We provide prevention, protection and response services to 812,514 people within the area of East Sussex and the City of Brighton & Hove, covering an area of 179,000 hectares.
Approximately a third of the population that we serve is within the heavily urbanised City of Brighton & Hove. We work within a large and diverse area on the south coast of England, covering rural locations as well as a busy city centre and urban seaside towns.
Prevention and Protection
We aim to prevent loss of life and injuries in our communities through the delivery of prevention and education programmes and protect our communities and the environment from fire and other risks. We work with local partners to run safety events and prevention campaigns and actively involve local communities wherever possible.
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We respond, along with our emergency service partners, to help people at a range of emergencies to save life, property and protect the environment.
Fires in properties, cars, open spaces and at sea
Road traffic collisions
Other types of transport incidents
Floods and other natural disasters
Building and trench collapses
Lift and machinery entrapment
Rescues at heights and from enclosed spaces
We also provide ‘humanitarian services’ including rescuing animals and protecting the environment.
Whenever you call us in an emergency, your call comes into our East Sussex Fire Control, which then mobilises the nearest or most appropriate fire appliance, along with any other specialist vehicles/officers depending upon the problem.
Our response standards are as follows:
- The first arriving appliances at any incident from an 'On-Station response' within 10 minutes 70% of the time
- The first arriving appliances at any incident from an 'On-Call response' within 15 minutes 70% of the time