Taster sessions are taking place in Llandrindod Wells and Newtown to encourage more women into the fire service.

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service are hosting the female taster sessions, which will take place in Llandrindod Wells Fire Station on Tuesday, June 25 and at Newtown Fire Station on Monday, July 8.

Jessica Davies, a firefighter from Newtown Station, said: "I absolutely love my job and being part of a team that dedicates their lives to save others. There aren’t many females in the service but I would love to see more join us to help promote females working in the emergency services."

The taster days involve a morning session around what the role involves, the pay, leave, the shift systems and a Q&A session with a female firefighter.

In the afternoon attendees will get the chance to move out onto the yard, in full fire kit to try the firefighter physical tests, which gives a great insight into what the kit feels like and to get a better understanding of the physical requirements needed to become a firefighter.

"I joined the fire service because I wanted to do something important, that would help my local community. I also wanted to challenge myself and do something that I could be proud of. There is always, something to learn and every day is different," said Rebecca Barden from Presteigne Station.

Cara Nisbet, from Aberystwyth Station, said: "I never imagined myself as a firefighter in a million years, I'm so glad that I tried though as it’s the best thing I ever did. I love being part of such a great team and the feeling of not knowing what each day could bring!"

To register, please phone 01267 226839 or email al.thomas@mawwfire.gov.uk