Fire Station Safety Event Is Huge Success

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Crawley Fire Station held their third summer safety BBQ at Tilgate Park on Saturday (11 August), and the event proved to be a huge success.

Around 2,000 people attended the day to receive safety advice, not only from West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service (WSFRS), but also from the HART team who gave lessons in CPR, Sussex Police, the RSPCA and the RNLI.

An amazing £1,166 was raised for local seven year old girl, Ebonie Musselwhite, to help towards funding treatment for her rare form of acute leukaemia.

Watch Manager Julian Bridgman, who supported with the organisation of the event, said: “The day went really well and the dedication that everybody put in, not only on the day, but in the preparation stages was exceptional.

“A special thanks goes to the Rapid Relief Team (RRT). Their group of volunteers did an incredible job with providing and preparing the food for 1,100 people that enjoyed the free BBQ. The thanks is also extended to Asda and Tesco who donated prizes for the raffle and all of our Community Volunteers for their hard work on the day.”

West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service is at the heart of West Sussex County Council’s Communities and Public Protection Directorate, working to support communities to become safer, stronger and more resilient through a combination of prevention, protection and response activities.