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Penny Morris
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Occupation Firefighter
Place of work Newtown Fire Station (previously)
Pontypandy Fire Station
Family N/A

Penny Morris is one of the firefighters at the Pontypandy Fire Station. Having originally hailed from Newtown, she transferred to Pontypandy in between Series 4 and 5.

As a trained lifeguard and certified scuba diver, she was in charge of the Ocean Rescue Centre from Series 6 until Ben Hooper's arrival in Series 9.

Personal info

Basic Training

Further Qualifications

  • Pump Operator
  • Advanced Driving Certificate
  • Trained Lifeguard
  • Certified Scuba Diver
  • First Aid

Early life

Penny Morris grew up in Pontypandy's neighbouring city Newtown.

After completing her firefighting training at the Newtown Fire Academy, she joined the Newtown Fire Service and later transferred to the Pontypandy Fire Service. She later completed her coastguard trained and is also a certified scuba diver.

Original Series (Series 3 - 4)

Penny debuted in Dilys' Forgetful Day, where she was currently in charge of Newtown's Emergency Rescue Tender Venus. She went to Pontypandy to demonstrates some new RTA equipment. She did a training exercise with Sam, Elvis, Station Officer Steele and a dummy. Elvis had a crush on her. Penny's hair was in a bun when we first saw her in the series.

She appeared again in Halloween and in Spot of Bother, where she put the men through their paces much to Trevor's dismay and also did a health and safety check around the station not being impressed with the amounts of tins there were and no fruit or vegetables. She was absent in Norman's Pitfall but appeared again in Lost Ring, where she lent Sam a cookbook and helped Sarah & James fly their new toy airplane and also used a portable pump for a flood in Bella's café

In "All in a Good Cause", she rode on a bed to raise money and in Brass Band, she played the bass drum. By this time, it became apparent she was staying. She was first seen in her Newtown home in Lost in the Fog. Here, she helped get Sarah out of some quicksand using Venus' tow cable.

In the Series 3 finale, "Bentley the Robot", she drove the twins to Dilys' General Store, then gave Bentley a lift back to the station. She was helping to weld a defective locker door when Bentley, inadvertently reprogrammed by Norman, threw a can of paraffin into Jupiter's garage. After setting down her soldering iron, Penny found herself trapped by a wall of flames. Elvis started to worry but Sam had just the thing. She passed out from the fumes and heat but was rescued by Bentley and Norman got into trouble afterward.

She was absent for most of Series 4, ordering pizza from Bella but not physically shown in Quarry Rescue. She made her Series 4 debut in Deep Trouble for Sam, where she took Sam's place at the station while Sam was taking a week off. Sam was in trouble in this episode where he got stuck under sunken ground while helping her clean up her cottage garden. She also appeared in the last two episodes of Series 4.

Series 5

In this series (up until Series 12), Penny's hair is shorter and has since transferred to Pontypandy. She still has Venus in which was completely overhauled like Jupiter. She is sometimes seen in a jumpsuit when not on calls, as seen in episodes Mummy's Little Pumpkin and Fit for Nothing.

Series 6 onwards

Penny is still based at Pontypandy. She is now a trained Coast Guard and a certified scuba diver. She drives Neptune, the rescue boat. She still retains every aspect of her sporty personality. As of Series 12, her hair is much longer and she sports it in a ponytail, though her original hair style from Series 5-11 is still seen in the intro. As of Series 13 she is now a team leader and can take charge at incidents & emergencies.

Personality

Penny is a kind and resourceful person who always helps anyone in need, even in Poorly Penny. It is also seen that Penny cares for her colleagues as shown in Alien Bug Hunt as she tells Sam to take the harness but he jumped out of Wallaby 2 to save James. In the episode Dinosaur Hunt Station Officer Steele tripped over the hose and Penny immediately asked him if he was alright.

Episodes Penny drove Jupiter

Episodes Penny drove Bessie

Episodes Penny drove Mountain Rescue 4x4

Episodes Penny drove Titan

Episodes Penny drove Phoenix

Episodes Penny Rode on Mercury

Episodes Penny drove Hydrus

Trivia

  • Penny was the only female member of the Pontypandy Fire Service in the series until Ellie Phillips debuted in Heroes of the Storm.
  • Penny is very strict about safety and discipline in Series 3 - 5. However, in the CGI series, Penny still has this strictness, but to a lesser degree.
  • She is called "Julie" in the French dub of the series, "Martha" in the Brazilian and "Jenny" in the Dutch.
  • Had Penny made an appearance in Norman's Pitfall, Up, Up And Away and James and the Giant Pumpkin, she would have made a full appearance in a series.
  • Through the original series, Penny and Elvis developed a relationship which slowly led to a more romantic one. But from Series 5 onward, they got back to just being friends, until Norman's Big Fossil Adventure when she gave Elvis a kiss on the cheek.
  • In 2009, Penny appeared with Sam, Elvis and Station Officer Steele in Peter Kay's Animated All Star Band music video on "Children in Need". Although the models from Series 5 were reused for this video mainly made up of stop-motion television characters, the characters retained their voices from the recently established CGI series.
  • In Bake Off and Monster Mania, it is hinted that Penny may be camera shy, or at least dislikes seeing herself on camera.
  • Penny has yet to ride Juno.
  • Penny and Station Officer Steele are the only firefighters in Pontypandy who have not yet driven Jupiter in a Fireman Sam movie.

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Penny's Safety Tips

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