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How the Fire and Rescue Service works

Find information about the fire stations and command groups in your area, our Command and Mobilising Centre, our fleet of emergency vehicles, and some of the other teams and departments working to make you safer.

  • Each district and local team determines how best to deliver services to the community and shares good practice and initiatives throughout the county. Resources and risk are taken into account to ensure an effective service is delivered at a local level.
  • A Religion, Belief and Culture in our Community guide has been produced by East and West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service and helps to illustrate our commitment to eliminating racial discrimination, promoting equal opportunities and developing good relations between people of different ethnic groups.
  • How the Fire and Rescue Service handles 999 calls in West Sussex and measures taken to tackle hoax calls.
  • Information on fire station locations and facilities.
  • Firefighters, both wholetime and retained undertake initial and refresher training in all aspects of their profession both at the training centre and on their respective fire stations throughout the county.
  • The West Sussex Fire and Rescue Services workshops around the county and central repair depot and administrative centre at Chichester.
  • Providing the services that enhance quality of life for serving and retired fire service personnel and their families.
  • Information on the Fire and Rescue Service Youth Team, in particular details of their flagship project, Firebreak.


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