TWO new on-call firefighters will be serving from Otley Fire Station.

Lewis Mitchell and Samuel Hogston recently joined other recruits to celebrate completing their training with West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS). The pair attended a graduation ceremony at the service’s headquarters in Birkenshaw that was attended by family, friends and dignitaries.

The newly qualified firefighters also demonstrated their skills by putting out a building fire, rescuing a casualty from a mock road crash, and extinguishing a car.

On-call firefighters offer evening, daytime and/or weekend cover from their local station - which they must be able to reach within five minutes - in addition to fulfilling their normal commitments.

WYFS is currenlty recruiting on-call firefighters for a number of stations including Ilkley and Otley. For more details visit .