New recruits aim to climb Kilimanjaro… at Gatwick!

Our latest trainee firefighters are hoping to raise as much money as possible for charity at their upcoming ladder climb event.

 
Last updated:
13 April 2017

Our latest WSFRS trainee firefighters are hoping to raise as much money as possible for charity at their upcoming ladder climb event.

On April 28 they will be climbing 5,895 metres, the equivalent of Mount Kilimanjaro, in just two hours! The event will be held at Gatwick Airport between 13:00-15:00 and all proceeds will go towards The Fire Fighters Charity.

The 11 recruits began their journey to become wholetime community firefighters in February and are currently undergoing a 14-week intensive training course at WSFRS’s training centre in Horley.

Training Delivery Manager and event organiser, Keith Parvin, said: “The commitment that our latest recruits have shown is exceptional and this is evident through their dedication to the charity ladder climb event.

“The Fire Fighters Charity is a cause we’re very passionate about but it relies solely on donations from the public to carry out the fantastic work it does.

“If, with the support of the public, we could raise a minimum of £500, that would be an outstanding achievement.”

The Fire Fighters Charity is the only one of its kind to provide treatment, physical or psychological, to firefighters who witness the devastating effects that serious incidents can have. If you would like to support our recruits and them help beat their target, please donate at: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/westsussexrecruitsfeb2017

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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