Debbie Kennard, West Sussex County Council cabinet member, centre at the pass out parade

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.

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