Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Video: Michelle Keegan gets hot on the job

Michelle Keegan, who plays Coronation Street's Tina McIntyre, is encouraging young women to sign up for a career as a firefighter. Women make up just 3.6% of firefighters in the UK, and Michelle, whose uncle is a fireman, has joined forces with the Fire and Rescue Service to get more women into the job.

Michelle has taken part in a firefighting challenge to inspire young girls and show them that they can do anything they put their mind to. The campaign is aiming to raise the profile and change perceptions of the role of firefighters to reach a wider, more diverse audience to ensure the Fire and Rescue Service has the skills needed for the modern world. Evidence shows that a more representative Fire and Rescue Service is better equipped to provide appropriate fire safety advice to our diverse communities.

Watch Michelle go through her paces as a firewoman here.

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