Firefighter, and crew manager, Steve Ramsey writes:
Saturday, October 1: A very busy day saw Green watch Uckfield promptly deal with a small kitchen fire in Uckfield while an oncoming appliance from Crowborough was delayed.
Later they also attended a automatic fire alarm in Heathfield. After close of play a large fire at Lower Dicker prompted the attendance of Uckfield. Four pumps were requested but more resources were needed and the number of pumps was increased to six.
Monday, October 3: After a busy night crews from Uckfield attended a lock in, a lock out and reports of smoke from a property in Barcombe.
Wednesday, October 5: A malicious false alarm saw crews out in the early hours of the morning.
Thursday, October 6: Another large fire in the Lower Dicker area saw the bulk water carrier from Uckfield providing support then to be backed up by another crew from Uckfield to provide breathing apparatus support. Crews worked through the night to safely resolve the incident. During rush hour a crew from Uckfield went to Heathfield to make a vehicle safe after an road traffic collision where luckily noone was injured.
Friday, October 7: Red watch were tested when a horse was stuck in a river in Mayfield. The animal rescue team from Crowborough were called to save the animal. Later that day a call was made about a large shed fire in Halland where one pump attended.
Sunday, October 9: An interesting call saw a person stuck on a roof where the assistance of the fire service was needed.
Monday, October 10: A washing machine fire was swiftly tackled by green watch and a home safety visit was carried out.
Tuesday, October 11: A busy day saw numerous automatic fire alarms going off and a lift rescue. Uckfield doesn’t have many lifts but occasionally the ones that are here get stuck!
Wednesday, October 12: Fire alarms were the order of the day today with several being attended in Uckfield.
Thursday, October 13: An alarm fault at Uckfield Community Technology College led to a crew attending in the night.
Friday, October 14: Overheated food caused an alarm to sound and firefighters attended.
During the past fortnight Uckfield firefighters have also attended calls to fire alarms sounding in Uckfield, Halland, Heathfield, Hadlow Down, Burwash, Buxted and Sheffield Park.
Home safety visits, designed to raise awareness of safety matters in the home, are always available across the local communities. These visits include the fitting of free smoke alarms where required and are undertaken by firefighters from your local fire station.
For free home safety advice ring 0800 177 7069 or visit Home Safety Visits or even pop in to the station.
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