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Free Electric Blanket Testing sessions

News : 18 September 2018

Free Electric Blanket Testing sessions are taking place in September and October.

faulty blanket

The September sessions are taking place at Eastbourne and Polegate on Friday 21 September.

Other sessions in Wealden are taking place on Monday October 8 at Heathfield and Hailsham and Tuesday 9 October at Uckfield and Crowborough.

Sessions are organised by the East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service.

Electric blankets should be checked regularly to make sure they are safe. Frayed material and scorch marks are tell-tale signs that something may not be right. Don’t take unnecessary chances. Bring your electric blankets to one of East Sussex Fire and Rescue’s events for a free test. If you are unable to attend an event, please ask a family member, friend, carer or neighbour if they are able to bring your electric blanket along for you. 


Friday 21 September:

Eastbourne Fire Station Whitley Road Eastbourne BN22 8LA 10.00am – 12.00pm 

St Johns Church Hall Polegate BN26 5BX 2.00pm – 4.00pm


Monday 8 October:

Heathfield Fire Station High Street Heathfield TN21 0UP 10.00am – 12.00pm 

Hailsham Fire Station Victoria Road Hailsham BN27 2AY 2.00pm – 4.00pm.


Tuesday 9 October:

Uckfield Fire Station Bell Farm Road Uckfield TN22 1BA 10.00am – 12.00pm 

Crowborough Fire Station Beacon Road Crowborough TN6 1AF 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Stay warm this winter…stay safe.