SOAP stars Sarah Dunn and Samia Smith are supporting a Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service recruitment campaign.
Sarah, who plays Mandy in Hollyoaks, and Samia, who plays Maria in Coronation Street, are backing the drive to encourage more men and women from ethnic groups to sign up.
Deputy Chief Fire Officer Kathryn Foreman said: “Many people still think of firefighters as a stereotypical white, tough guy bursting into burning buildings.
“But although there is a physical element to the role, much of our time is spent working with people to give safety guidance and help prevent fires starting in the first place.”
The service is encouraging men and women to apply on its recruitment hotline 01606 868733.