Uckfield firefighters help free horse trapped on a weir

Uckfield firefighters helped free a horse trapped on a weir in the River Ouse at Newick yesterday.fire_modern_engine

The crew worked with Crowborough’s large animal rescue team at 5.15am and dismantled protective railings to get to the stranded animal, according to Watch Manager Ian Ritchie.

He said the horse was sedated by a vet before it could be rescued.

Other incidents attended by Uckfield firefighters in the past fortnight include:

Tuesday, September 15: Uckfield firefighters were called to a car that had crashed into a building on a housing estate in Ridgewood at 4.15pm. Nobody was trapped and crews made the scene safe.

Wednesday, September 16: A dust cart crew had a lucky escape with only minor injuries after their vehicle overturned on the B2026 at Duddleswell at 10.10am. Crews from Uckfield and Crowborough attended and made the vehicle safe before it was recovered.

An Uckfield crew provided cover in Haywards Heath at 4pm while West Sussex crews dealt with an incident. A fire appliance from Hove was moved up country to cover the Uckfield area.

Sunday, September 20: Two crews from Uckfield attended a road accident at 7.40pm on the A272 at Piltdown. The driver of the car escaped with minor injuries after overturning his vehicle.

Uckfield firefighter’s annual stoolball tournament was held at Buxted Park and raised £125 for the Firefighters Charity. Red Watch from Uckfield took the trophy home after an unbeaten afternoon.

Wednesday, September 23: Uckfield firefighters wore breathing apparatus and used compressed air foam to extinguish a car fire on the Manor Park Estate at 8.45am. The driver safely evacuated her children before the fire took hold. More here: Firefighters deal with car fire in Uckfield.

Wednesday, September 25: One crew attended a call to a child trapped in a cot frame at 1.25pm at a house in Uckfield. The child was released before the crew arrived and was checked over by a paramedic.

Monday, September 28: Two crews attended a call to a camper van fire in Ridgewood at 11.10pm. One person was injured following a small fire involving a gas cylinder. One taken to hospital after camper van fire in Uckfield.

During the past fortnight Uckfield firefighters have also attended calls to fire alarms sounding in Uckfield and Isfield.

Free safety testing of electric blankets is taking place at Uckfield Fire Station on Monday, October 12 between 2pm and 4pm.

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


See also:

Uckfield Town Council could pay for a PCSO

Tips for shopping in Uckfield during October

Uckfield Line rail disruption a month away

Find local businesses in our Uckfield Directory

How to advertise on UckfieldNews.com



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