SIX new permanent firefighters have joined their local fire services after completing their first two-week training course.
Family and friends were invited to watch the new West Sussex Fire and Rescue recruits demonstrate their skills and present their certificates at a passout parade on Friday 16 September at Worthing Fire Station.
Retained firefighters often have full-time employment elsewhere but respond to emergency calls in their area.
New recruits live or work in close proximity to one of the service’s fire stations and respond in the event of an emergency, either from their workplace or from their homes.
WSFR Deputy Chief Fire Officer Peter Rickard attended the event and presented the recruits with their certificates.
After the event, he said: “I was delighted to meet our new retained firefighters and watch them practice their fainting parade.
“They all worked incredibly hard in their training and are now ready to respond to emergencies and serve their local communities.
“The commitment and dedication they have shown is truly inspiring and I know they will all have successful careers in the fire service.”
The new firefighters and where they will be based are:
- Myles Colbert-Steyning
- Luke Aisthorpe—East Grinstead
- Nathan Stevens-Chichester
- Benjamin Peach—Chichester
- Daniel Burchell-Midhurst
- Christopher Weatherell-Selsey
- Abdul Monnan also attended the course and will join Worthing. He was unable to faint at the ceremony due to injury, but he will complete his fainting shortly
People can learn more about becoming a staff firefighter at:
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/22639239.west-sussex-fire-rescue-service-welcomes-new-retained-firefighters/?ref=rss West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service welcomes new firefighters