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Is Lewes Fire Station manned overnight

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On 18 Mar 2016 at 1:12pm Just Bob wrote:
Local residents were concerned at the time taken to attend this fire, so hence the question in the heading.

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On 18 Mar 2016 at 1:16pm Just Bob wrote:
Previous link not working so:-

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On 18 Mar 2016 at 1:19pm Norris nantuck wrote:
There is nobody on station,there at home with pagers.
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On 18 Mar 2016 at 2:13pm Local wrote:
Hopefully whoever lives there was not injured or worse.
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On 18 Mar 2016 at 3:40pm townie wrote:
Sorry to report local but an elderly lady died in the blaze which was in the old shop in Broyle Lane.
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On 18 Mar 2016 at 4:05pm Just Bob wrote:
Altogether a very sad incident as the elderly lady (98) was also disabled and lived alone, except for her cat that perished with her.
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On 18 Mar 2016 at 6:00pm Historian wrote:
Typical Argus article and stock photo !!
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On 18 Mar 2016 at 6:01pm Mavis wrote:
Poor woman, struggled to live on her own at 98 and what a way to go. Bless her.
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On 18 Mar 2016 at 7:29pm Norris nantuck wrote:
It was lucky that there was a manned fire engine able to respond,if it happened say, at the same time as the mansion fire in roedean the other day, which left the south coast from seaford to Hove and inland to lewes without cover it's a rather scary scenario, the waiting time would be 10-15 + mins before a crew arrived! And it will only happen more and more all the time the government are cutting money to our emergency services, but hey ho it only really matters if your the one trapped in a car crash, or stuck in a smoke filled house with kids,praying someone is on there way those minutes would be to long.
 
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On 19 Mar 2016 at 6:28am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
When they have a big fire that requires attendance from lots of stations in the area, they call in crews and appliances from stations further afield to cover the stations left unmanned. Of course, this then means that those stations have reduced cover for the duration, but that's better than leaving whole swathes of the county with no response.
If there's a really big fire, they have cross border arrangements with neighbouring counties to provide cover, this happened at the firework factory fire.
None of which helps response times though, and I think there are far too few 24 hour manned stations these days.
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On 19 Mar 2016 at 7:28am Bert wrote:
Such sad loss , firemen do great jobs, local cuts from council don't help, what's the average time from buzzer going off to fire engine leaving station? Then 4min drive to ringmer, fire so a scary thing , as spreads so quick , thoughts with the family
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On 19 Mar 2016 at 7:50am firefighter wrote:
Lewes fire station is only maned from 08:30-18:00.Then we respond from home on pagers.On average it takes 5 minites to get in.So the response to the fire in Ringmer was as fast as we could get there.
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On 19 Mar 2016 at 11:52am Sam wrote:
I have lived in Lewes for over 30 years and I far as I can remember Lewes Fire Station has always been part time. When I first moved here I knew a couple of fire fighters and I'm sure they had pagers. Also I think a siren used to sound.
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On 20 Mar 2016 at 12:35pm Border Control wrote:
Its a worry what with all the wooden framed ancient buildings in Lewes,that it could all be gone in one chunk during a late night fire.

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On 20 Mar 2016 at 3:57pm Just Bob wrote:
Your link didn't work Border ControL. Is this the one you intended to plat?

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On 20 Mar 2016 at 4:01pm Just Bob? wrote:
Neither did mine?!!!h

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