Thursday, 27 June 2013

999 Weekend

This year’s annual 999 Weekend is taking place on the 6th and 7th July at the Western Lawns on Eastbourne’s beautiful seafront.

The huge event is a firm favourite on the local calendar and visitors are given the opportunity to meet members of the emergency services, as well as an up-close look at 999 response vehicles. Visitors will be able to see the wide array of work that the emergency services undertake on a day-to-day basis.

Eastbourne’s Borough Commander, Dave Sheppard, of East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service said:

“'We really do appreciate the public supporting the work that we do and it’s good to be able to meet people who can talk with the responders and see some of the equipment we use to deal with real life emergencies when they occur. We are keeping our fingers crossed for a lovely weekend and look forward to seeing as many as possible over the two days of the show.”

A full timetable of scenarios and demonstrations run throughout the weekend can be viewed at

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Road traffic collision, Bexhill

On 25th June at 1.06pm, crews from Bexhill responded to a road traffic collision involving two cars at Fourways, Ninfield Road, Sidley, Bexhill.

Four people were injured in the collision. One person was extricated from a vehicle by firefighters. The Air Ambulance was also in attendance.

Road Traffic Collison, A22, East Hoathly

On 25thJune at 9.16am, crews from Lewes and Uckfield were dispatched to a road traffic collision on the A22, Park Corner, East Hoathly.

The incident involved three cars, with three people trapped. Crews extricated the casualties from the vehicles, who were then transferred to hospital by Ambulance.

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Wadhurst Open Day this weekend

Wadhurst community fire station’s firefighters will show off their skills at Uplands Community College, Wadhurst on Saturday June 29 from 12 to 4pm. Crews will be on hand to give you a warm welcome and discuss what’s involved in modern day firefighting, give fire safety advice and  information on recruitment.

A fire engine will also be on display, along with demonstrations including extracting a mock casualty from a road traffic collision.

Fire crews taking part at Battle Summer Fayre.

Battle community fire station’s firefighters will be at the Summer Fayre being held at North Trade Road Recreational Ground on Saturday 29th June between 10am and 4pm.

Lots of fantastic, exciting displays and demonstrations are planned throughout the day. 

Also, for any budding football enthusiasts, the Coaching for a Safer Community inflatable goal will be there. 

Firefighter Clive York said:“This family event will be a great opportunity to meet the firefighters, learn about our roles in keeping the community safe and making them more sustainable through fire and road safety education, together with Sussex Police and Sussex Safer Roads Partnership.”

Monday, 24 June 2013

Car fire, St Leonards, Hastings

On 23rd June at 01.15am, Crews from Bohemia Road, Hastings, were mobilised to a report of a fire in the open, outside a property on Archery Road, Saint Leonards, Hastings.

Crews arrived to find a car well alight. Firefighters used 1:7 foam, one hose reel jet and one breathing apparatus to extinguish the fire.

Children’s Safety Open Days at Newhaven & Lewes Community Fire Station

Children’s Safety Open Days will be held at Newhaven on Monday 24th June and Lewes on Wednesday 26th June, (both from 12.30 – 2.30pm) to promote National Children’s Safety, which will run for the week. We are working closely with Lewes District Children’s Centre and a wide range of partners to ensure we maximise the opportunity to promote Children’s safety to create a safer community for all.

In partnership with the Lewes District Children’s Centre, our events aim to increase awareness of safety issues such as keeping candles, lighters and matches out of children’s reach, setting clear home safety rules for children, information parents on fitting and maintaining smoke alarms, while promoting healthy eating through samples of fresh fruit, vegetables and juice for the children to enjoy. All our Fire Appliances will out on display as well as all station facilities, including a bouncy castle. Our staff will be on hand to ensure a warm welcome is afforded to all visitors and our invitation is open to all member of the family.

Although not exhaustive, I would like to add a note of thanks to all other partners who will be in attendance with various safety information to support the event, RNLI, Wave Leisure, Library services, Police, Health visitors, Stop smoking services, Homeworks, Oyster Group, Sussex Safer Roads,, St John Ambulance and Halfords.