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Crowborough Community Fire Station

Wholetime and retained firefighters crew two pumping appliances, one Animal Rescue Vehicle, one Water Bowser and provide cover for approximately 10200 hectares.

The Animal Rescue crews cover the whole of Sussex and parts of Kent and have been nationally recognised for their expertise.

Crowborough also serves the outlying the outlying villages of Eridge, Groombridge, Blackham, Withyam and Duddleswell.

Station Manager

Trevor Funnell

Telephone: 0303 999 1000

Admin Support

Jo Charman

Telephone: 0303 999 1000


Beacon Road


East Sussex


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

  • 14 Day Crewed 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.

Extended Rescue Pump

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

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.

Animal Rescue Unit

A Purpose built Mercedes Unimog 4 x 4 off road appliance designed to provide assistance with animal rescues. Fitted with a Hydraulic Crane (Hiab 060) capable of lifting Farm animals from open water, ditches etc. Also equipped with Floating Rescue Paths for use at incidents such as Mud Rescues and 2 demountable pods carrying animal and water rescue equipment.

Landrover L4T

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.

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
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