Release date: 24 May 2017
West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service is launching a new recruitment drive today (Wednesday 24th May) for new volunteers to support firefighters in their community activities across the county.
If you enjoy meeting new people and want to make someone’s life safer, we would like you to join our fantastic team of people who generously give up their time.
WSFRS is looking for volunteers from across the county but particularly welcomes interest from those who live in or around the Shoreham and Horsham areas.
The WSFRS volunteer scheme has been running for five years and comprises members of the community from all walks of life who are willing to give up just a few hours a month to support activities such as awareness events and home safety visits.
The scheme includes various roles to suit all abilities, from office-based work, making phone calls, and undertaking home visits to leaflet dropping, working with young people and supporting crews at prevention events; there are opportunities to support our service in a variety of ways.
Sophie Malthouse, Volunteer Manager, explains: “We’re looking for anyone who has a little spare time and is willing to give something back to their local community. Our firefighters rely on the support of their voluntary colleagues for a wide range of activities so the volunteer role can be very varied. It is a good opportunity to meet new people and we offer training and support to our volunteers from basic first aid and CPR training to fire appliance familiarity sessions. If this is something you could be interested in we’d love to hear from you.”
Register your interest in becoming a WSFRS volunteer before 7th July by emailing Sophie.Malthouse@westsussex.gov.uk to request an application pack. Discussions and informal interviews will take place late July/early August.
West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service is at the heart of West Sussex County Council's Communities and Public Protection Directorate, working to support communities to become safer, stronger and more resilient through a combination of prevention, protection and response activities.