Eight on-call firefighters complete training to join wholetime crews across West Sussex

West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service has welcomed eight new wholetime firefighters following a pass out parade at Horley Fire Station '“ Brett Satturley, John Hicks and Phil Castleton in the Crewing Optimisation Group; Richard Novis and Michael Gaunt at East Grinstead; Matthew Gravell at Haywards Heath; Darren Greene at Littlehampton; and Lee Barnard at Worthing.

Tuesday, 18th December 2018, 2:44 pm
Updated Thursday, 10th January 2019, 10:05 am

All eight had previously held on-call roles across the county and will now pursue a full-time career with the service. Family and friends were invited to watch last Wednesday as chief fire officer Gavin Watts presented their certificates for completing the six-week training course.

Debbie Kennard, West Sussex County Council cabinet member, centre at the pass out parade
""They already know that being a firefighter is a challenging role"
The new recruits demonstrating a rescue from a fire
The new recruits demonstrating a rescue from a collision
Debbie Kennard, West Sussex County Council cabinet member, centre at the pass out parade