Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Tuesday roundup – three 999 incidents in Eastbourne yesterday

At 14:41 crews attended a 999 call at a fish restaurant in Langley Road. They used breathing apparatus, a hose reel and foam to put out a fire in a fish fryer.  

Shortly after at 15:56 crews were called to a road traffic collision involving three cars on Marine Parade.

Later at 17:42 a chimney fire at house in Fraser Avenue, Langney was tackled using a nine meter ladder, a roof ladder and a hose reel. 

Today (Wednesday 25 February) East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service is asking for the public’s help in reducing the need to call 999 during a strike by members of the Fire Brigades Union.

They have staged a walk out from 7am on Wednesday 25 February 2015 until 7am on Thursday 26 February 2015 as part of their ongoing dispute with the Government over pensions. 

With resources reduced during strike periods, the Service is urging the public to take extra care and spread the word among friends, family and neighbours to do what they can to prevent emergencies.

If you do have a fire, get out, stay out and call 999. We have crews who will respond to emergencies, prioritising calls where lives may be at risk.

Pass it on and Stay SAFE
Smoke alarms save lives – fit them properly and test them regularly
Avoid distractions – whether behind the wheel, out and about or cooking paying attention helps keep you safe
Family and friends might need help – check in on them and share our advice
Escape routes should be planned and explained to everyone in your home
People are being asked to help spread safety messages ahead of the strike. Posters about fire and road safety can be downloaded and printed out to put up in offices, businesses, shops and blocks of flats.

Additional information

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For more information contact: Sandra Lamont and Victoria Jones, Publicity & Media Officers, East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service on 01323 462388.

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