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Proud Night for Volunteers

Date : 17 July 2019

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East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service volunteers were celebrated at last night’s (16 July) prestigious evening held at the Azur in St Leonards-on-Sea.

It was a night of recognition for the wonderful volunteers who commit both their time and skills.

Community Volunteers make a vital contribution by helping the service provide support in the delivery to all of our prevention stands, supporting the service as well as practical support to the local community.

Volunteer Coordinator, Toni Annette-Norman, said: “Our diverse range of Community Volunteers bring something different to their role and are a huge asset to the Service and the community.

“They assist with a variety of events including Open Days, award-winning Safety in Action, Safe Drive Stay Alive WS2, just to name a few. They also willingly assist Sussex Police by acting as volunteers to test and challenge new officers in training sessions.

“We have continued to support Sussex Police at their training sessions again this year and have received the following expressions of gratitude. We are always looking to encourage more volunteers to support our already successful teams, who are active throughout East Sussex and the City of Brighton & Hove.”

Don’t forget that we need more people to join our volunteers and Personal Resilience Volunteers – could it be you? To find out more about this rewarding role click here:

The celebration was attended by:

  • Dawn Whittaker – Chief East Sussex Fire & Rescue
  • Vice Lord Lieutenant Mrs Stoner
  • High Sheriff – Violet Hancock accompanied by Tim Hancock
  • Fire Authority - Roy Galley
  • Representatives of Community Fire Safety/Safer Business Team
  • David Kemp - Head of Prevention
  • Julie King – East Group Manager
  • Pup Upton – Central Group Manager
  • Nigel Cusack – West Group Manager  
  • Mark O’Brien – Deputy Chief Fire Officer
  • Sussex Police – DCI Alasdair Henry
  • Katherine Woolford  - Superintendent for Response and Prevention Policing  East Sussex Division





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