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West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service
West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service logo.svg
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
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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.

Water ladder appliance
Water ladder appliance

Performance

In 2018/2019, every fire and rescue service in England and Wales was subjected to a statutory inspection by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HIMCFRS). The inspection investigated how well the service performs in each of three areas. On a scale of outstanding, good, requires improvement and inadequate, West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service was rated as follows:[1]

HMICFRS Inspection West Sussex 2018/19
Area Rating Description
Effectiveness Requires improvement How effective is the fire and rescue service at keeping people safe and secure from fire and other risks?
Efficiency Requires improvement How efficient is the fire and rescue service at keeping people safe and secure from fire and other risks?
People Inadequate How well does the fire and rescue service look after its people?

Fire stations

The service has 25 fire stations, which are operated according to the following crewing systems:

See also

Other West Sussex emergency services

References

  1. ^ "West Sussex 2018/19". Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HIMCFRS). 20 June 2019. Retrieved 22 November 2021.