The Ridge Community Fire Station will be holding an open day on
Saturday 10 August 2013
This falls during the school holidays and promises to be an exciting way to entertain and educate the family for a day.
Attractions will include:
Refreshments will be available throughout the day.
Take Part in the
"Firefighter experience Challenge"
Have you got what it takes?
(Available to ages 5-14 years)
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 18:45hrs.
|Extended Rescue Pump - 1:7 Foam||Echo09|
|Multi purpose appliance that carries both firefighting and rescue equipment including dedicated hydraulic rescue tools, water safety and rescue equipment, oxygen, etc. It carries 1800 litres of water, a pump can deliver 2250 litres of water per minute with additional 1-7 Foam capability. It is also equipped with a variety of ladders including a 12 metre extension ladder.|
|Water Tender Ladder||Whiskey09|
|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.|
|Landrover 4 x 4 Forest firefighting vehicle with 375 litres water and lightweight pump. It provides Off Road Fire-Fighting Support to any Station in East Sussex.|
The Fire Service Emergency Cover Software (FSEC) Map [pdf, 538K, 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.
Hastings, The Ridge Station Action Plan 2012-13 [pdf, 1.4M, opens in new tab]
The present building on The Ridge replaced the old Victorian one in Priory Road, Halton in 1977.
Wholetime and retained firefighters crew two pumping appliances providing cover for approximately 5930 hectares. Hastings relies heavily on tourism, which is subject to seasonal variation. The Old Town has many narrow streets with old buildings and this is reflected in the Risk Level assigned. Due to the building and population density of the Hastings conurbation, The Ridge covers half of the area and Bohemia Road Fire Station covers the other half.
The Ridge also serves the outlying villages of Westfield, Fairlight, Icklesham and Three Oaks.