Beaminster fire station welcomes a new firefighter to its ranks after Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service held its pass out parade earlier this month.

Jordan Nottley was one of the 13 firefighters to receive their certificates at the parade in Salisbury after passing their Firefighter Acquisition Training Courses.

They were presented with certificates by chief fire officer Ben Ansell before their friends and families.

Firefighter Nottley said: "Becoming a firefighter is a job I have always wanted to do, I have grown up around the fire service life with my family members serving and now following in their footsteps.

"I find the job very rewarding in helping the community either in their time of need or at socially arranged events. I enjoy the challenges I am met with operationally and enjoy working as part of a professional team.

"I have met new friends within the service whilst attending very beneficial key skill and life-saving courses."

As part of the parade, the firefighters performed a training display. They simulated a property fire and deployed an aerial ladder platform and two fire engines to deal with it.

Guests at the parade included the Lord-Lieutenant of Wiltshire, Mrs Sarah Rose Troughton, the Deputy Lieutenant of Dorset, The Hon Tim Palmer and the High Sheriff of Wiltshire, Mr David Scott DL.

Four of the other firefighters will also be Dorset based. Jack Darley, Andy Eckersley, Matthew Forbes and Jamie Hagley are to be stationed at Dorchester, Hamworthy, Swanage and Weymouth fire stations respectively.

Head of learning and organisational development, area manager Kathy Collis, said "Our pass out parade is a significant milestone in the firefighter development process.

"It is also a great occasion for family and friends to be able to celebrate the achievements of our new firefighters and see first-hand what they have learnt.

"My congratulations go to them all, and I hope they all have long and enjoyable careers with us."