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Rye Community Fire Station

Rye has two pumping appliances crewed by Retained Firefighters.

The present station was opened on the 6 April 1989 after a period of 52 years at the previous site in Ferry Road.

The station covers 8,447 hectares including Rye Harbour, with the remainder of the area rural. The station has responsibility for the only C.O.M.A.H. Site in East Sussex and serves the outlying villages of Peasmarsh, Winchelsea, Rye Foreign, Camber and Icklesham.

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

  • 18 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.

Water Tender Ladder

Multi purpose appliance that carries both firefighting and rescue equipment. It carries 1800 litres of water and a pump that can deliver 2250 litres of water per minute.

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