Pevensey fire station celebrates centenary

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CREWS from Pevensey community fire station threw open the doors on Saturday May 12 to mark its 100th year anniversary.

There were lots of planned displays throughout the day including a ‘shed on fire’ demonstration with a fire engine arriving to ‘rescue’ the dummy body from inside the smoke filled shed.

There was also an extrication exercise, which involved a mock scenario with a joyrider rolling the car.

Again, the fire appliance arrived, sirens on and blue lights flashing, with crews quickly removing the casualty from the vehicle.

A wide range of historical fire engines were there on the day with one of East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service’s community volunteers dressed in a WW1 costume.

There were also lots of photos of Pevensey fire station on display dating back 100 years, including photographs of Pevensey’s first fire engine and crew.

A range of helmets dating back over the years was also on show.

The Aerial Ladder Platform, Incident Command Unit and the car crash ‘slide’ demonstrator were also popular with the crowds.

Cllr John Livings, Chairman of East Sussex Fire Authority, attended the event and said: “The event was extremely positive and well organised. Well done to everyone involved.

“Open days and community events like this one, provide local people with an opportunity to meet their local fire crews, look at the different type of vehicles and equipment they use and learn more about the wide range of preventative work East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service advocates.”