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East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service is reassuring the public that it is ready to respond to incidents caused by the hot weather.

Group Manager Doug Marshall said:

“We want to thank the public for acting on our advice and helping reduce the chances of wildfires and fires in the open. We urge everyone to remain vigilant. If you see a fire, call 999 and we will be ready to help. As with many emergency services and partner agencies, our firefighters have been fantastic in their efforts over this difficult period.”

While some places have already banned things like barbecues in public spaces, including Brighton and the Ashdown Forest, the service is asking everyone to check local restrictions.

He added: 

“We have well-tested arrangements in place for serious incidents and regularly run exercises and training to ensure we are prepared. We continue to work with the National Fire Chiefs Council, and other local partners in these exceptional circumstances.”

Seen a fire?

Dial 999. Use a location app like What3Words if needed, to find out where you are. Give our fire control room staff as much detail as possible. If you know the best access point, please let them know. If it is safe to do so, stand by the access point and speak to fire crews when they arrive.

Got a question or concern that’s not an emergency? 

If you are concerned about the management of land near your home or property, there are a number of organisations who might be able to help.


If you are concerned about garden bonfires, please contact the Environmental Health Team at your local District or Borough Council. https://www.gov.uk/garden-bonfires-rules 

There are a number of other resources for those who are managing land: 



Date: 12 August 2022
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