Fire brigade rescues injured Brighton woman

Fire brigade rescues injured elderly woman

Fire brigade rescues injured elderly woman

Fire brigade rescues injured elderly woman

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The fire brigade was called out to assist ambulance services in rescuing an injured elderly woman from her home at The Priory apartment block, London Road, Brighton, today (July 8).

Fire services were called at 11.53am as the patient, who had suffered a fractured hip and leg, could not be safely moved from her third floor apartment.

A fire crew from Barcombe who happened to be in the area attended as well as an aerial ladder platform from Preston Circus Fire Station.

The crew from Preston Circus carried out the rescue by removing a window and carrying the patient out on a specialist stretcher.

The operation took a little over an hour and the patient was safely brought to the ground where the ambulance service took her to hospital.

 

Pictures by Mervyn Edmunds.

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2:59pm Tue 8 Jul 14

monkeymoo says...

'A crew from Barcombe, who happened to be in the are'?

Why were they in the area? Are we already seeing that fire crews have to be called into the city from far away because of a LACK OF FIRE ENGINES AND FIREFIGHTERS!?

Good job the Fie Authority has voted to cut more of them!
P.s....I do hope they enjoy they (the fire authority) enjoy their tax payers paid golf and spa break whilst this all goes on.
'A crew from Barcombe, who happened to be in the are'? Why were they in the area? Are we already seeing that fire crews have to be called into the city from far away because of a LACK OF FIRE ENGINES AND FIREFIGHTERS!? Good job the Fie Authority has voted to cut more of them! P.s....I do hope they enjoy they (the fire authority) enjoy their tax payers paid golf and spa break whilst this all goes on. monkeymoo
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