On 18th March, nine new retained (on-call) firefighters joined East Sussex Fire and Rescue after intensive training at our Service Training Centre. The new recruits were trained by Watch Manager David Brown, Crew Manager Matthew Harrison and Crew Manager James Peel.
James Peel (Crew Manager): “Each individual gave up so much of their time and energy away from their main career to enable them to assist the local community in providing fire cover and support. The skills and experiences each person had from other realms in life/work exposure, added to the enjoyable course. They each displayed a high level of comradery, support and welfare to gain the necessary skills, something which we all highly regard as valuable qualities.”
Dave Brown (Watch Manager): “To see individuals working so well together to reach the aims of the course was pleasant to see. They each performed self-study, additional on station training, and helped each other when needed. The on-call course covers many bases and requires the learner to immerse themselves in each activity. These individuals all did with determination and compassion. Thank you all for your effort.”
Matt Harrison (Crew Manager): “I thoroughly enjoyed working with these new firefighters to make sure they were safe to respond operationally. It is very satisfying taking a number of members of the public and develop them into confident Firefighters. They performed well on both theory and practical input and I look forward to hearing how they are enjoying responding for East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service! “ We would like to give a warm welcome to our new recruits and wish them all the best for their retained career.
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