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Notification of Fire Authority meeting - September 2023

We wish to notify you of our next Fire Authority meeting on Thursday 7 September 2023 at 10:30am. The meeting will be held in the Council Chamber, County Hall, East Sussex County Council, St Anne's Crescent, Lewes.

Details of the full agenda can be found here

Information for the public

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service welcomes members of the public and the press to attend public sessions of its Fire Authority and Panel meetings. If you have any particular requirements, for example if you require wheelchair access or an induction loop, please contact for assistance.

About the Fire Authority

The primary duties of the Fire Authority are:-                        

  • To provide a Fire Service and to ensure its efficiency
  • To provide the efficient training of members of the Service
  • To ensure that efficient mobilising and communications arrangements exist
  • To make arrangements to obtain information needed for firefighting purposes
  • To make arrangements to ensure that the steps are taken to mitigate damage to property through firefighting
  • To make arrangements to provide fire safety advice
  • To make arrangements to give mutual assistance to other Fire Services
  • To ensure that adequate water supplies are available for firefighting purposes