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West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service operates from
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Midhurst & Petworth



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Littlehampton ship builders work shop destroyed in fire
20 May 2011

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TO RUSSIA WITH LOVE
 
West Sussex fire engines
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Green Goddesses
Florian
 
30 March 2006
60 Green Goddess fire engines wait to go to Montenegro
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Canadian WW2 firefighters
Canadian FireFighters in England During WW II

 

 

15 police officers went head-to-head in the boxing ring with 15 firefighters to raise £12,000 for the Heyshott-based charity Canine Partners.
POLICE & FIREFIGHTERS BOXING MATCH RAISES £12,000 FOR CANINE PARTNERS

28 April 2012
 


Last call for Bosham firefighters - 
Firefighters, Luke Hillman, Alisdair Kelly, Colin Bird, Richard Kewell and Senior Officer Kevin Trust - 
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Boshams last call - 11 April 2011 - click for article
Bosham Fire station is to be closed
18 Nov. 2010
 

 
VIDEOS
Dog rescued from 120 foot cliff face
Between Houghton & Amberley

8 Feb.2012
TRU save doomed stag
River Arun, Pulborough

11 Jan.2012
It only takes a minute
Dec.2011
Easebourne fire,
West Sussex

30 Oct.2011 - 3 videos
Fat Face Store,
East Street, Chichester, West Sussex

4 Mar.2011
Thatched roof fire,
Clapham, West Sussex

11 May.2010

 
Jet engine aids firemen, use enlarged screen when viewing
British Pathe News 1954
Jet engine aids firemen. Jet powered small pump as aid to firefighting on back of Landrover.
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British Pathe News 1966
Fire Engine To Road Crash Rescue with new electric cutters.
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  ARCHIVED PHOTO ARTICLES
Pony rescued from river 17 Mar.2013
House fire, Ashdown Drive, Tilgate 5 Feb.2013
Green Dragon pub fire, Liphook 17 Jan.2013
RTC on A27 eastbound to Hammerpot 14 Dec.2012
RTC St Floras Road, Littlehampton 11 Dec.2012
RTC Rake Lane, Barnham 11 Dec.2012
Crawley flats fire, Osbourne Court 27 Nov.2012
Bracklesham Bay Restaurant fire 03 Nov.2012
Ashdown Road, Worthing, House fire 24 Oct.2012
Chequers Pub, Oving Road, Chichester fire 19 Oct.2012
Two car RTC, Haslett Avenue, Crawley 11 Oct.2012
WSF&RS Budget plans to save £2.5m 10 Oct.2012
Worthing House severely damaged 22 Sep.2012
A272 RTC, near Cowfold, woman injured 20 Sep.2012
Explosion & fire destroys Sompting bungalow 20 Sep.2012
Horley Travelodge fined for fire safety breaches 20 Sep.2012
Three car collision, Kerves Lane nr Horsham 15 Sep.2012
Light aircraft crash lands, Shoreham 21 July.2012
East Grinstead house destroyed in fire 12 July.2012
Woman rescued from beach near Worthing 17 June.2012
Blaze at disused school, Furnace Green 7 June.2012
Smoke alarm saves mother & son, Bewbush 1 May.2012
Kitchen destroyed, house fire, Haywards Heath 24 Apr.2012
Man dies in River Rother accident at Petworth 21 Apr.2012
Large house blaze, Billingshurst 17 Apr.2012
Chlorine alert at Felpham swimming pool 13 Apr.2012
Fire in flats, Barnfield Road. Crawley 12 Apr.2012
Man rescued in Horsham landfill accident 9 Mar.2012
Car overturns after RTC in Aldwick Centre 22 Feb.2012
Gas main on fire, Warnham Road, Crawley 17 Feb.2012
Two car collision, Crockhurst Hill, Salvington 11 Feb.2012
Lady rescued from Windsor Rd. RTC, Worthing 10 Feb.2012
Dog rescued from 120 foot cliff 7 Feb.2012
Ambulance catches fire at Findon 9 Jan.2012
Fish & Chip shop fire, South Street, Worthing 7 Jan.2012
Tree blown down on Lindfield house 5 Jan.2012
Storm damage 3 Jan.2012
Bungalow destroyed, Clappers Lane, Fulking 4 Dec.2011
Block of flats on fire, Easebourne, nr Midhurst 30 Oct.2011
Car collides with tree in Balcombe 26 Oct.2011
Two vehicles collide and overturn on A23 23 Oct.2011
Loft Fire, Heather Close, Copthorne, Crawley 13 Oct.2011
Fire, Bosham Road, Maidenbower, Crawley 08 Oct.2011
Crawley Chinese restaurant fire 05 Oct.2011
Aircraft crash lands at Shoreham 29 Sep.2011
Fire at County Times building, Horsham 22 Sep.2011
Bracklesham house badly damaged in fire 22 Sep.2011
Angmering Workshop & laundry damaged in fire 21 Sep.2011
Paraglider rescued from trees after collision 18 Sep.2011
House fire in Orchard Rd. Scaynes Hill 18 Aug.2011
Aircraft Emergency landing near Goodwood 22 July.2011
Woman cut from crash Three bridges, Crawley 21 July.2011
Lancing Industrial unit destroyed in blaze 10 July.2011
Beko - fridge freezer warning 7 July.2011
Fatal Mid air collision over Shoreham 4 July.2011
Lady rescued from Aldwick smash 5 July.2011
Lightning strikes hit Sussex 28 Jun.2011
Severe bedroom blaze at Shoreham 21 May.2011
Large fire at Littlehampton boatyard 20 May.2011
Fittleworth forest fire, 15 acres burns 2 May.2011
Midhurst man rescued from Easter Sunday fire 24 Apr.2011
Horse rescue in water filled trench - Sidlesham 14 Apr.2011
Dog rescued from under Arun footbridge 7 Apr.2011
Lady cut free from car - A24 Warnham, Horsham 30 Mar.2011
Three vehicle collision, A29 Slindon 28 Mar.2011
Fire above Fat Boys in East Street, Chichester 04 Mar.2011
RTC Turners Hill Road, Crawley 18 Feb.2011
Serious accident A24 Broadbridge Heath 30 Jan.2011
Womans clothing catches alight 23 Jan.2011
Alarm saves Worthing couple in Xmas day blaze 25 Dec.2010
Fatal Fire, Woodlands Park Yapton 21 Nov.2010
Factory fire, Faraday road, Crawley 4 Nov.2010
Chichester Fatal fire - Bradshaw Road Flats 14 Oct.2010
Burgess Hill, Terraced house fire 7 Oct.2010
Keymer Tiles, Burgess Hill, suspicious fire 19 Aug.2010
Ice block goes through roof of Chichester flats 22 Jul.2010
Countryliner bus bursts into flames at Buriton7 Jul.2010
Storrington bungalow badly fire damaged 4 Jul.2010
Motorcyclist dies on A286 Henley bends 01 Jul.2010
A27 - Arundel - large HGV turns over 01 Jul. 2010
Arson attack on Littlehampton food shop 25 Jun.2010
Caravan blaze at Runcton, Chichester 24 May.2010
Junction Pub, Burgess Hill destroyed 12 May.2010
Thatched cottage roof fire, Clapham 11 May.2010
Worthing bungalow damaged in blaze 9 May.2010
Seven people rescued from Worthing flats 8 May.2010
Man rescued from Worthing flat fire 6 May.2010
Petworth Man dies in A272 accident 03 May.2010
A24 - Two rescued from collision 15 Apr.2010
House fire in West Chiltington 12 Mar. 2010
Garage destroyed in Angmering fire 27 Feb.2010
Dog dies in Haywards Heath house fire 20 Feb.2010
Car & lorry collide, Handcross 2 Feb.2010
Bradshaw Road Flat burnt out, Chichester 30 Jan.2010
Fire in Fishermans Joy Pub, Selsey 28 Jan.2010
Fatal RTC A27 Arundel 6 Dec.2009
Lightning strike hits Aldwick house 26 Nov.2009
Driver escapes as tree crushes WRVS van 25 Nov.2009
Glider crashes near Storrington 7 Nov.2009
Crawley building damaged in high winds 3 Nov.2009
Lucky escape for Midhurst driver 28 Oct.2009
Licensed cafe destroyed in Worthing fire - 18 October 2009
Autoglass driver rescued, Crawley RTC - 12 October 2009
Lady rescued from Rusper car wreck - 05 October 2009
Tilgate flat badly damaged in fire - 02 October 2009
UK Firefighters respond to Tsunami disaster - 01 Oct.2009
Barn & tractors destroyed, West Marden - 28 Sept.2009
Paramedics trapped in Sompting crash - 21 August 2009
Flat fire, Guinivere Road, Crawley - 16 August 2009
January Bosham death caused by fire - August 2009
Chemicals combust in house - August 2009
4 Barn fires across Sussex in one night - 11 August 2009
Girl rescued from roof after fall, Bognor - 2 August 2009
2 rescued after crash - Rusper Rd, Horsham - 28 July 2009
Articulated lorry destroyed A23 Warninglid - 28 July 2009
Car & Motorcycle collide A259 Bosham - 23 July 2009
Car overturns in Haywards Heath RTC - 21 July 2009
Sompting Bungalow damaged in Fire - 18 July 2009
Keymer, man cut free from 2 car RTC - 13 July 2009
Lightning strikes house, Cuckfield - 7 July 2009
RTC 2 people rescued, Crawley - 28 June 2009
Major fire, chapel - Hunston, Chichester - 28 June.2009
Horse in ditch, Frylands farm, Wineham - 26 May.2009
Chichester man found dead after fire - 25 June 2009
Animal Rescue - horse in river Arun - 15 June.2009
Fire in flats - Willow Garden, Hurstpierpoint - 25 May.2009
Thatched building, Whyke Road, Chichester - 22 May.2009
Tractor trailer overturns Northgate Chichester - 9 May.2009
RTC - Bolnore, Haywards Heath - 5 May.2009
Arson attack, St. Cyriacs, Chichester - 18 Apr.2009
Van Fire, Tower Close, Chichester - 17 Apr.2009
Horse Rescue, Homelands, Partridge Green - 14 Apr.2009
House fire, Mariners Quay, Littlehampton - 25 March 2009
House fire, Cherry Lane, Bolney - 21 March 2009
RTC Fontwell Avenue, Eastergate - 19 March 2009
RTC A23 south nr. Warninglid - 8 February 2009
Nursing Home Residents evacuated - 13 December 2008
Easebourne Fire - 10 Dec 2008
Slinfold Horse rescue - 7 December 2008
Bognor Football Social Club badly damaged - 2008
Launderette burnt out - 23 November 2008
Bus collides with bridge - 21 October 2008
RTC Bury Hill - 17 October 2008
Large car park Fire, Crawley - 13 October 2008
Fire in Nursery - 19 September 2008
Tractor and trailer overturns A27 - 9 September 2008
Horsham RTC - 5 September 2008
Haven RTC - 4 September 2008
House Fire, Muddleswood - 22 August 2008
Former Horsham School destroyed by fire - 18 July 2008
Burgess Hill night club destroyed in fire - 15 July 2008
Burger Van destroyed, A27 - 14 July 2008
Fire crews rescue injured construction worker - Jun 2008
Fire at crawley Recycling centre - 9 June 2008
Fire damages large country house - Feb 2008
Southdowns Country Hotel burns, Trotton - Jan 2008
WSF&RS, callsign "1912" going through Midhurst - video
Pilot dies in Hurricane crash at airshow - 15 Sep.2007
Firefighters rescue dog from fire - Feb 2007
Fire destroys Arundel Fire Station - Oct 25 2006
Power lines block Midhurst road - July 10 2006
Car fire Bepton road, Midhurst - July 8 2006
Man rescued from quarry - July 8 2006
Barn fire Goodwood - July 2 2006
2 year old boy rescued - June 1 2006
Tree falls on girls at Chanctonbury - May 30 2006
Seal rescue Pagham - May 23 2006
Lady dies, Hammer Parish - April 2 2006
Stedham lady rescued from River Rother - Feb 2006
Petworth Fair Fire - Nov 18 2005
Fire crews given wrong directions - 27 Aug 2004
Plane crashes into houses, Shoreham - 2 Apr 2001
New off-road vehicle for Petworth station - 19 Apr 2000
Floods & lightning hit Sussex - 2nd Jun 1999
Woolworths fire, Bognor 1974
Firemens day out turned into disaster - 12 July 1906
 
Did you know- A mobile phone can be used to call the emergency services even if you do not have any credit
Public consultation on a £2.5m cost-saving plan - 13 July 2012
East & West Sussex control rooms to merge - 06 Dec.2011
Keymer Fire station is to be closed - 18 Nov.2010
New look station for Haywards Heath - 31 Aug.2010
Midhurst and Petworth fire stations safe - 24 Jun.2010
Fire service plans big spending cuts - 24 Sep.2009
Fire Service equipment stolen - 30th Jul.2009
What to do if you hear emergency sirens whilst driving
A brief history of the West Sussex Fire Service

Volunteer Scheme extended
to Midhurst & Petworth
- Jan.2013
 
Motorcycle accident course launched - Oct 2012
Fire Safety - Deaf Awareness Week - May 2012
Home Fire Safety Checks a huge success
FREE Electric blanket checks
Fire Kills Website
Red Cross Support Unit FESS
Kids & Fires - Child Safety Week - June 2008
Chimney Fires
Emergency Services warn of roadside breakdown dangers
TV's on stand-by can cause fires
Firefighters conjure up a first
Download fire safety tips for the blind & deaf
Firefighters receive long service medals - 25 Sep 2002
Fire Kills resources for fire and rescue services
Lung function in West Sussex firemen- a 4 year study
Respiratory symptoms in West Sussex firemen
Smoke inhalation in firemen
 
icu New Incident Command Unit for West Sussex

Countryliner bus bursts into flames at Buriton
7 Jul. 2010

 

 
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Hurstpierpoint 25 May 2009 - © Eddie Howland
 

Saturday 8th July 2006 - 18:30
Car fire blocks Bepton Road

Midhurst fire brigade were called to a Porsche which caught fire in Bepton road tonight opposite the Grange entrance.
Even worse than usual traffic jams were caused to Festival of Speed traffic with the backlog on the A286 almost reaching Cocking. The London driver returning from the Goodwood event was unhurt. Other motorists and in particular a number of motorcyclists attempted to save the car using extinguishers from the nearby garage but the vehicle was badly damaged.

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Tuesday 11th July 2006 - 21:00
Midhurst power lines collapse
Police & Midhurst fire brigade were called to a collapsed power cable pole tonight, on New Road, only a 100 yards from the fire station. The pole was left at a dangerous angle blocking the footpath and threatening to fall into oncoming traffic supported only by the cables being held by an adjacent street light. WSCC sent a workteam to the scene.

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