Overnight, East Sussex Fire and Rescue attended a variety of incidents:-
Road traffic collisions
· At 09:06, (7th December) Eastbourne firefighters attended an RTC involving three cars on Carlton Road, Eastbourne. One person was handed over in to the care of SECAMB and crews made the scene safe.
Winter Driving Tips
· use dipped headlights in poor visibility
· reduce your speed compared to 'normal' driving conditions
· keep a safe stopping distance behind the vehicle in front. It takes much longer to stop in wet or icy conditions
· avoid harsh braking, acceleration and steering
· keep a careful watch out for other road users especially motorcyclists, pedal cyclists and young pedestrians
· if you get into trouble, try not to abandon your vehicle, stay with it until help arrives
· if you are forced to leave your vehicle make yourself visible by wearing a fluorescent/reflective tabard/jacket.
PETROL (or diesel) - Have you got enough? Do you know where to fill up?
OIL - check levels once a month
WATER - check radiator and screenwash once a month
DAMAGE - check wipers, lights etc. for signs of wear and tear or damage
ELECTRICS - check lights, indicators and controls are working properly
RUBBER - are your tyres well inflated, legal, with good tread and free from damage?
YOURSELF - are you fit to drive? Have you slept well? Are you taking any medication(s) that could make it unsafe for you to drive?
Other incidents Monday 7th December
· At 09:46, Preston Circus firefighters attended a residential property on The Highway, Brighton following reports of a chimney fire. Crews used a chimney kit and an aerial ladder platform to extinguish the fire.
· At 13:13, firefighters from Roedean, Preston Circus and Hove attended a fire on Queensdown Road, Brighton. Firefighters used positive pressure ventilation, two breathing apparatus and one Hose Reel to extinguish the fire.
· At 22:59, firefighters from Eastbourne attended a fire on Vicarage Road, Eastbourne. Firefighters used one breathing apparatus and one Hose Reel to extinguish the fire.