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Case studies

Damien West - Area Manager

The ideal Firefighter to me, is somebody who will come and embrace the different challenges that we face within the Fire Service. We need people who are stong and fit but we need a range of people who can deliver different roles and to be part of a team.

Damien explains why teamwork is important within the Fire Service here.

Sonny Roberts - Crew Manager

I wanted a job that wasn't just about making money, but about making a difference to people's lives. The fire and rescue service gives me the opportunity to do this, every day. There is so much more to the job than just firefighting, I love the community side of the role - whether that be school visits, home safety checks or visiting care homes.

Here is Sonny's experience within the Service:

Gary Wilson - Watch Manager

The best thing about being a Firefighter is helping people, whether this is within the community or at incidents, they all give me the constant learning experience. I have been doing this job for over 25 years and have loved every single day.

Watch the video for more on Gary's experience at NFRS.

Uroosa Arshid - Firefighter

My favourite thing about being a Firefighter is probably the fact that no matter how big or small the activity is that you are doing, you are still a part of saving someone's life - that can be from fitting a smoke alarm to saving somebody from a burning building. No two days are the same, and that's why I love my job.

Watch the video to find out more about Uroosa and her job as a Firefighter.

Laura Wilton - Firefighter

For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted to become a Firefighter. I have always been an active person, and have always wanted a job that was both physical and challenging.

Laura tells us about how hard she trained to become a Firefighter here.

Deon Meikle - Firefighter

I like that every day is different within the Fire Service, I like being surrounded by my watch everyday and the thought of having the opportunity to develop. I always wanted a job that would make my family, especially my son, proud.

Watch the video to find out more about Deon's experience at Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Daniel Palmer - Watch Manager

I have wanted to become a Firefighter for a long time due to my dad being in the Service when I was younger. I was interested from an early age but as I grew up I knew I had to gain more life experience before joining.

Dan applied to be a Wholetime Firefighter five times. Watch this video to find out more about his experience within the Service.