Fire stations open their doors for more on-call recruitment evenings


Following a successful run of open evenings throughout the rest of the county, stations across the western region of West Sussex will be opening in November to round off West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service’s latest drive to boost the number of on-call (retained) firefighters. 

The fire stations will be opening their doors on Thursday 9th November from 19:00-21:00. Our current on-call crews will be available to welcome interested members of the community into the station to answer any questions they may have about a career as an on-call firefighter. The following stations will be open:
• East Wittering, Oakfield Approach, PO20 8BT
• Selsey, High Street, PO20 0QG
• Bognor Regis, West Meads Drive, PO21 5TB
• Chichester, Northgate, PO19 1BD
• Midhurst, New Road, GU29 9HY
• Petworth, Station Road, GU28 0ES
• Arundel, 49 Ford Road, BN18 9EB
• Littlehampton, Maltravers Road, BN17 5LX
• East Preston, North Lane, BN16 1DA.

There are no appointments necessary; please simply drop in to your nearest station to find out what the job is all about.  

James Smith, WSFRS Station Manager, explains: “We’ve seen a very encouraging turnout at our open evenings in the eastern and central region of the county, and we would be delighted to see a similar level of interest at our western stations.

“As a retained firefighter myself, I know first-hand how challenging but also how rewarding working as an on-call firefighter can be. If you’d like to know more please drop in to one of our stations on 9th November, we’ll be more than happy to answer any questions you might have.”

For more information about being a retained firefighter in West Sussex watch this short film or visit to download the information pack.

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.

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Last updated:
6 February 2018

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