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West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service

The West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service is statutory fire and rescue service for the administrative county of West Sussex, England. It is part of West Sussex County Council. The county as of March 2018 has 25 fire stations.

West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service
West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service logo.jpg
Operational area
Country United Kingdom
Country England
County West Sussex
Agency overview
Employees~1,000
Chief Fire OfficerSabrina Cohen-Hatton
Facilities and equipment
Stations25
Website
Official website

Fire stations/appliancesEdit

Station Number Station Name Duty System Appliances Make and model of vehicle(s) Area of station Crew Of Watch If Wholetime
JW51 Worthing Wholetime/Retained 3x WrL, 1x ALP, 1x HRT, 1x FSU 1x Scania P280 (WrL), x2 Scania P270 (WrL), 1x Scania P270 (HRT), 1x Ford Transit (FSU) Central 1 WM, 2 CM, 7 FF
JW48 East Preston Retained 1x WrL 1x FESU 1x MAN TGM 15.290 (WrL), 1x Fiat Ducato (FESU) West N/A
JW54 Lancing Retained 1x WrL 1x Scania P270 (WrL) Central N/A
JW57 Shoreham Day Manned/Retained/Cross Crewed 2x WrL, 1x L4T, 1x IrbT, 1x BASU x1 Scania P270 (WrL) x1 Scania P270 (WrL), x1 Steyr Perch (L4T), x1 Unknown Boat (IrbT) Central N/A
JW46 Arundel Retained 1x WrL 1x Scania P270 (WrL) West N/A
JW47 Littlehampton Wholetime/Retained 2x WrL, 1x L4T x2 Scania P270 (WrL), x1 Steyr Perch (L4T) West 1 WM, 1 CM, 3 FF
JW58 Crawley Wholetime 2x WrL, 1x L4T, 1x HRT x2 Scania P280 (WrL), x1 Steyr Perch (L4T), x1 Scania P270 (HRT) East 1 WM, 2 CM, 7 FF
JW55 Partridge Green Retained 1x WrL x1 Scania P270 (WrL) East N/A
JW59 Horley (+ Training Centre) Day Manned/Retained x7 TRU, x1 IrbT, x2 PM, 5x USAR Pods x2 Ford Ranger (TRU) [WRU+ARU], x1 Ford Transit Connect (TRU) [RRU], x1 Landrover Defender (TRU) [GP], Mercedes Unimog (TRU) [Unimog], x2 Unknown (TRU) [GP] Unknown IrbT, x2 MAN TG-A 26.363 (PM) East N/A
JW52 Steyning Retained 1x WrL x1 MAN TGM 15.2900 (WrL) Central N/A
JW53 Horsham Wholetime/Retained/Cross Crewed 2x WrL, 1x L4T, 1x ALP, 1x BASU x2 Scania P320 (WrL), x1 Steyr Perch (L4T), x1 Scania P320 (ALP), x1 Iveco-Ford Super Cargo 170E23 (BASU) Central 1 WM, 1 CM, 3 FF
JW49 Billingshurst Retained 1x WrL Scania P270 (WrL) Central N/A
JW50 Storrington Retained 1x WrL, 1x L4T, 1x GSV/CRV x1 Scania P270 (WrL), x1 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, x1 Ford Transit Custom (GSV/CRV) Central N/A
JW41 Selsey Retained 1x WrL, 1x L4T x1 MAN TGM 15.290 (WrL), x1 Steyr Perch (L4T) West N/A
JW40 East Wittering Retained 1x WrL, 1x L4T, 1x IrbT x1 MAN TGM 15.290 (WrL), x1 Landrover Defender (L4T), x1 Unknown Boat (IrbT) West N/A
JW42 Chichester Wholetime/Retained/Cross Crewed 2x WrL, 1x L4T, 1x HRT, 1x BASU x2 Scania P280 (WrL), x1 Steyr Perch (L4T), x1 Scania P270 (HRT), x1 Iveco-Ford Super Cargo 170E23 (BASU) West 1 WM, 1 CM, 3 FF
JW43 Midhurst Retained 1x WrL, 1x L6P, 1x GSV/CRV x1 Scania P320 (WrL), x1 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter (6x6), Ford Transit Custom (CRV GSV) West N/A
JW44 Bognor Regis Wholetime/Retained/Cross Crewed 2x WrL, 1x L4T, 1x CSU 1x OSU 2x HVP x2 Scania P320 (WrL), x1 Steyr Perch (L4T), x1 Ford Transit (CSU), x1 Mercedes-Benz 2524 (OSU), x2 MAN 26.363 (HVP) West 1 WM, 1 CM, 3 FF
JW45 Petworth Retained 1x WrL, 1x L4T, 1x WrC x1 Scania P270 (WrL), x1 Steyr Perch (L4T), x1 Volvo FM9 (WrC) West N/A
JW63 Turners Hill Retained 1x WrL x1 MAN TGM 15.290 (WrL) East N/A
JW64 East Grinstead Day Manned/Retained 2x WrL, 1x L4T x2 Scania P280 (WrL), x1 Steyr Perch (L4T) East N/A
JW62 Haywards Heath Day Manned/Retained/Cross Crewed 2x WrL, 1x CSU, 1x ICCU 1x FESU x2 Scania P280 (WrL), x1 Steyr Perch (CSU), x1 Dennis Dart (ICU), x1 Fiat Ducato (FESU) East N/A
JW61 Burgess Hill Day Manned/Retained 2x WrL, 1x WrC x2 Scania P270 (WrL), x1 Volvo FM12 8x4 (WrC) East N/A
JW56 Henfield Retained 1x WrL, 1x GSV/CRV x1 Scania P270 (WrL), x1 Ford Transit Custom (GSV/CRV) East N/A
JW60 Hurstpierpoint Retained 1x WrL x1 MAN TGM 15.290 (WrL) East N/A
JW (N/A) Technical Maintenance Centre (Workshops) Day Manned x3 HIU, x1 GPL, x1 FSU, x1 DSV x2 LSU x3 Mercedes Vito (HIU), x1 Unknown Iveco (GPL), x3 Ford Transit (FSU+LSU+DSV) N/A N/A

Duty system informationEdit

  • Retained – The RDS is when firefighters are called to the station via pagers. Therefore, they are not always on station
  • Day Manned – The day manned system is when firefighters are in the station during the day but not the night
  • Wholetime – Wholetime is when firefighters are at the station 24/7 and run on watches which change every 12 hours
  • Cross Crewed – Cross Crewed means that if the station has a specialized appliance(s) this means that the crew on duty can crew the normal appliances and special ones if they have no dedicated crew

Normal Crewing LevelsEdit

  • P1 = 4-6
  • P2 = 4-6
  • P3 = 4-6
  • A1 = 2
  • R1 = 4/5
  • M1 = 2/3/4
  • Other Appliances = 2-5

Fire appliance glossary/callsignsEdit

  • Water Ladder (WrL): P1/P2/P3
  • Light 4x4 Tender (L4T): M1
  • Light 6x6 Tender (L6T): M1
  • Water Carrier (WrC): W1
  • Aerial Ladder Platform (ALP): A1
  • Heavy Rescue Tender (HRT): R1
  • Technical Rescue Unit [Unimog] (TRU - Unimog): R2
  • Technical Rescue Unit [Water Rescue Unit] (TRU - WRU): R3
  • Technical Rescue Unit [Rope Rescue Unit] (TRU - RRP): R4
  • Technical Rescue Unit [Animal Rescue Unit] (TRU - ARU): R5
  • Technical Rescue Unit [General Purpose Vehicle] (TRU - GPV): R6/R7
  • Inshore Rescue Boat (IrbT): B1/B2
  • Incident Command & Control Unit (ICCU): C1
  • Command Support Unit (CSU): C2
  • Breathing Apparatus Support Unit (BASU): S1
  • Operational Support Unit (OSU): S2
  • Fire & Emergency Support Unit (FESU): S6
  • Fire Investigation Support Unit (FISU): F1
  • Co-Responder Vehicle (CRV): V1
  • High Volume Pump (HVP): W2/W4
  • Hydrant Inspection Unit (HIU): N/A
  • General Purpose Lorry (GPL): N/A
  • Fleet Support Unit (FSU): N/A
  • Logistical Support Unit (LSU): N/A
  • General Staff Vehicles (GSV): N/A
  • Training & Development Appliances (TDA): N/A

Urban Search & Rescue (USAR):

  • Prime Mover (PM): T5/T6/T7/T8/T9

Pods:

  • Module 1 – Technical Search Equipment
  • Module 2 – Heavy Transport, Confined Space & Hot Cutting
  • Module 3 – Breaching & Breaking Equipment
  • Module 4 – Multi Purpose Vehicle
  • Module 5 – Shoring Operations

Technical Rescue Personnel (TRU):

  • Level 1 (FF) WF---
  • Level 2 (CM) WC---
  • Level 4 (WM) WW---
  • Level 5 (SM) WS---

(The "---" represent three numbers which are unique to each firefighter)

They use these callsigns as well as vehicles as all TRU personnel take a vehicle of their choice (except the Unimog) at the end of their shift and then operate on from their homes and wherever they take the vehicles

Duty Officers Cars (DOCS):

  • Level 2 [FISU] (SM): WS---
  • Level 3 (GM) WG---
  • Level 4 (AM/BM) WA---
  • Level 5 (BM) [DCFO/CFO] WB---

(The "---" represent three numbers which are unique to each officer) (Level 1 Duty Officers do not have their own vehicles and will be the OIC in an appliance)

Technical Maintenance Centre (TMC):

  • Duty Service Van (DSV): WT---

(The "---" represent three numbers which are unique to each staff member)

RanksEdit

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit