Uckfield Community Fire Station
Uckfield Fire Station based in Bell Farm Road is hub for a variety of activities in addition to its primary role as a base for firefighters and their equipment.
It was built in 1996 to provide a modern replacement for an old and cramped building in Keld Avenue which has been converted into four houses.
The station houses two fire appliances, a bulk water carrier and a general purpose truck.
The station and its mixture of whole-time and part-time personnel cover the largest area of all stations in the county, from Nutley in the north to East Hoathly in the south and from Hadlow Down to Piltdown east to west.
Our pictures show the current fire station and the old building converted to houses.
Staff from Uckfield Fire Station attended more than 600 calls in 2011 which includes providing support to other stations across the County. Crews have recently attended two fires in the Ashdown Forest and been into Kent to assist them with a large farm fire. A log of 2012 calls will appear here soon.
Staff at Uckfield undertake a variety of community safety initiatives including home safety visits, group talks, road safety activities and host electric blanket testing.
Your local firefighters can arrange to visit you to discuss fire safety in the home and, if necessary, fit smoke alarms. This is a free service which aims to make the community a safer place through fire prevention and early detection.
To arrange a visit please go to www.esfrs.org/hsv.shtml or phone 0800 1777069.
An annual open day is the main community event of the year at Uckfield Fire Station but staff are involved in a variety of other charity activities including the National Firefighters Charity which supports injured firefighters and their families. A fire engine helped Santa to deliver his presents at Christmas much to the delight of many children in the town.
Below is the scene at an open day at the fire station.
Coaching in the Community - Firefighters from Uckfield visit primary schools throughout Wealden to deliver fire and road safety messages through sport to Year 5 and 6 pupils (Key Stage 2). Read more here.
Local visits can be arranged by contacting email@example.com.
Youth Group Activities
Youth groups are always welcome at the fire station either for an informal visit or for a structured course to suit badge work. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
Bell Farm Road