11:25 am January 13, 2022
12:01 January 13, 2022
A former contestant of The Chase, described as “the most amazing” in the history of the series, has chosen to add another dimension to his career.
Josh Templeman will join the Chatteris Fire Station as a firefighter on duty with the Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue Service (CFRS) after completing a 10 week training course last month.
Josh, 24, and Jack James, 20, were recruited into the station and will now respond to emergencies in their area.
Their appointment follows initial training, which equips firefighters with the skills to work safely as a firefighter, and will receive ongoing training before being assessed later in the year.
Station Commander Scott Fretwell, who heads CFRS’s on-call recruiting program, said, “We are delighted to welcome nine new recruits to the service.
“On-call firefighters are such an important part of our service, responding to a range of incidents from fighting fires, traffic accidents or rescuing animals to promoting fire safety.
“Being a duty firefighter is an exciting but rewarding opportunity, and we wish them the best as they begin their journey to Cambridgeshire. ”
This is a paid role that will be supported by team members as they begin their training.
Many will play the role alongside other jobs or around family life.
The full roster of recruits in Cambridgeshire will be based at the following stations:
– March – Paul Smith, Shayla Nicholson and Chris Lynn
– Manea – Grahame Warby
– Chatteris – Josh Templeman and Jack James
– Wisbech – Daniel Rudkin
– Soham – Darren Heslop
– Gamlingay – Alex Barnett
Stn Commander Fretwell added, “If you have the time, are looking to do more in your community, and have a reasonable level of fitness, this could be the perfect opportunity and I encourage anyone interested to join us. to contact me.
Josh created a social media frenzy when he appeared on the hit ITV game show last year.
One tweeted: “I think Josh is the most amazing candidate I have ever seen on #TheChase,” while another compared him to singer and actor Nick Jonas.
At the time, Josh said, “To be honest, I didn’t think I would actually be on the show!”
For more information on CFRS membership, email: [email protected] or visit their website.