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Heathfield Community Fire Station

Heathfield has one pumping appliance and one 4x4 support vehicle crewed by Retained Firefighters.

Formed in 1923/24 by ten local volunteers called the Heathfield and Waldron Fire Brigade. Heathfield was one of the first Stations built after the War with the extension of a lecture room etc plus tower and drill yard soon after. The Station is geographically in the centre of East Sussex.

Encompassing the town with its 225 hectares, Heathfield Station also covers a further 8,675 hectares containing the villages of Broad Oak, Cross in Hand, Horam, Punnetts Town, Waldron, Three Cups and part of Dallington, Rushlake Green, Hadlow Down and Burwash Common, Maynards Green, Cade Street and Warbleton.

Station Manager

Dave Thurston

Telephone: 0303 999 1000

Admin Support

Jo Charman

Telephone: 0303 999 1000


High Street


East Sussex

TN21 0UP

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

  • 18 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.

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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