Carla: “I hope Jim is proud of me. I like to think he is.”

Carla: “I hope Jim is proud of me. I like to think he is.”

It has been 10 years since Hampshire firefighters Jim Shears and Alan Bannon were killed in a fire in Shirley Towers, Southampton. For Jim Shears’ widow, Carla, running and fundraising for the Charity that supported her family in the aftermath of the tragedy has become an important part of her healing.

Andrew: “With my autism, I didn’t used to speak. But the fire service helped”

Andrew: “With my autism, I didn’t used to speak. But the fire service helped”

Andrew Impey is a remarkable young man. Not only is he raising money for The Fire Fighters Charity by trying to visit all fire stations in the UK, but as an autistic teenager, he is also raising awareness of the disability among the fire and rescue community. He tells us all about the journey his One Lad’s Challenge has taken him on.