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Hastings, The Ridge Community Fire Station

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.

Station Manager

Kay Lax

Telephone: 0303 999 1000

Admin Support

Anita Pelling

Telephone:0303 999 1000


The Ridge



East Sussex

TN34 2AD

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

  • 28 wholetime firefighters.

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 meters extension ladder.


Landrover 4 x 4 Forest firefighting vehicle with 375 litres water and lightweight pump. It provides Off Road Fire-Fighting Support to any Station in East Sussex.


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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