The station is crewed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and 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 Wednesday at 19.00 hrs.
|Extended Rescue Pump||Echo01|
|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.|
|Water Tender Ladder||Whiskey01|
|Multi purpose appliance that carries both firefighting and rescue equipment. It carries 1800 litres of water and a pump that can deliver 2250 litres of water per minute|
|Technical Rescue Unit||Tango01|
|A dedicated vehicle designed and equipped to provide specialist assistance at Road Traffic Collisions, Incidents involving Commercial Vehicles, Aircraft or Trains, Building Collapse, Trench Collapse etc. also incidents requiring specialist Environmental Protection equipment. Manned by a dedicated, specialist team of experts.|
The Fire Service Emergency Cover Software (FSEC) Map [pdf, 633K, 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.
Lewes Station Action Plan 2012-13 [pdf, 1.4M, opens in new tab]
The present building replaced the original (1906) in North Street in 1972.
Wholetime and retained firefighters crew two pumping appliances ,one Incident Command Unit, One Operational Support unit and provide cover for approximately 1200 hectares. Lewes also provides support for all types of Construction Industry Incidents having a specialist team for trench/building collapse.
Properties of note in the Lewes area include Firle Place, Glyne Place and Opera House. The Station serves the outlying villages of Ringmer, Glynde, Kingston, Iford, Rodmell and Selmeston.