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Forest Row Commnuity Fire Station

Forest Row has one pumping appliance crewed by Retained firefighters. There have been 3 Fire Stations in Forest Row, Priory Road, Lewes Road and the present station in Station Road ,which was opened in 1975.

The station serves an area of 9400 hectares including the villages of Ashurstwood, Hammerwood, Hartfield, Coleman's Hatch, Chuck Hatch, Wych Cross, Playhatch, Twyford, Chelwood Gate, Danehill and a part of Nutley and the Ashdown Forest. The village covers large area with mainly residential accommodation and light industry.

Station Manager

Trevor Funnell 

Telephone: 0303 999 1000

Admin Support

Jo Charman

Telephone: 0303 999 1000


Station Road

Forest Row

East Sussex

RH18 5DW

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

  • 12 Retained units.

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.

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.

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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