Fighting fires all in the family for recruits

  • Sons of firefighters amongst 24 new recruits
  • Recruits based throughout the State ahead of bushfire season

The sons of two current firefighters are among the next generation of men and women fighting fires on the front line.

A total of 24 new recruits will be posted to fire stations across the State over the next two weeks following an intensive 19-week training course.

They will become part of a 1,100-strong professional frontline firefighting force in Western Australia.

The graduates, who range in age from 24 to 50 and were chosen from hundreds of applicants, were put through rigorous training including road crash rescue, structural and marine firefighting techniques, hazardous materials and community safety.

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