West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service


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, the county has 25 fire stations.

West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service
Operational area
CountryEngland
CountyWest Sussex
Agency overview
Employees~1,000
Chief Fire OfficerSabrina Cohen-Hatton
Facilities and equipment
Divisions2
Battalions0
Stations25
Engines35
Platforms2
Rescues3
HAZMAT1
USAR6
Fireboats0
Rescue boats2
Website
www.westsussex.gov.uk/fire-emergencies-and-crime/west-sussex-fire-and-rescue-service/

Fire stations/appliances


Station number Station name Duty system Appliances Make and model of vehicle(s) Area of station Crew Of watch if wholetime
JW51WorthingWholetime/Retained1x WrL, 2x MRP, 1x ALP, 1x HRT, 1x FSU1x Scania P280 (WrL), x2 Volvo FL (MRP) , 1x Scania P270 (HRT), 1x Ford Transit (FSU)Central1 WM, 2 CM, 7 FF
JW48East PrestonRetained1x WrL 1x FESU1x MAN TGM 15.290 (WrL), 1x Fiat Ducato (FESU)WestN/A
JW54LancingRetained1x WrL1x Scania P270 (WrL)CentralN/A
JW57ShorehamDay Manned/Retained/Cross Crewed2x WrL, 1x L4T, 1x IrbTx1 Scania P270 (WrL) x1 Scania P270 (WrL), x1 Steyr Perch (L4T), x1 Unknown Boat (IrbT)CentralN/A
JW46ArundelRetained1x WrL1x Scania P270 (WrL)WestN/A
JW47LittlehamptonWholetime/Retained2x WrL, 1x L4Tx2 Scania P270 (WrL), x1 Steyr Perch (L4T)West1 WM, 1 CM, 3 FF
JW58CrawleyWholetime1x WrL, 1x MRP, 1x L4T, 1x HRTx1 Scania P280 (WrL), x1 Volvo FL (MRP), x1 Steyr Perch (L4T), x1 Scania P270 (HRT)East1 WM, 2 CM, 7 FF
JW55Partridge GreenRetained1x WrLx1 Scania P270 (WrL)EastN/A
JW59Horley (+ Training Centre)Day Manned/Retainedx7 TRU, x1 IrbT, x2 PM, 5x USAR Podsx2 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)EastN/A
JW52SteyningRetained1x WrLx1 MAN TGM 15.2900 (WrL)CentralN/A
JW53HorshamWholetime/Retained/Cross Crewed2x WrL, 1x L4T, 1x ALP, 1x BASU, 1x FESUx2 Scania P320 (WrL), x1 Steyr Perch (L4T), x1 Scania P320 (ALP), x1 Iveco-Ford Super Cargo 170E23 (BASU), x1 Fiat Ducato (FESU)Central1 WM, 1 CM, 3 FF
JW49BillingshurstRetained1x WrLScania P270 (WrL)CentralN/A
JW50StorringtonRetained1x WrL, 1x L4T, 1x GSV/CRVx1 Scania P270 (WrL), x1 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, x1 Ford Transit Custom (GSV/CRV)CentralN/A
JW41SelseyRetained1x WrL, 1x L4Tx1 MAN TGM 15.290 (WrL), x1 Steyr Perch (L4T)WestN/A
JW40East WitteringRetained1x WrL, 1x L4T, 1x IrbTx1 MAN TGM 15.290 (WrL), x1 Landrover Defender (L4T), x1 Unknown Boat (IrbT)WestN/A
JW42ChichesterWholetime/Retained/Cross Crewed2x WrL, 1x L4T, 1x HRT, 1x BASUx2 Scania P280 (WrL), x1 Steyr Perch (L4T), x1 Scania P270 (HRT), x1 Iveco-Ford Super Cargo 170E23 (BASU)West1 WM, 1 CM, 3 FF
JW43MidhurstRetained1x WrL, 1x L6P, 1x GSV/CRVx1 Scania P320 (WrL), x1 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter (6x6), Ford Transit Custom (CRV GSV)WestN/A
JW44Bognor RegisWholetime/Retained/Cross Crewed2x WrL, 1x L4T, 1x CSU, 2x HVPx2 Scania P320 (WrL), x1 Steyr Perch (L4T), x1 Ford Transit (CSU), x2 MAN 26.363 (HVP)West1 WM, 1 CM, 3 FF
JW45PetworthRetained1x WrL, 1x L4T, 1x WrCx1 Scania P270 (WrL), x1 Steyr Perch (L4T), x1 Volvo FM9 (WrC)WestN/A
JW63Turners HillRetained1x WrLx1 MAN TGM 15.290 (WrL)EastN/A
JW64East GrinsteadDay Manned/Retained1x WrL, 1x MRP, 1x L4Tx1 Scania P280 (WrL), x1 Volvo FL (MRP), x1 Steyr Perch (L4T)EastN/A
JW62Haywards HeathDay Manned/Retained/Cross Crewed1x WrL, 1x MRP, 1x CSU, 1x ICCUx1 Scania P280 (WrL), x1 Volvo FL (MRP), x1 Steyr Perch (CSU), x1 Dennis Dart (ICU)EastN/A
JW61Burgess HillDay Manned/Retained2x WrL, 1x WrCx2 Scania P270 (WrL), x1 Volvo FM12 8x4 (WrC)EastN/A
JW56HenfieldRetained1x MRP, 1x GSV/CRVx1 Volvo FL (MRP), x1 Ford Transit Custom (GSV/CRV)EastN/A
JW60HurstpierpointRetained1x WrLx1 MAN TGM 15.290 (WrL)EastN/A
JW (N/A)Technical Maintenance Centre (Workshops)Day Mannedx3 HIU, x1 GPL, x1 FSU, x1 DSV x2 LSUx3 Mercedes Vito (HIU), x1 Unknown Iveco (GPL), x3 Ford Transit (FSU+LSU+DSV)N/AN/A

Duty system information


  • 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 specialised 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 levels


  • P1/P2/P3 = 4-6
  • A1 = 2
  • R1 = 4/5
  • M1 = 1-6
  • Other Appliances = 2-5
Water ladder appliance

Fire appliance glossary/callsigns


  • Water Ladder (WrL): P1/P2
  • Medium Rescue Pump (MRP): 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
  • 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):

  • (FF) WF---
  • (CM) WC---
  • (WM) WW---
  • (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)

Technical Maintenance Centre (TMC):

  • Duty Service Technician (DST): WT---

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

See also


Other West Sussex emergency services