London Fire Brigade


Being a firefighter gives me a real sense of purpose

My name is Kylei and I am a firefighter based in Brixton. I've been in the Brigade four years.

I went to university and studied media and culture studies and got a job in marketing but I wanted more of a challenge and to be out and about more.

Being a firefighter meets these needs and gives me a real sense of purpose because I am actually helping people on a daily basis. I also love the team I work with and my station – we are a bit like a family.

I am a mum as well as a firefighter and for me it works really well. My son is only 18 months old, so I have to be very organised and rely a lot on my good support network, but that is the same for any working mum really.

Our shift patterns of four days on and four days off mean that I get plenty of time with my son, which makes it easier too. I absolutely love my job and I couldn't imagine doing anything else.




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