Shine Radio’s roving reporter Jo Gray heard about a stricken fire appliance on the heath – she went to find out more…

As well as the ‘unexpected addition’ to the planned training schedule the crew made the most of the time it took for the specialist recovery truck to arrive – talking to local residents, showing the ‘nee-naw’ to children and even arranging to fit smoke detectors in a vulnerable household… until they got out of the ‘sticky situation!

Stuck in the sand. Not sure that was part of the plan. When fire and rescue needs rescuing themselves.
Earth, wind-it-in and fire.
Local families & dog walkers were very interested!

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Fire & Rescue Service offers free home fire safety visits. To find out more visit: