Uckfield firefighters in action across East Sussex

Uckfield firefighters have been in action across East Sussex in the last fortnight providing cover for local communities and supporting other stations in dealing with fire and rescue operations.

One Uckfield appliance joined crews from Barcombe and Lewes at 7am on Sunday morning when it was thought a person was trapped in a fire at Barcombe. Fortunately the occupier had been rescued by a neighbour. The cause of the fire is being investigated.

Watch manager Ian Ritchie said that later on the same day crews from Uckfield and Crowborough used firefighting foam and breathing apparatus to deal with a house fire in Mayfield.

On Monday there was a spate of road accidents and two appliances from Uckfield were sent to London Road, East Hoathly, to release the driver of an overturned car.

One appliance went on from there to provide cover in Crowborough while a Crowborough crew dealth with an animal rescue.

On the same day Uckfield firefighters were again working in breathing apparatus with a Lewes crew to deal with a kitchen fire in Ringmer.

The previous week on Saturday, January 19, an Uckfield fire appliance provided cover in Brighton while ten other crews dealt with a serious restaurant fire.

The Uckfield firefighters attended two calls while in the city.

Uckfield crews have also attended fire alarm calls in Ridgewood, Hartfield, Crowborough, Piltdown and Heathfield, and two small kitchen fires in Crowborough and Forest Row.

Follow this link to read more about Uckfield Community Fire Station.

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