Motorcyclist seriously hurt in crash at Isfield

Uckfield firefighters helped ambulance personnel tend a motorcyclist who was seriously injured in a crash at Isfield on Friday.

The accident, which also involved a van, happened on the A26 at 1pm. Firefighters cleared up petrol spillage afterwards.fire_modern_engine

Other incidents attended by crews from Uckfield Fire Station in the last fortnight included:

Saturday, March 1: Crews from Uckfield and Lewes were called at 10am to deal with a washing machine fire at a house in Newick.

Monday, March 3: At 1pm and in the absence of sufficient retained (part time) firefighters at several closer fire stations, an Uckfield crew travelled to Burwash Common to deal with a chimney fire.

Reports of a fire in a derelict house in Ridgewood 10.15pm turned out to be caused by youths lighting candles in the building.

Tuesday, March 4:  At 12.40pm, a fire involving a tumble dryer at a Crowborough house was attended by crews from Crowborough and Uckfield.

At 6.55pm, Uckfield and East Grinstead crews were called to a car accident in Forest Row. The driver suffered minor injuries.

Wednesday, March 5: A small fire in a car engine compartment at Halland at 10.15am had been extinguished when firefighters arrived.

A chimney fire at the Horsted Place Hotel at 6.45pm saw firefighters working from the grate with chimney rods and a stirrup pump and from the roof with a hosereel.

Saturday, March 8: Another chimney fire was quickly dealt with at a house in the town at 6pm.

The Firefighters Charity benefited from the £391.25 raised by Uckfield staff at a car wash held at the fire station. A steady stream of ‘customers’ arrived during the morning and all at the station would like to thank those who supported the event. Here’s an story carried at the time..

Sunday, March 9: A bonfire in Vernon Road at 1.15pm was found to be under control when firefighters arrived.

Friday, March 14: In addition to attending the accident involving a motorcycle and van at Isfield reported above a chimney fire was extinguished by Uckfield firefighters at a farmhouse in Buxted at 10.30pm.

Information on chimney safety can be found at; ESFRS Chimney Safety

Uckfield crews have attended calls to fire alarms sounding in Uckfield, Buxted, Nutley and Chailey.

They have also provided cover in Crowborough on two occasions while their large animal rescue unit assisted Kent FRS.

Crews from Uckfield regularly provide cover and attend incidents in other station’s areas as fire and rescue cover across Wealden is stretched by the shortage of day cover retained firefighters.

Thirty potential recruits attended an awareness and aptitude test day at the Maresfield Training Centre on Saturday, March 15.

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 this website

See also:

Police appeal for witnesses to Uckfield road rage incident

Uckfield history: hidden story of World War II heroism becomes clearer

Uckfield teenager builds new dream after sporting hopes dashed

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