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Pre-course training

Each station has a drill night on a specified evening each week which lasts for approximately two hours. You will attend your station on their drill night for induction training. This will provide the opportunity for you to get to know the crew and procedures. Following your induction you will attend firefighting training either at Severn Park Fire & Rescue Training Centre in Avonmouth, Bristol, or Academy Training Centre Plympton.

The training consists of the following modules:

Core Skills (12 days)

BA Week 1 (5days)

BA Week 2 (5 days)

RTC (3 days)

Your development

Once you have successfully completed and passed the 12 day Core Skills course, and have been provided with a de-brief from your local manager, you will be issued with your alerter/pager and be able to respond to operational incidents in a limited capacity. You will then follow a development programme, which may take between 18 months and 2 years to complete. Once you have successfully completed the programme, you will be deemed competent. Further training and development will continue throughout your career. Payment for attendance on all courses will be made.

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