Firefighter prepares for action in Petworth

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A NEW firefighter is ready for action after graduating from his initial training course from West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service.

Firefighter Kevin Wadey has been learning the necessary skills and will join his colleagues at Petworth Fire Station.

He was presented with his certificate at East Preston Fire Station by West Sussex Fire and Rescue service’s area manager Neil Stocker, following the completion of his initial training.

Neil said: “I am delighted to welcome Kevin into West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service.

“Firefighters working the retained duty system fully crew 14 of the 25 fire stations in West Sussex. These personnel are vital to the delivery of the county’s fire and rescue service and we still need to recruit retained firefighters to many stations in the county.”

Anyone who would like to know more about becoming a retained firefighter should call 01243 642134 or visit