Sunday, 4 May 2014

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service resumes normal cover

The second in a series of three strikes by members of the Fire Brigades Union this weekend has concluded and normal cover has resumed at East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service.

This is the latest industrial action in the national dispute over pensions.

Contingency fire crews were on duty throughout the day and night and there were a number of incidents between 2pm yesterday (3 May 2014) and 2am this morning.

These included:

14.08: Crews attended a road traffic collision along Tongdean Lane, Withdean, Brighton, involving a car and a motorbike. No action required at the scene, both police and paramedics attended.

15.59: Crews attended a road traffic collision along Golf Club Lane, Piltdown, after reports of a car fire. No persons trapped and the vehicle was made safe.

17.49: Small fire in fields adjacent to Filsham Valley School, Filsham Road, St Leonards-on-Sea. No action required, as fire out on arrival.

17.56: Automatic fire alarm call to a property in Southdown Court, Bellbanks Road, Hailsham. No action required after found to be overcooked food but no fire.

18.26: Crews called to a property in Brighton to assist with isolating the electricity supply following flooding and again at 21.12 isolated the electricity supply in Elm Grove, Brighton.

19.25: Fire in fish & chip shop in Brighton attended by crews. A member of the public received minor burns and was looked after by paramedics.

20.12: Crew called to a property in Cambridge Road, Hastings, to assist with isolating the electricity supply following flooding.

21.59: Crew attended a car fire in Croft Road, Hastings, which was extinguished with a hose reel.

23.21 to 23.33: Crews in Brighton attended a flooding where they isolated the electricity supply. They were also sent to a rubbish bin fire, an automatic fire alarm, as well as investigating the smell of smoke in a domestic property.

Further strikes are planned for later today between 10am until 3pm.

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