Two new on-call firefighters have been recruited for Crawley.
David Revillas Herrero and Kevin Humphrey joined the Crawley Fire team as ‘retained firefighters’ on Friday (August 23) after completing their training.
West Sussex Fire and Rescue welcomed eight new retained firefighters into the Service who will be on call and ready to spring into action to help deal with 999 incidents when needed.
Retained firefighters fully crew 14 of the 25 fire stations in West Sussex and are vital to the delivery of the county’s fire and rescue service.
They receive regular training in firefighting, rescue and extrication techniques equipping them with the skills to deal with fires, road traffic accidents and a wide range of other emergencies, enabling them to save lives in their local community.
The new firefighters were presented with their certificates by Assistant Chief Fire Officer for West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, Neil Stocker, during their ‘Pass out’ on Friday.
He said:“Congratulations to our new recruits who will now be joining retained colleagues at fire stations all around the county.
“Retained firefighters make such a valuable contribution to their local communities and our Fire Service couldn’t operate without their dedication and commitment.
“We still need firefighters at a number of our retained stations and would welcome applications from all sections of the community.
“Firefighters come from all walks of life and we’re keen for our crews to be representative of the diverse communities we have in West Sussex.”
To find out more about becoming a retained firefighter visit www.westsussex.gov.uk/fire.