Planning for a Safer Future - East Sussex Fire Authority

Closed 19 Jun 2020

Opened 24 Apr 2020


East Sussex Fire Authority would like your help in planning for the future so we can make the right decisions.

We want to make sure we put our resources in the right place, at the right time to deal with emergencies and help prevent them in the first place.

Our proposals 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

You can find out more and give us your views at

Consultation will close on Friday 19 June. The findings of the consultation will be considered at a Fire Authority meeting on 3 September 2020.


  • All Areas


  • Residents of East Sussex


  • Safer Communities