On-call firefighters wanted in Haywards Heath and Turners Hill

West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service is seeking new recruits to join its on-call (retained) crews in Haywards Heath and Turners Hill.

An event is being held at Haywards Heath Fire Station on Saturday 29 July, 10am – 1pm, for people in the local area to come and have a go and learn more about the role of an on-call firefighter.

On-call firefighters respond to emergencies in their local area either from their home or workplace. They can be called to a range of incidents such as fires, road traffic collisions, floods, and animal rescues.

They also play an active role in the community, working as part of a team to support the wider fire service in helping to keep people safe.

Phil Pierpoint, Watch Manager at Haywards Heath Fire Station, said: “We are really looking forward to welcoming people to our station to find out more about what it takes to be an on-call firefighter.

“This is a great opportunity to tour our station and fire engines and have a go at using some of the equipment to really get a feel for the job. The crew will also be on hand to explain the application process including the physical and written tests and answer any questions you have.

“This event is open to anyone aged 18 or over with an interest in joining the fire service. Please arrive on the day wearing comfortable clothes suitable for physical exercise.”

No experience is needed to become an on-call firefighter, but applicants must live or work within close proximity to the fire station they are applying to join.