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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.


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.

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