Help fire service save lives in Burgess Hill


West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service is seeking Community Volunteers in Burgess Hill.

The Community Volunteer scheme, already running in other areas, recruits local volunteers to help deliver the service’s flagship community safety activities.

Following full training, the volunteers will support home safety visits as well as a whole range of safety events in the local community.

The scheme is open to anyone over 16 who can commit to a minimum of eight hours each month. A uniform is provided.

West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service Volunteer Manager, Emma Francis, said: “Becoming a Community Volunteer is a fantastic opportunity for people to work alongside our firefighters and make a positive difference to the lives of local people.

“The role is non-operational. No specific qualifications are needed, we’re looking for applicants who are friendly, enjoy meeting new people and who have a passion for helping others. In return, we offer the chance to learn new skills, gain work experience and be a valued part the fire service.”

Watch Manager at Burgess Hill Fire Station, Chris Bowles,said: “Carrying out Home Safety Visits and engaging with the local community is a key part of our role at the Fire Station. The addition of Community Volunteers will certainly enhance the work that we do. ”

For an application pack or to find out more about becoming a Community Volunteer for West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service contact Emma Francis on 03302 225001 or email