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
Stations 25
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 January 2017 has 25 fire stations.

Fire stations/appliances[edit]

Station Number Station Name Duty System Appliances Make and model of vehicle'(s)
51 Worthing Wholetime/Retained 3x WrL, 1x ALP, 1x HRT, 1x FSU 1x MAN TGM 15.290 (WrL), x2 Scania P270 (HRT + WrL), x1 Scania P280 (WrL), Ford Transit (FSU)
48 East Preston Retained 1x WrL 1x FESU 1x MAN TGM 15.290 (WrL),

1x Fiat Ducato (FESU)

54 Lancing Retained 1x WrL x1 Scania P270 (WrL)
57 Shoreham Day Manned/Retained/Cross Crewed 2x WrL, 1x L4T, 1x BASU, 1x IrbT x1 Scania P270 (WrL) x1 Scania P280 (WrL), x1 Steyr Perch (L4T), x1 Iveco-Ford Super Cargo 170E23 (BASU), x1 Unknow Boat (IrbT)
46 Arundel Retained 1x WrL x1 Scania P270 (WrL)
47 Littlehampton Wholetime/Retained 2x WrL x2 Scania P270 (WrL)
58 Crawley Wholetime 2x WrL, 1x L4T, 1x HRT x2 Scania P280 (WrL), x1 Steyr Perch (L4T), x1 Scania P270 (HRT)
55 Partridge Green Retained 1x WrL x1 Scania P270 (WrL)
59 Horley (+ Training Centre) Day Manned/Retained x7 TRU, x1 IrbT, x5 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, x3 MAN TG-A 26.363 (PM), x5 USAR Pods
52 Steyning Retained 1x WrL x1 MAN TGM 15.2900 (WrL)
53 Horsham Wholetime/Retained/Cross Crewed 2x WrL, 1x L4T, 1x ALP, 1x BASU 1x IRU x2 Scania P320 (WrL), x1 Steyr Perch (L4T), x1 Volvo Angloco FL10 (ALP), x1 Iveco-Ford Super Cargo 170E23 (BASU), MAN TG-A 26.363 (IRU)
49 Billingshurst Retained 1x WrL Scania P270 (WrL)
50 Storrington Retained 1x WrL, 1x L4T, 1x GSV / CRV x1 Scania P270 (WrL), x1 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, x1 Ford Transit Custom (GSV / CRV)
41 Selsey Retained 1x WrL, 1x L4T x1 MAN TGM 15.290 (WrL), x1 Steyr Perch (L4T)
40 East Wittering Retained 1x WrL, 1x L4T, 1x IrbT x1 MAN TGM 15.290 (WrL), x1 Landrover Defender (L4T), x1 Unknown Boat (IrbT)
42 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)
43 Midhurst Retained 1x WrL, 1x 6x6, 1x GSV / CRV x1 Scania P320 (WrL), x1 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter (6x6), Ford Transit Custom (CRV / GSV)
44 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), [Variety of DTU's]
45 Petworth Retained 1x WrL, 1x L4T, 1x WrC x1 Scania P270 (WrL), x1 Steyr Perch (L4T), x1 Volvo FM9 (WrC)
63 Turners Hill Retained 1x WrL x1 MAN TGM 15.290 (WrL)
64 East Grinstead Day Manned/Retained 2x WrL, 1x L4T x2 Scania P280 (WrL), x1 Steyr Perch (L4T)
62 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
61 Burgess Hill Day Manned/Retained 2x WrL, 1x WrC x2 Scania P270 (WrL), x1 Volvo FM12 8x4 (WrC)
56 Henfield Retained 1x WrL, 1x GSV / CRV x1 Scania P270 (WrL), x1 Ford Transit Custom (GSV / CRV)
60 Hurstpierpoint Retained 1x WrL x1 MAN TGM 15.290 (WrL)
N/A Technical Maintenance Centre (Workshops) Day Manned/Retained x3 HIU, x1 GPL, x1 FSU, x1 DSV x2 LSU x3 Mercedes Vito (HIU), x1 Unknow Iveco (GPL), x3 Ford Transit (FSU+LSU+DSV)

Duty system information[edit]

  • Retained - The RDS is when firefighters have other jobs and don't stay in station and get called in by pager to the station.
  • Day Manned - The day manned system is when firefighters are in the station in 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 specialised appliance(s) this means that the crew on duty can crew the normal appliances and special ones if they have no dedicated crew.

Fire appliance glossary/callsigns[edit]

  • Water Rescue Ladder (WrL): P1/P2/P3
  • Light 4x4 Tender (L4T) & 6x6 Tender (6x6): 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] (TRU - ARU): R5
  • Technical Rescue Unit [General Purpose] (TRU - GP): 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
  • Driver Training Unit (DTU): 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
  • Duty Service Van (DSV): N/A
  • General Staff Vehicles (GSV): 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 personal to each person)

They use these callsigns as well as vehicle ones as all TRU personnel take a vehicle of their choice (not the Unimog) at the end of their shift and then operate on a retained duty system through the night and at weekends.

Duty Officers Cars (DOCS):

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

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

Ranks[edit]

UK Fire & Rescue Ranks

See also[edit]

Other West Sussex emergency services[edit]

External links[edit]