29th August 2023, 14:58
Four new firefighters have completed their training at the Fire Service College in Moreton-In-Marsh in the UK.
The eight-week course is packed with mental and physical assessments.
Recruits are tested on basic core skills - involving ladders, hose drills, knots and lines, and Breathing Apparatus and Compartment Fire Behaviour Training.
They were also trained on how to deal with road accidents - on how to free people who've become trapped in a car wreck, for example, and give them emergency first aid.
Julian Wahnon will join the Gibraltar Fire and Rescue Service. He'll now complete a two-week diving course on rescuing divers, and another two weeks on carrying out rescues by rope.
Aidan Serra, Jamie Robba and Michael Gracia will join the Airport Fire and Rescue Service. They've carried out a further two weeks of aviation firefighting and rescue training in the UK, and will now continue with a local development programme, including working at heights and carrying out rescues in confined spaces.
Chief Fire Officer Colin Ramirez and Senior Fire Officer Nicky Viñales wished the new firefighters the very best going forward, adding they hope the recruits enjoy the experience of serving the community.