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Battle Community Fire Station

Battle Fire Station is crewed by a combination of wholetime and retained firefighters. They crew four vehicles consisting of two pumping appliances, a Technical Rescue Unit and a Rope Rescue vehicle.

The area covered by the station includes the outlying villages of Brightling, Catsfield, Dallington, Mountfield, Salehurst and Whatlington.

As a result of it's location, the station is often called upon to provide resources at larger incidents in and around the Hastings and Bexhill areas. The Technical Rescue and Rope Rescue units provide cover across the whole of the county and City of Brighton & Hove.

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

  • 9 wholetime firefighters and 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 Tuesday 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.

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.

Rope Rescue Vehicle

A dedicated 4 x 4 Vehicle equipped with specialist Rope Rescue Equipment and manned by a team of highly trained professionals, to undertake things such as Cliff Rescues, Rescues from High Rise Buildings or structures such as Masts etc, as well as confined spaces such as Wells and Silo's.

Technical Rescue Unit

A dedicated vehicle designed and equipped to provide specialist assistance at Road Traffic Collisions, Incidents involving Commercial Vehicles, Aircraft or Trains, Building Collapse, Trench Collapse etc. also incidents requiring specialist Environmental Protection equipment. Manned by a dedicated, specialist team of experts.

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