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LIFE AS A FIRE FIGHTER IN THE LONDON FIRE BRIGADE Biography of Steven Edwards Senior Officer Walthamstow Fire Station Steven Edwards career began not in the Fire Brigade but in the Film Industry He had a great job cutting and editing film great salary and prospects but no excitement For years he wanted more than just a job he wanted the thrill factor to go with it It was talking to his uncle a retired Senior Officer commended for bravery and stationed in Harrow who encouraged and convinced him that he had the makings of being a great fire fighter and that that the way forward He told him all he needed to know to join the Brigade from applying for the job training and how his career would develop He was full of praise for the fire fighters who he considered to be his extended family and very proud to be a fire fighter Newly married at the age of 26 years old in November 1980 he decided to take the plunge and with the support from his wife he joined the Brigade He first had to undergo a medical which included physical strength and lung capacity good vision and hearing He then spent 18 weeks training which covered theory lessons and practical skills such as searching rooms working in smoke and using fire-fighting and rescue equipment At home he was difficult to live with but managed to pass with flying colours whilst others failed to make the grade He began his career at Soho Fire Station in London and was put to work ventilating fires once they were extinguished It was a further six months before he was able to assist his colleagues in tackling fires and to eventually get to do what he was trained for A typical rota for each fire fighter consisted of 2 days working 9am -6pm day shifts followed by 2 nights
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