Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Facts and figures from Eastbourne Pier fire


Facts and figures from East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service reveal the scale of the firefighting operation  at Eastbourne Pier - a week on from the incident.

The initial call came in at 15:13 on 30 July 2014 and we mobilised both the Eastbourne appliances who were on scene at 15:15.

Other appliances attended at the incident and as relief crews were:
Pevensey
Hailsham
Bexhill
Seaford
Lewes – Incident Command Unit
Newhaven
Uckfield Water Carrier and Dual Purpose Truck
Hastings' aerial ladder platform
Battle
Hove - High Volume Pump and Prime Mover
Heathfield
Broad Oak
Rye
Herstmonceux
Wadhurst
Barcombe
Preston Circus (Brighton)

There were 15 Officers including the Chief Fire Officer and Deputy Chief Fire Officer, who worked on the incident.

Timeline
15:13 - Initial call received
15:15 - First appliances arrive on scene
15:36 - Make Pumps 4 (i.e. increasing number of appliances at the scene to 4)
15:45 - Make Pumps 6 (i.e. increasing number of appliances at the scene to 6)
15:46 - Require attendance of Lifeboat with pumping equipment for underside of pier
15:50 - Make Pumps 8 (i.e. increasing number of appliances at the scene to 8)
15:54 - Require attendance of water carrier
16:14 - Make ALP one (i.e. sent an aerial ladder platform)
16:18 - Make Pumps 12 (i.e. increasing number of appliances at the scene to 12)
16:42 - Require attendance of High Volume Pump
16:56 - Require attendance of UK Power Networks and Transco
17:29 - Require attendance of a further level 2 officer
17:47 - Make Pumps 16 - minimum of 2 pumps with Light Portable Pump on board
18:05 - Require attendance of Water Board

Crews were dampening down overnight.

Stop (a message confirming the incident was over) came in at 11:44am on Thursday 31st July then the Fire Investigation started.


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