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Hastings, Bohemia Road Community Fire Station

The station was built in 1973 on the present site on Bohemia Road.

Wholetime firefighters crew two appliances, one pumping appliance and one aerial ladder platform 24 hours a day,7 days a week.

The station, together with the Ridge, provides cover for the whole of Hastings and St. Leonards on Sea. There is a large sleeping risk consisting of large numbers of houses of multiple occupation.

The area covered is approximately 3,500 hectares and includes half of the main Hastings conurbation (The Ridge Fire Station covers the other half). In addition, the station gives support to Battle and Bexhill.

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

  • 40 Wholetime Firefighters.

Aerial Ladder Platform

This is a multi-purpose firefighting and rescue vehicle that can deliver a safe working platform up to 32 metres and is capable of delivering 2900 litres of water per minute.


Extended Rescue Pump - 1:7 Foam

Multi purpose appliance that carries both firefighting and rescue equipment including dedicated hydraulic rescue tools, water safety and rescue equipment, oxygen, etc. It carries 1800 litres of water, a pump can deliver 2250 litres of water per minute with additional 1-7 Foam capability. It is also equipped with a variety of ladders including a 12 metre extension ladder.


Fire Victim Support Unit

Crewed and operated in conjunction with the British Red Cross, this dedicated vehicle has the sole use of providing specialist support to the victims of fire. It provides assistance at short notice and is used to provide clothing, shelter and practical assistance when the victim of a fire is most in need. 

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