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Burwash Community Fire Station

Burwash has one pumping appliance crewed by Retained Firefighters. The first established station in 1929 was situated in a garage at the rear of "The Bell" Public House in the High Street. The current station at Shrub Lane was Officially opened on the 30th August 2001, Burwash Community Fire Station covers an area of some 8500 hectares.

It serves the villages of Hurst Green, Salehurst, Brightling, Burwash Common, Etchingham and parts of Stonegate and Robertsbridge fall within the area. Burwash has one exception to its rural risk, the British Gypsum Mines at Brightling. Here gypsum is mined and processed.

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

  • 1 Wholetime Firefighter (Station Manager).

  • 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.

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