Heather Smart was awarded an MBE for her role in encouraging more women to join the NI Fire and Rescue Service. The Ballyclare mum-of-one tells The Belfast Telegraph about the triumph of breaking the glass ceiling — and the trauma that came with the job.
Diagnosed with PTSD, retired firefighter Roger Moore, 55, from Coventry, suffered frequent flashbacks, often visualising the horrific nature of incidents he had encountered during his career. Here Roger and his wife, Karen, share their story of how PTSD changed their lives.
Royal Berkshire firefighter Andy Grist, 35, joined the service nine years ago. 2014 saw him tackle 14 challenges raising thousands of pounds for The Fire Fighters Charity and Camberley-based Make-A-Wish Foundation.
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