Local fire-fighters are appealing for new recruits to join the service, as Llandysul fire station prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary.

Adrian Nicholas of Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service, and Llandysul fire-fighter John Sam gave a presentation on the work of the service at last week’s Llandysul Community Council meeting.

Councillors were told that there were currently 13 retained fire-fighters at the village’s station, and that men and women of varying ages joined the service for a range of benefits.

Llandysul fire station is due to celebrate 50 years at its current location on Pencader Road,by holding an open day on May 3, 12pm to 4pm.

The event will include games, stalls and a barbeque, and a plaque will be made to mark the landmark anniversary.

Recruitment application forms for those interested in joining the service are available on line and from Mr Sam at the fire station on Monday evenings.

Mr Nicholas said: “Recruits are trained to be cool in an emergency and are trained in first aid, which are skills they take back to their employers and communities.”