Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service welcomed television chef Gino D’acampo to Sandyford Community Fire Station on Wednesday 25th January where he was put through his paces with the crew.

ITV’s This Morning star was kitted out and put to work on the drill yard as part of ‘Gino At Your Service’ a short series on services throughout the country. He was taught to run a hose line, cut free a casualty in a road traffic collision and he took part in a training exercise in the smoke house.

Gino also learnt what to do in case of a cooking fire during a demonstration from one of the crew members who emphasised the point not to tackle a fire yourself but to get out of the property and stay out.

He got a taste for real flames and was given an insight into what life is like for firefighters on a day to day basis before he showed off his own expertise and cooked lunch for the team.

Watch Manager Martin Hall, who was at Gino’s side throughout his firefighter training, said:

“We had a fantastic day with Gino showing him how we work on station and teaching him the ropes.

“It was a great day and the crew thoroughly enjoyed it. It is really important to show the community what we do as a Service.

“Gino applied himself as best he could and thoroughly enjoyed the experience but he did express how difficult he found it and how hard the job is. It was a pleasure to have him on station for the day.”

Gino said:

“Thank you to the Service for having me today I have really enjoyed it and I just want to say thank you, from the whole nation, for the work that you do. It is all for other people and I appreciate the bravery and dedication you all show everyday.”

The show can be seen on ITV’s This Morning on Thursday February 3