Volunteers are sought to work with fire and rescue service

VOLUNTEERS are needed to join the ranks of the East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service.

The fire service runs a volunteer scheme and is looking to expand its team throughout East Sussex.

The scheme is a relatively new initiative and, until now, has mainly been based in the Wealden area.

However, as word has spread about how the activities of the volunteers has supported the work of the service, the number of requests for their support has increased. Because of this success, the East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service Community Volunteer scheme is now looking to attract volunteers throughout East Sussex.

Claire Harris, volunteer recruitment and support officer for ESFRS, said, “Volunteering with East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service is a rewarding experience.

“Volunteers can use their skills and knowledge to support the work of the fire service in a myriad of ways – for example, by attending community events and talking to the public about free home safety visits, supporting staff at fire station open days or acting as role-players at training activities.

“These examples are just a taster of the activities our volunteers can get involved with.

“Our volunteers are encouraged to suggest ways they feel they can help support their local communities, especially those more vulnerable who may be at additional risk of fires and road traffic accidents.”

A volunteering event will be held at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill on Wednesday June 1 between 1.30pm and 5pm.

Anyone who would like to find out more about the Community Volunteers Scheme should contact Claire on 462837 or email volunteer@esfrs.org