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Broad Oak Community Fire Station

Broad Oak has one pumping appliance crewed by Retained Firefighters.

The original Station, located in a Barn, was built in 1938. In 2003, this was demolished and the new Station built on the existing site.

The Station covers an area of 10,501 hectares and serves the villages of Brede, Northiam, Bodiam, Beckley, Staplecross, Ewhurst, Cripps Corner and Udimore.

In addition, the Station is also only three miles from Westfield, Doleham and Sedlescombe. It provides back up to larger towns such as Hastings, Battle and Rye and are often called upon to standby at these stations.

Broad Oak is situated in a rural area that supports a variety of farming and large amounts of woodland.

Station Manager

Kay Lax

Telephone: 0303 999 1000

Admin Support

Nici Marcroft

Telephone:0303 999 1000


Northiam Road

Broad Oak


East Sussex

TN31 6EP

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 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.

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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