Part-time firefighter tells Gazette how to save lives

Les Bushell, Berkhamsted retained firefighter
Les Bushell, Berkhamsted retained firefighter

GET the Gazette this week to read the story of how Les Bushell became a retained firefighter.

The 35-year-old works as a caretaker by day at Berkhamsted School in Charles Street – but is on call 24/7 to fight fires in the town.

He rushes to a fire station in the same road each time his emergency pager goes off, and could be tackling a blaze shortly after that.

There are eight retained firefighters at Berkhamsted Fire Station, and more are being recruited. Apply at www.hertsdirect.org/fire.

Or you can buy the Gazette this week to read more about what the job is like.