Fire

Retained firefighter crisis in East Sussex.

Men and women living or working in Battle, Broad Oak, Burwash, Crowborough, Forest Row, Herstmonceux, Mayfield, Newhaven, Rye, Seaford and Wadhurst are being asked to consider becoming part-time firefighters due to severe shortages facing East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service.

The shortage of retained firefighters has meant that fire engines are being taken out of service at various times during the week as there is no-one to crew them. …

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