In December 2019 the team were involved in a large search for a missing London Firefighter.
This search meant the team was thrust into the national spotlight in a way we had not experienced before.
During the search members of our team spent 386 hours searching and our search managers liaised with Sussex Police (our usual search partners), London Fire Brigade, East Sussex Fire and Rescue service, HM Coastguard, The Sussex Community Search Team, as well as members of the family and other members of the public.
The publicity we received from this search meant that our social media channels were receiving massive increases in page views and other activity. We have also received donations of around £2000 and donations through our Amazon Smile wish list. We are humbled at the support of the public and will ensure the donations are used to help us to improve the service we give to the people of Sussex and beyond. We would like to thank everybody who has donated for their support.