Fresh faces at the Warrnambool station

Senior station officer Greg Kinross alongside new volunteers Ryan Prout and Caitlin McConnell. Picture: Morgan Hancock

Senior station officer Greg Kinross alongside new volunteers Ryan Prout and Caitlin McConnell. Picture: Morgan Hancock

New recruit volunteers at Warrnambool Fire Station have been learning the ropes over the past few weeks.

Twelve new volunteers are in the middle of their training as part of a yearly intake, and acting officer in charge Greg Kinross said he was excited to have the group coming through.

A good cause: Volunteer recruits are being welcomed and trained at the Warrnambool CFA at the moment as part of an annual intake. Picture: Rob Gunstone

A good cause: Volunteer recruits are being welcomed and trained at the Warrnambool CFA at the moment as part of an annual intake. Picture: Rob Gunstone

The group includes six members coming up from junior ranks and six other members from the community.

“They come in and learn about the CFA and then start to learn about skills for bushfires, then about the resuscitation, then we put it altogether in a training and assessment day at Penshurst,” Mr Kinross said.

“Over that period of time we teach them everything they need to know to be safe at the fire grounds, and at the end of the training program they’ll be kitted out with their gear.”

Mr Kinross said the recruits would continue to learn and grow their skills during their careers.

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