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How Lockdown Has Changed Shaftesbury Firefighters’ Work

Shaftesbury Fire Station commander Matt Scott reveals how the work of our local fire crew has changed during the pandemic.

Matt is keen to recruit new firefighters. The Shaftesbury crew are called out from home or work when there’s a ‘shout’, and Matt says he wants to find four new crew members so the station can achieve its full complement of 21 firefighters.

Matt says the training involves a technique that city-based firefighters would rarely use – tackling thatch fires!

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