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Tilgate fire station safety event a huge success

Around 2,000 people attended the event to receive safety advice from a number of public services.

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Firefighters from West Sussex Fire Rescue Service's Rapid Relief Team.

Crawley Fire Station held their third summer safety BBQ at Tilgate Park on Saturday (11 August), and the event proved to be a huge success.

Around 2,000 people attended the day to receive safety advice, not only from West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service (WSFRS), but also from the HART team who gave lessons in CPR, Sussex Police, the RSPCA and the RNLI.

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An amazing £1,166 was raised for local seven year old girl, Ebonie Musselwhite, to help towards funding treatment for her rare form of acute leukaemia.

Watch Manager Julian Bridgman, who supported with the organisation of the event, said:

“The day went really well and the dedication that everybody put in, not only on the day, but in the preparation stages was exceptional.

“A special thanks goes to the Rapid Relief Team (RRT). Their group of volunteers did an incredible job with providing and preparing the food for 1,100 people that enjoyed the free BBQ. The thanks is also extended to Asda and Tesco who donated prizes for the raffle and all of our Community Volunteers for their hard work on the day.”

West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service is at the heart of West Sussex County Council’s Communities and Public Protection Directorate, working to support communities to become safer, stronger and more resilient through a combination of prevention, protection and response activities.

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Arson attack in Gossops Green as two cars are burnt out and two houses damaged

Police are seeking information about an incident in Crawley in which fire damage was caused to two cars and two houses.

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At about 9.30pm on Friday 28 September, in Tintern Road, Crawley a car was set alight.

The fire spread to a car next to it and to the windows and guttering of two adjacent houses.

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The cars, which were burnt out, were parked and unoccupied and nobody in the houses was hurt.

Police Investigator Sean Tucker said:

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“The initial fire was caused deliberately. If you saw what happened or have any other information please contact us online or call 101, quoting serial 1280 of 28/09.”

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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