who will offer guidance and support every step of the way. 

Geraint Thomas, Head of Training Delivery said of the course; It’s always an honour to be a part of this journey, where new recruits start their careers with Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service.  I’m passionate about providing them with the best training possible throughout this 14-week acquisition phase. The programme will encompass all aspects of the continually broadening role of the modern firefighter.  During the course timetable the training delivery team will be supported by subject matter experts from several other departments to ensure that we provide an excellent footing for the recruits as they complete their apprenticeships! 

Chris Rees, Deputy Head of Training Delivery added; “These 30 individuals are at the beginning of an incredible journey to becoming Firefighters and role models to the communities they serve. Over the next 14 weeks, they will be put through their paces to prepare them for what they might face once they begin attending real life emergencies.  

I wish them all the best on this on what is sure to be a memorable experience. It is without doubt that the next chapter in their life will be a defining moment in what can become an illustrious career. 

Following the successful completion of the course, we look forward to seeing the new recruits at their Pass Out Parade on December 16th, 2021 as fully fledged Firefighters. 

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