News about serious and dangerous situations in the Crowborough area involving the emergency services – fires, road traffic collisions, civil emergencies, severe weather warnings, natural disasters etc.

Batteries cause bin lorry fires

Batteries have caused two separate fires in bin lorries in Wealden after sparks ignited the surrounding rubbish.

Town Council “vehemently opposed” to fire service cuts

Crowborough Town Council "vehemently opposed" to fire service cuts.
Crowborough Community Fire Station Beacon Road

Council to discuss fire service cuts

Next week Crowborough Town Council will discuss how they will respond to consultation currently taking place regarding proposed changes to the fire service.

Fire Ashdown Forest

At 8pm last night East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service were called about a fire near Gills Lap car park on Ashdown Forest.
Crowborough Community Fire Station Beacon Road

Overnight incident round-up

Last night Crowborough Firefighters were involved in three incidents.
Crowborough Community Fire Station

Changes at Crowborough Fire Station

Under proposals staff contracts at some fire stations in East Sussex, including Crowborough, could be changed, which would mean at times it would take slightly longer to respond to emergencies.
Crowborough Fire Station Beacon Road in Crowborough appliance blue lights

Neighbours raise the alarm

The fire service have praised the reaction of neighbours when they heard a smoke alarm going off in the early hours of Tuesday morning. East...

New Defibrillator in Alderbrook

A new defibrillator, which can be used by members of the public to help those experiencing sudden cardiac arrest, has been installed in Alderbrook Close in Crowborough.

Collision Walshes Road

Two cars collided in Walshes Road in Crowborough at about 5pm yesterday (18th June). The 20-year-old man driving one of them was taken...

Biker injured in collision

A motorcyclist suffered suspected fractured ribs when he was in collision with a refuse lorry on the A26 at Heron's Ghyll on Wednesday afternoon...