Rye Community Fire Station is looking for new on call retained firefighters and is opening it’s doors to anyone interested in becoming part of the East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service team.
Live or work in Rye?
The station is recruiting on call retained firefighters. You will need to live or work within five minutes of the station so you can respond to an alert in a timely manner.
An open evening is being held between 6.00pm until 8.30pm on the 18 April 2018 at the station on Ferry Road, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 7DJ.There will be a chance to find out if you have what it takes to be an on-call firefighter and visitors will be able to try out some of the duties and tasks which firefighters regularly undertake including dummy drag, ladder climbing and other physical tasks. Continue reading Rye Community Fire Station needs you!
Fire crews from Rye and others including Hastings, Battle and Ashford are fighting a multi-building farm fire just outside Camber on the Lydd Road.
Police and ambulance attendance, but as far as we can ascertain there were no injuries. Around ten fire appliances are at the blaze, including a Ladder Platform and around fifty firefighters,. Police are running traffic control but the road has not been closed. Continue reading Massive Farm Fire Near Camber
SAP 201 Will be at the Rye Fire-fighters Open Day on Sunday (10 September 2017)
The men featured in the picture are part of a team of brilliant firemen who kept this town safe while they were ‘on watch’ with their famous Fire Appliance SAP 201.
On Sunday (10 September 2017) SAP 201 returns to Rye, 45 years after she left service in Rye, restored to her original condition by Mike Garrett, to be at the Rye Fire-Fighters open day.
Surviving members of her old crew will be there to greet her plus the rest of Rye’s fire-fighters including Rye Fire Chief Gary Bourn, whose grandfather and father both fought many blazes with SAP 201.
The Open Day runs from 10 am. – 2 pm. at the Fire Station in Mill Lane. Come along and see one of Rye’s greatest fire fighting machines looking just as she did 50 years ago.
In the early hours of yesterday morning (Tuesday 2 May) the famous fish shop belonging to Hugh Sutton was badly damaged by a car which collided with the building after leaving the road and smashing through the garden. It ended up embedded into the side of the shop,
For those that were unable to attend the Memorial Service here is Gary Bourn’s Tribute to his Dad
Michael, Mick, Mike, Ernie, Mick the Milk, Mr Bourn, Sub Officer Bourn and even Russ Abbott are some of the names you have known my Dad by – His actual name was George Michael Albert – but to make this easy for me to do, and as he was mine, I will refer to him simply as “Dad”.
Dad was born on the 16 August 1938. He was Ethel and Franks, aka Pop-Pop’s, third child and only son and a little brother for his sisters Audrey and Margaret. They all grew up in the family home at number 4 Richmond Villas or as we know it 17 Rope Walk. Continue reading My Dad – Gary Bourn’s Tribute
They came in their hundreds to St Mary’s Church on Thursday 21 April to say last goodbyes to one of Rye’s best known heroes, George Michael Albert Bourn M. B. E. The Church was packed, every pew was filled. Rye Firemen and Firefighters from other stations were there in force.
There was a hushed silence as Gary Bourn paid tribute to his father’s life and recalled many of the incidents in Michael’s very active and eventful time from his birth on 16 August 1938. Continue reading The Last Shout
It is with great personal sadness I have to report the death of one of Rye’s truly great characters.
I have known ‘Mick’ Bourn since school-days, he was in the same class at Rye Primary.
Mick worked with his dad’s painting and decorating business. He joined the Rye Fire Service when his dad was fire chief at Rye and learned the secrets of Rye’s inter-connecting buildings, roof and wall spaces. This knowledge became Continue reading Michael Bourn MBE