When I left school, becoming a firefighter was something that I was keen to pursue, however Kent Fire and Rescue Service were not recruiting at the time. Therefore I went on to do several other jobs and some traveling. When KFRS started recruiting for wholetime firefighters, a career as a firefighter appealed to me greatly. Having the opportunity to be able to give back to the community on a daily basis, while continuing to learn and develop new skills throughout my career is exactly what I hope to achieve. Recruit course 181 has been an incredible experience and one which I will never forget. I have made friends for life and learnt so much.