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April 16, 2020
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June 26, 2020
We would like to give our new recruit a warm welcome from all at the Fire Station, FF Daniel Edwards has just completed his approved to ride course and is now officially part of the Delabole crew. The ‘approve to ride course’ is part of a timely recruitment process which is to include a medical, fitness assessment, written test and also 2 interviews. The process for any successful applicant from these stages is then expected to attend prior drill nights both on their home station and also part of a larger team at a whole time station for group drills and team building exercises to gain confidence and some form of direction for the up and coming approve to ride course. The ATR course duration runs over a period of 2 weeks and includes awareness and introduction for skills at foundation level for practical firefighting, RTC (road traffic collision), Water rescue, line rescue, first aid and also one whole week is dedicated to breathing apparatus and compartment fire behaviour course which is the most exhilarating, exhausting and rewarding course any new firefighter will experience.
With all of these skills he has developed he is now prepared to respond to any emergency calls to serve his community.
Dan will attend drill nights on a weekly basis to underpin this initial training and use it to gain experience to blend his knowledge to bring any incident to a safe conclusion. Congratulations to Dan for his success and attitude towards what can be a physically and emotionally draining course.
At this present time we are all dealing with a very challenging time, Within the service we have had to be dynamic, follow very specific guidance and work in a safe manner to keep all crews and the public safe. We have seen and attended some domestic bonfires, which we are discouraging and asking the public to be respectful of their neighbours and not to have any controlled burns, further guidance can be found on the Cornwall fire and rescue home page.
Please Stay Safe.