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East Sussex Fire Authority are consulting with the public on plans that will decimate local Fire & Rescue Services in East Sussex.

Planned cuts include:

  • Remove 10 fire engines from towns and villages across the county. Affected stations are Bexhill, Battle, Crowborough, Lewes, Newhaven, Rye, Uckfield, Seaford, Heathfield and Wadhurst.
  • Cut dedicated crews for aerial appliances in Hastings.
  • Cut wholetime jobs at Lewes, Newhaven, Uckfield,Crowborough, Battle and Bexhill.
  • Downgrade The Ridge fire station from 24hr immediate response to only daytime immediate response.
  • Cut staffing levels of wholetime firefighters at all shift stations across the county.

These proposals are extremely dangerous! They will impact heavily on a critical lifesaving service. They will negatively impact public safety as well as firefighter safety and will also impede firefighter's ability to rescue and assist members of the public.

This petition is calling on all East Sussex Fire Authority Members to vote against the proposals put forward by East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service Senior Management.