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Read about Dan Kelly

My Story: Dan Kelly

04 March 2020  Posted in: Wholetime

Prior to joining the fire service, Daniel was a prison officer at HMP Bristol. He wanted a role that presented him with challenges on a daily basis.

Firefighter Tim Jones

My Story: Tim Jones

04 March 2020  Posted in: Wholetime

Tim travelled the world with the army for 13 and half years before joining Avon Fire & Rescue Service, serving as a radio operator and military photographer.

Greg and Watch

My Story: Gregory Streete

04 March 2020  Posted in: Wholetime

Before joining Avon Fire and Rescue Service, Gregory Streete was a basketball player for the Bristol Flyers, a coach and youth worker.

He has also represented GB in basketball at in various age groups including under 16, 18 and 20. …

Helen Rogers

My Story: Helen Rogers

22 November 2018  Posted in: Wholetime

Before joining Avon Fire & Rescue Service, Helen was a clinical hypnotherapist for 10 years but wanted a job where she could put her work and life experience to good use.

Matt smith water rescue

My story: Matt Smith

14 November 2018  Posted in: Wholetime

Matt spent the last three years working on farms in Australia and applied while abroad.

Joining the Service was always something he wanted to do, so he kept an eye out for recruitment opportunities and spent time on his application.…

Liam Bamford

My story: Liam Bamford

26 October 2018  Posted in: Wholetime

Liam previously worked as a team leader for G4S Cash Solutions and became a first-time dad in the New Year. 

He had applied twice before, both of which were unsuccessful, but his sheer deamination and drive meant he eventually did…

Stephanie Ford graduation

My Story - Stephanie Ford

12 October 2018  Posted in: Wholetime

Stephanie previously worked in a legal profession and as a personal trainer. She wanted to become a firefighter to make a positive impact on her community.

Ellesse climbing a ladder during training

My story: Ellesse Pearce

21 September 2018  Posted in: Wholetime

Ellesse previously worked as a manager and special educational needs coordinator in a pre-school.

She joined for a new and challenging career that teaches her new skills every day.