West Sussex Chief Fire Officer to lead on international programme with firefighters around the world

West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service’s (WSFRS) Chief Fire Officer, Sabrina Cohen-Hatton, has been appointed as the National Fire Chief’s Council (NFCC) International Lead. The role with the NFCC, the representative body of chief fire officers of UK fire and…

Work to begin on new Horsham Fire Station and Training Centre

Work is due to get underway at the site of West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service’s brand new Horsham Fire Station and Training Centre. West Sussex County Council’s appointed contractor, Willmott Dixon, is expected to begin early works on the…

New smoke escape hoods for fire and rescue service

A new piece of rescue equipment to help keep people safe in the event of a fire is being rolled out to all West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service fire engines. The fire service has worked with colleagues in East…

West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service secures £196,000 government grant for pioneering collaboration

West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service (WSFRS) has been awarded nearly £196,000 from the Regulators’ Pioneer Fund (RPF) to help keep businesses safer. The money will allow the service to work with its partners on developing a ‘fire safety awareness…

Assistant Chief Fire Officer to take up exciting new post

The Assistant Chief Fire Officer of West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service is to leave the post in the autumn to take up an exciting new role. Jon Lacey has been appointed as Chief Fire Officer and Executive Director for…

West Sussex’s Chief Fire Officer, Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton made Honorary Doctor of Science at Royal Holloway

Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton, Chief Fire Officer in West Sussex and one of the most senior female firefighters in the UK, has been awarded Degree of Doctor of Science by Royal Holloway, University of London. The Honorary Degree has been awarded…

Fire Chief discusses mental health and sexism

The ‘hunky fireman’ image that has been a central feature of recruitment drives is putting women off joining forces across the nation. One of Britain’s highest-ranking female firefighters has revealed that women make up less than 7% of the nation’s…

West Sussex and Surrey Fire and Rescue make a joint move on to Infographics’ FireWatch Cloud

 Infographics today announced a joint collaboration between West Sussex and Surrey Fire and Rescue as part of their move to a fully managed Cloud delivery and maintenance model, with FireWatch on the Microsoft Azure platform.  The new FireWatch Cloud solution,…

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