10th Apr, 2021

Budding Solihull firefighter gets a taste of life on the front line at WMFS

Sarah Mason 17th May, 2017

A BUDDING firefighter got a taste of life serving on the front line when she was given the chance to work alongside officers at West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS).

Abby Andrews completed a work experience placement in the Fire Investigation department and got hands on with the daily tasks they endure whilst on shift.

The Solihull College and University Centre Public Services student is required to undertake 30 hours had the chance to work with the services dog handler, Matt Dixon who introduced her to his dogs who assist the fire service with a number of matters such as search and rescue.

Fire Investigation Officer, Jase Dean, said: “Abby applied herself to her work experience and showed that if you show interest in your chosen subject and have the will to get stuck in you can get as much out of the experience as you want.

“Abby worked hard and absorbed all the information she was given.”

Abby thoroughly enjoyed her work experience placement and hopes to one day either join the fire service or the police force.

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