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2011 East Wittering Fire Station

Being a part time firefighter at East Wittering station means you have lots of responsibilities. Firefighters carry out a range of duties from emergencies in the home and on the roads, as well as visiting children in schools and nurseries to educate them about fire safety.

In 2011 the station at East Wittering had a new fire engine. It is stored at the fire station which also has a base for local police and community wardens.

The firefighters go to college to learn about fire safety and every Wednesday they meet and go through drills. They also learn to use the truck and boat.

The firefighters have a pager to take home, this alerts them when there is an emergency and they have to get to the station as quickly a they can. Most of them have other jobs.



Contribution by: The children of East Wittering School

 

Map of the area

What is Domesday?

In 1986 the BBC launched an ambitious project to record a snapshot of everyday life across the UK for future generations. A million volunteers took part…  read more here

In 2011 the BBC published the survey online and for six months invited updates to the photographs and text to celebrate the 25th anniversary.

Shortly afterwards the website was added to The National Archives’ UK Government Web Archive.

If you are reading this via UK Government Web Archive, then the original Domesday search function and contact form will not work. This is a consequence of the archiving process. See Using Domesday for more details.