17 recruits have completed more than a month’s worth of intensive training to serve Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue.
The firefighters will join fire crews at stations all across Lincolnshire.
Some of the recruits pictured will now be serving at Boston Fire Station and Kirton Fire Station, with others at Leverton Fire Station.
At their passing out parade at Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue HQ, in Lincoln, the newly qualified firefighters showcased their skills by undertaking a practice drill.
They were then presented with their certificates.
Deputy chief fire office at Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue, Mick Green said: “Our intensive training course is designed to ensure recruits are well prepared for the demands of being a modern firefighter and are able to start work at their stations and serve their community right away.
“The course covers many topics, including: firefighter basic skills, ladder and pump drills, hydraulics, working from heights, Road Traffic Collisions, occupational first aid, legislation and health and safety.
“I’m sure they feel a sense of pride in passing this challenging course, and we are delighted to welcome them to Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue.”
The course is just one of the four which takes place every year and applications are now being taken for the course in June, which starts on June 14.
To find out more about joining Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue, call 0800 3580 204 or visit: www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/lfr