Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service News ItemsNews Items published by the Cornwall Fire and Rescue ServiceengabLibrary RSS Component v1.0Mon, 25 Jun 2018 13:53:42 GMTUpdatehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=31147Ben HoodThere have been no incidents to report at this time. As and when incidents of note occur, the Newsdesk will be updated. Planning a Barbecue? Although most barbecues present no problems, there have been examples of fires, serious injuries and deaths caused by the use of flammable liquids or sitting barbecues too close to fences, garden sheds, buildings or trees. Following some simple guidelines can ensure that everyone has a happy and safe barbecue season. Help protect yourself, friends, family and others by viewing our information on our website, which is available from the link below: ]]>Sat, 9 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTHedge Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=32168Maggie MooreAn appliance from Liskeard and one from Bodmin attended a hedge fire approximately 10m in length. The crew used a hosereel to extinguish the fire which was caused accidentally.]]>Sat, 23 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTHedge Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=32169Maggie MooreOne appliance from Penzance Fire Station attended a hedge fire measuring 10 m in length. The crew used one hosereel to extinguish the fire which was caused accidentally.]]>Sat, 23 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTGorse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=32167Maggie MooreOne appliance from St Austell Fire Station attended approx. 20 square metres of gorse on fire. The crew used beaters to extinguish the fire, the cause was believed to be arson and Police have been informed.]]>Sat, 23 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=32166Ian OliverOn the request from SWAST for scene safety, one appliance from Falmouth was mobilised, on arrival the crew found the incident involved a car and a motorbike, the crew proceeded to give first aid until the arrival of the ambulance service and then proceeded to ensure the scene was safe. Further details may be obtained from Devon & Cornwall Police, who were in attendance.]]>Sat, 23 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTFire In Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=32165Megan VigoAt 20:03 the Critical Control Centre received an emergency call regarding a hedge on fire. One fire appliance from St Austell was mobilised to the incident. On arrival crews found a small area of grass and hedge on fire. Firefighters used a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. The fire was confirmed as accidental and confined.]]>Fri, 22 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=32164Ian OliverOn receipt of this call stating that persons were trapped, one appliance from Truro and the rescue tender from Tolvaddon were mobilised, on arrival the crew found that the incident involved two vehicles, fortunately no persons were trapped, crews proceeded to make the vehicles safe and administer first aid until the arrival of an ambulance. Further details may be obtained from Devon & Cornwall Police, who were in attendance.]]>Fri, 22 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTGorse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=32163Ian OliverOne appliance from Tolvaddon attended this incident, which involved approximately fifty square metres of gorse, Network Rail were informed as the incident was in the vicinity of the permanent way, but the crew were still a safe distance from the track, the crew used beaters to extinguish the fire.]]>Fri, 22 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=32162Megan VigoAt 12:14 this afternoon the Critical Control Centre received an emergency call regarding a vehicle on fire. One appliance from Penzance was immediately mobilised to the incident. Crews used two breathing apparatus stage one, one hose reel jet and small tools to extinguish the fire. The fire was confirmed as accidental and confined. ]]>Wed, 20 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTChild Locked Inside Vehiclehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=32161Emma MatthewsOne appliance from Penzance used small tools to release a child that had been accidentally locked inside a vehicle. Between 01 April 2016 to 05 May 2017, Cornwall Fire, Rescue and Community Safety Service have attended 27 calls to assist parents / carers with children locked in vehicles. The AA says it rescues on average seven children locked in cars every day in the UK. If you are concerned about the welfare of another person’s life, never hesitate to call 999. One of our critical control centre operators will talk you through the situation and offer advice and help over the phone or if necessary they will send out an emergency service to assist you. Advice to remember if this ever happens to you: - Keep calm and don’t panic - Think clearly and act quickly - Call 999 immediately for the emergency services if you have any concerns about a person’s health Top tips to prevent the risk of this happening to you: - Keep your keys with you at all times. - Never give a child the keys to play with in the car. - Don't close all the doors unless you’re sure you have the keys. - Leave a window open so that if central locking is activated you can still get in. - Keep spare keys at home. For more information, visit our website: ]]>Tue, 19 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTTwo Vehicle Road Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=32159Emma MatthewsOne appliance from Hayle, the Rescue Tender from Tolvaddon along with a Wholetime Flexi Duty Officer attended the scene of a reported two vehicle road traffic collision with reported persons trapped. Crash rescue equipment was used to assist the casualties from the vehicles who were then left in the care of South West Ambulance Service Foundation Trust (SWASFT) and the Air Ambulance. ]]>Mon, 18 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTGorse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=32160Emma MatthewsAppliances from Perranporth and Truro attended the scene of a reported gorse fire at Cligga Head, Perranporth this afternoon. An area of gorse measuring 15 metres by 15 metres was extinguished using beaters. The cause is unknown.]]>Mon, 18 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collision - Scene Safetyhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=31161Ben HoodThe Critical Control Centre received a call from ambulance about a two vehicle road traffic collision. On arrival crews assisted police and ambulance to make scene safe. There are no further details at this time. Find out more about Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service’s role when attending road traffic collisions by selecting the related link below:]]>Mon, 18 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=31160Nichola ThompsonOne appliance from Padstow attended a reported vehicle fire in the St Eval area. One hosereel and two breathing apparatus were used to extinguish the fire. The cause was believed to be accidental. ]]>Mon, 18 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTAnimal Rescuehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=31158Megan VigoAt 08:34 the Critical Control Centre received an emergency call regarding a cow that had fallen down a ravine. Two appliances from St Dennis, the Rope Rescue vehicle from Bodmin and an officer were immediately mobilised. On arrival, firefighters discovered one large cow that was stuck down a ravine. An assessment of the scene was carried out and small tools were used to gain access. Once a vet had arrived on scene the cow was sedated and successfully removed using lines. For further details on how we respond to animal rescues, visit the link below where more information and advice can be found. ]]>Sat, 16 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTJoint Emergency Responsehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=31157Ian OliverOn the request from the ambulance service to assist with a casualty who had fallen onto rocks, one appliance and a wholetime officer were mobilised, on arrival the crews liaised with on scene Police and Ambulance crews to attend a person who had fallen twenty feet onto rocks, the coastguard service were also in attendance and crews assisted ambulance crews with the casualty. A search and rescue helicopter was in attendance and rescued one further casualty trapped on the top of further rocks, the main casualty was then transferred to the helicopter who then proceeded with the casualty to Derriford Hospital.]]>Fri, 15 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTFire, Residentialhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=31156Megan VigoAt 00:05 this morning the Critical Control Centre received multiple emergency calls regarding a residential fire. Two appliances from Truro were immediately mobilised. Once in attendance Truro requested make pumps 4. Two additional appliances were mobilised, along side the command vehicle from St Just and the OSV from Falmouth. The fire had spread to the roof, crews are using 2 main jets, 4 breathing apparatus and are searching the building. At 00:44 make pumps 6 was requested. Along with, the attendance of the Aerial Ladder Platform. The fire had began to spread through the roof. Firefighters are using 6 breathing apparatus and making good progress. Crews on scene are liaising with Police and Ambulance, who are also in attendance. 01:46 - Firefighters are using five main jets, two hose reel jets, the aerial ladder platform and breathing apparatus stage two. The fire had spread across roof space and was stopped by crews using building construction. 03:07 - Stop message received for the incident. All persons are accounted for, now scaling back the operations to two pumps and two main jets and crews are damping down. A joint fire investigation will be taking place tomorrow morning. ]]>Tue, 12 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTResidential Fire Alarmhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=31155Sarah LynhamOn receipt of an emergency call the appliance from Looe Community Fire Station was mobilised. On arrival the crew found the property to be smoke logged, they removed the occupant and used a positive pressure ventilation system to remove the smoke. Fires happen when you least expect them, often during the night. They also spread very quickly, damaging property, killing and injuring people. A smoke alarm is a warning device that detects smoke at the earliest stages of a fire. When it detects a fire, it will make a piercing noise to alert or wake you. Find out more about the different types of Smoke alarms and how to install and maintain them from our website: ]]>Mon, 11 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collision - Person Trappedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=31154Ben HoodCritical Control received a call from Police requesting assistance at a Road Traffic Collision persons trapped. The Firefighters from Callington, Liskeard and Bodmin arrived on scene to a two vehicle collision with one male severely trapped. Crews used cutting equipment to release male from vehicle and left in care of ambulance. No further details are available from Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service. If any further details required, please contact Devon and Cornwall Police.]]>Mon, 11 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTFire In the Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29033Ben HoodCornwall Fire and Rescue service received a call from a member of the public reporting a fire in the open at Asda roundabout, Penryn. One pump from Falmouth Community Fire Station was immediately mobilised by Fire Control. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed 40 square meters of gorse on fire. Crews used two hose reel jets to extinguish the fire. There are no further details to pass. ]]>Thu, 5 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTFire In Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=31153Megan VigoAt 22:48 one fire appliance from Tolvaddon was mobilised to a recycling bin on fire in Redruth. On arrival firefighters discovered two recycling bins, containing cardboard involved in fire. One hose reel jet was used to extinguish the fire. This incident is arson suspected and spread. Anyone with information on fires being deliberately started in the countryside are advised to anonymously call Crimestoppers free on 0800 555 111 or contact Devon and Cornwall Police on 101 with information. Arson puts both the public and firefighters at unnecessary risk. It ties up resources that could be in demand for other more serious incidents. A lot of Cornwall is covered by on-call firefighters, so there's also a significant cost to each incident. ]]>Sun, 10 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTFire In Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=31152Megan VigoAt 21:30 this evening the Critical Control Centre received numerous calls regarding a fire in the open. One appliance from Looe Fire station was mobilised. On arrival crews found an out of control bonfire and requested the attendance of another appliance. Liskeard and a whole time officer were immediately mobilised. Firefighters made good progress using a Light Portable Pump and main jet. Crews remain on scene damping down and making up. If you are planning a large bonfire in Cornwall, inform Cornwall Fire, Rescue and Community Safety Service before you start by dialing 0203 162 2240 and tell the Critical Control Operator: • Your location. • Time you intend to start burning. • Confirm when you have finished burning. This helps us avoid sending fire engines to false alarms when they could be responding to a real emergency. With controlled burns, it is illegal to leave a fire unattended or to have too few people to control it. Always ensure a fire is completely out before you leave it and check next day to ensure it has not reignited. ]]>Sun, 10 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTPerson Locked Out/inhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=31151Ben HoodOne appliance from Newquay Fire Station attended a person locked out of property while the gas grill cooker was left on at Trebarwith Crescent. Entry was gained through a window, gas supply was isolated and crews ventilated the flat. There are no further details to pass.]]>Sun, 10 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTResidential Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=31150Todd HollyoakeCornwall Fire and Rescue service received a call from a member of the public reporting a fire at a property in Glenthorne Road, Threemilestone. Two pumps from Truro and one from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station’s along with a whole time officer were immediately mobilised by Critical Control. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed a small microwave fire within the kitchen area of the property. Crews extinguished the fire using two breathing apparatus under stage one, one hose reel jet, one safety jet and a thermal imaging camera. One person was rescued from the property by Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service, handover form was completed and the incident was left safe and in the hands of the Ambulance Service. ]]>Sun, 10 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=31149Todd HollyoakeCornwall Fire and Rescue service received a call from Devon & Cornwall Police reporting a road traffic collision on the A390, Hewas Water. Two pumps from St Austell, the rescue tender from Bodmin Community Fire Station along as a whole time officer were immediately mobilised by Critical Control. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed a one vehicle road traffic collision. One casualty was in the care of the Ambulance service while crews made the vehicle safe. The incident was left safe and in the hands of Devon & Cornwall Police. Find out more about Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service’s role when attending road traffic collisions by selecting the related link below: ]]>Sun, 10 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTCooker Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=31148Maggie MooreTwo appliances from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station attended this incident. Crews using two breathing apparatus and one hosereel rescued one elderly female from the property and extinguished a cooker fire. The elderly female suffered slight smoke inhalation and was taken to hospital by ambulance as a precaution. The cause of the fire was accidental and confined.]]>Sat, 9 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=31146Megan VigoA fire crew from Wadebridge Community Fire Station attended a road traffic collision for scene safety. Fire Crews assisted police and ambulance to make the scene safe using one hose reel]]>Sat, 9 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTFire In Hotelhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=31145Janice JamesTwo fire crews from Bude Community Fire Station and a Fire Officer attended a fire at a hotel in Bude. The fire was out on arrival. A full inspection was carried out and ensured safe by using a thermal imaging camera and hose reel. ]]>Sat, 9 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=31144Maggie MooreOne appliance from Saltash Fire Station attended this incident. One vehicle was well alight and crews used two breathing apparatus and two hosereel to extinguish the fire. The vehicle was in a dangerous position blocking the highway so Police were requested. The fire is believed to be arson suspected.]]>Sat, 9 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTWheelie Bin Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=31143John RickardOne appliance from St Ives was mobilized to a wheelie bin on fire in Penbeagle Park. On arrival crews found the contents of a wheelie bin on fire and the cause seemed to be a discarded BBQ. The crew used one hose reel to ensure the fire was extinguished.]]>Fri, 8 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=31142Todd HollyoakeCornwall Fire and Rescue service received a call from Devon & Cornwall Police reporting a road traffic collision on the A395, St Clether. One pump from Launceston, one pump Delabole and the rescue tender from Bodmin Community Fire Station along with a whole time officer was immediately mobilised by Critical Control. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed one vehicle road traffic collision that had been dealt with by the Ambulance Service. Police and Air Ambulance were in attendance, crews made the vehicle safe and assisted in helping the Ambulance Service. The incident was left safe and in the hands of the Ambulance service. Find out more about Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service’s role when attending road traffic collisions by selecting the related link below: ]]>Fri, 8 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTCar Fireshttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=31141Adam OliverAt 02:49 this morning the Critical Control Centre received a number of calls reporting that there were two cars on fire within the Brewery Drive and Tregorrick View areas of St Austell. Two appliances from St Austell Community Fire Station were mobilised to the area. On arrival in Tregorrick View two vehicles were discovered to be well alight. Firefighters used two breathing apparatus and two hose reel jets to extinguish this fire. On arrival in Brewery Drive the second appliance discovered a single car fire and firefighters used two breathing apparatus and a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. Both incidents have been classed as arson suspected. Devon and Cornwall Police were also in attendance at and both locations. ]]>Thu, 7 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=31140Megan VigoAt 15:23 one appliance from Newquay attended a vehicle fire. Firefighters discovered one vehicle, well alight. Two breathing apparatus, two hose reel jets and one thermal imaging camera were used to extinguish the fire.]]>Wed, 6 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=31139Megan VigoAt 14:08 this afternoon the Critical Control Centre received a call from Devon and Cornwall Police, requesting our assistance at a road traffic collision. Fire appliances from Truro and St Austell, along with the Rescue Tender from Tolvaddon were mobilised to the incident. On arrival crews discovered a multiple road traffic collision with one casualty trapped. Firefighters used crash rescue equipment to remove the casualty who was left in the care of the Ambulance Service. Crews then proceeded to make the vehicles and scene safe.]]>Wed, 6 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTWater Rescuehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=31137Megan VigoThe Critical Control Centre received a call from Devon and Cornwall Police at 05:59 this morning, requesting our attendance to a vehicle submerged in a river. Firefighters from Falmouth and Tolvaddon were first to arrive on scene, confirming a one vehicle road traffic collision. A vehicle was found on it's side in shallow water, no occupants were in the vehicle. Crews remain on scene using a thermal imaging camera to search the surrounding area and are removing the vehicle from the river. ]]>Mon, 4 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collision - Person Trappedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=31136Ben HoodCrews from Saltash, Liskeard and Bodmin attended a road traffic collision involving a lorry and a van. On arrival crews used crash rescue equipment. One casualty was extracted from a vehicle and was handed over to the care of ambulance. There are no further details to pass at this time.]]>Sun, 3 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collision - Persons Trappedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=31135Ben HoodCrews from Tolvaddon, St Keverne and Helston attended a road traffic collision near the area of Zoar. On arrival crews worked with paramedics and assisted ambulance take casualty to the air helicopter. No further details at this time.]]>Sun, 3 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTResidential Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=31134Megan VigoAt 20:58 this evening the Critical Control Centre mobilised two appliances, one from Looe and another from Liskeard to a residential fire. On arrival crews gained entry to a two storey mid terrace property. Firefighters located a small fire in the kitchen. The fire was extinguished and crews remained on scene ventilating the property. ]]>Sat, 2 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTCampervan Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=31131Nichola ThompsonOne appliance from Bodmin attended the scene of a reported campervan on fire at Boundary Road in Bodmin. A small fire in the engine compartment was out on arrival, crews used one hosereel to cool the engine bay. The cause was accidental.]]>Sat, 2 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=31132Nichola ThompsonOne appliance from Truro attended a reported road traffic collision, which resulted in a overturned generator. The crews made the scene safe and righted the generator using their front mounted winch.]]>Sat, 2 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTHay Bale Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=31133Nichola ThompsonAppliances from Looe, Bodmin and Liskeard attended a reported fire in Herodsfoot this afternoon. A garden bonfire had spread to approximately 20 hay bales. Crews used hay forks and one hosereel to extinguish the fire. The cause was accidental.]]>Sat, 2 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=31130Megan VigoAt 12:56 the Critical Control Centre received an emergency call from Ambulance, regarding a two vehicle road traffic collision. Two appliances from Tolvaddon, one from Hayle and a whole time officer attended the incident. Crews assisted paramedics with the removal of one casualty and remained on scene until the arrival of Devon and Cornwall Police]]>Fri, 1 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=31129Megan VigoAt 11:34 fire appliances from Padstow and Wadebridge were mobilised to a road traffic collision, to provide scene safety. On arrival crews confirmed a two vehicle road traffic collision, with no persons trapped. One car was in a precarious position, firefighters moved the vehicle to a safe area and awaited the arrival of Police and Ambulance.]]>Fri, 1 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collision Persons Trappedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=31128Janice JamesFire crews from Penzance and Tolvaddon Community Fire Stations attended a road traffic collision involving a car and a lorry where one casualty was rescued using crash rescue equipment. Fire crews assisted Police making the scene safe. Any further information required contact Devon & Cornwall Police.]]>Thu, 31 May 2018 23:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=31127Adam OliverOne appliance from Delabole responded to this incident. On arrival a car fire was discovered. Firefighters used two breathing apparatus sets and two hose reels to extinguish the fire. ]]>Mon, 28 May 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=31125Todd HollyoakeCornwall Fire and Rescue service received a call from Devon & Cornwall Police of road traffic collision on the A38 near Dobwalls. One pump from Liskeard, one pump and the rescue tender from Bodmin Community Fire Station was immediately mobilised by Critical Control along with a whole time officer. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed a road traffic collision involving one heavy goods vehicle and one car with one person trapped and one person injured. Crews are assisting the Ambulance service, making vehicles safe and protecting the scene. No further updates at this time. ]]>Sun, 27 May 2018 23:00:00 GMTPerson Rescuedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=31124Janice JamesFire crews from Looe, Liskeard, Bodmin and Tolvaddon Community Fire Stations and two Officers attended a male who had fallen down an embankment. Fire crews assisted police and ambulance locate the casualty, who had fallen approximately 50 meters down into a wooded area, with the aid of a thermal imaging camera. The male was transported to a waiting ambulance by local life boat crews.]]>Sat, 26 May 2018 23:00:00 GMTResidential Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=31123Megan VigoAt 11:20 this morning the Critical Control Centre received an emergency call regarding a residential property on fire. Two appliances from Tolvaddon were immediately mobilised. A further appliance from Truro and a whole time officer also attended the incident. On arrival crews discovered smoke issuing, with a confirmed fire on the ground floor of a domestic property. Firefighters then used four breathing apparatus, one hose reel jet, one covering jet and a thermal imaging camera. After investigating the cause of the fire crews have confirmed that it was accidental and spread. Fires happen when you least expect them, often during the night. They also spread very quickly, damaging property, killing and injuring people. A smoke alarm is a warning device that detects smoke at the earliest stages of a fire. When it detects a fire, it will make a piercing noise to alert or wake you. Find out more about the different types of Smoke alarms and how to install and maintain them from our website: ]]>Fri, 25 May 2018 23:00:00 GMTWheelie Bin On Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=31122Maggie MooreOne appliance from Penzance Fire Station attended this incident. One wheelie bin was well alight and crews used one hosereel to extinguish the fire.]]>Thu, 24 May 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=31121Sarah LynhamTwo appliances from Bodmin Community Fire Station and a whole time officer responded to a report of a car trapped against railings with persons trapped in the vehicle. The vehicle was winched to safety and occupants released. ]]>Wed, 23 May 2018 23:00:00 GMTRubbish Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30122Sarah LynhamOne crew from Penzance Community Fire Station responded to calls reporting a shelter on fire. On arrival the crews found a pile of rubbish and bench to be on fire. A hose reel jet was used to extinguish the fire. Devon and Cornwall Police have been informed of this incident. Anyone with information on fires being deliberately started are advised to anonymously call Crimestoppers free on 0800 555 111 or contact Devon and Cornwall Police on 101 with information. Arson puts both the public and firefighters at unnecessary risk. It ties up resources that could be in demand for other more serious incidents. A lot of Cornwall is covered by on-call firefighters, so there's also a significant cost to each incident. ]]>Wed, 23 May 2018 23:00:00 GMTFire In Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30121Sarah LynhamTwo appliances and a whole time officer are in attendance to reports of a large fire in a field. On arrival the crews found three large unattended bonfires. If you are planning a large bonfire in Cornwall, inform the Fire and Rescue Service before you start by calling our Critical Control Centre on 0203 162 2240. Tell the Critical Control Operator: • Your location. • Time you intend to start burning. • Confirm when you have finished burning. This helps us avoid sending fire engines to false alarms when they could be responding to a real emergency. For more information regarding controlled burns and bonfires visit the link below. ]]>Wed, 23 May 2018 23:00:00 GMTCaravan Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30120Adam OliverAppliances from Hayle and Tolvaddon responded to this incident. On arrival a caravan fire was discovered. Firefighters used four breathing apparatus sets and a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. Arson is suspected and the police are in attendance at the incident. ]]>Tue, 22 May 2018 23:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30119Maggie MooreOn receipt of this call Critical Control mobilised appliances from Bodmin, Lostwithiel and Wadebridge. The caller stated that her flat was on fire and her boyfriend and cats were still in the property. The CCC operators made the call persons reported and then requested Ambulance and informed the Police. On arrival crews found all occupants to be out of the flat, there was smoke issuing from the first floor of a 3 storey block of flats. The fire was located in the kitchen and extinguished using two breathing apparatus, one hosereel and one covering jet. There was one male casualty who suffered with burns to his foot and was treated by the ambulance personnel on scene. The cause of the fire was accidental.]]>Tue, 22 May 2018 23:00:00 GMTGorse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30118Maggie MooreOne appliance from Newquay Fire Station attended reports of smoke seen coming from the garden of a property near to Pentire Point. On investigation crews found 10 sq m gorse on fire in the garden of a derelict property, they used one hosereel to extinguish the flames. They also used beaters to prevent the fire spreading to the headland. The cause of the fire is unkown.]]>Tue, 22 May 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30117Maggie MooreOne fire appliance and the specialist Rescue Tender from Tolvaddon Fire Station attended this incident. It involved two vehicles on their roof but there were no persons trapped inside. The crews assisted Ambulance crews and then made the vehicles and area safe.]]>Tue, 22 May 2018 23:00:00 GMTGorse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30116Nichola ThompsonAppliances from Hayle and Tolvaddon attended the scene of a reported gorse fire. The fire was out on their arrival. The cause is arson suspected and details have been passed to Devon and Cornwall Police ]]>Sat, 19 May 2018 23:00:00 GMTHoax Callshttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30113Nichola ThompsonThroughout the day the Critical Control Centre has received seventeen hoax calls. Fire Service control operators realised that they were hoax calls and no appliances were mobilised. A hoax call to any Emergency Service could cost lives; tying up valuable emergency resources and preventing them from attending a real incident. If there had been a genuine emergency, resources would have to be called in from another station further away. Putting lives at risk. Making hoax calls is illegal. People can, and have been, heavily prosecuted for making hoax calls with a fine of up to £5,000 or six months in prison. ]]>Sat, 19 May 2018 23:00:00 GMTGorse Fire.https://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30115Nichola ThompsonTwo appliances from Wadebridge attended the scene of a reported gorse fire. Beaters and a hosereel jet were used to extinguish approx 50 square metres of deep gorse. The cause is believed to be accidental.]]>Sat, 19 May 2018 23:00:00 GMTChimney Fire.https://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30114Nichola ThompsonTwo appliances from Looe attended a reported chimney fire. Chimney rods were used to extinguish the fire and a thermal imaging camera was used to check for hot spots. The cause was accidental.]]>Sat, 19 May 2018 23:00:00 GMTHotel Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30112Fire ControlAt 03:04 this morning (20/05/2018) a 999 call was received in the Critical Control Centre (Fire Control) with reports of a fire in the Atlantic Hotel in Newquay. Hotel staff raised the alarm and had started to evacuate. Two major pumping appliances and the Ariel Ladder Platform were mobilised on the initial call. The first appliance to leave Newquay Community Fire Station made pumps 4 as flames could be seen coming from the hotel. Additional Fire appliances and resources were mobilised from Perranporth, St Columb, St Dennis and an additional Ariel Ladder from Truro along with the command support vehicle from St Just, the operational support vehicle from St Austell Community Fire Stations and two supervisory Officers. Firefighters used six Breathing apparatus, hose reel jets, main jets and the Ariel ladder platform to extinguish the fire by 05:14 All persons have been accounted for and Fire crews working jointly with Police with help of hotel staff are relocating guests to a nearby hotel. A full fire investigation is underway to determine the cause of the fire. Ambulance also attended the incident to provide support and medical assistance. All further press updates and statements will be published on the Newsdesk. ]]>Sat, 19 May 2018 23:00:00 GMTBoat Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30111Megan VigoAt 08:58 this morning the Critical Control Centre received a call from a member of the public, regarding a boat on fire. Both appliances from St Mary's were mobilised immediately. Crews discovered that the fire located within the engine room of the cargo boat had been extinguished, prior to arrival. Firefighters remain on scene unloading cargo and monitoring temperatures, using a thermal imaging camera. Did you know that fires on boats have killed 30 boaters in the last 20 years? Most fires are preventable and the following link provides tips and advice on how to protect your boat and crew from fire and what to do should a fire break out.]]>Fri, 18 May 2018 23:00:00 GMTChild In Treehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30108Sarah LynhamAn appliance from St Austell responded to an emergency call stating that a child was stuck in a tree. The crew quickly rescued the child and no further action was required. ]]>Thu, 17 May 2018 23:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30110Sarah LynhamOn receipt of a call reporting a property with a chimney fire the Critical Control Centre mobilised one appliance from Saltash Community Fire Station. On arrival the crews used one hose reel jet and a thermal imaging camera to extinguish the fire. For further information and advice, visit our chimney fire webpage through the link below. ]]>Thu, 17 May 2018 23:00:00 GMTGorse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30109Sarah LynhamA call was received by the Critical Control Centre stating that there was gorse on fire. An appliance from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station was mobilised to investigate. On arrival the crew found approximately 50 square metres of gorse on fire. Beaters were used to extinguish the fire. Anyone with information on fires being deliberately started in the countryside are advised to anonymously call Crimestoppers free on 0800 555 111 or contact Devon and Cornwall Police on 101 with information. Arson puts both the public and firefighters at unnecessary risk. It ties up resources that could be in demand for other more serious incidents. Help protect yourself, friends, family and others from the threat of arson by viewing our information on our website which is available from the link below: ]]>Thu, 17 May 2018 23:00:00 GMTFire In Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30107Sarah LynhamTwo appliances and a whole time officer are in attendance to a controlled burn that is out of control. Crews are using beaters and two hose reel jets to extinguish the fire. If you are planning a large bonfire in Cornwall, inform the Fire and Rescue Service before you start by calling our Critical Control Centre on 0203 162 2240. Tell the Critical Control Operator: • Your location. • Time you intend to start burning. • Confirm when you have finished burning. For more information regarding controlled burns and bonfires visit the link below. ]]>Wed, 16 May 2018 23:00:00 GMTGarage Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30106Megan VigoAt 11:13 this morning the Critical Control Centre mobilised appliances from Looe, Liskeard and Torpoint. Along with a whole time officer to a garage fire. On arrival the crews discovered one single storey detatched garage, well alight. Firefighters used four breathing apparatus, two hose reel jets, one safety jet, two thermal imaging cameras and a triple extension ladder to extinguish the fire. Breathing apparatus has been withdrawn and crews remain on scene, damping down hotspots. Fires happen when you least expect them, often during the night. They also spread very quickly, damaging property, killing and injuring people. A smoke alarm is a warning device that detects smoke at the earliest stages of a fire. When it detects a fire, it will make a piercing noise to alert or wake you. ]]>Wed, 16 May 2018 23:00:00 GMTShed Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30105Adam OliverOne appliance from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station responded to this incident. On arrival a shed fire was discovered. Firefighters used two breathing apparatus sets and one hose reel to extinguish the fire. Arson is suspected as the cause and Devon and Cornwall Police have been advised.]]>Sun, 13 May 2018 23:00:00 GMTTelehandler On Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30104Maggie MooreTwo appliances attended this incident one from Helston Fire Station and one from Mullion Fire station. The telehandler was in the yard of the farm and well alight, the crews used two breathing apparatus sets and one hosereel and one covering jet. Mullion crew provided water relay for the Helston appliance from a nearby hydrant. The cause of the fire is confirmed as accidental. ]]>Tue, 8 May 2018 23:00:00 GMTCaravan Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30103Maggie MooreCritical Control mobilised one appliance from St Austell and one from Bodmin Fire Station to reports of a caravan on fire. On arrival crews used two breathing apparatus sets and two hosereel jets to extinguish the fire. Arson is suspected and a Fire Investigation Team will be attending tomorrow.]]>Tue, 8 May 2018 23:00:00 GMTGarage Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30102Katherine TakelAt 1902 hours Critical Control received several repeat calls to a report of a detached garage on fire. One appliance from Helston Fire Station and one from Tolvaddon Fire Station along with a Flexi Duty Officer were immediately mobilised. On arrival crews found a domestic garage on fire which four local members of the public had already made an attempt to extinguish. Firefighters used two hosereels, a covering jet and four breathing apparatus to enter the building followed by a Thermal Imaging Camera to check for hotspots. Crews administered oxygen therapy to a male suffering smoke inhalation and an ambulance was requested from the scene for others suffering the effects of smoke inhalation. A Fire Investigation was completed on scene and the cause is thought to be accidental.]]>Tue, 8 May 2018 23:00:00 GMTCo Respondershttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30101Maggie MooreCo-responders from Helston have been busy all day assisting ambulance in and around the town.]]>Mon, 7 May 2018 23:00:00 GMTBarn Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30100Maggie MooreOne appliance from Saltash Fire Station and one from Callington Fire Station plus a Flexi Duty Officer attended this incident. It involved a small fire including small machinery and waste, to the rear of an agricultural building. The crews used two hosereels to extinguish the fire and were assisted by the owner who removed machinery and livestock from the shed. The cause is believed to be accidental and spread.]]>Mon, 7 May 2018 23:00:00 GMTPerson Trappedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30099Todd HollyoakeCornwall Fire and Rescue service received a call from the Ambulance service reporting a person trapped under a lawn mower in Penpol Terrace, Hayle. One pump from Hayle and the rescue tender from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station was immediately mobilised by Critical Control along with a whole time officer. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed one person trapped by their foot under a ride on lawn mower. The person was released using crash rescue equipment. The scene was left safe and in the hands of the Ambulance service. ]]>Mon, 7 May 2018 23:00:00 GMTBin Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30098Maggie MooreOne appliance from Fowey Fire Station attended a bin fire. The crew used two hosereel to extinguish. The cause is believed to be a BBQ that was carelessly disposed of into the bin]]>Sun, 6 May 2018 23:00:00 GMTBin Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30097Maggie MooreOne appliance from Helston Fire Station attended a bin fire. The crew used two hosereel to extinguish. The cause is believed to be a BBQ that was carelessly disposed of into the bin. ]]>Sun, 6 May 2018 23:00:00 GMTSkip Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30096Maggie MooreOne appliance from Wadebridge Fire Station attended a skip fire near to other property. The crew used two hosereels and one main jet to extinguish the fire. The cause is believed to be a BBQ that was carelessly disposed of into the skip. Please make sure BBQ's are disposed of safely after use in this fine weather. Make sure disposable BBQ's are completely cooled and extinguished before putting in bins or skips. Further safety information attached.]]>Sun, 6 May 2018 23:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30095Maggie MooreOne appliance from Helston Fire Station attended a single vehicle fire. The crew used one hosereel to cool the engine and requested Police attendance for scene safety.]]>Sun, 6 May 2018 23:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30094Megan VigoThe Critical Control Centre received an emergency call at 21:08 this evening, regarding a car fire. One appliance from Newquay was immediately mobilised. On arrival, one vehicle was discovered, well alight. Two breathing apparatus and one hose reel was used to extinguish the fire. Firefighters proceeded to make the scene safe and confirmed the fire as accidental and confined. ]]>Sat, 5 May 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30093Megan VigoTwo appliances from Launceston attended a road traffic collision at 20:07 this evening. On arrival crews discovered one vehicle, approximately 100 meters down a bank. Firefighters confirmed that no one was trapped inside the vehicle and remained on scene, administering first aid and providing scene safety. Devon and Cornwall Police and the South West Ambulance Service were also in attendance. Find out more about Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service’s role when attending road traffic collisions by selecting the related link below:]]>Sat, 5 May 2018 23:00:00 GMTCo-respondershttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29013Todd HollyoakeOver the past 24 hours our Co-responders from St. Ives, St. Keverne, Mullion, Helston and St. Mawes have been very busy assisting South West Ambulance Service with emergency medical calls. Firefighters from six Community Fire Stations in Cornwall help the community by not only providing fire cover but also act as a co-response resource in medical care, through partnership with South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT). The scheme has been running since 1999, serving the communities of St. Keverne, St. Ives, Mullion, St. Mawes, Helston and Polruan. To find out more about co-responders, visit the link below: ]]>Thu, 29 Mar 2018 23:00:00 GMTFire In the Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30092Todd HollyoakeCornwall Fire and Rescue service received a call from a member of the public reporting a tree on fire near Penryn Street, Redruth. One pump from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station was immediately mobilised by Critical Control. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed a small palm tree alight. Crews extinguished the fire using one hose reel jet. The incident confined and arson was suspected. All details have been passed to Devon and Cornwall Police. ]]>Sat, 5 May 2018 23:00:00 GMTStorage Bin Store Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30090Richard LuffThe Fire Service received several calls initially to a bin fire on Hilgrove Road Newquay which turned out to be an independent storage bin store behind Tesco Express. One appliance from Newquay attended and extinguished the fire using 2 hose reels, hydrant and wearing 2 breathing apparatus. The police also attended to close the road, and western power was also requested for a lamp post that was affected by the fire. The crews deemed the incident to be arson.]]>Sat, 5 May 2018 23:00:00 GMTHoax Callhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30087Freddie MartinA hoax call was received with the caller claiming that there was a fire in a child's play area. An appliance from Penzance was mobilised based on the information given. After investigation the crews confirmed that this was a hoax call. A hoax call to any Emergency Service could cost lives; tying up valuable emergency resources and preventing them from attending a real incident. If there had been a genuine emergency, resources would have to be called in from another station further away. Putting lives at risk. Making hoax calls is illegal. People can, and have been, heavily prosecuted for making hoax calls with a fine of up to £5,000 or six months in prison.]]>Fri, 4 May 2018 23:00:00 GMTGorse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30086Janice JamesTwo fire appliances from Bodmin Community Fire Station attended a fire affecting 4 acres of gorse. Crews extinguished the fire using beaters and hose reel jets]]>Wed, 2 May 2018 23:00:00 GMTFire Residentialhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30085Megan VigoAt 10:21 this morning the Critical Control Centre received an emergency call regarding a residential fire. Two appliances from Launceston were immediately mobilised, along with a whole time officer. On arrival crews found smoke issuing from the building and requested the attendance of further appliances. Appliances were mobilised from Callington, Liskeard and Holsworthy. A kitchen fire was discovered inside the property and firefighters used four breathing apparatus, two hose reel jets, one safety jet and a thermal imaging camera to extinguish the fire. Devon and Cornwall Police and South West Ambulance service were also in attendance. Cooking related fires can be very dangerous and over the past three years there have been two deaths and six serious injuries due to this type of incident. Nearly all of these fires occurred in the kitchen and the majority are related to the oven (60%) and then the grill/ toaster (15%). Follow these simple tips found from the link below to help keep your kitchen safe. ]]>Mon, 30 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30082Emma MatthewsFire crews from Helston and Falmouth Community Fire Stations attended a property fire where two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus and using one hose reel jet extinguished the fire]]>Mon, 30 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30083Janice JamesFire crews from Truro and Tolvaddon Community Fire Stations and an officer attended a three vehicle road traffic collision westbound on the A30 at Chybucca. Fire crews using crash rescue equipment rescued two persons, who were left in the care of ambulance crews who were in attendance. The incident was handed over to Devon and Cornwall Police.]]>Mon, 30 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTPuppy Rescuehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30084Janice JamesA fire crew from Newquay Community Fire Station rescued a puppy which was trapped under a static caravan. The puppy was released and returned to its owner.]]>Mon, 30 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTOverturned Milk Tankerhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30081John RickardAn appliance from Falmouth Community Fire Station is currently in attendance at Treluswell Roundabout, Penryn working alongside our colleagues at Devon and Cornwall Police, after a tanker carrying milk has overturned. Our crew have reported that nothing has leaked out of the tanker at present and there is no risk to the environment at this time. The Critical Control Centre have informed the Environment Agency as a matter of precaution. The tanker company has dispatched another vehicle to decant the milk before a recovery operation can begin.]]>Sat, 28 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTShed Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30079Todd HollyoakeCornwall Fire and Rescue service received several calls from members of the public reporting a shed fire in Mayfield Drive, Roche. One pump from St Dennis and one pump from St Austell Community Fire Stations were immediately mobilised by Fire Control along with a whole time officer. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed one domestic shed well alight. Good progress was being made. The fire was confirmed as accidental and had spread to the garden fence. Crews extinguished the fire using two breathing apparatus and two hose reel jets. The incident was left safe and in the hands of the occupants. ]]>Sat, 28 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTSkip Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30078Todd HollyoakeCornwall Fire and Rescue service received multiple calls from members of the public reporting a fire within a skip at Eastern Green, Penzance. One pump from Penzance Community Fire Station was immediately mobilised by Fire Control. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed a small amount of rubbish on fire within a skip on the back of a lorry. Crews extinguished the fire using two breathing apparatus and one hose reel jet. This incident was confirmed as accidental and confined.]]>Thu, 26 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTResidential Fire https://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30076Sarah LynhamOn receipt of an emergency call the Critical Control Centre mobilised crews from Newquay Community Fire Station and a wholetime officer to the scene. On arrival the crews sent a message saying that smoke was issuing from the property and not all persons were accounted for. More appliances from surrounding Stations were mobilised for support. 00:53 Two breathing apparatus, one hose reel jet and one covering jet in use. 01:06 Four breathing apparatus, two hose reel jets and two covering jets in use. Police and ambulance are also in attendance at this incident. 01:36 All persons accounted for 01:57 Stop message received for incident. Fire completely extinguished, crews checking and damping down hotspots. ]]>Wed, 25 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTWater Rescuehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30075John RickardAt 21:05hrs the Critical Control Centre received a call from Devon and Cornwall Police asking for assistance to rescue a male who was in the river near to the Borough Arms, Bodmin. Two appliances from Bodmin, Water Rescue Units from Falmouth and St Austell and two wholetime officers were immediately mobilized to liaise with Police at the scene. On arrival crews worked with South West Ambulance and Devon and Cornwall Police to locate the male approx. 2 minutes walk down the Camel Trail. When the crews located the male he was rescued using a throw line and managed to self extricate himself to the bank of the river. The male was assisted back towards the Borough Arms Car Park and left in the hands of South West Ambulance Service.]]>Tue, 24 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30074Todd HollyoakeCornwall Fire and Rescue service received a call from a member of the public reporting a fire at a property in West End, Redruth. Two pumps from Tolvaddon, one pump from Truro Community Fire Station’s along with a whole time officer were immediately mobilised by Fire Control. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed a fire within the kitchen area of the property. Crews extinguished the fire using two breathing apparatus, one dry powder extinguisher and a thermal imaging camera. The fire involved a domestic cooker and was determined as accidental and confined. Cooking related fires can be very dangerous and over the past three years there have been two deaths and six serious injuries due to this type of incident. Nearly all of these fires occurred in the kitchen and the majority are related to the oven (60%) and then the grill/ toaster (15%). Follow these simple tips found from the link below to help keep your kitchen safe. ]]>Tue, 24 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30073Todd HollyoakeCornwall Fire and Rescue service received a call from a member of the public reporting a road traffic collision between Gweek and Constantine. One pump from Helston and the rescue tender from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station along with a whole time officer were immediately mobilised by Fire Control. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed one vehicle road traffic collision, with one person still in the vehicle but not trapped. Patient was assested by our Co-responder crew and had one hose reel jet in use. Patient was helped out of vehicle by Co-responder crew and the incident was left in the safe hands of the Ambulance service. Find out more about Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service’s role when attending road traffic collisions by selecting the related link below: ]]>Tue, 24 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTAnimal Rescuehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30072Todd HollyoakeCornwall Fire and Rescue Service received a call from a member of the public reporting a bullock stuck in the mud of the River Camel, Wadebridge. One pump from Wadebridge, the rescue tender from Bodmin, the water rescue from St Austell Community Fire Station’s along with two wholetime officers were immediately mobilised by the Critical Control Centre. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed one bullock stuck in approximately six foot of mud, 10 feet from the river’s edge. Crews carried out scene assessment and engaged setting up lines and a rescue path. Update @ 11:08 - One bullock successfully rescued. Crews detained 45 minutes making equipment up. For further details on how we respond to animal rescues, visit the link below where more information and advice can be found. ]]>Tue, 24 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTMultiagency Person Rescuehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30071John RickardFollowing a request from our colleagues at South West Ambulance Service our Critical Control mobilized Mullion Fire Station to assist with the extrication of a female who had fallen down an embankment and could not self extricate. On arrival the crew reported that the female was approximately 10M down a steep slope into a wooded area after slipping on a wet pathway with a suspected broken ankle. A technical rescue officer was also mobilized and assisted with the co-ordination of the rescue. Working alongside colleagues from the Coastguard and Ambulance Service our crew administered first aid, assisted to package the casualty safely onto a stretcher for extrication to a waiting ambulance.]]>Mon, 23 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTBoiler Room Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30070John RickardAt 12:36 our Critical Control Centre mobilized two appliances and an officer from Tolvaddon Fire Station, and an appliance from Hayle Fire Station to a business park in Tolvaddon. A local business had reported a strong smell of burning coming from their boiler room. On arrival crews investigated the boiler room using breathing apparatus and a thermal imaging camera. At 13:17hrs a message was sent back to the Critical Control Room stating a small fire in a heating pump was out on arrival and crews conducted an inspection only. After liaising with the heating engineer on site all appliances returned to home stations by 13:30hrs.]]>Mon, 23 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30069John RickardOur Critical Control Centre received a call from a property in Polkerris at 11:45hrs stating they had evacuated due to a chimney fire at the property. A crew from St Austell Fire Station who working out in the community at the time were asked to proceed to the address. On arrival the crew extinguished a fire in the grate of the open fire and investigated the loft space using a triple extension ladder. At 12:48hrs the crew confirmed a chimney fire had been extinguished and the property checked using a thermal imaging camera. The fire was confirmed as accidental and confined. ]]>Mon, 23 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30068John RickardAn appliance from Falmouth Community Fire Station attended a vehicle fire in Penryn today after our Critical Control Centre received a call at 08:50hrs. The vehicle was found to be well alight on arrival and crews used breathing apparatus and two hose reel jets to extinguish the fire. The fire was determined as accidental and confined. The crew returned to normal duties at 09:47hrs.]]>Mon, 23 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTOverheated HGV Brakeshttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30067John RickardAt 08:13hrs an appliance from Launceston, an appliance from Callington and an officer were mobilized to a report of an HGV on the A30 where its brakes were on fire. On arrival the Launceston appliance investigated and found no fire but the brakes had overheated. The crew gave the driver advice and both appliances returned to home station.]]>Mon, 23 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30066Ian OliverOn receipt of this call both appliances from Penzance and and appliance from St. Just were mobilised, whilst on route a large plume of smoke was seen in the vicinity of the incident and a 'make pumps four' message was sent, a further appliance from St. Ives was mobilised. On arrival a property measuring approximately fifteen by tem metres was well alight, teams of firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used main jets and high pressure hosereel jets at the scene. Update 1946 hours: The fire has now been extinguished, crews are damping down and turning over monitoring for hot spots. Arson is suspected, Devon & Cornwall Police have been informed.]]>Sun, 22 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTOver the Border Assistancehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30065Ian OliverOn receipt of a call from Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue, one appliance from Launceston was requested to assist at a large fire involving moorland. The Launceston appliance made up a total of eighteen resources at the incident The fire involved a fire front which was 2km x 3km and fire on all four fronts. Crews attended from: Okehampton, Hatherleigh, North Tawton, Chagford, Tavistock, Chulmleigh, Moretonhampstead, Launceston, Middlemoor, Honiton, Crediton, Danes Castle, Bovey Tracey, Yelverton, Torrington, Holsworthy, Ivybridge, Buckfastleigh, Exmouth, Witheridge, Newton Abbot and Plymstock. The Launceston appliance returned shortly after 2000 hours. The incident will be monitored.]]>Sat, 21 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30064Ian OliverOne appliance from Tolvaddon attended this incident, on arrival the crew found a camper van well alight, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fire using two high pressure hosereels.]]>Fri, 20 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTBin Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30062Maggie MooreOne appliance from Perranporth Fire Station used one hosereel to extinguish a fire in a bin. The cause was accidental]]>Fri, 20 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30063Maggie MooreOne appliance from Newquay Fire Station attended this incident where a car collided with a wall. The occupants were safe and out of the car so crews assisted Police to make the scene and vehicle safe.]]>Fri, 20 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTGarage Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30061Ian OliverOn receipt of this initial call, both appliances from Falmouth were mobilised, on arrival at the incident further resources were requested and an appliance from Truro attended as well as resources from Penzance. The crews were faced with a single storey garage which was well alight and containing several vehicles, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus were committed at the scene and used high pressure hosereel jets and also a foam jet and a main jet. Western Power attended to isolate power to the building. Devon & Cornwall Police attended and closed roads in the vicinity. The incident was scaled down by 0900 hours. A Fire Investigation is taking place.]]>Fri, 20 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTFire In the Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30060Maggie MooreOne appliance from St Austell Fire Station attended this incident. There was approximately 50 square meters of rough grassland on fire, crews used one hosereel jet to extinguish the fire. The cause was accidental.]]>Thu, 19 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTFire In Solar Panelhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30059Maggie MooreTwo appliances from Falmouth and one from Truro Fire Station attended this incident. The property was a 2 storey semi-detached with a fire in solar panel on the roof. Crews gained access internally via the roof space to isolate the power. The Aerial Ladder Platform was requested to use for a thorough inspection of the roof. There are no further details for this incident.]]>Thu, 19 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30058Megan VigoAt 04:49 the Critical Control Centre received an emergency call from Devon and Cornwall Police, requesting the attendance of Cornwall Fire to a road traffic collision on the A30. Two fire appliances from Launceston were immediately mobilised, along with the Rescue Tender from Bodmin. On arrival crews discovered one vehicle in a ditch, with one person trapped. Crash rescue equipment was used to remove the casualty, who was left in the care of the Ambulance service. Devon and Cornwall Police were also in attendance. Find out more about Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service’s role when attending road traffic collisions by selecting the related link below: ]]>Thu, 19 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTAircraft Incidenthttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30057Adam OliverAt 14:25 this afternoon the Critical Control Centre received a call reporting that a aircraft had crashed in the St Agnes area. Fire Service Resources were immediately dispatched. On arrival a light aircraft crash was discovered. Firefighters assisted to make the aircraft safe and to provide first aid to the single occupant of the aircraft who has been transferred to the care of the ambulance service. No further details are available for this incident. ]]>Wed, 18 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTShed Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30056Emma MatthewsCornwall Fire and Rescue service received multiple calls from members of the public reporting a shed fire at a property in Riverside, Angarrack. One pump from Hayle, one pump from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station and a wholetime officer was immediately mobilised by Critical Control. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed one shed well alight. Crews extinguished the fire using four breathing apparatus and two hose reel jets. At 05:33 crews confirmed the fire was out. Crews damped down the area and were turning over debris to check for hotspots.]]>Wed, 18 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTVehicle Fireshttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30055Emma MatthewsOne appliance from Liskeard community fire station attended the scene of a reported vehicle fire. On arrival two vehicles were reported well alight. Two breathing apparatus and two hosereels were used to extinguish the fires. The cause is arson suspected and Devon and Cornwall Police have been notified. Anyone with information on fires being deliberately started in the countryside are advised to anonymously call Crimestoppers free on 0800 555 111 or contact Devon and Cornwall Police on 101 with information. Arson puts both the public and firefighters at unnecessary risk. It ties up resources that could be in demand for other more serious incidents. A lot of Cornwall is covered by on-call firefighters, so there's also a significant cost to each incident.]]>Wed, 18 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTTrain Power Car Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30054Sarah LynhamAt 20:02 this evening the Critical Control Centre received a call stating that a train power car was on fire in the platform at Penzance Railway Station. Appliances from Penzance and Hayle Community Fire Stations and a Wholetime Officer were mobilised to the scene. On arrival the crews sent the message of 'smoke issuing'. 20:11 Make Pumps Three message received and further crews from Penzance Community Fire Station mobilised. 20:14 Make Pumps Five message received. Appliances from St Just and St Ives were mobilised along with additional resources from Falmouth and another Wholetime Officer. 20:29 Message received from Wholetime Officer on scene stating that good progress is being made. Fire is isolated to engine compartment. Four Breathing Apparatus, two hose reel jets and two main jets, one safety jet and a thermal imaging camera in use. 22:27 Update. Can now be confirmed that fire was in the Train Power Car. The Power Car has now been moved from Penzance Railway Station to another location. Crews are still remaining with the Power Car checking for hotspots. Penzance Railway Station is now operating as normal. ]]>Mon, 16 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTGorse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30053Janice JamesTwo appliances from Bodmin Community Fire Station attended a gorse fire involving approximately 2 acres of gorse. Fire crews extinguished the fire using two hose reel jets. ]]>Sun, 15 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29053Megan VigoAt approximately 08:29 this morning the Critical Control Centre received an emergency call from Devon and Cornwall Police, requesting our attendance to a two vehicle road traffic collision in Washaway. One fire appliance from Bodmin was mobilised to the incident. On arrival firefighters confirmed that there was no persons trapped and proceeded to make the vehicles safe. Find out more about Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service’s role when attending road traffic collisions by selecting the related link below:]]>Sun, 15 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTFire In Industrial Unithttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29052Janice JamesTwo fire appliances from Falmouth Community Fire Station attended a fire in an industrial unit. Fire fighters extinguished the fire using a hose reel and wearing breathing apparatus. ]]>Sat, 14 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTBin Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29050Ian OliverOne appliance from Falmouth attended this incident, the crew extinguished the bin fire using a high pressure hosereel jet. Arson was suspected. Devon & Cornwall Police have been informed.]]>Sat, 14 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTGorse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29051Ian OliverOne appliance from Delabole was mobilised to this incident, on arrival the crew found thirty square metres of gorse alight, which was extinguished using two high pressure hosereel jets and beaters. Arson was suspected. Devon & Cornwall Police have been informed.]]>Sat, 14 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29049Ian OliverOn receipt of this call appliances from St. Mawes & Mevagissey were mobilised, on arrival the crew found one vehicle well alight, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fire using a high pressure hosereel jet. Arson was suspected, Devon & Cornwall Police have been informed.]]>Sat, 14 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTBarn Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29048Ian OliverAfter receipt of this call both appliances from Truro were mobilised, on arrival the crews found a barn well alight and requested further resources of two further appliances and a water carrier, further resources were mobilised from Tolvaddon and Helston as well as support resources from Falmouth and St. Just. The fire involved a barn measuring approximately fifteen by twenty metres, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used main jets and high pressure hosereels at the scene to extinguish the fire. Crews were delayed for some time, with the last resource returning to their home station by 2030 hours.]]>Fri, 13 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTRubbish Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29047Sarah LynhamAn appliance from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station responded to a call reporting of fire seen in the distance. On arrival the crew found a large quantity of rubbish on fire. Crews used one hose reel to extinguish the fire. This incident has also been reported to the Police. Anyone with information on fires being deliberately started in the countryside are advised to anonymously call Crimestoppers free on 0800 555 111 or contact Devon and Cornwall Police on 101 with information. Arson puts both the public and firefighters at unnecessary risk. It ties up resources that could be in demand for other more serious incidents. A lot of Cornwall is covered by on-call firefighters, so there's also a significant cost to each incident. Please look at the link for more information. ]]>Fri, 13 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTPerson Trappedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29046Helen KnightAt 1721 today Cornwall Critical Control Centre received a call to a male trapped under a car. One appliance from Wadebridge and the Rescue Tender from Bodmin Fire Stations attended the incident. On arrival crews found one male casualty trapped under the car after the jack had failed causing the car to collapse on him. Crews used crash rescue equipment and air bags to release the casualty into the car of the Ambulance Service. There is no further information on this incident.]]>Tue, 10 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTShed Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29045Katherine TakelAn appliance from Liskeard was mobilised to a shed fire at 22:14. On arrival the Firefighters found a shed measuring three by two meters well alight. They are currently using one hose reel to extinguish the flames. ]]>Mon, 9 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTGarage Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29044Adam OliverCurrently two appliances from Tolvaddon and one appliance from Truro are in-attendance at a commercial garage fire. Firefighters are using two breathing apparatus sets and one hose reel to extinguish the fire. ]]>Mon, 9 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29043Megan VigoAt 07:45 this morning the Critical Control Centre received a call regarding a road traffic collision. Two appliances from Bodmin, one from Delabole and a whole time officer were mobilised to the incident. On arrival crews discovered one small vehicle that had flipped onto it's roof. No persons were trapped and firefighters proceeded to make the vehicle safe. Two casualties were left in the care of the ambulance service. Crews remained on scene assisting police and highways with clearing the debris and making the road safe. Find out more about Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service’s role when attending road traffic collisions by selecting the related link below:]]>Mon, 9 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29039Sarah LynhamA crew from Delabole Community Fire Station attended to a property with a chimney on fire. On arrival the crews used chimney rods and a stirrup pump to extinguish the fire. For further information and advice, visit our chimney fire webpage through the link below. ]]>Sun, 8 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTBoiler Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29040Sarah LynhamAppliances from Mullion, St Keverne and Helston Community Fire Stations responded to a report of smoke coming from a property. On arrival the crews found this to be a thatched property and quickly used one hose reel jet and one covering jet. On further investigation of the property the smoke was caused by a faulty boiler. When a fire takes hold of a thatched property the damage is devastating. Chimneys can be a main cause of fire in thatched properties so ensuring your chimney is swept and kept in good working order is essential. Follow our advice to keep your property as safe as possible. Remember if you have a fire, get out, stay out and call 999. ]]>Sun, 8 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTGorse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29037Katherine TakelTwo appliances from Delabole are currently on scene at an area of grass and gorse measuring approximately 100sq meters that is well alight. Firefighters are using beaters to extinguish the flames. ]]>Sun, 8 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collision,https://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29036Katherine TakelAppliances from St Dennis, St Austell and the Rescue Tender from Bodmin attended a call to a road traffic collision with one person trapped. On arrival the first appliance confirmed that there had been a two vehicle collision,with one car well alight. All persons were removed from the vehicles before the arrival of The Fire Service and crews set about giving first aid to the vehicle occupants until the arrival of The Ambulance. Firefighters used two breathing apparatus and one hose reel to extinguish the flames and remained on scene with Ambulance assisting with casualty care. ]]>Sun, 8 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTBonfire Out of Controlhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29038Katherine TakelAn appliance from Newquay used one hose reel to extinguish a garden fire that spread to the hedge. To learn more about how to have a safe controlled burn, follow the link below. ]]>Sun, 8 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTFire In Industrial Unithttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29035Emma MatthewsTwo fire crews from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station attended a fire in an industrial unit. Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus, extinguished the fire using a high pressure hose reel along with a covering jet and thermal imaging camera..]]>Fri, 6 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29034Emma MatthewsOn receipt of this call from a neighbour stating that a fire alarm was sounding at a property and the lights were on and no answer from the premises, the incident was classified as 'persons reported' by the Control Operator and both appliances from Tolvaddon were mobilised, on arrival the crew found a fire in an upstairs flat measuring four by four metres, crews forced entry and firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the property with a high pressure hose reel, one male casualty was rescued from the building, the casualty was taken into the care of attending ambulance crew. Cornwall Fire & Rescue personnel proceeded to extinguish the fire involving a cooker and then proceeded to ventilate the property. Further details may be obtained from Devon & Cornwall Police, who were in attendance. ]]>Thu, 5 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTFlat Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29032Janice JamesFire crews from Helston, Mullion and Falmouth Community Fire Stations attended a flat fire in Trewavas Crescent, Helston. The fire was extinguished by fire fighters wearing breathing apparatus using a thermal imaging camera, a hose reel and covering jet. ]]>Thu, 5 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTBarn Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29031Emma MatthewsThree appliances from Wadebridge, Delabole and Bodmin responded to this incident. On arrival a barn fire was discovered. Firefighters used two breathing apparatus sets, two main jets, one hose reel jet, and a thermal imaging camera to extinguish the fire. Also the water carrier from Wadebridge is in attendance at the incident. Good progress and being made and crews are scaling down at the incident. Don’t Become a Statistic! Every year we attend numerous fires on farms, where buildings are completely destroyed by fire, often with the loss of large amounts of stock, straw, hay, farm machinery, chemicals and even livestock. We have produced a booklet in partnership with Cornish Mutual and NFU Mutual to help farms comply with the new fire laws. The booklet contains the information on the following: • What you’re required to do by law • Fire safety risk assessments • If a fire breaks out • Controlled burning • Dangerous substances • Arson View the booklet from the link below: ]]>Thu, 5 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTFire In The Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29027Emma MatthewsCornwall Fire and Rescue service received a call from a member of the public reporting a fire in the open near Mexico Towans, Hayle. One pump from Hayle Community Fire Station and a wholetime officer was immediately mobilised by Critical Control. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed a small fire in the open involving gorse. Crews extinguished the fire using beaters and monitored hotspots. Arson was suspected and the details have been passed onto the Police. Anyone with information on fires being deliberately started in the countryside are advised to anonymously call Crimestoppers free on 0800 555 111 or contact Devon and Cornwall Police on 101 with information. Arson puts both the public and firefighters at unnecessary risk. It ties up resources that could be in demand for other more serious incidents. A lot of Cornwall is covered by on-call firefighters, so there's also a significant cost to each incident. Help protect yourself, friends, family and others from the threat of arson by viewing our information on our website which is available from the link below: ]]>Wed, 4 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29028Emma MatthewsCornwall Fire and Rescue Service received a call from the Ambulance Service reporting a road traffic collision with one person trapped in Union Street, Camborne. One pump and the rescue tender from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station along with a wholetime officer was immediately mobilised by Critical Control. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed a road traffic collision involving one bus and one car with no persons trapped. Crews assisted the occupant of the vehicle and left them and incident in the safe hands of the Ambulance Service. ]]>Wed, 4 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29026Emma MatthewsCornwall Fire and Rescue Service received a call from a member of the public reporting a vehicle fire on the A392, Newquay. One pump from Newquay Community Fire Station was immediately mobilised by Critical Control. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed the vehicle was well alight. Crews extinguished the fire using two breathing apparatus under stage one and two hose reel jets. Crews closed the carriageway for firefighter safety. The carriageway has now been reopened and the incident was left safe and in the hands of the owners. ]]>Wed, 4 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29025Emma MatthewsCornwall Fire and Rescue service received a call from a member of the public reporting a trailer on fire on County Road, Upton. One pump from Bude Community Fire Station was immediately mobilised by Critical Control. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed the fire was out on arrival and the crews checked for hotspots.]]>Wed, 4 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29024Ian OliverOne appliance from Delabole was mobilised to this incident, on arrival the crew found the vehicle well alight, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used two high pressure hosereel jets to extinguish the fire.]]>Wed, 4 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTCo Respondershttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29019Helen KnightOur Co Responder crews from Helston, Mullion and St Ives have been busy assisting the Ambulance Service with calls today. They assist with medical emergencies in their areas. For further information on the work carried out by our Co Responders please see the link below]]>Sun, 1 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTResidential Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29023Megan VigoAt 17:30 this afternoon an emergency call was received by the Critical Control Centre, from a member of the public reporting a kitchen fire. Two appliances from Tolvaddon and a whole time officer were mobilised to attend the incident. On arrival Tolvaddon immediately requested another fire appliance from Hayle and made the incident Persons Reported. Crews entered a three storey block of flats, which was heavily smoke logged, using 2 breathing apparatus. The incident was soon made all persons accounted for. One hose reel jet was used to extinguish the fire and a positive pressure ventilation fan was used to ventilate the flat. The incident has been confirmed as accidental and confined Deep-fat frying presents more dangers in your kitchen. Chip pans are safe as long as you follow some simple guidelines. Before putting food in the pan dry the food, and test the temperature of the oil by putting in a small piece of bread. If the bread crisps quickly the oil is ready. Remember: • Never fill a chip pan (or other deep-fat fryer) more than one-third full of oil • Never leave the pan unattended when the heat is switched on • Never put the food in the pan if the oil begins to give off smoke. Turn off the heat and leave the oil to cool, otherwise it could catch fire • Consider using a thermostatically controlled deep-fat fryer - this will ensure that the fat does not get too hot • If your pan does catch fire: Don't take any risks. • Turn off the heat if it's safe to do so. • Never throw water over it. • Don't tackle the fire yourself. • Get out, stay out and call 999! Whatever you do, don't throw water over the fire and don't move the pan; the effects can be devastating. If you are in any doubt about whether to try and put out a chip pan fire yourself, then don't - leave the room, close the door and call the Fire & Rescue Service. For more information on preventing a kitchen fire, select the link below: ]]>Tue, 3 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTFire Industrialhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29022Megan VigoAt 12:02 this afternoon the Critical Control Centre received an emergency call regarding a fire within an industrial premises. One appliance from Wadebridge, Bodmin and a whole time officer was mobilised to the incident. Once on scene firefighters discovered one tumble dryer fire that had been extinguished prior to the crews arrival. The tumble dryer was safely removed from the premises. Electricity is often overlooked as a possible fire hazard. This may be because there is no flame. However, some 28,000 fires in the home are reported each year as being caused by electrical faults, accidents or misuse of electrical equipment. Did you know the average success rate of an electrical product recall in the UK is just 10-20%. This means that there are potentially millions of recalled electrical items still in UK homes. As most of these products have been recalled because they offer a risk of electric shock or electrical fire, they present a serious risk. If you have recently brought an electrical appliance make sure you register them at www.registermyappliance.org.uk so you know about any repairs or recalls. Visit the link below for more information and guidance around electrical fire safety. ]]>Tue, 3 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTFire Residentialhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29021Megan VigoOn receipt of a 999 call informing the Critical Control Centre of smoke coming from floor boards in residential flats, one appliance from Penzance, St Just and a whole time officer were immediately mobilised. On arrival firefighters found a small fire in the floorboards. Small gear was used to cut away and the fire was extinguished using a CO2 extinguisher. The fire was confirmed as accidental. Fires happen when you least expect them, often during the night. They also spread very quickly, damaging property, killing and injuring people. A smoke alarm is a warning device that detects smoke at the earliest stages of a fire. When it detects a fire, it will make a piercing noise to alert or wake you. Find out more about the different types of Smoke alarms and how to install and maintain them from our website: ]]>Mon, 2 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTMotorcycle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29020Nichola ThompsonOne appliance from Perranporth extinguished a reported motorcycle fire using one hosereel. A thorough search using a Thermal Imaging Camera was made, to ensure that the rider was not still in the immediate area. The cause is arson suspected and Devon and Cornwall Police have been informed.]]>Mon, 2 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTFloodinghttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29018Fire ControlCornwall Fire and Rescue Service had a busy night attending multiple flooding incidents throughout the county.]]>Sun, 1 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTWeather Related Incidentshttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29017Megan VigoThroughout the evening the Critical Control Centre has received numerous calls related to the weather conditions. In the event of major flooding in the county, Cornwall Fire, Rescue and Community Safety Service work closely with other agencies to deliver a coordinated approach to the operation. For advice on how you can prepare and try to minimise damage and the risk of flooding please see the link below. Alternatively you can call Floodline on 0345 988 1188 any time night or day for real-time flood warnings and advice, including registration to the Flood Warning Services.]]>Sat, 31 Mar 2018 23:00:00 GMTMass Boiler Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29016Maggie MooreOne appliance from Saltash Communityr Fire Station along with the assistance of our colleagues from Camels Head Fire Station attended this incident. The fire was in a mass boiler housed within a metal container measuring approximately 4m by 3m. The crew used two breathing apparatus, one hose reel jet and a CO2 extinguisher to put the fire out. There are no suspicious circumstances to the cause of the fire.]]>Fri, 30 Mar 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29015Sarah LynhamAn off duty whole time officer came across a two vehicle road traffic collision and called the Critical Control Centre asking for more assistance. An Appliance from Bodmin Community Fire Station was mobilised to the scene. The crew made sure that the vehicles and scene were safe and assisted with casualty care. ]]>Thu, 29 Mar 2018 23:00:00 GMTElectric Bicycle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29014Sarah LynhamAn appliance from Padstow Community fire Station responded to an incident following an emergency call to the Critical Control Centre. On arrival the crews found a battery on fire and successfully extinguished it. ]]>Thu, 29 Mar 2018 23:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29012Todd HollyoakeCornwall Fire and Rescue service received multiple calls from members of the public reporting a vehicle fire in Penwithick Road, Penwithick. One pump from St Austell Community Fire Station was immediately mobilised by Fire Control. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed one abandoned vehicle, well alight. Crews extinguished the fire using two breathing apparatus and two hose reel jets. Arson was suspected and the Police had been informed. The fire was confirmed as confined and the incident was left safe and in the hands of the Police. ]]>Thu, 29 Mar 2018 23:00:00 GMTFlat Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29011Fire ControlOur Critical Control Centre received a large volume of 999 calls reporting a fire in a block of flats. Fire Control operators were able to establish the fire was on the top (third) floor. Three Fire appliances and an Ariel Ladder Platform were assigned to the incident. The first crews quick action prevented any escalation of the incident. They used breathing apparatus and a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. Residents discovered the fire because there was a working smoke alarm system in place. Remember to check your smoke alarms this Easter. ]]>Wed, 28 Mar 2018 23:00:00 GMTTractor Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29010Megan VigoThe Critical Control Centre mobilised one appliance from St Dennis and one appliance from St Columb, after receiving an emergency call regarding a tractor fire. On arrival crews discovered the tractor well alight. Two breathing apparatus and two hose reel jets were used to extinguish the fire. The fire was confirmed as accidental and confined. Every year we attend numerous fires on farms, where buildings are completely destroyed by fire, often with the loss of large amounts of stock, straw, hay, farm machinery, chemicals and even livestock. We have produced a booklet in partnership with Cornish Mutual and NFU Mutual to help farms comply with the new fire laws. The booklet contains the information on the following: • What you’re required to do by law • Fire safety risk assessments • If a fire breaks out • Controlled burning • Dangerous substances • Arson View the booklet from the link below: ]]>Tue, 27 Mar 2018 23:00:00 GMTTumble Dryer Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29009Todd HollyoakeCornwall Fire and Rescue service received a call from a member of the public reporting a fire at a property in Portscatho, St Mawes. One pump from St Mawes, one pump from Truro and one from St Austell Community Fire Station were immediately mobilised by Fire Control along with a whole time officer. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed a tumble dryer fire within the downstairs utilities area with smoke issuing from the property. Crews extinguished the fire using four breathing apparatus, two hose reel jet, one safety jet, and two thermal imaging cameras. The incident was left safe and in the hands of the occupants. Tumble dryers and washing machines contain powerful motors with fast moving parts that get very hot. If you do not clean and maintain your machine, excess fluff or lint can build up over time and catch fire. Remember to: • Always read and follow the manufacturer’s instructions before using your dryer • Never leave your appliance unattended or running overnight • Never overload your washing machine or dryer or put items in that have been used to soak up flammable liquids • Keep your dryer well ventilated ensuring the vent pipe is kink free, not blocked or crushed in any way • Clean the filter in your dryer after every use • Have your dryer serviced regularly by a qualified engineer • Don't ignore the warning signs • Does your tumble dryer smell of burning? • Are your clothes taking longer to dry? • Do the clothes feel hotter at the end of the cycle? • Does the external vent flap stay shut when the dryer is on? • If you notice any of the above, clean the filter and check the vent pipe immediately. For more information visit our website which also has information on product recalls: ]]>Tue, 27 Mar 2018 23:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29008Megan VigoAt 19:23 this evening one appliance from Mullion was mobilised to a chimney fire. On arrival firefighters used small gear to cut away and gain access to the fire. The fire was extinguished and confirmed as accidental and confined. During 2015/16 Cornwall firefighters tackled 124 chimney fires. Most chimney fires are preventable by having them swept regularly. For further information and advice, visit our chimney fire webpage through the link below. ]]>Mon, 26 Mar 2018 23:00:00 GMTTractor Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29007Maggie MooreOne appliance from Helston and one appliance from Mullion were mobilised to a report of a tractor on fire in a field. The crews used two breathing apparatus, one hosereel and one dry extinguisher to put the fire out. There are no further details for this incident. ]]>Mon, 26 Mar 2018 23:00:00 GMTWashing Machine Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29006Maggie MooreTwo appliances were mobilised to a report of a washing machine fire in a kitchen in a block of flats. On arrival the first crew on scene confirmed the fire was out and no further appliances were required. An electrician was being contacted by the landlord. There are no further details for this incident.]]>Mon, 26 Mar 2018 23:00:00 GMTPerson Trapped In Lifthttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29005John RickardOur Critical Control Centre received a call this evening from a concerned Mum who's son was stuck in a lift and a lift engineer was over two hours away. The young adult male stuck in the lift, was becoming distressed in the confined space. An appliance from St Austell Fire Station attended the block of flats and located the lift on the 7th floor. The crew worked to release two people stuck in the lift and at 21:54 reported the two males had been rescued. The crew waited on scene until the lift engineer arrived. They returned to home station at 22:03.]]>Sun, 25 Mar 2018 23:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29004Freddie MartinOn receipt of this call appliances from St Dennis and St Austell were mobilised along with a wholetime officer. Upon arrival a Make Pumps 3 assistance message was sent and an appliance from Mevagissey was mobilised. At 16:20 a Make Pumps 4 assistance message was sent. An additional appliance from Bodmin was mobilised, along with specialist appliances from Falmouth and Launceston. Devon and Cornwall Police are in attendance. ** Update 17:55 ** The officer in charge has requested the assistance of Western Power Distribution to isolate the electric supply to the property. Steady progress is being made and firefighters are removing roof slates to expose the roof space and check for hotspots using a thermal imaging camera. **Update 18:13** An Aerial Ladder Platform from Newquay has been requested. Crews are making good steady progress. Update: 22:00 The incident is now being scaled back. Two appliances will stay overnight to damp down. One side of the road will be open again soon to allow traffic through. Update: 0600 26/3/18 One appliance remained on scene through the night monitoring. A fire investigation will be completed in daylight hours.]]>Sun, 25 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMT