Trainee firefighters pull together for next charity challenge

Trainee firefighters from West Sussex will be taking on the task of pulling a fire engine, all for a good cause.


On Friday 1 December, trainee firefighters from West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service will be taking on the monstrous task of pulling a fire engine along a four mile route, all for a good cause.

The challenging event, taking place at Ford Airfield, will begin at 1pm and will see our latest recruits pull a 12 tonne fire engine in order to raise as much money as possible for The Fire Fighters Charity.  

The recruits are currently undergoing an intensive 14-week training course, which began in September, as they train to become West Sussex’s latest wholetime community firefighters.

Course Commander, Keith Parvin, said "There is a longstanding tradition of trainee firefighters raising money for a charity to mark their commitment to a career serving their community.

“Our new recruits are very keen to continue this tradition. We now need the public to get behind this challenge and help our trainee firefighters raise as much money as possible for sick and injured firefighters”.

If you would like to support our trainee firefighters and help us beat our £500 target, visit our JustGiving page to donate.

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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