Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service are recruiting up to 40 new on-call firefighters. The recruits will be based around 25 stations across the county and will work alongside full time staff:
Cumbria is a vast county and although there may not be as many fires as some of the larger cities, the job involves responding to everything from floods and road accidents to mountain rescues:
The recruits were set a number of tasks including lifting heavy weights to speed and fitness tests. They were also asked to climb a 12 metre ladder and complete a 'leg-lock' exercise at the very top. Other challenges were operating in confined spaces and problem solving tests. Damian Horny works in his local school as a support supervisor, but is looking for a new challenge:
Anyone interested in becoming an on-call firefighter needs to live or work within five minutes of their nearest station. You can find out more about the job here.