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Lewes Community Fire Station

The present building replaced the original (1906) in North Street in 1972.

Wholetime and retained firefighters crew two pumping appliances ,one Incident Command Unit, One Operational Support unit and provide cover for approximately 1200 hectares. Lewes also provides support for all types of Construction Industry Incidents having a specialist team for trench/building collapse.

Properties of note in the Lewes area include Firle Place, Glyne Place and Opera House. The Station serves the outlying villages of Ringmer, Glynde, Kingston, Iford, Rodmell and Selmeston.

The station is crewed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and has an establishment of:-

  • 15 wholetime firefighters.
  • 19 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.

Water Tender Ladder

A 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

Technical Rescue Unit

A dedicated vehicle designed and equipped to provide specialist assistance at Road Traffic Collisions, Incidents involving Commercial Vehicles, Aircraft or Trains, Building Collapse, Trench Collapse etc. also incidents requiring specialist Environmental Protection equipment. Manned by a dedicated, specialist team of experts.

Command Unit

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