This is a new service – your feedback will help us to improve it.

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service is responsible for serving the county of East Sussex including the city of Brighton and Hove.

Contact this service for:

  • home and business safety checks
  • advice for builders and building owners
  • help installing smoke alarms
  • school visits
  • community events
  • jobs, apprenticeships and volunteering
  • youth and cadet schemes
  • complaints

Contact details

Telephone
Address
East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters,
Church Lane,
Lewes,
East Sussex,
BN7 2DZ

Data for this service

Updated quarterly

10,118

Incidents attended

1% more compared with previous year

Incidents breakdown

Updated quarterly

Fires false alarms 46%

Fires 21%

Non-fire incidents e.g. road traffic collisions 34%

4,607

False Alarms

2,083

Fires

3,428

Non fire incidents

Workforce and assets

Updated annually

612

firefighters

24

Fire stations

54

Fire appliances (pumps, aerial, other)

8% of firefighters are women

3.0% of firefighters are ethnic minority

Funding

Updated annually at different times

£39.2

n/a

1%

n/a


Incidents, work force and other data

Current and historical data for this service are published on GOV.UK. This includes: 

  • the type of incidents attended
  • causes of fires
  • deaths and injuries from fire
  • workforce numbers and diversity
  • firefighter pensions
  • fire prevention and protection activity

Explore the service data

Fire and rescue services are required to publish the following financial information: 

 These requirements come from the local government transparency code 2015.


HMICFRS Inspection Results

East Sussex in their HMICFRS inspection report received the following gradings in the three inspection categories – 

Effectiveness - Requires improvement

Efficiency - Good

People - Requires improvement.

The report was published on 17 December 2019 and can be found at - https://www.justiceinspectorates.gov.uk/hmicfrs/publications/frs-assessment-2018-19-east-sussex/.


Who manages East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service

Chief Fire Officer: Dawn Whittaker 

Fire and rescue authority Chair: Cllr Roy Galley

A combined authority covers more than one local authority area and is governed by locally elected councillors from the area. There is protected funding for fire and rescue.

Integrated Risk Management Plans (IRMP)

It is a requirement under the Fire and Rescue National Framework that each Fire and Rescue Authority must produce an Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP).  The IRMP should be easily accessible and publicly available.  Each plan must reflect all foreseeable fire and rescue related risks that could affect their communities, whether they are local, cross-border, multi-authority and/or national in nature; set out its management strategy; reflect effective consultation throughout its development with the community, its workforce & partners, and cover at least a three-year timespan.  Most Fire and Rescue Authority will review and update their IRMP on an annual basis.

View the long term plan for fire and rescue services in East Sussex (IRMP).


Complaints

If you have a complaint about your fire and rescue service, please contact them directly. If you have completed their complaints process and are still not happy, find out who you can speak to next.

Compare Data

Analyse data such as false alarms, fires and non-fire incidents updated quarterly.

Data types

Select years

About this data

Analyse data such as number of fire stations, appliances and budgets, updated annually.

Data types

Select years

About this data