Firefighting in Shropshire - a typical day shift

Our day shifts start at 8.30. We are expected in the station before that to ensure that we are all clean-shaven, uniforms ironed, shoes and boots cleaned or polished. The fire service is quite similar to the military in this aspect with its standards of dress.

As our start time approaches, we swap places with crew members who were on the evening shift. We have two fire trucks in my station and ty…

suit, firefighting
suit, firefighting
Transactions of the Shropshire Archaeological and Natural History Society