Fire recruits' dramatic training

Retained firefighters who will be on call at the same time as working their day jobs have completed the first stage of their training in Shropshire. It comes amid cuts to fire service budgets which could see redundancies in years to come.

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  1. Chris Halpin

Dramatic training for trainee 'on-call' firefighters - full report

At a time when fire services are making cutbacks, one of the region's most rural counties says it needs more retained firefighters.

The Shropshire Fire & Rescue service has 23 stations, with all but four staffed entirely by on-call colleagues.

Retained firefighters are ready day and night to be sent to emergencies - but they also have day jobs.

Watch Chris Halpin's full report above.

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