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The West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service is the statutory fire and rescue service for the administrative county of West Sussex, England. It is part of West Sussex County Council. As of March 2018[update], the county has 25 fire stations.
|Chief Fire Officer||Sabrina Cohen-Hatton|
|Facilities and equipment|
In 2018/2019, every fire and rescue service in England and Wales was subjected to a statutory inspection by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HIMCFRS). The inspection investigated how well the service performs in each of three areas. On a scale of outstanding, good, requires improvement and inadequate, West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service was rated as follows:
|Effectiveness||Requires improvement||How effective is the fire and rescue service at keeping people safe and secure from fire and other risks?|
|Efficiency||Requires improvement||How efficient is the fire and rescue service at keeping people safe and secure from fire and other risks?|
|People||Inadequate||How well does the fire and rescue service look after its people?|
The service has 25 fire stations, which are operated according to the following crewing systems:
- Wholetime – full-time firefighters are at the station 24/7 and run on watches which change every 12 hours
- Retained – on-call retained firefighters are called to the station via pagers. Therefore, they are not always on station
- Day-crewed – full-time firefighters are in the station during the day but not the night
Other West Sussex emergency servicesEdit
- "West Sussex 2018/19". Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HIMCFRS). 20 June 2019. Retrieved 22 November 2021.