Recruitment of on-call firefighters continues across West Sussex!


West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service is continuing its recruitment drive to boost its number of retained firefighters as more personnel are urgently needed across the county.

Fire stations throughout the centre of West Sussex will be opening their doors on Thursday 19th October from 19:00-21:00 to offer residents the chance for an informal chat with their local retained crew about life as an on-call firefighter. The following stations will be open:

• Horsham, Hurst Road, RH12 2DN
• Billingshurst, West Street, RH14 9LW
• Storrington, School Hill, RH20 4NB
• Partridge Green, High Street, RH13 8HR
• Henfield, High Street, BN5 9DD
• Steyning, High Street, BN44 3RE
• Shoreham, Stoney Lane, BN43 6LA
• Lancing, Elm Grove, BN15 8DP
• Worthing, Ardsheal Road, BN14 7RN.

No appointments necessary; please drop in to find out what the job is all about.  

Gary Locker, WSFRS Central Group Manager, says: “Following the recent success of open evenings in the east of the county we are hoping to see a similar positive turnout to our central stations. If you’ve ever thought about joining the fire service, or been interested in what we do, please drop in to one of our stations on to find out more. Our crews would be delighted to meet you.

“And if you can’t make the 19th don’t worry, we’ll also be looking to open stations in the west of the county for an evening in early November. Details of which will be released shortly.”

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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