West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service

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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
Facilities and equipment
Stations25
Website
Official website

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.

Fire stations/appliances[edit]

Station Number Station Name Duty System Appliances Make and model of vehicle(s) Area of station
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
JW48 East Preston Retained 1x WrL 1x FESU 1x MAN TGM 15.290 (WrL), 1x Fiat Ducato (FESU) West
JW54 Lancing Retained 1x WrL 1x Scania P270 (WrL) Central
JW57 Shoreham Day Manned/Retained/Cross Crewed 2x WrL, 1x L4T, 1x BASU, 1x IrbT x1 Scania P270 (WrL) x1 Scania P270 (WrL), x1 Steyr Perch (L4T), x1 Iveco-Ford Super Cargo 170E23 (BASU), x1 Unknown Boat (IrbT) Central
JW46 Arundel Retained 1x WrL 1x Scania P270 (WrL) West
JW47 Littlehampton Wholetime/Retained 2x WrL, 1x L4T x2 Scania P270 (WrL), x1 Steyr Perch (L4T) West
JW58 Crawley Wholetime 2x WrL, 1x L4T, 1x HRT x2 Scania P280 (WrL), x1 Steyr Perch (L4T), x1 Scania P270 (HRT) East
JW55 Partridge Green Retained 1x WrL x1 Scania P270 (WrL) East
JW59 Horley (+ Training Centre) Day Manned/Retained x7 TRU, x1 IrbT, x5 PM, 5x USAR Pods, x1 IRU 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, x3 MAN TG-A 26.363 (PM), MAN TG-A 26.363 (IRU) East
JW52 Steyning Retained 1x WrL x1 MAN TGM 15.2900 (WrL) Central
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
JW49 Billingshurst Retained 1x WrL Scania P270 (WrL) Central
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
JW41 Selsey Retained 1x WrL, 1x L4T x1 MAN TGM 15.290 (WrL), x1 Steyr Perch (L4T) West
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
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
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
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
JW45 Petworth Retained 1x WrL, 1x L4T, 1x WrC x1 Scania P270 (WrL), x1 Steyr Perch (L4T), x1 Volvo FM9 (WrC) West
JW63 Turners Hill Retained 1x WrL x1 MAN TGM 15.290 (WrL) East
JW64 East Grinstead Day Manned/Retained 2x WrL, 1x L4T x2 Scania P280 (WrL), x1 Steyr Perch (L4T) East
JW62 Haywards Heath Day Manned/Retained/Cross Crewed 2x WrL, 1x CSU, 1x ICCU 1x FESU x2 Scania P280 (WrL), x1 Steyr Perch, x1 Dennis Dart, x1 Fiat Ducato East
JW61 Burgess Hill Day Manned/Retained 2x WrL, 1x WrC x2 Scania P270 (WrL), x1 Volvo FM12 8x4 (WrC) East
JW56 Henfield Retained 1x WrL, 1x GSV/CRV x1 Scania P270 (WrL), x1 Ford Transit Custom (GSV/CRV) East
JW60 Hurstpierpoint Retained 1x WrL x1 MAN TGM 15.290 (WrL) East
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

Duty system information[edit]

  • 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 48 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 Levels[edit]

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

Fire appliance glossary/callsigns[edit]

  • 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
  • Duty Service Van (DSV): N/A
  • 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 Vehicles (TVS): N/A

CBRN Response:

  • Incident Response Unit (IRU): H9

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 1 (CM/WM): WC---/WW---
  • Level 2 [FISU] (SM): WS---
  • Level 3 (GM) WG---
  • Level 4 (AM/BM) WA---/WB---

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

Ranks[edit]

Link to ranks

See also[edit]

Other West Sussex emergency services[edit]

External links[edit]