Sunday, 4 May 2014

Public thanked as normal cover is resumed

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service has resumed normal cover following a series of three strikes in three days by members of the Fire Brigades Union.
The latest took place between 10am and 3pm today (4th May 2014) as part of the ongoing national dispute over pensions.
During the strikes, we responded to emergencies, prioritising life threatening incidents.
A small number of calls were received during the latest action.

This included a motorbike on fire in Eastbourne at 13.44. Crews attended the incident - the fire was out on arrival. 

At 14.52 we received reports of a road traffic collision at Magham Down near Hailsham. As of 15.30 this incident is ongoing.

Additionally there were three calls which we attended and turned out to be false alarms with good intent:
* reports of a car fire in Polegate
* report of a car fire in Hove
* reports of the smell of burning in Hailsham

Two calls did not need action - an automatic fire alarm (false alarm due to apparatus) and a controlled burn.

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service would like to thank members of the public for staying safe during this time.

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