Four Trainee Fire Fighters from the City Fire Brigade successfully completed a 12 week Fire Fighter Development Programme at the Fire Service College at Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, UK. The Trainees, Eric Abudarham, Nicholas McMahon, Jordan Perez and John Pratts took part in a Passing out Parade and Firefighting display which was held at the Fire Service College on Thursday 1 August at which the Chief Fire Officer, Mr Guillermo Mauro and families of the Trainees were present.

From left to right FF Trainees Eric Abudarham, John Pratts, Chief Fire Officer Guillermo Mauro, FF Trainees Jordan Perez and Nicholas McMahon.

From left to right FF Trainees Eric Abudarham, John Pratts, Chief Fire Officer Guillermo Mauro, FF Trainees Jordan Perez and Nicholas McMahon.

The Fire Fighter Foundation Development course is a gruelling twelve weeks of intensive training which gives the trainee’s the underpinning knowledge, both practical and theoretical from which they can build upon for the rest of their careers in the Fire Service. Amongst the subjects included in their training were firefighting procedures in varied domestic and industrial scenarios, Road Traffic Collision procedures, pumping operations, Ladder rescue, Breathing Apparatus training, Fire Safety work and Compartment Fire Behaviour Training.

From left to right FF Trainees Eric Abudarham, Nicholas McMahon, Chief Fire Officer Guillermo Mauro, FF Trainees John Pratts and Jordan Perez.

From left to right FF Trainees Eric Abudarham, Nicholas McMahon, Chief Fire Officer Guillermo Mauro, FF Trainees John Pratts and Jordan Perez.

All does not end here since the trainees will be under development for their first year of service during which time they will have to complete further training at the City Fire Brigade which will make them competent as First Responders, Rope Rescue operators and Open water divers.

Trainee Firefighters tackle a simulated oil installation fire at the Fire Service College Training Ground.

Trainee Firefighters tackle a simulated oil installation fire at the Fire Service College Training Ground.