The newest members to join Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service officially passed out from their basic training at Longfield Training Centre, Stevenage, this month.
Chief fire officer Roy Wilsher formally welcomed 21 trainee firefighters, into their roles, watched by proud family and friends, following 14 weeks of intensive training.
He said: “We are pleased to welcome these new recruits into the fire service. They have completed all areas of the course and we hope that they will continue to play a key role in their stations across the county to help keep the people of Hertfordshire safe.”
The new recruits will be stationed at Hemel Hempstead, Hertford, Royston, Cheshunt, Stevenage, St Albans, Welwyn, Garston, Borehamwood, and Hatfield.
County councillor Richard Thake, who presented certificates to the trainees, said: “The pass out parade was a very proud moment for all the recruits who have completed this challenging training. Each one of them has gained an essential grounding in the diverse range of skills needed to be an effective firefighter.”