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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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FBU says retained firefighters are vital for Shropshire

Matt Lamb, the Secretary of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) in Shropshire, says it's important to get the balance of retained firefighters and full-time staff right in a county like Shropshire.

That's because there needs to be crews trained to be on-call as it's such a large, sparsley populated county.

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