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 Monday at 19.00 hrs.
|Maxi-Cab Rescue Pump Ladder||Mike-Charlie15|
|Volvo extended rescue pump able to carry a crew of 8 firefighters, equipped with rescue and firefighting equipment, 13.5 metre extension ladder, holding 1800 litres water and a 2250 litres per minute Pump.|
|Landrover 4 x 4 Forest firefighting vehicle with 800 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, 848K, 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.
Wadhurst Station Action Plan 2012-13 [pdf, 1.2M, opens in new tab]
Wadhurst has one pumping appliance and one 4x4 Utility Vehicle crewed by Retained firefighters.
The present station was built on this new site in the early 1970's as a replacement of the old station at Sparrows Green.
Wadhurst Fire Station covers an area of 9200 hectares, including the smaller villages of Ticehurst, Flimwell, Stongate, Mark Cross, Bells Yew Green, Cousley Wood, Tidebrook, Woods Green, Turners Green, Wallcrouch.
The station ground covers the Bewl Bridge Reservoir, an extremely large area of water.
Wadhurst enjoys a good working relationship with the Kent Fire Stations of Tunbridge Wells, Cranbrook, Matfield and Hawkhurst.