A BORDER county chef and publican is ready to drop everything and dash for the door every time her bleeper goes to summon her to the local fire station where she takes on a new role as part of the Clun Firefighters team.

Mother of two Hannah Limond of the White Horse pub in Clun is getting used to responding to 999 emergency calls aboard Clun’s fire engine after graduating as a member of the Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Hannah was among 19 on-call firefighter recruits who were presented with “passing out” certificates at the Fire and Rescue Service’s annual Celebration of Success event held at Shrewsbury’s Theatre Severn on October 22.

“Running a pub, cooking and bringing up two children certainly keeps me busy but I have been interested in becoming a firefighter so when the chance came up I went for it,” said Hannah.

“It’s a chance to do something that helps people and the local community. It will be a challenge but I like the idea of tha,” she added.

As a means of relaxation Hannah studies karate and is aiming to achieve her black belt in the next 18 months. “I’ll fit it in somehow,” she said.

HANNAH is pictured receiving her certificate from Councillor Eric Carter, chairman of the Shropshire and Wrekin Fire Authority.