Before joining South Wales Fire & Rescue Service I wasn’t sure what to expect, as most people generally tend to think that the Service is just for men. But, since starting work in Headquarters, it was obvious that this is not the case and that women also play a big part in the day to day running of the Service. Read more of Abi's story.
Chloe PullenCrew Manager, White Watch, Control
My name is Chloe and I have been working with South Wales Fire & Rescue Service (SWFRS) for nearly 8 years. My dad is also in SWFRS, so I have been brought up with the Service and it is an environment that I have always wanted to be a part of. .
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Clare AmorRetained Duty System Firefighter (RDS) Firefighter, Chepstow
I always wanted to be a Firefighter from a young age but due to a different career path, marriage and children it was not something that I pursued until later in life. At the age of 37 my life changed and I decided to apply to South Wales Fire and Rescue Service and was successful in joining the team as an Operational Firefighter based at Chepstow Station. Read more of Clare's story.
Karen LevittWholetime Duty System (WDS) Firefighter, Red Watch Penarth
Hi I’m Karen and I became a Firefighter 11 years ago and It’s one of the best decisions I ever made. I previously worked for a large Corporate Company and whilst I liked my job, it didn’t completely satisfy me. Something was missing! I’d always wanted to be a Firefighter but didn’t have the confidence to apply, but now I can honestly say I wish I’d done it sooner. Read more of Karen's story.