Bobby bonkers & what he's been up to since January!!

angelman

Well-known user
Just to give you a little insight into what i'v been getting up to during my time in Lancashire on my wholetime firefighter recruits course.

As most of you will know, i joined the Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue Service at the start of 2007 as a retained Fire Fighter, giving commitment of responding to an alerter whilst still doing fulltime employment in the engineering trade & also trying to keep the wife & kids happy, it also affected me being unable to fully attend shows with the club.

But now i'v passed out on the wholetime course, i'v gained even more skills than i originally had whilst also improving my core skills even further & even getting myself to a pretty decent level of fitness :eek:

The course brought together recruits from different parts of the UK & Ireland, friends i got very close to during the month's away, guys that were always their to support right through til the end, became quite emotional when it came to farewells, knowing that it'l be difficult to get together again.

Anyway, here's in pictures just what we got up to, as you would probably have guessed, i always managed to have a bit of fun along the way! :D

Wholetime recruit course crew!
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"Just get the bloody foam on man.....whilst i stand over here well away!!"
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Even got a pic of me running.........(well, walking fast anyway! :LOL:
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"Hurry up will ya, she's gonna blow!!"
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"well you would have got here quicker if you had run like me!"
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"Are ya ready now?"
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"Gerroff ya soppy ba***rd, this is no time to get emotional!!"
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"somebody swop, im gettin p**s wet through!!"
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"Is anybody else gettin warm?"
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"What do you mean", "you forgot the valve key??"
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"Head's you go in, tails he does!"
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"What are the chances of it landing on its edge!!"
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"personally, i think its its gettin very warm right now.....arghh....."
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"Point a camera at some people & they freeze"
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How to make up a big ladder
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Line rescue, 1 of my new skills
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"Yep, i knew i should have loosened the straps!" :?
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Quite a decent height to descend from
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Bloody good fun
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When working at height, their shall be no horseplay!
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"Look, trust me, i checked it before & it's......oh, hang on, yeh it is loose!"
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"I got ya kidda!!"
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Would you put your life in this guys hands??
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This guy used to be a pro boxer....PAH!! :roll: :roll: :roll:
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Oh well, it's only a Fiat!
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Car fires dont halve give off some nasty smoke
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Pre pass out parade
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"Well...... he had that new Lynx deodorant on!!" :oops:
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Stand easy crew!
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Well at least Maz wasnt about to put me off this year!
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"You get the baby, im walkin the blonde down!!"
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My surprise tribute to the ex boxer
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"Keep lookin forward, look at me....no, dont laugh!!"
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RTC exercise
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Were better than Top Gear at makin convertibles :LOL:
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Always makes me smile, going fast with blue's n two's! 8)
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Gaining access to do a rope rescue!!
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"OK Bobby, lower me!"
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How to correctly descend past a window
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Connecting the casualty
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And we beat the other team :LOL:
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"1 more exercise to do boys, then its the bar!!"
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Uh-Oh!! Looks like a dodgy workman to me!!
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"Im sure these orange overalls dont suit my sideburns!!"
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Oh dear!!
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"Hurrah, im saved!!"
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Here comes the Haz Mat team from Monsters Inc!
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The end of an excellent display!
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All lined up in best bib & tucker!!
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A very proud moment!!
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"Thank god thats over, Cheers boys!!"
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It soon turned messy :LOL:
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The best student on the course as voted by the instructors is presented with a silver axe!!
(My fellow recruits took a vote & had a plastic axe wrapped in tinfoil presented to me!!) :roll: :roll: :roll:
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Final group picture

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Hope you enjoy them & thanks to all of you that have given me support & encouragement throughout the duration.

Cheer's!! :wink:
 

Aussiecat

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Feb 27, 2005
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Bath
Great storyline Bobby! Thanks for sharing and congratulations on all your hard work.

Well done mate.
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Pie-in-ear

Looks excellent Bob, glad to see you enjoying your job so much! A dream for most folks. 8)
 
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Stewart

Nice story Blob.

Glad you've found yor true vocation in life. Well done. :LOL: