CREWS from Worthing E Watch had a special guest visit them at the fire station.

Borough Mayor Cllr Alex Harman met the duty crew, where he was given a VIP tour of the station, the appliances and the equipment they carry.

The Watch kitted the Mayor out in full fire kit to take part in some training.

As part of the training, Cllr Harman was taken up 32 metres up in the aerial ladder platform, operated the compressed air foam system, handled hose reels and rescued a casualty whilst wearing breathing apparatus.

The day finished with a real emergency call, where he witnessed the ALP in action to assist SECAmb with an emergency.

Watch Commander, Darren Wickings, said: “It was great to show Alex what the role of a firefighter entails.”