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Getting involved!

Get involved

We would love you to be involved in our work 

Here are some of the ways to do this


Become a Community Volunteer

Our Community Volunteers make a vital contribution by helping us provide fire and road safety information and practical support to the local community. 

We are looking to encourage more volunteers to support our already successful teams active throughout East Sussex and the City of Brighton & Hove.

Drowning Prevention Week Crew and volunteer


Come and join the Fire Cadets

Are you aged 13-17

During your time on the programme, you’ll make new friends, have loads of fun and learn all about what it means to be a firefighter and make a positive impact on your community.

Fire Cadets get Involved


Support us our campaigns

A click of a button to share our news and safety advice can make a big difference. 

We are on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and TikTok  (search for eastsussexfire) – and lots of our Community Fire Stations can be found on social media too. 

Save Safely 

Are you thinking about different ways to save money on household energy bills and living costs?  We've gathered together a few ideas which you might want to consider. Not only could these save you a few pennies, they will help reduce the chances of a fire which in itself can be expensive, disruptive and distressing.

Project Pictogram 

We would love for you to support our Project Pictogram campaign which aims to make our roads safer by making some simple pictogram images more visible.

The Merryweather Project

Help us raise the fund we need to refurbish the Bexhill's 1895 Merryweather horse-drawn, steam powered fire engine.

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Join an event

We hold lots of events throughout the year.  

Eastbourne Open Day 2018


Sign up to our newsletter  

We will send you information about opportunities to take part in focus groups, community meetings, fun days and consultations, along with safety advice. 


Public Engagement and Consultations 

Public engagement and consultations may not always sound very exciting but they are a vital part of our work and something we obviously can’t do with you!

We want to make sure your voice is heard when we are making important decisions and deciding what work to prioritise.

We have made the following promise.

We will:

  • Ensure you have the opportunity to influence our strategic and tactical plans
  • Increase the quality of engagement with you  
  • Ensure equality and inclusion is a prime consideration when delivering engagement and consultation to ensure no group or individual is disadvantaged  

What sorts of things do we ask you about?

  • Our Integrated Risk Management Plan – this is when we look at the risks in our communities and how we match our resources, such as fire stations and different types of fire appliances, to these. We do this every two to three years.
  • Our strategies – these set out what priorities we are going to concentrate on over two or three years on a particular topic, such as fire safety in the home.
  • Our finances – we will ask for opinions from the business community about Business Rates and also find out whether our Council Tax payers think they are getting a good deal.  

We follow Government Consultation Principles

  • Consultations should be clear and concise
  • Consultations should have a purpose
  • Consultations should be informative
  • Consultations are only part of a process of engagement
  • Consultations should last for a proportionate amount of time
  • Consultations should be targeted
  • Consultations should take account of the groups being consulted
  • Consultations should be agreed before publication
  • Consultation should facilitate scrutiny
  • Government responses to consultations should be published in a timely fashion
  • Consultation exercises should not generally be launched during local or national election periods. 

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Latest Update :
21 October 2022
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