Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Fireman’s pole challenge at Uckfield Community Fire Station

On the 20th of September 2014, a crew from Uckfield Community Fire Station will be under-taking a world record challenge whilst holding a local charity fun day at the station.

The fire-fighters from Uckfield will attempt to beat the world record of the most vertical distance down a fireman's pole in one hour. Current world record holders are Green watch from Hove who managed to travel 5,240 vertical metres (17,191 ft).

The day will run from 1000-1400 with the record attempt running from 1200-1300.

Other activities planned include face painting, a penalty shoot-out, a hog roast and BBQ, toy stalls, cakes, a bouncy castle and an appearance by the Uckfield Singers.

Local charities are being invited to have a stall at the station and raise money for their individual charities after making a small donation to the Firefighter’s Charity.

If you would like to find out more please ring 0303 999 1000 and ask to be put through to Uckfield Fire Station.

If you can’t make it on the day, you can donate online by logging on to and searching for Uckfield Fire Station World Record Pole drop Challenge.

Editor’s notes

For more information about the Firefighter’s Charity please go to:

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