New year, new career for firefighter Llewi

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Former Axholme Academy student Llewi Downing is storming ahead in his new firefighting career.

The teenager has completed his initial Retained Duty System recruit training with Humberside Fire and Rescue Service, and is now looking forward to beginning a two-year firefighter apprenticeship as part of the ‘red watch’, emergency services at Tata Steel in Scunthorpe.

Llewi passed out just before Christmas, following a 12-week course that covered all aspects of firefighting. This included training with specialist breathing apparatus, and safety when working at heights.


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