To illustrate this I have plotted the location of incidents that required between 6 and 21 fire engines each between 2008 and 2012. For clarity I have had to use two maps, one for 2010-12 and one for 2008-09. You will notice that, not only can these calls occur anywhere, but there is also a significant cluster around Crawley and Gatwick. The number of fire engines available in Crawley Borough has already been reduced from 5 to 3, and the latest proposals will reduce it to just 2.
Not included on the maps are the greater number of assistance calls where 3 to 6 fire engines are required. Neither are severe weather calls included. These can produce numerous calls in a short space of time and can require the use of every available fire engine to deal with calls and protect unaffected areas. Removing a further five fire engines, in addition to the six removed in 2011, will leave only 35 to cover the whole of West Sussex. Totally inadequate.