The present building on The Ridge replaced the old Victorian one in Priory Road, Halton in 1977.
Wholetime firefighters crew two pumping appliances providing cover for approximately 5930 hectares. Hastings relies heavily on tourism, which is subject to seasonal variation.
The Old Town has many narrow streets with old buildings and this is reflected in the Risk Level assigned. Due to the building and population density of the Hastings conurbation, The Ridge covers half of the area and Bohemia Road Fire Station covers the other half.
The Ridge also serves the outlying villages of Westfield, Fairlight, Icklesham and Three Oaks.