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Eastbourne Community Fire Station

Eastbourne Community Fire Station

Contact Details

Station Manager
  • No Station Manager - Refer to Borough Commander Dave Sheppard
    Telephone: 0303 999 1000
Admin Support
  • Janet Post
  • Telephone:0303 999 1000
  • Whitley Road
  • Eastbourne
  • East Sussex
  • BN22 8LA


The Establishment is the number of posts required to make the Station fully resourced. This Station has an establishment of:-

  • 65 Wholetime Firefighters.

Note: A Retained unit may be filled by more than one Retained firefighter depending upon the number hours that the firefighter can commit to.


Table: The following table shows the appliances based at Eastbourne Community Fire Station
Vehicle/DescriptionCall Sign
Aerial Ladder Platform Hotel11
This is a multi-purpose firefighting and rescue vehicle that can deliver a safe working platform up to 32 metres and is capable of delivering 2900 litres of water per minute.
Extended Rescue Pump Echo11
Volvo Extended Rescue Pump carrying a variety of ladders including a 10.5 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.
Water Tender Ladder - 1:7 Foam Whiskey11
Multi purpose appliance that carries both firefighting and rescue equipment. It carries 1800 litres of water, a pump that can deliver 2250 litres of water per minute with additional 1:7 Foam capability.
Incident Response Unit India Romeo 52 not Echo11
A dedicated, purpose built vehicle designed to respond to and support major incidents that may involve environmental contamination such as Chemical Spills, Terrorist activities etc..

Station Action Plan

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.

Station Action Plan 2014-15 [pdf, 910K, opens in new tab]

Further Information

Wholetime firefighters crew two pumping appliances, one Aerial ladder platform and a National response vehicle for terrorist incidents 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Eastbourne's pumping appliances cover an area of approximately 3700 hectares with 84 hectares covering the seafront hotels. Eastbourne also serves the outlying villages of Jevington, Polegate, Stone Cross, Willingdon, East Dean and parts of Westham. The town has a high number of hotels and guest houses that represents an increased risk during the summer months, as does the Victorian pier. To the east of the town there is a large marina complex with its associated risks.

This page was last updated on 18 June 2014
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