Uckfield firefighters’ unusual rescue at Framfield

Uckfield firefighters received an unusual call for help from a workman at Framfield.

Two crews were sent to help the man who was working on a roof but was unable to get back on his ladder due to it being pitched so steeply.

Firefighters helped the man safely back to the ground on Saturday, October 5.

Firefighter Ian Ritchie also reports in his fortnightly round-up that last Saturday at 4.11pmtwo crews from the town assisted an elderly and confused resident from his smoke filled flat in Uckfield after he left a pan on his cooker. The flat was ventilated and an ambulance was called to give the man a checkover. Further safety advice can be found at Cooking Safety

Other call-outs in the last fortnight include:

Monday, September 30: One crew attended a small fire at 7.55pm in the pedestrian underpass in Browns Lane where some papers and rubbish had been deliberately ignited.

Tuesday, October 1: Another small rubbish fire was attended at 7.26pm at the Hempstead Lane playground.

The public are reminded to report any suspected arson to the Fire Service and the Police immediately.

Thursday, October 3: An Uckfield crew attended a car fire in Fletching at 11.21pm. The vehicle was well alight on their arrival and firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished it with foam.

Sunday, October 6: A motorist was cut free from his car by Uckfield crews following an accident on the Uckfield bypass at the Blackdown roundabout at 1.39pm. The driver was trapped for about 30 minutes.

Monday, October 7: One crew attended the first chimney fire of the autumn at 4.28pm in Furners Green. With more people returning to the use of open fires, residents are reminded to ensure that their chimney is clean and in sound condition. Further information can be found at: Chimney safety

Friday, October 11: An Uckfield crew worked with firefighters from East Grinstead to deal with a fire in involving a refrigerator at a property in Forest Row at 7.53pm.

*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

Uckfield crews have also attended fire alarms sounding in, Uckfield, Newick, Heathfield, Buxted, Forest Row, Crowborough, Herons Ghyll and Danehill.

See also:

Making sure Uckfield shops are Streets Ahead

Wealden Conservatives to use ‘Primary’ to find candidate

Need a service? Check the Uckfield Directory first


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