The Establishment is the number of posts required to make the Station fully resourced. This Station has an establishment of:-
Note: A Retained unit may be filled by more than one Retained firefighter depending upon the number hours that the firefighter can commit to.
The Retained Firefighters Drill night is Tuesday at 19.00 hrs.
|Extended Rescue Pump||Echo19|
|Volvo Extended Rescue Pump carrying a variety of ladders including a 13.5 metre ladder, 1800 litres water and a pump capable of supplying 2250 litres/min. It is a multi purpose appliance carrying a large amount of equipment including dedicated hydraulic rescue tools, water safety and rescue equipment, oxygen, etc.|
The Fire Service Emergency Cover Software (FSEC) Map [pdf, 551K, opens in new tab] provides a graphically breakdown of the Risks for this Station Area.
An explanation of how to use this Map is available on the FSEC Map Cover Note [pdf, 203K, opens in new tab].
The Fire Service Emergency Cover Software combines the following information to determine our "Planned Response".
The Planned Response will consist of a combination of :
The Risks are classified into five levels listed below:
The areas of risk are mapped out to include a set number of households and this often results in detailed risk catchments for inner City areas and larger risk catchments where houses are adjacent to open/rural spaces.
Each Station Area has its own particular mix of risks and problems and tools such as FSEC help to identify and quantify these Risks.
This results in specific aims and objectives per station which are incorporated into the Station Action Plan.
The Station Action Plan highlights performance over the last year and the borough targets to which this station contributes for this year.
Broad Oak Station Action Plan 2012-13 [pdf, 1.4M, opens in new tab]
Broad Oak has one pumping appliance crewed by Retained Firefighters.
The original Station, located in a Barn, was built in 1938. In 2003, this was demolished and the new Station built on the existing site.
The Station covers an area of 10,501 hectares and serves the villages of Brede, Northiam, Bodiam, Beckley, Staplecross, Ewhurst, Cripps Corner and Udimore.
In addition, the Station is also only three miles from Westfield, Doleham and Sedlescombe. It provides back up to larger towns such as Hastings, Battle and Rye and are often called upon to standby at these stations.
Broad Oak is situated in a rural area that supports a variety of farming and large amounts of woodland.