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.