Firefighters qualify in ceremony

Ashley Bloomfield from Lancing was one of six retained firefighters that graduated from East Preston Fire Station on Friday. Picture: : Paul Archer
Ashley Bloomfield from Lancing was one of six retained firefighters that graduated from East Preston Fire Station on Friday. Picture: : Paul Archer

Ashley Bloomfield was one of six newly-qualified firefighters that celebrated at a pass out presentation held at East Preston Fire Station last week.

Ashley (pictured) will join the retained firefighter crew stationed in Lancing after passing an intensive initial training course. He qualified with Lee Stentaford, who will be stationed at Turners Hill, as well as Tom Williams at Bognor, Cameron Levitt at East Grinstead, Joe Cullum at East Wittering and Jacob Carey-Matthews at Henfield. Retained firefighters are men and women who combine their day jobs or duties with being on call for the fire service. To become a retained firefighter in West Sussex visit westsussex.gov.uk/fire.