TODAY the Observer lists the names of the 18 councillors are tasked with making one of the biggest decisions of their careers.
The members of the East Sussex Fire Authority will decide next month whether to sanction the downgrading of the Ridge fire station.
Cllr Phil Scott, representing Hastings, was the only member who voted against the issue going to consultation.
He expects to stand alone again when the final debate is heard at East Sussex Fire & Rescue headquarters in Eastbourne on December 13.
During the 12 week consultation period so far, there have been two petitions, two public meetings and a mass rally. The Save Our Fire Station petition has attracted 5,000 signatures.
Chairman John Livings told The Observer he prefers to receive individual comments rather than petitions and welcomed opinions and thoughts from residents.
Cllr Scott said. “Hastings is a deprived town.
“With deprived communities you would imagine they would benefit from increased resources.
“Withdrawing resources and downgrading fire stations close to communities identified as high risk by the fire service itself does not make any sense.
“Some of the most vulnerable families and households will be put at further risk as attendance times are increased.
“I would urge residents to let councillors know exactly what they think.
Chairman John Livings, Conservative, firstname.lastname@example.org Borough:Lewes
Vice-chairman Paul Sparks, Liberal Democrat, email@example.com Borough:Wealden
Councillor Bob Carden, Labour, firstname.lastname@example.org, Borough:City of Brighton & Hove
Councillor Ben Duncan, Green Party email@example.com Borough:City of Brighton & Hove
Councillor Terry Fawthrop, Conservative, firstname.lastname@example.org Borough:Hastings
Councillor Beryl Healy, Liberal Democrat, email@example.com Borough:Eastbourne
Councillor Carolyn Heaps,Liberal Democrat, firstname.lastname@example.org Borough:Eastbourne
Councillor Philip Howson, Conservative, email@example.com Borough:Lewes
Councillor Martin Kenward, Conservative, firstname.lastname@example.org Borough:Rother
Councillor Pat Ost, Liberal Democrat, email@example.com Borough:Lewes
Councillor Brian Pidgeon, Conservative, firstname.lastname@example.org Borough:City of Brighton & Hove
Councillor Stephanie Powell, Green Party, email@example.com Borough:City of Brighton & Hove
Councillor Sven Rufus, Green Party, firstname.lastname@example.org Borough:City of Brighton & Hove
Councillor Phil Scott, Labour, email@example.com Borough:Hastings
Councillor Carol Theobald, Conservative, firstname.lastname@example.org Borough:City of Brighton & Hove
Councillor Roger Thomas, Conservative, email@example.com Borough:Wealden
Councillor Sylvia Tidy, Conservative, firstname.lastname@example.org Borough:Wealden
Cllr Joy Waite, Conservative, email@example.com Borough:Hastings . For more information visit: www. savetheridgefirestation.weebly.com