Proposals for East Sussex Fire and Rescue’s future

Uckfield Fire Service

East Sussex Fire Authority will discuss whether to go out for consultation on a number of proposals to enhance how East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service responds to risk.

An online Extraordinary meeting is planned for 23 April 2020.

The Planning for a Safer Future proposals are part of a regular planning process to find out what risks exist in our communities and what the Service should do to keep people safe.

These include:

  • Crewing – we’ve looked at the shift patterns worked by our firefighters
    Fire engines – we’ve looked at the type and number of fire engines we have
    Expanding the building safety and prevention work we do in communities
    Reducing 999 calls – we’ve looked at how we can engage with the community and with businesses
    Non-emergency calls – we’ve looked at whether we should still go to some kinds of calls, such as bird rescues, where no human life is at risk

The papers can be found at: 

You can listen to this Virtual Meeting. To Join visit

OR call +44-20-7660-8149 at 10.00 am

If the consultation is approved, a survey will be open from 24 April 2020 for 8 weeks. The findings of the consultation would be considered at a Fire Authority meeting in September 2020