New fire volunteers start their training

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Three new faces will be at Monday evening training sessions at the fire station as Fire Scotland increases it’s team on the island.

Phil “on the hill” Jones, Matthew “Cammy” Cameron and Scott “Del” Liddell are spending three successive weekends doing basic training on various aspects of fire fighting and rescue services.

A spokesman for the island station said the new recruits will eventually be able to take a full part in fire fighting duties on the island and in time will ease pressure on the exisiting volunteers.

Crew commander Donald MacAllister said: “We are always on the lookout for new recruits and are delighted to welcome Phil, Cammy and Del to the station.”

Phil said: “So far the training has been very good and quite challenging. It has been great fun using such high tech equipment – I am sure we have all learnt a lot.”

Donald MacAllister reminded the population of the island that Fire Scotland is delighted to carryout safety checks on island properties – and it is a free service.

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