December 2017
Biker Down Workshop - East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service 4th December 2017

Actions taken in the first few moments after an collision involving a biker can be crucial in minimising injuries and can make a real difference to the lives of those involved.

Biker Down is a free training workshop run by professionals for bikers designed to answer these uncertainties. It uses the expertise of the Emergency Services and HSE qualified First Aid Trainers to prepare motorcyclists should the worst happen on the roads. 

The workshop last approximately three hours and is broken down into three modules:

Module one: Looks at the initial scene management and the protection of those present and risk assessing the scene.
Module two: Is delivered by a HSE First Aid trainer and focuses on assessing the casualty when dealing with trauma and when and how to safely remove a motorcyclist’s helmet.
Module three: Focuses on being seen as a motorcyclist. The module is delivered by a member of the partnership, who uses their experience in investigating and/or dealing with serious and fatal motorcycle crashes.

To register your interest in attending, please email: firebike@esfrs.org

Safe Drive Stay Alive - East Sussex 5th December 2017

Safe Drive Stay Alive is produced by a partnership including Sussex Police and SouthEast Coast Ambulance Service and co-ordinated by East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service. 

The objective is to reduce the number of people killed and seriously injured on the roads of East Sussex and Brighton and Hove.

The show explores the consequences of getting involved in a road collision.

The production is aimed specifically at young people who are at the age where they are either learning to drive, have just passed their test, or are becoming passengers with their friends who are already driving. This is a hard hitting performance and would not be suitable for under 16s.