Belgian film focuses on East Sussex fire crews

Firefighters in Hastings and Rother are to star in a specially-made short film about the emergency services.

Tuesday, 2nd June 2015, 4:50 pm
Bexhill and Battle firefighters in action at Beachy Head SUS-150106-110234001

Hastings, Bexhill and Battle firefighters took part in a number of exercises over the bank holiday weekend with images taken to be used in the project.

Belgian film maker Jasper Leonard is making a film out of thousands of photos.

He then readjusts the focus which makes the detail appear like miniature figures.

Hastings firefighters in action SUS-150106-110248001

He has already created a similar one for Antwerp Fire service .

The film is showcasing the different abilities of European fire and rescue services and will be shown at an international exhibition next month.

Four exercises, which took place in and around East Sussex, will feature in the film.

The Battle and Bexhill line rescue teams took part in a simulated cliff rescue from a site near Beachy Head, with a ‘casualty’ who had fallen and become trapped halfway down the cliff face.

The crew went over the cliff with a stretcher , bringing the ‘casualty’ to the top of the cliff.

Over at Rock-a-Nore, 
Hastings firefighters rescued a ‘casualty’ who had fallen from the harbour wall on to the beach.

The crew used the aerial ladder platform to pitch from the car park, over the wall and fix a line recovery system to retrieve the casualty on a stretcher.

In other parts of the county, Eastbourne fire crews simulated a road traffic scenario while the Crowborough swift water rescue team rescued a ‘casualty’ from a river.