Monday, 16 April 2012

Weekend round-up


Firefighters attend Duddleswell collision

Uckfield and Crowborough firefighters were called out to a two-vehicle collision in Duddleswell.

Firefighters attended the incident, involving a car and van, along Camp Hill on Saturday morning (14th April) at 8.49am.

Crews cut one person free from the wreckage who was then cared for by paramedics while firefighters made the area safe for other motorists and members of the public.

Dishwasher safety

Dishwasher users are being reminded not to leave their machines running at night or when leaving the house.

This warning has been sparked by a dishwasher fire in Peacehaven over the weekend.

Two fire engines from Newhaven were called to the incident in Malines Avenue, at Telscombe Cliffs, on Saturday afternoon (14thApril) at 3.15pm.

Luckily the fire was out on arrival.

Lift rescue

Firefighters came to the rescue of one person shut in a lift in Eastbourne.

Two crews attended the incident on Saturday (14thApril) at 6.38pm at Seaside, St Anthony’s, where they carried out a successful rescue within minutes.

Kitchen fire

A woman had to be treated at the scene for breathing in smoke following a fire in Bexhill over the weekend.

Fire engines from both Hastings and Bexhill were called to a property in Collington Lane West, Cooden, on Saturday (14thApril) evening at 8.02pm. They were at the scene for an hour and gave oxygen therapy to the woman in her sixties and called for an ambulance to attend.

One man in his fifties also suffered burns and both were taken to hospital via ambulance. Firefighters carried out a home safety visit following the accidental fire.


Cow helped by firefighters

Crowborough firefighters were called in to help move a cow out of a barn at a farm in Wadhurst.

Their animal rescue unit, Land Rover and fire engine arrived at the incident Sunday morning at 9.48am.

The cow, which was carrying a calf, was moved out of the barn with the use of specialist equipment before being helped back on its feet.

Woman cut free from car wreckage

Hastings and Rye firefighters were called out to a two-car collision in Playden.

They arrived at the scene at 12.04pm on Sunday afternoon where they were called upon to a cut a woman free from the wreckage using hydraulic cutting equipment, after she became trapped following a collision.

Ambulance crews then took care of the injured woman and crews made the area safe for other members of the public.

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