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Barcombe Community Fire Station

Barcombe has one pumping appliance crewed by Retained firefighters. The very first original Station was built at the rear of the old Barcombe Forge off the High Street in 1936. The current station was built in Weald View in 1968.

The Station covers an area of 8000 hectares with a population of approximately 11000 people. Fire cover for around 5000 hectares of the county is combined with appliances from West Sussex. These are Burgess Hill & Haywards Heath.

Barcombe support several villages including Ditchling, Newick, Plumpton, Sheffield Park and Wivelsfield Green.


Station Manager

David Washington

Telephone: 0303 999 1000

Admin Support

Louise Baxter

Telephone:0303 999 1000

Weald View
East Sussex

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

  • 12 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 Wednesday 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.

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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