Dan, Community Safety Apprentice

Prior to joining MFRS, Dan worked in various sectors and used to be a Fire Cadet.

Being an apprentice is great - I get the opportunity to learn new things, be hands on in new environments, push myself to do new things and learn new skills.

My current role is to go to Home Fire Safety Check visits with an advocate and assess the property to ensure it is safe from a fire perspective and install smoke alarms if necessary. I also provide relevant fire safety advice to the occupants.

I chose to do this apprenticeship because I want to be a firefighter in the coming years. I thought that it was a good step forward in my career path and would help me by providing me with a new set of skills, but also experience of working with vulnerable people and being in some of the communities across Merseyside.