Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service News ItemsNews Items published by the Cornwall Fire and Rescue ServiceengabLibrary RSS Component v1.0Tue, 23 Apr 2019 06:30:21 GMTNo Further Incidents of Notehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37643Jenna GendallUpdates will be posted, as and when incidents of note occur. Please follow the link below for guidance on how to teach children to be safe with fire.]]>Fri, 5 Apr 2019 23:00:00 GMTGorse Fireshttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37675Jenna GendallOne appliance from St Austell was mobilised to a fire involving trees, gorse and some undergrowth. On arrival to scene a request for a second appliance was made for water. The fire covered a front of 100 metres and crews used hose reels and water back packs on the fire. At 18:54 crews had four hose reels and beaters in use on the fire front which was now 150 metres long, good progress was being made however a second fire was identified and a request for 'make pumps four' was made. The additional appliances were mobilised to separate locations. At 19:32 it was confirmed that the fires were under control and no further resources were required to attend. At 19:52 it was confirmed that all fire were extinguished, using a water shuttle from a hydrant crews remained on scene for some time cooling hot spots and damping down. This fire was confirmed as arson and Devon and Cornwall Police have been informed of the details.]]>Sun, 21 Apr 2019 23:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37673Jed StoneFire crews from Tolvaddon and Hayle fire stations are now dealing with a property fire. The size of the property is approximately 20 meters by 15 meters. At this time firefighters wearing breathing apparatus are using two hose reels to tackle the fire.]]>Sun, 21 Apr 2019 23:00:00 GMTPerson Trapped By Stair Lifthttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37674Jenna GendallFive firefighters on one appliance from Penzance attended a call to a casualty who had become trapped under a stair lift. Crews used oxygen and assisted Paramedics with casualty care and removal of the casualty from under the stair lift. ]]>Sun, 21 Apr 2019 23:00:00 GMTVehicle In Precarious Positionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37672Josh PlowmanA crew from Perranporth with six firefighters attended this incident. On arrival, they discovered the car was balanced over a wall with the occupant stuck inside. Firefighters used a winch to recover the car to a safe position and the occupant was released unharmed.]]>Sat, 20 Apr 2019 23:00:00 GMTFire In the Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37671Josh PlowmanOne appliance from St Austell with six firefighters attended a small fire in a woodland area. The crew extinguished the 5m x 5m fire using beaters.]]>Sat, 20 Apr 2019 23:00:00 GMTBarn Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37669Josh PlowmanTwo appliances from Lostwithiel and Bodmin and a wholetime officer were mobilised to this incident. On arrival crews discovered a barn measuring 6 metres by 8 metres to be well alight along with 20 metres of hedge row and requested the attendance of a water carrier, which came from Liskeard. Firefighters used two sets of breathing apparatus and one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire.]]>Fri, 19 Apr 2019 23:00:00 GMTFire In the Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37668Josh PlowmanOne appliance from Penzance with 6 firefighters attended a fire in the open in Ludgvan. On arrival the crew discovered an area of gorse on fire with a 100 metre front. The crew requested extra resources to attend this incident. These came from Penzance and St Ives. Two main jets and beaters were used to extinguish the fire.]]>Fri, 19 Apr 2019 23:00:00 GMTField Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37670Tom MorcomThe Critical Control Centre received a total of 28 calls to a fire in the open in Perranporth. An appliance from Perranporth Community Fire Station used beaters to tackle the fire, which was covering an area of 10 squared metres. The fire was extinguished before it had the chance to spread and no further resources were required. Follow the link below for information on wild fires and what to do should you wish to have a controlled burn. ]]>Fri, 19 Apr 2019 23:00:00 GMTFence On Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37665Josh PlowmanOne appliance from St Austell with five firefighters attended a call to garden fence on fire. One hose reel jet was used to extinguish the arson suspected fire. Details have been passed to Devon & Cornwall Police.]]>Fri, 19 Apr 2019 23:00:00 GMTDomestic Floodinghttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37666Josh PlowmanOne appliance from Tolvaddon with five firefighters attended a call to a flooded property where water was affecting the electrics. The crew isolated the electrics and offered safety advice to the occupant.]]>Fri, 19 Apr 2019 23:00:00 GMTGorse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37663Maggie MooreTwo appliances from St Asutell Community Fire Station attended this incident. Approximately three hectare of gorse were on fire and firefighters used beaters to extinguish the fire. The cause is believed to be arson and the Police have been informed.]]>Fri, 19 Apr 2019 23:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37664Maggie MooreA pub was evacuated whilst firefighters from Bodmin Community Fire Station dealt with a difficult chimney fire. The crew used one hosereel, thermal image camera and a triple extension ladder. After some considerable time and a lot of cutting away, it was discovered that the fire had spread to an adjacent blocked off chimney and into a cob wall. The cause of the fire was accidental.]]>Fri, 19 Apr 2019 23:00:00 GMTPerson Rescue From Skate Parkhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37662Jenna GendallFive firefighters on one appliance from Newquay attended to a request from Ambulance to help rescue a casualty from a skate park. Crews used a stretcher to recover the casualty from the park. ]]>Thu, 18 Apr 2019 23:00:00 GMTResidential Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37661Laura HeskethAt 09.15 The Critical Control Centre received a call to say that a window frame had caught on fire and was soldering Two Crews from Penznace community Fire Station and a Wholetime officer were mobilised to this incident crews used hose reels to extinguish the fire. ]]>Thu, 18 Apr 2019 23:00:00 GMTGorse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37660Tom MorcomStarting shortly before midnight, the Critical Control Centre received numerous calls to a gorse fire at Bodmin Moor. Resources from Bodmin and an officer were initially mobilised. On arrival, further resources were requested to deal with a mile long fire front. Additional resources attended from Lostwithiel and Launceston. Shortly afterwards, further calls were received to the Bolventor area with reports of a further fire were developing. Initial appliances attending were from Callington and Launceston, along with an officer. It was quickly established that further resources were required to deal with 4 fire fronts spread over a distance of 2 miles. Additional resources from Wadebridge and Lostwithiel were mobilised, along with several other resources to deal with the fire. During this period, a further fire was reported in the Dozmary Pool/Draynes Valley area. One appliance from St Austell and resources from St Dennis attended. A command point has been set up on Bodmin Moor as resources continue to deal with numerous fires. Throughout the night, Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service resources from many stations have been hard at work. Stations include Bodmin, Launceston, Callington, St Austell, St Dennis, Delabole, Wadebridge, St Just and Lostwithiel as well as 5 officers. Over 80 personnel remain committed at this time. The Police are also in attendance. *Update at 0530 HRS* Police are requesting the public to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to the police on 101, quoting log 71 of 18/04/19. To report a fire, dial 999 immediately and ask for the Fire Service. *Update at 0640 HRS* Firefighters are defensively monitoring the area for any further hotspots. Resources are now starting to leave the scene.]]>Wed, 17 Apr 2019 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37659Ian OliverOn receipt of this call one appliance and the rescue tender from Bodmin as well as a wholetime officer attended. On arrival it was a confirmed collision between a car and a van. One person was confirmed trapped, crews worked with attending ambulance crews to release the casualty using crash rescue equipment. Devon & Cornwall Police are in attendance. The A38 is closed at this time.]]>Mon, 15 Apr 2019 23:00:00 GMTFirehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37657Adam OliverOne appliance from Falmouth Community Fire Station responded to this incident. On arrival a shed fire was discovered. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. This incident has been classed as accidental. ]]>Sun, 14 Apr 2019 23:00:00 GMTGorse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37656Andy TaylorFire crews from Launceston, Delabole and Callington are in attendance at a gorse fire, near to the A395 at Laneast Downs. Firefighters are fighting the fire, which is spread across about thirty hectares of gorse. ]]>Sat, 13 Apr 2019 23:00:00 GMTFire In the Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37654Andy TaylorAt 2245hrs, the first of many 999 calls were received by Critical Control reporting a large fire on the moor. Fire crews from Bodmin and Launceston were mobilised. The fire was located on Maiden Tor and was burning on two fronts, about one mile in length. There are no properties in the vicinity of the fire and the fire crews are monitoring its progress. ]]>Fri, 12 Apr 2019 23:00:00 GMTCaravan Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37655Andy TaylorTwo appliances from Tolvaddon attended a call to a caravan fire in the Poldice valley tonight. On arrival the caravan was burnt out but flames from the blaze had spread to a nearby hillside. Firefighters allowed the flames to burn to a natural break.]]>Fri, 12 Apr 2019 23:00:00 GMTResidential Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37652Andy TaylorAt 20,30 the Critical Control Centre received multiple calls to a house on fire on Tintagel Road, Boscastle. Four appliances from Delabole, Wadebridge Bodmin and Bude community Fire Stations were mobilised. Upon arrival the crews confirmed the building was well alight one person is being treated by ambulance service for smoke inhalation. The fire is being fanned by high winds this has led to a partial roof collapse. Crews are fighting the fire and trying to stop spread to neighbouring properties and extinguish the fire. Update: 23:05. Two appliances will remain on scene and a fire investigation will take place in daylight hours. ]]>Fri, 12 Apr 2019 23:00:00 GMTBeach Huts On Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37653Katherine TakelAn appliance from Bude and a further one from Holsworthy attended a call to beach huts on fire on Summerleaze Beach tonight. On arrival the crew confirmed that three huts were well alight and used breathing apparatus and hose reels to extinguish the blaze. The beach huts were destroyed in the fire and the cause is believed to be arson, with Police in attendance.]]>Fri, 12 Apr 2019 23:00:00 GMTBuilding Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37651Andy TaylorThe Critical Control Centre received an emergency call at 14:45 to a small fire at the rear of an address in North Quay in Padstow. They initially mobilised a major pumping appliance and a 4 x 4 from Padstow. After receiving several more calls and being informed the fire was spreading, a further 2 appliances from Wadebridge and St Columb were mobilised along with a wholetime officer. Once arriving on scene, our crews requested further assistance. In total, appliances from Padstow, Wadebridge, St Columb, Bodmin, Launceston, St Austell, Newquay and St Dennis attended this incident along with 5 wholetime officers. Fire crews used breathing apparatus, a main jet and a hose reel jet to tackle the fire, with assistance from an Ariel Ladder Platform. The fire had spread to the roof of a public house, measuring 25 metres by 50 metres and consisting of three floors. The incident has now been scaled back. Crews are remaining on scene to damp down and monitor. Update: 19:55 Two appliance will remain on scene for a further 30 minutes to monitor for hotspots before leaving the incident ground. Update 2230hrs: All fire crews have left the scene. A fire investigation team will return tomorrow morning to continue their investigations. ]]>Fri, 12 Apr 2019 23:00:00 GMTUpdatehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37650Mark PhilpottThere have been no incidents of note to report. ]]>Fri, 12 Apr 2019 23:00:00 GMTEntry Gained To House To Assist Ambulancehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37649Andy TaylorFirefighters from Bude Community Fire Station attended a property to gain entry to allow ambulance personnel to see to a casualty. ]]>Thu, 11 Apr 2019 23:00:00 GMTCaravan Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37648Mark PhilpottAt 2340 critical control received a call stating a caravan was on fire. Two appliances from Tolvaddon were mobilised as well as a whole time flexi officer. On arrival crews stated the caravan was well alight and the fire had spread. Crews used two breathing apparatus, two hose reel jets and a thermal image camera to extinguish the fire. This is all the information we currently have. ]]>Thu, 11 Apr 2019 23:00:00 GMTFire In Propertyhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37647Andy TaylorTwo fire appliances from St Just and one fire appliance from Penzance are currently at a fire in a property. The fire is on the second floor of a two-storey cottage, measuring 16 metres by 8 metres. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus are making good progress using two hosereels and a thermal imaging camera to extinguish the fire. Update 1700hrs: The fire has been extinguished and firefighters are monitoring hotspots. They expect to leave the scene shortly. ]]>Wed, 10 Apr 2019 23:00:00 GMTTractor Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37646Megan VigoAt 11:44 this morning the Critical Control Centre received an emergency call regarding a tractor on fire. Appliances from Looe and Polruan were mobilised to the incident. On arrival crews discovered one tractor, well alight. Firefighters are using 4 Breathing Apparatus and two Hose Reel Jets. Polruan are providing a water shuttle and crews are damping down.]]>Sun, 7 Apr 2019 23:00:00 GMTGarage Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37645Janice JamesCritical Control received a call at 05.01 where there was smoke in the roof space of the building. Fire crews from Callington and Launceston Community Fire Stations and an Officer attended the incident. On arrival it was found there was a small fire in the roof space of the garage which crews using a thermal imaging camera and a Co2 extinguisher extinguished the fire. ]]>Sun, 7 Apr 2019 23:00:00 GMTSingle Vehicle Road Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37644Tom MorcomOur crews attended a road traffic collision in Leedstown after receiving a call at 12:21. No further updates available. ]]>Sat, 6 Apr 2019 23:00:00 GMTVan Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37642Andy TaylorOne fire appliance from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station attended reports of a van on fire near the Library. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used two hosereels to extinguish the blazing van. Arson is suspected and Devon & Cornwall Police have been informed. If anyone knows who is responsible for starting this fire, they are asked to dial 101 quoting log number 953 of 05/04/2019]]>Fri, 5 Apr 2019 23:00:00 GMTFlooding Inside Propertyhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37641Andy TaylorOne fire appliance from Penzance Community Fire Station attended a report of flooing inside a property. Firefighters quickly isolated the leak and ensured the scene was safe.]]>Fri, 5 Apr 2019 23:00:00 GMTCar Overturned - Person Trappedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37640Andy TaylorFire appliances from Mevagissey and St Austell attended a car that had overturned with a person trapped inside. The firefighters were quickly able to release the casualty, who was left in care of the ambulance service. Police were also in attendance. If further details are required, please contact Devon & Cornwall Police. ]]>Fri, 5 Apr 2019 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37639Andy TaylorFire appliances from Launceston and Callington, along with a rescue tender from Bodmin were mobilised to a road traffic collision involving several vehicles possibly with people trapped. The fire crew from Launceston quickly established that everyone was out of the vehicles and they assisted by giving first aid to a casualty and making the scene safe. Ambulance and Police also attended. If further details are required, please contact Devon & Cornwall Police.]]>Fri, 5 Apr 2019 23:00:00 GMTGrass Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37638Jenna GendallSix firefighters on one appliance from Wadebridge attended a call to an area of Pampas grass on fire measuring 3 x 3 metres. Firefighters used one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. ]]>Wed, 3 Apr 2019 23:00:00 GMTFire In Chip Panhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37637Jenna GendallTwo appliances from Falmouth attended a call to a chip fryer fire in a restaurant in a three storey building with flats above. The fire in the industrial fat fryer which staff members had put a fire blanket on to the fryer before evacuating the building which prevented the fire from escalation. Firefighters entered the building wearing two breathing apparatus and used a foam extinguisher on the fire. Due to the nature of the incident, Firefighters remained on scene monitoring the temperature of the fryer with a thermal imaging camera before leaving scene.]]>Wed, 3 Apr 2019 23:00:00 GMTTwo Vehicle Road Traffic Accidenthttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37636Jenna GendallAppliances from Helston, Hayle and a Rescue Tender from Tolvaddon attended a call to a two vehicle road traffic accident. Firefighters assisted Ambulance crews assisted Ambulance Paramedics with casualty care. Two casualties were being cared for in their vehicle, although they were not physically trapped. Once the two casualties had been assessed by Paramedics. Once assessed the casualties were removed from the vehicles. Firefighters made the vehicles safe before leaving scene. ]]>Wed, 3 Apr 2019 23:00:00 GMTCaravan Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37635Adam OliverTwo appliances from Truro Community Fire Station responded to this incident. On arrival a caravan fire was discovered. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus sets used two hose reel jets to extinguish the fire. Arson is suspected and Devon and Cornwall Police are on scene. ]]>Tue, 2 Apr 2019 23:00:00 GMTGorse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37633Maggie MooreCritical Control received several repeat calls to this incident. One appliance from Launceston Community Fire Station attended this incident and on arrival requested a second appliance to assist. A 660m area of gorse was well alight and they used hosereels and beaters to extinguish the fire. ]]>Sun, 31 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37632Maggie MooreAt 1204hrs a road traffic collision was reported to Critical Control by Ambulance requesting Fire Service attendance. One appliance from Truro Community Fire Station, the Rescue Tender from Tolvaddon Commnunity Fire Station and a Flexi Duty Officer were immediately mobilised. The incident involved three vehicles with one 84yr old male trapped. The crew used crash rescue equipment to extricate the casualty and handed him over to the care of ambulance personnel. Police were also in attendance.]]>Sun, 31 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMTPerson Rescuehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37631John RickardAt 00:35 a crew from Truro Fire Station, Water Rescue Technicians from Falmouth Fire Station and a Technical Rescue Officer assisted the Police to rescue a female who had become stuck down a steep bank near to Tesco in Truro. The female was rescued and left in the care of Devon and Cornwall Police.]]>Sun, 31 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37630Megan VigoAt 00:43 this morning an appliance and a Rescue Tender were mobilised from Bodmin, along with an appliance from St Dennis, to a road traffic collision on the A30. On arrival, a three vehicle road traffic collision was discovered. Firefighters released one person from a vehicle and left the incident in the hands of Devon and Cornwall Police. ]]>Sat, 30 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37628Adam OliverOne appliance from Wadebridge and one appliance from Bodmin responded to this incident. On arrival a car fire was discovered. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used two hose reels jets to extinguish the fire.]]>Thu, 28 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMTVan Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37627Adam OliverOne appliance from Delabole responded to this incident. On arrival a van fire was discovered. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus sets used two hose reels jets to extinguish the fire. This incident has been classed as accidental. ]]>Thu, 28 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37625Megan VigoAt 20:19 this evening the Critical Control Centre received an emergency call from Ambulance, regarding a Road Traffic Collision. One appliance from Liskeard, Saltash and the Rescue Tender from Bodmin were mobilised to the incident. On arrival crews discovered a two vehicle road traffic collision, with one person trapped. Crews released one casualty from the vehicle using Crash Rescue Equipment and made both vehicles safe. Both Police and Ambulance were also in attendance. ]]>Mon, 25 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMTCar Into Hedgehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37624Jenna GendallSix firefighters on one appliance from St Ives attended a call to a car which had driven into a wall. Firefighters carried out scene safety. The incident was left in the hands of Police officers. ]]>Sun, 24 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37623Jenna GendallSix firefighters on one appliance from Penzance attended a call to a property with a chimney fire. Firefighters used chimney rods and a stirrup pump to clear and extinguish the fire. ]]>Sat, 23 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMTLarge Shed Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37622Jenna GendallFive firefighters on one appliance from Callington attended a call to a shed on fire. On crews arrival the shed measuring 5 x 20 metres was well alight and constructed of wood. Firefighters were using two hose reels and made an assistance request of 'Make Pumps Two' for water. A second appliance with six firefighters on board were assigned to the incident. At 13:03 two breathing apparatus, one jet and two hose reels were in use on the fire. There are no more details available on this incident. ]]>Sat, 23 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMTDog Rescued From Rockshttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37621Maggie MooreA call was received by Critical Control from the owner of a dog that had got stuck between rocks on the beach. Three appliances from Mullion Community Fire Station were mobilised to the scene and the Coastguard was also informed. On arrival the crews found one dog totally stuck between rocks. The Coastguard were also on scene and working together, the dog was successfully released unharmed and reunited with its owner. All appliances have now left the scene.]]>Fri, 22 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMTSmoke Seen In the Roof Spacehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37620Emma MatthewsAt 22.51 Crews from Newquay and Perranporth along with a Wholetime officer were mobilised to reports of Smoke issuing from the roof space of a Hotel. On Arrival Crews completed a thorough investigation of the 5th floor, whilst the Aerial Ladder platform checked the roof of the building, further crews evacuated the building as a precaution. Following investigations the reported smoke was found to be steam coming from a boiler. All Crews have now left the scene. ]]>Wed, 20 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37618Megan VigoThe Critical Control Centre received a call regarding a vehicle fire, on Liskeard Road in Saltash. One appliance from Saltash was immediately mobilised to the incident. On arrival firefighters discovered one van, well alight. Two Breathing Apparatus, small tools and one Hose Reel was used to extinguish the fire. Crews remain on scene making the vehicle safe.]]>Tue, 19 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMTPersons Reported - Boscawen Roadhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37617Ben HoodCrews from Perranporth, Newquay and Tolvaddon were mobilised to a persons reported incident in the area of Perranporth. On arrival it was confirmed as cooking fumes, casualty is in the safe hands of fire service. No further details at this time.]]>Mon, 18 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37616Megan VigoAt 09:21 Critical Control received an emergency call from the Police, regarding a road traffic collision with one person trapped. One appliance from Helston, Falmouth and the Rescue Tender from Bodmin were mobilised to the incident. On arrival crews confirmed a two vehicle road traffic collision, with one person trapped. Firefighters proceeded to stabilize the vehicle and assisted Ambulance with the extraction of the casualty.]]>Mon, 18 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMTPerson Cut Free From Carhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37615Jenna GendallTwelve firefighters on two appliances from Saltash and Callington attended a call to a single vehicle which had rolled and the driver was trapped inside. Firfighters used crash rescue equipment to release the casualty who was then left in the care of Ambulance Paramedics. Firefighters made the scene safe before returning to station. ]]>Sun, 17 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMTMultiple Road Traffic Collisionshttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37614Jenna GendallAppliances from Launceston and Bodmin attended a call to a two vehicle road traffic collision on the A30 near to Trewint, Launceston. On crews arrival there was 5 vehicles in three separate locations which had been involved in incidents. The incident was caused by impacted hale on the road. Firefighters assisted Ambulance and Police staff on scene.]]>Sun, 17 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMTTumble Dryer Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37613Jenna GendallSix firefighters from Truro attended a late call to a fire in an industrial unit in Newham. One commercial unit has been severly damaged by fire. The fire was out on crews arrival, a thermal imaging camera was used to check for hot spots in the premise. A fire investigation is currently being carried. ]]>Sun, 17 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMTFire In Outbuildinghttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37612Maggie MooreTwo appliances attended this incident from St Ives Community Fire Station. On arrival crews found one outbuilding well alight, they used four breathing apparatus, two hosereels and two main jets to extinguish the fire. An ambulance was requested for one male casualty suffering with chest pain who was then transferred to hospital. The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental and spread. There are no further details for this incident.]]>Sun, 17 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37611Maggie MooreOne appliance from Fowey Commnuity Fire Station attended this chimney fire. The occupant stated that there were sparks coming from the top of the chimney. The crew used stirrup pump and rods to extinguish the fire.]]>Sat, 16 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37610Maggie MooreTwo appliances, one from St Austell and one from St Dennis Community Fire Stations, attended a road traffic collision involving two vehicles. There were no persons trapped so the crew assisted with casualty care and scene safety. There was a road closure put in place and Police and Ambulance were in attendance.]]>Sat, 16 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMTDangerous Structurehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37609Jenna GendallFive Firefighters on one appliance from Tolvaddon attended a call to a bus shelter which was moving dangerously in the wind. Firefighters attended and confirmed that the structure was dangerous and cordoned off the area. A general purpose line was used to secure the bus shelter to prevent it from causing a danger to the public. Cornwall Highways have been informed of the dangerous structure, they are attending scene to remove the structure. ]]>Sat, 16 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37608Adam OliverOne appliance from Tolvaddon responded to this incident. On arrival a car fire was discovered. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus sets used two hose reel jets to extinguish the fire. Arson is suspected and the Police have been informed. ]]>Fri, 15 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37607Megan VigoAt 02:06 this morning the Critical Control Centre received an emergency call regarding a fire on Wesley Street in Redruth. Two appliances from Tolvaddon, one from Perranporth and a Officer were mobilised to the incident. On arrival, crews confirmed five vehicles, well alight. Firefighters used four Breathing Apparatus, two Main Jets, one Covering Jet and one Hose Reel to extinguish the fire. Crews remain in attendance, using four Breathing Apparatus to monitor and cool hot metal surfaces of vehicle remains. ]]>Tue, 12 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMTPerson Rescued After Becoming Trapped Under Lifthttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37606Jenna GendallFirefighters from Penzance and a Rescue Tender from Tolvaddon attended a call to a person in a wheel chari who had become trapped under a lift. Small tools was used to dismantle the lift whilst oxygen therapy was administered to the casualty. Once the casualty was released they were left in the care of Ambulance Paramedics.]]>Mon, 11 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMTCarbon Monoxide Alarmhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37605Jenna GendallSix firefighters on one appliance from St Austell attended a call to a property where the Carbon monoxide alarm was sounding. On crews arrival the property was checked using a Carbon Monoxide monitor. The detector identified a fault on a gas cooker on the property. The resident was checked as a precaution by Ambulance paramedics and advise was given to the occupant of the property not to use the cooker until the fault had been fixed.]]>Sun, 10 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMTBuilding Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37604Katherine TakelAppliances from Mullion, Helston and Falmouth are currently in attendance at a commercial storage building measuring approximately 25 by 15 meters. Firefighters are using breathing apparatus ,hose reels, thermal imaging camera and ground monitor to fight the blaze. Further updates will be added as soon as information is available.]]>Sun, 10 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37603Jenna GendallTwo appliances from Wadebridge and Bodmin attended a call to a two vehicle Road Traffic Collision on the B3314 between Wadebridge and St Minver. Firefighters made the vehicles safe and treated one casualty on scene until the arrival of Ambulance crews. ]]>Sat, 9 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMTMake Pumps Four Building Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37601Adam OliverAppliances from Bodmin, St Austell, and St Dennis, along with the Incident Command Unit from Launceston, and Operational Support Vehicle from St Austell are responding to a commercial building fire. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus sets are using two hose reel jets to extinguish the fire. ** Update @ 12:50 HRS ** Good progress is being made at the incident. Four appliances, support vehicles and three officers are still in attendance. ** Update @ 13:30 HRS ** The fire has now been extinguished. Firefighters are now damping down and turning over. ** Update @ 17:15 HRS ** All fire service resources have now left the scene. ]]>Mon, 4 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMTBungalow Fire *Update*https://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37600Tom MorcomThe Critical Control Centre, based in Tolvaddon, received a 999 call at 05:32 informing them of a bungalow fire. In total, three appliances and a water carrier from Tolvaddon and Helston were mobilised and are in attendance, with a wholetime officer also on scene for support. Crews confirmed on arrival that the bungalow measuring 8 x 10 metres was well alight and used hosereel jets to extinguish the blaze. Crews are continuing to monitor hotspots and are damping down. The police have been informed and are on scene. Western Power is also in attendance to isolate power to the property and Highways attendance has been requested to close the road at this location. No further updates are available at this time. ]]>Mon, 4 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMTHoax Callhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37599Katherine TakelAt 10:30 today three appliances and an Officer were mobilized to a property fire in St Day. On arrival no fire was found and after investigation the Firefighters concluded that the call had been a hoax. Firefighters normally respond to every emergency call that is made. If they arrive at an address and find out that it's a hoax, it may delay them in attending a serious emergency incident, where they may be needed to rescue someone trapped in a house fire or road traffic collision. In many emergencies, every second really does count. Increasing the time it takes the fire crews to respond could mean the difference between saving a life or losing one. Therefore diverting an appliance through a hoax call could have a major impact. All 999 calls made to the Fire and Rescue Service are recorded and can be instantly traced back to the caller. This doesn't just apply to land lines; even calls from public phone boxes and mobile phones are taped and could be traced. Even dialling the prefix '141' will not block your identification when making a 999 call. It is illegal to make a hoax emergency call. People can, and have been, heavily prosecuted for making hoax calls with a fine of up to £5,000 or six months in prison. Remember - the Fire and Rescue Service knows the phone number you called from, and has a recording of your voice!]]>Sat, 2 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collision, Make Safehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37598Katherine TakelAn appliance from Tolvaddon along with the Rescue Tender attended a call to a road traffic collision at 11:30 today. On arrival the Firefighters confirmed a single vehicle was off the road in a gully and no persons were trapped. The crew used small tools and the triple extension ladder to make the vehicle safe. Police and Ambulance were also on scene.]]>Sat, 2 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37597Katherine TakelAn appliance from Tolvaddon used stirrup pump and rods to extinguish a fire in a chimney.]]>Sat, 2 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMTUpdatehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37629Helen KnightThere have currently been no incidents to report.]]>Fri, 29 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37596Megan VigoAt 14:30 this afternoon the Critical Control Centre received an emergency call regarding a two vehicle RTC, one person trapped. One appliance from Newquay, St Dennis and the Rescue Tender from Bodmin were mobilised to the incident. On arrival crews discovered a two vehicle RTC, with one person not physically trapped. Firefighters used Crash Rescue equipment and proceeded to make both vehicles safe. South West Ambulance Service and Police were also in attendance. ]]>Thu, 28 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTWho Dares Serves Passing Out Parade – St Ives Community Fire Stationhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37593Emma MatthewsParticipants completing the latest ‘Who Dares Serves’ course will attend a passing out parade on Friday 8 March 2019 at St Ives Community Fire Station. Who Dares Serves is a week-long, multi-agency course giving people insight into working with Cornwall Fire & Rescue Service, and a host of public services from across the South West. Focussing on a taster into each public service, the course gives an idea of the breadth of skills it takes for each to operate and how individuals can be involved within these services. Who Dares Serves is a one of a range of innovative work-related options within the ‘Who Dares Works’ project, funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund and led by award-winning Community Interest Company, Active Plus. The official passing out parade marks the culmination of the group’s learning over the five days. During the ceremony, held in front of family and friends, the group will showcase techniques demonstrated throughout the week, including hose running and first aid. Who Dares Serves is led by Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service who have been running the Phoenix Project since 2002 to enhance self-confidence, communication skills and community spirit. Assistant Chief Fire Officer Mark Hewitt said: “Cornwall Fire Rescue and Community Safety Service commits itself to developing skills for members of the local community. Our course staff are supportive, inspiring and passionate about what we do, therefore we create an inclusive learning environment for course attendees to realise their potential and ambitions. The participants on this course have worked extremely hard throughout this week to succeed and we are very proud to be able to work in partnership with Cornwall College.” Carolyn Webster, Project Manager for Who Dares Works, said: “It is great to see public services coming together to deliver this course. We know from the feedback from previous courses how positive the impact is with comments such as ‘this has been such a massive boost for my personal confidence!’ The project as a whole has already supported over 500 people in west Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, helping motivate and inspire people into taking the next steps towards training and work.” Cllr James, Cornwall Council Portfolio Holder for Environment and Public Protection, said: “We are very proud to support the Who Dares Serves project which not only connects our services to the local community but also helps to build community resilience and improve the skills and confidence of the participants.” The Who Dares Works project is a partnership of 17 organisations working together to support over 850 people across West Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to get into work, education and training, and is led by Active Plus. The £3.3 million project is funded by the Big Lottery Building Better Opportunities Programme, funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England. Phoenix Services has more opportunities to support young people who fit the funding criteria for Skills for Young People through the ESF programme. If you work with a group of young people aged between 15-25 and you would like to discuss if we can work with you please call us on 01326 318177. To join Who Dares Works call: 01872 300236. ]]>Thu, 28 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTGorse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37584John RickardAppliances from Mullion, Helston and St Keverne along with a wholetime officer are currently in attendance at a gorse fire on The Lizard. The firefighters are using beaters to attack two fronts of fire approx. 150m in total. ** Update @ 21:15 ** Crews have confirm all fire fronts at this location are extinguished - crews are remaining on scene to monitor for hotspots.]]>Tue, 26 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTGorse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37583Katherine TakelCritical Control received reports of a gorse fire on the Lizard Peninsula. On arrival crews discovered several gorse fires. We currently have pumping appliances from Mullion , Falmouth , Tolvaddon, St Keverne, Helston St Dennis & 2 Flexi duty officers in attendance. Update: 20:30 Firefighters used beaters and also allowed the fire to burn to a natural fire break. The cause is believed to be arson and the Police have been informed. Crews are making up their equipment and will be leaving the scene soon. ]]>Mon, 25 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTLarge Gorse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37582Andy TaylorFire appliances from St Keverne, Mullion and Helston are in attendance at a large gorse fire on Goonhilly Downs. Firefighters are using beaters to extinguish multiple seats of fire. Assistance has been requested and fire appliances from Tolvaddon and Falmouth are also en-route. Drivers are asked to take care; there are a number of fire appliances moving along the narrow roads in this area.]]>Mon, 25 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTProperty Fire Updatehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37581Tom Morcom*Update 08:45* At 00:48 the Critical Control Centre received numerous 999 calls reporting a fire at a property in Fore Street, Newlyn. In total, appliances from Penzance, St Just, Hayle, St Ives, Falmouth, Tolvaddon, Helston, Truro and St Dennis were mobilised along with 6 whole time officers for support. Police and ambulance also attended. On arrival, the building was well alight and crews used breathing apparatus and hosereel jets to extinguish the fire. The incident has now scaled down. A full fire investigation will take place this morning to establish the cause of the fire. No further updates are available at this time. ]]>Mon, 25 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTTelehandler Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37580Adam OliverTwo appliances from Looe and one from Saltash responded to this incident. On arrival firefighters discovered a telehandler fire. Two breathing apparatus sets and two hose reel jets were used to extinguish the fire. This incident has been classed as accidental. ]]>Sun, 24 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collision, Make Safehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37579Katherine TakelAn appliance from Bodmin along with the Rescue Tender attended a call to a vehicle collision at 16:37 today. On arrival the crews found a collision between two vehicles where no persons were trapped. Firefighters used small tools to make the vehicles safe. Police and Ambulance were also in attendance . ]]>Sat, 23 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collision,https://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37578Katherine TakelAn appliance and the Rescue Tender attended a call to a road traffic collision at 14:51 today. On arrival the crews found a collision between a tractor and a motorcycle. No persons were trapped and Firefighters used small tools to make both vehicles safe. Police and Ambulance were also in attendance. We have no further information on this incident. ]]>Sat, 23 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37577Katherine TakelAppliances from Polruan, Fowey and Lostwithiel attended a fire in a property at 06:30 this morning. On arrival the crews confirmed that there was a fire on the top floor that was spreading to the room below. Firefighters used four breathing apparatus and two hose reels to tackle the fire, utilising a hydrant for a covering jet. A thermal imaging camera was used in the property to check for hot spots and a fire investigation was carried out. One appliance remains on scene cutting away and making safe before they leave. ]]>Sat, 23 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTKitchen Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37576Katherine TakelAppliances from Penzance and St Just attended a call to a kitchen fire at 06:51 this morning. On arrival the crew confirmed there to be a fire on the ground floor of a mid terrace domestic property. Firefighters used two breathing apparatus and a hose reel to extinguish the flames.]]>Sat, 23 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTGorse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37575Laura HeskethAt 0102 the Critical Control Centre received calls stating that there was a large Gorse fire. Crews from Bodmin have been mobilised to this incident. Update 0240 further appliances from Lostwithiel, St Dennis, Wadbridge, a specialist vehicle from Launceston and Bodmin along with two Wholetime officers have been requested at this incident. Two large areas of gorse are on fire at this time. Firefighters are using Beaters to extinguish the fire. Update 0400 Good Progress has been made at this incident Crews remain on scene to monitor for re ignition of gorse. Any updates will be posted to the news desk.]]>Sat, 23 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTGorse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37574Laura HeskethAt 23.51 The critical control centre received multiple calls to state that a large area of gorse was on fire. A crew from St Columb was mobilised, once in attendance further assistance was requested and an appliance from St Dennis was mobilised firefighters used beaters to extinguish the fire. Any updates will be posted to the news desk.]]>Sat, 23 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTBarn Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37573Katherine TakelAt 21.11 The critical Control Centre revived multiple calls to reports of a barn on fire in the Kergiliack area of Falmouth. appliances from Falmouth were mobilised. on a rival to this incident crews requested further assistance, the water carrier from Helston and an appliance from Truro were mobilised to this incident. Firefighters wearing Breathing apparatus are using Hose real jets to extinguish the fire. Update: 2300 further assistance has been requested at this incident a further appliance from Tolvaddon had been mobilised to this incident. update 2352- A further assistance message has been received two further appliances from Perranporth and St Austell were mobilised, along with support vehicles from Falmouth and Penzance. Crew are continuing to fight the fire, good progress is being made. Update 0400 Good progress has been made. Further appliances from St Ives, St Keverne, Hayle and Newquay are now in attendance as relief crews, specialist appliances from Helston Penzance and St Dennis are also still in attendance crews will continue to monitor the barn. Any further updates will be posted to the news desk. Update: 07:30 One appliance is using a hose reel jet on a piece of farm machinery still alight and a fire investigation will take place shortly . ]]>Fri, 22 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37572Laura HeskethAt 20.46 the critical control centre received multiple calls to a chimney on fire in Trewoon. Crews from St Austell and St Dennis were mobilised to this incident. on arrival crews used a stirrup pump and rods to extinguish the fire. For further information and advice, visit our chimney fire webpage through the link below. Link- http://bit.ly/2bYexuJ ]]>Fri, 22 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTBonfirehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37571Katherine TakelAn appliance from Newquay was alerted by several members of public to a large fire beside the A30 at Mitchell today. On arrival the crew found it to be a controlled burn and advice was given to the responsible person to report any future controlled burns to The Critical Control Centre. All controlled burns phoned in will be added to our mobilising system preventing appliances being unnecessarily mobilised and therefore being unavailable for true emergency calls.]]>Fri, 22 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37570Janice JamesFire Crews From Truro, Tolvaddon and Falmouth Community Fire stations and an officer attend a call to a property fire. On arrival crews entered the property wearing breathing apparatus and confirmed the fire was out. The property was ventilated by the crews and the property was made safe.]]>Thu, 21 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTCall For Young People To Learn Emergency Skills Through Duke of Cornwall Community Safety Awardhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37594Emma MatthewsYoung people in Cornwall have the chance to learn how to help others in an emergency as the Duke of Cornwall Community Safety Award reopens for applications. The ground-breaking scheme was first launched in Cornwall after the response to significant flooding and aims to educate and train young people to assist before, during and after a crisis. The scheme was created in 2011 to give young people in the UK an opportunity to learn what to do in an emergency situation, such as severe weather. The award scheme has since grown and is now recognised both nationally and internationally, with the scheme being used as far afield as Bangladesh. Cornwall Council is relaunching the award with a brand new website and leaders resources to help anyone that would like to take part in the award to complete the three different levels. The award scheme is open to all young people between the ages of 5 and 18 and uses a 3 tier system, where awards are earned at various ages. The scheme provides encouragement by awarding certificates and badges at each level. The handbook, training material and support available on the website will allow anyone to gather the awareness and skills to prepare themselves, their family, community and neighbourhood for dealing with an emergency situation, and to respond appropriately. Everyone participating in the Award scheme is encouraged to engage with their local community Police, Fire or other relevant emergency service, which are invariably willing to provide relevant support and information. Other organisations such as the Environment Agency and Local Authorities also provide information, support and encouragement. Simon Mould, Head of Community Safety & Localism at Cornwall Council, said: “The Community Safety Award is a fantastic scheme which engages our younger members of our communities to be involved in building resilience in their local areas whilst achieving many personal skills, knowledge and confidence. "We look forward to working with our partner emergency service responders in supporting this valuable scheme.” For more information about the award visit: www.communitysafetyaward.org Follow the award on Facebook – www.facebook.com/communitysafetyaward Follow the award on Twitter – www.twitter.com/DofC_CSAward ]]>Thu, 28 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTFire In the Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37569Adam OliverOne appliance from Bodmin Community Fire Station responded to this incident. On arrival a small rubbish fire was discovered. Firefighters used a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. Arson is suspected and Devon and Cornwall Police have been notified. ]]>Tue, 19 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37568Maggie MooreOne appliance from Helston Community Fire station and one appliance from Mullion Community Fire Station and two Wholetime Officers attended this incident. The property was a first floor flat with the fire located on the veranda. The crew used one hosereel, one thermal image camera, one hosereel, one 3 part ladder and one safety jet. There were no persons injured and the crew left the property in the hands of the keyholder.]]>Tue, 19 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37566Maggie MooreOne appliance from Lostwithiel Community Fire Station, two appliances from St Austell Community Fire Station the Aerial Ladder Platform from Truro Community Fire Station and two Wholetime officers attended this incident. It involved a fire in a first floor flat and the roof space. The crew used four sets of breathing apparatus, two thermal image cameras, two hosereels, one safety jet and one covering jet. There is currently a Fire Investigation Team on route to confirm the source of the fire.]]>Tue, 19 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTAnimal Rescuehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37565Maggie MooreOne appliance from Liskeard Community Fire Station, 4x4 vehicle from Bodmin Community Fire Station and a Wholetime Officer attended this incident. The crew rescued a sheep uninjured that was 10m down at the bottom of a quarry, using strops and shacs equipment. ]]>Tue, 19 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37564Maggie MooreOne appliance from Helston Fire Station attended this incident. The incident involved a woodburner with an unlined flue and the fire was located at the top of the woodburner. The crew used small gear, hearth kit, thermal image camera, stirrup pump and rods to extinguish the fire. ]]>Mon, 18 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTGrill Pan Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37563Maggie MooreOne appliance from St Austell Fire Station and one appliance from Fowey Fire Station and a Wholetime Officer were mobilised to this incident. On arrival crews found that a grill pan had caught fire but was out on arrival. The crews used natural ventilation to clear the smeach from the property. There are no further details available for this incident.]]>Mon, 18 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTSmall Electrical Fire Within Domestic Garagehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37562Andy TaylorOne fire appliance from Looe Community Fire Station and one fire appliance from Polruan Community Fire Station were mobilised to a report of smoke issuing from a garage. Firefighters from Looe, some wearing breathing apparatus, used a hosereel and carbon dioxide fire extinguisher to deal with a small electrical fire inside the six metre by three metre detached garage. Engineers from Western Power Distribution were requested to attend to ensure that the electricity supply is safe. ]]>Mon, 18 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTMalicious Callhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37561John RickardAt 0928hrs our Critical Control Centre received a 999 call stating a property was on fire in Ponsanooth. Two appliances from Falmouth and one from Truro were mobilisied immediately. On arrival the crew liaised with a resident of the property and confirmed there was no signs of fire and the call had not originated from the address. 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. Find out more about hoax calls on the link below. ]]>Sun, 17 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTFire In Loft Spacehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37560Jenna GendallTwo appliances from Launceston attended a call to a farm house with a fire in its loft. Firefighters used one hose reel. small tools to tackle the electrical fire in the loft space. Crews cut away at insulation, and roof joists removing burning material to ensure that the fire was completely out.]]>Sun, 17 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTIndustrial Buildinghttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37559Mark PhilpottAt 0145 Critical Control received call of a industrial unit on fire. On arrival the crews were faced with a building well alight. Appliances from Falmouth & Helston attended and used breathing apparatus and hose reel jets to extinguish the fire. ]]>Sun, 17 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTGorse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37558Jenna Gendall20 firefighters on five appliances from Mullion, St Keverne and Falmouth attended a call to a large are of heathland on fire on Goonhilly Downs. Firefighters tackled three seats of fire, beaters and hose reels were used to extinguish the fire which had covered approximately 130 hectares. ]]>Fri, 15 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTTruro and Penwith College Students Passing Out Parade – Tolvaddon Community Fire Stationhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37590Emma MatthewsA group of young people from Truro and Penwith College are celebrating their achievements in completing an innovative course run by Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service’s Phoenix team. This course has been funded by Careers South West and the European Social Fund through the Skills for Young People programme. All participants were given the opportunity to take part in a range of fire service activities to promote teamwork, communication skills, raise confidence and aspirations. Alongside this, the course includes fire and road safety advice and first aid. Throughout the course participants get the opportunity to learn and develop transferable skills through participating in fire and rescue service drills and activities. These skills can then be taken forward and put into practice when attending college, further education and training or in the workplace. The Phoenix Project has been run by Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service since 2002 and enhances young people’s self-confidence, communication skills and community spirit. Assistant Chief Fire Officer Mark Hewitt said: “Cornwall Fire Rescue and Community Safety Service commits itself to developing skills for members of the local community. Our course staff are supportive, inspiring and passionate about what we do, therefore we create an inclusive learning environment for course attendees to realise their potential and ambitions. The participants on this course have worked extremely hard throughout this week to succeed and we are very proud to be able to work in partnership with Truro and Penwith College.” The Phoenix Project is a Cornwall wide initiative geared towards young people between the ages of 13 -17. They are given training in hose running, marching, wearing breathing apparatus (BA), life skills and problem solving with the aim of building confidence and self-esteem, raise aspirations and improve teamwork and communication skills. “It’s great to see yet more young people learn not only how to become better communicators and leaders but to learn a very important fire safety message at the same time. Initiatives such as Phoenix help us to achieve safer communities from the ground up, which is the principal aim of the service” said Chief Fire Officer Paul Walker. Councillor Sue James, Cornwall Council Portfolio Holder for Environment and Public Protection, said: “Training like this is an important investment in young people across Cornwall. I would also like to thank our fire service staff for supporting the young people in developing their skills.” “We are incredibly excited about this opportunity for the students on Personal Professional Development. Personal Professional Development offers an equal emphasis on qualifications, work place learning and personal development. The various planned activities on the Phoenix project will fit nicely into the course aims and it will undoubtedly help improve learner’s self-confidence, self-esteem and team work skills as well as offer an interesting ‘story’ for potential employers in the future.” Julian Roberts. (Course Leader. Personal Professional Development). Phoenix Services has more opportunities to support young people who fit the funding criteria for Skills for Young People through the ESF programme. If you work with a group of young people aged between 15-25 and you would like to discuss if we can work with you please call us on 01326 318177. ]]>Thu, 28 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTGorse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37557Jenna GendallFour fire appliances from Mullion, St Keverne and Helston attended a call to a large gorse fire on Goonhilly Downs. The fire consisted of several seats of fire along a 50 metre front. Firefighters managed the fire and supervised its burnings to natural breaks in the vegetation. ]]>Thu, 14 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37556Jenna GendallSix firefighters on one appliance from Bodmin attended a call to a car fire well alight in a lay by on the A30. Crews used two breathing apparatus and two hose reels to extinguish the fire. ]]>Wed, 13 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTWater Rescuehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37555Ian OliverAppliances from Tolvaddon, water rescue teams from Falmouth, Penzance and St. Austell with officers mobilised. On arrival it was quickly ascertained that one person had been rescued from the river and was in the hands of attending ambulance crews. Devon & Cornwall Police were also in attendance.]]>Tue, 12 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTTwo Vehicle Road Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37554Jenna GendallSix firefighters on one appliance from Penzance attended a call to a two vehicle road traffic collision on Tremethick Cross. Firefighters used small tools to make the scene safe. ]]>Tue, 12 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37553Adam OliverOne appliance from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station responded to this incident. On arrival firefighters discovered a single car which was well alight. Two breathing apparatus sets and two hose reel jets were used to extinguish the fire. Devon and Cornwall Police have been informed of the incident. There are no further details available. ]]>Mon, 11 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTKitchen Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37552Maggie MooreTwo appliances from St Austell Community Fire Station were mobilised to this incident which was called into Critical Control by a passer-by. The crews tackled a fire in the kitchen on the ground floor of a two storey domestic property. The crew used two breathing apparatus, one hosereel and a safety jet to extinguish the fire. The crew rescued one hamster from the property and reunited it with the owner on their return to the property. The cause of the fire was accidental. There are no further details for this incident.]]>Mon, 11 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37551Maggie MooreOne major appliance with crash rescue equipment and the specialist rescue tender along with a Flexi Duty Officer all from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station attended this incident. It involved a single vehicle people carrier that had rolled onto its side with three people trapped inside. The crew stabilised the vehicle and set up a working platform using hydraulics and crash rescue equipment. Three casualties were extricated from the vehicle and left in the care of the ambulance staff. The crew continued to make the scene and vehicle safe.]]>Mon, 11 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTShed Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37550Ian OliverBoth appliances from St. Austell were mobilised to this incident, on arrival the crews found a shed measuring eight by eight metres on fire, due to the remote area the shed was allowed to burn out under supervision, the owners were in attendance. Arson was suspected, Devon & Cornwall Police have been informed.]]>Sun, 10 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTFire In Heaterhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37549Katherine TakelAppliances from Looe and Polruan attended a call to a fire in an electric fan heater at 23:54 this evening. On arrival the crews found the bathroom slightly smoke logged and used two breathing apparatus and a hose reel to enter the room. A CO2 extinguisher was used to extinguish the fire which was confirmed as accidental and confined to the wall mounted heater.]]>Sat, 9 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTNew Tri-service Safety officershttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37602Emma MatthewsOn Friday 8 February Cornwall’s Emergency Services and Local Authority celebrated eight further Tri-Service Safety Officers (TSSO) become officially operational. The new TSSO’s will join the existing officers who are currently based in Liskeard and Bude, making a total of 10 across Cornwall and will be visible across towns and villages from 1 April 2019. The additional officers will be located in: St Just, Hayle, St. Ives, Fowey and Polruan, Perranporth, St. Dennis, Looe, Lostwithiel. The TSSO is an innovative, ever changing, adaptable and flexible role which integrates within the emergency services family. Purpose being to provide a ‘supportive link’ between Devon and Cornwall Police (DCP), Cornwall Fire, Rescue and Community Safety Service (CFRCS) Service, South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) and Cornwall Council’s Anti-Social Behaviour Team. The role has a number of additional responsibilities such as; Safeguarding Advocate, Youth Intervention/ mentorship. The role is not a single element of the areas described above, it provides a unique and innovative approach to resolving community safety matters. The role targets and aligns with all of the agencies priorities in relation to protection, prevention, firefighter, medical responder and police incidents including challenging and tackling anti-social behaviour. The development of the ‘TSSO’ role builds sustainable and strong working relationships with partner agencies. The role integrates within the Police Neighbourhood Team and assists with completing neighbourhood enquiries (101 calls made to police – non emergency). These enquiries afford the TSSO with the opportunity to identify additional areas of concern together with fire safety, safeguarding, anti-social behaviour, protection matters, youth intervention and health difficulties. This provides opportunities for an officer to assist with making agency referrals and arranging multi-agency meetings. The role is jointly funded by all three emergencies services and is fully supported by Portfolio Holders Cllr Sue James, Cllr Edwinna Hanniford as well as the full cabinet at Cornwall Council. In addition Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Alison Hernandez, part-funded the development of the role as a direct result of the £12 increase paid by council tax payers for policing. OPCC Alison Hernandez: “A huge amount of work has gone into making these roles a reality. Tri-Service Safety Officers make sense for the emergency services when it comes to covering rural areas, and more importantly a lot of sense to the communities across Cornwall who are welcoming them with open arms. This shows how innovative work in collaboration with others can deliver real opportunities to keep communities safe and put extra boots on the ground. Last year the public backed my plans to invest in new ways for our communities to become safer. I promised people that if they paid more they would get more in return and the roll-out of Tri-Service Safety Officers across Cornwall is the start of that, as is the development of community responders in Devon. I expect to see more of both being deployed in the future.” Paul Walker, Chief Fire Officer from Cornwall Fire, Rescue & Community Safety Service said: “I am immensely proud of what our new Tri-Service Safety Officers have achieved throughout their training. They all recognise the significant difference they can make in rural areas, the benefits of understanding rural communities, the risks, the geography and the people. Adopting and embracing flexible ways to work, engaging with vulnerable people and supporting community needs in a 999 and Safeguarding context is a challenging, worthwhile and rewarding role. We have the right people passing out here today to make a genuine difference, I look forward to monitoring their progress and wish them all every success with their new careers.” For more information about the TSSO role please visit: www.cornwall.gov.uk/triserviceofficer Don’t forget to follow them on Twitter! @HayleTriService – Adrian Hart @LostwithielTSSO – Jack Wellington @LooeTSSO – Philip Whittingham @StDennisTSSO – David Halford @StIvesTSSO – Tarryn Brown @FoweyPolruan – Myghal Larter @stjustTSSO – Mesha Wardman @PerranporthTSSO – Philip Graham]]>Tue, 5 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37548Adam OliverOne appliance from St Austell responded to this incident. On arrival a two vehicle road traffic collision was discovered. Firefighters confirmed that no persons were trapped and assisted to make the vehicles safe. ]]>Fri, 8 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37547Adam OliverOne appliance from Bodmin responded to this incident. On arrival a two vehicle road traffic collision was discovered. Firefighters confirmed that no persons were trapped and assisted to make the scene safe. Police and Ambulance were also in attendance. ]]>Fri, 8 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTResidential Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37546Laura HeskethAt 03;06 the Critical Control centre received a call to an electricity box on fire. Two Crews from St Austell Community Fire Station were mobilised along with a Wholetime officer. On arrival Two Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used c02 and dry powder extinguishers to put out the fire. Western Power also attended this incident, and worked along side fire crews to isolate the power supply.]]>Fri, 8 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTResidential Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37545Laura HeskethAt 02;47 the critical control centre revived a call to say that a house was on fire in the Poughill area, two crews from Bude and a Wholetime Officer were mobilised. On arrival crews wearing breathing apparatus used two hose reel jets to extinguish the fire. ]]>Fri, 8 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTCommercial Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36545Tom MorcomAt 10:00 the Critical Control Centre, based in Tolvaddon, received a 999 call informing them of smoke issuing from a commercial property in Hayle. Appliances from Hayle and Tolvaddon were immediately mobilised, along with two wholetime officers for support. On arrival, crews requested assistance and so further appliances from St Ives, St Just and Falmouth, as well as another wholetime officer, were additionally mobilised. Crews used hosereel jets to tackle the fire. Breathing apparatus and a thermal imaging camera were also used. The fire has now been extinguished and our crews have left the scene. No further updates are available. ]]>Thu, 7 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36544Jenna GendallAppliances from Callington and Launceston attended a call to a two vehicle road traffic collision where one person was still in situ in a vehicle. The casualty was unable to exit the vehicle due to the close proximity of the second vehicle. Firefighters separated the vehicles by using a winch. The casualty remained in the vehicle until the arrival of Ambulance paramedics. This incident was left in the hands of Police. There are no more details available on this incident. ]]>Wed, 6 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTFire In Fuse Boxhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36543Katherine TakelAppliances from Looe and Liskeard attended a call to a fuse box fire at 10:45 today. On arrival the firefighters found there had been a small electrical fire which was out on arrival. The crew isolated the electrics until the arrival of the electric company and inspected the surrounding area for any signs of fire spread.]]>Wed, 6 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36542Maggie MooreOne appliance from Tolvaddon Fire Station was mobilised to a chimney fire. The crew used stirrup pump and rods, roof ladder, hosereel to extinguish fire in a difficult chimney. Whilst in attendance the crew fitted smoke alarms in the property.]]>Tue, 5 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTCritical Control are Recruitinghttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36541Emma MatthewsCornwall Critical Control are recruiting for flexible workers, fore more information and to apply for a position please follow the following link: ]]>Mon, 4 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTThink Before You Park!https://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37595Emma MatthewsPurple Watch from Liskeard Community Fire Station have made a plea to all drivers to park with care after they were unable to drive their fire engine through a town centre street. The crew were on their way to carry out home fire safety checks for local residents in the Varley Road area when they have to abandon attempts to get through and had to proceed on foot, parking 5 minutes away. “We tried unsuccessfully to drive up the lane to carry out some home fire safety checks for residents in the Melbourne Road area” said a Fire Station spokesperson. “The fire engine was prevented from getting there due to cars being parked too far out from the kerb, making the road too narrow for us to pass. Can we ask everyone, irrespective of where you live, to park your car with a suitable space for a fire engine to pass. In an emergency situation this can slow or possibly prevent our attendance, putting lives at risk.” For further information on the #ThinkB4Upark campaign visit: www.cornwall.gov.uk/thinkb4upark ]]>Thu, 28 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTLarge Shed Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36540Jenna GendallTwo appliances from Torpoint and Liskeard attended a call to a large shed on fire. The shed measured 5 x 4 metres, crews used four breathing apparatus with hose reels to extinguish the accidental fire. ]]>Mon, 4 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36539Ian OliverOn receipt of this call, one appliance from Hayle and the rescue tender from Tolvaddon attended. On arrival it was confirmed that one vehicle was involved and one person trapped, crash rescue equipment was used to release the casualty who was taken into the care of attending ambulance personnel. Further details may be obtained from Devon & Cornwall Police, who were in attendance.]]>Sat, 2 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTDerelict Building Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36538Megan VigoAt 02:24 this morning the Critical Control Centre received an emergency call stating that a derelict building was on fire. One appliance from Perranporth and an appliance from Tolvaddon, were immediately mobilised to the incident. On arrival, crews discovered one three storey derelict building, approx. 60 metres by 20 metres with a fire located in the ground floor fire escape. Two Breathing Apparatus and one Hose Reel Jet was used to extinguish the fire. ]]>Sat, 2 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTWho Dares Serves Passing Out Parade – St Ives Community Fire Stationhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37587Emma MatthewsParticipants completing the latest ‘Who Dares Serves’ course will attend a passing out parade on Friday 1 February 2019 at St Ives Community Fire Station. Who Dares Serves is a week-long, multi-agency course giving people insight into working with Cornwall Fire & Rescue Service, and a host of public services from across the South West. Focussing on a taster into each public service, the course gives an idea of the breadth of skills it takes for each to operate and how individuals can be involved within these services. Who Dares Serves is a one of a range of innovative work-related options within the ‘Who Dares Works’ project, funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund and led by award-winning Community Interest Company, Active Plus. The official passing out parade marks the culmination of the group’s learning over the five days. During the ceremony, held in front of family and friends, the group will showcase techniques demonstrated throughout the week, including hose running and first aid. Who Dares Serves is led by Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service who have been running the Phoenix Project since 2002 to enhance self-confidence, communication skills and community spirit. Assistant Chief Fire Officer Mark Hewitt said: “Cornwall Fire Rescue and Community Safety Service commits itself to developing skills for members of the local community. Our course staff are supportive, inspiring and passionate about what we do, therefore we create an inclusive learning environment for course attendees to realise their potential and ambitions. The participants on this course have worked extremely hard throughout this week to succeed and we are very proud to be able to work in partnership with Cornwall College.” Carolyn Webster, Project Manager for Who Dares Works, said: “It is great to see public services coming together to deliver this course. We know from the feedback from previous courses how positive the impact is with comments such as ‘this has been such a massive boost for my personal confidence!’ The project as a whole has already supported over 500 people in west Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, helping motivate and inspire people into taking the next steps towards training and work.” Cllr James, Cornwall Council Portfolio Holder for Environment and Public Protection, said: “We are very proud to support the Who Dares Serves project which not only connects our services to the local community but also helps to build community resilience and improve the skills and confidence of the participants.” The Who Dares Works project is a partnership of 17 organisations working together to support over 850 people across West Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to get into work, education and training, and is led by Active Plus. The £3.3 million project is funded by the Big Lottery Building Better Opportunities Programme, funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England. Phoenix Services has more opportunities to support young people who fit the funding criteria for Skills for Young People through the ESF programme. If you work with a group of young people aged between 15-25 and you would like to discuss if we can work with you please call us on 01326 318177. To join Who Dares Works call: 01872 300236. ]]>Thu, 28 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTFire Involving Electric Transformerhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36537Andy TaylorFirefighters from Tolvaddon along with engineers from Western Power Distribution are dealing with a fire involving a pole-mounted transformer. The pole has collapsed and engineers are isolating the supply before firefighters can extinguish the fire. ]]>Thu, 31 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMTFire In External Storehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36536Jenna GendallTwo appliances with 12 Firefighters attended a call to a storage shed on fire. The building measured 5 x 5 metres and initially two breathing apparatus, two hose reel jets and a main jet was in use. At 23:17 A total of four breathing apparatus were in use along side two hose reel jets and one main jet being supplied from a hydrant. At 23:33 the fire in the store was confirmed out, breathing apparatus was withdrawn and crews were damping down and turning over. The cause of the fire at this time is unknown and a Fire Investigation will be carried out to establish the cause of the fire. There are no more details available on this incident. ]]>Thu, 31 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMTResidential Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36535Laura HeskethAt 17:34 the Critical Control Centre received calls to a mobile home on fire with people possibly trapped inside, Crews from Bodmin and Wadebridge were mobilised. On arrival one mobile home was confirmed “well alight” crews wearing breathing apparatus used two hose reel jets to extinguish the fire. One casualty has been taken to hospital with smoke inhalation. Update 20:00 This incident has now been left in the hands of the police. ]]>Tue, 29 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMTLarge Unattended Bonfirehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36534Jenna GendallFive firefighters on one appliance from St Austell attended a call to a large unattended bonfire. Two breathing apparatus used one hosereel connected to a hydrant to extinguish the fire. ]]>Mon, 28 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMTTrain Derailmenthttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36532Andy TaylorFollowing a report that a train carrying passengers had derailed, fire crews from Falmouth, Truro, Tolvaddon and the incident command unit from St Just were mobilised. The first crew to arrive from Falmouth, quickly established that the train derailed at slow speed and was upright. None of the passengers were reported injured and all other fire appliances were returned. The fire crew confirmed that railway staff had put into place safety measures and that the fire service were no longer required. The crew had left the scene by 1300hrs.]]>Mon, 28 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36533Andy TaylorOne fire appliance from Helston Community Fire Station was mobilised to a report of a chimney fire. The crew found that the loft space was full of smoke and requested a further two fire crews, so that they could investigate if the fire had spread from the chimney. Fire crews from Penzance and Hayle are also now in attendance. The two-storey building measures, 16 metres by 12 metres and the first floor and loft space are smoke logged. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus are using a thermal imaging camera to check for fire spread. Update 1630hrs: The firefighters have extinguished the fire in the chimney and loft space. The crews have used a thermal imaging camera to confirm that the fire has not spread any further. All crews have now left the scene.]]>Mon, 28 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMTGas Leakhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36529Emma MatthewsFive firefighters on one appliance from Tolvaddon attended a call to a reported gas leak in a property in Redruth. Firefighters forced entry to a property to enable a gas engineer to investigate the cause of the gas leak. Firefighters used two breathing apparatus and small tools and entered the property. Once the gas leak was identified and isolated, crews ventilated the property. What to do if you smell gas If you smell gas in your home follow this important information: • If you smell gas or think that you may have a gas leak somewhere, then you should call the national gas emergency service straightaway on 0800 111 999 or the fire and rescue service, dialling 999 in an emergency situation. • Do not turn lights on or off and avoid using other electrical switches and appliances. • Turn off the gas at the meter, unless the meter is located in a cellar or basement - in which case, do not enter. • If there is a smell of gas in the cellar or basement, you should evacuate the building. • Extinguish all naked flames - do not smoke or strike matches. • Open windows and doors to let air in, make sure all gas appliances are turned off and turn off the gas at the mains if possible - do not use until they are checked by the engineer. • Keep people away should the area be evacuated. • Immediate access will be required. If you smell gas or are worried about gas safety, call the national gas emergency service free on 0800 111 999 at any time, day or night every day of the year. Just pick up the phone, dial the number and you will be put through to a trained operator who will take all the details. All calls to the National Gas Emergency Service are recorded, and may be monitored.]]>Mon, 28 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36530Emma MatthewsOne appliance from Launceston attended a call to a two vehicle road traffic collision. One of the vehicles involved was run on LPG fuel, firefighters inspected the scene and confirmed the vehicle was safe and not leaking.]]>Mon, 28 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMTFour Vehicle Road Traffic Accidenthttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36531Jenna GendallSix firefighters on one appliance from Launceston attended a call to a four vehicle road traffic collision on the West bound A30 at Fivelanes. Firefighters made the vehicles and scene safe. Firefighters left the scene in care of Police. ]]>Mon, 28 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMTResidential Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36528Megan VigoAt approximately 06:20 this morning, the Critical Control Centre mobilised appliances from Bodmin, Delabole and Wadebridge, to a residential fire. On arrival crews discovered a two storey detached property, with a fire in the kitchen area. Firefighters are using three Hosereel Jets and six Breathing Appartus. Crews remain on scene dealing with hotspots, turning over and damping down. ]]>Sun, 27 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36527Adam OliverOne appliance and the rescue tender from Tolvaddon responded to this incident. On arrival a two vehicle road traffic collision was discovered. Firefighters used crash rescue equipment to release a occupant from one of the vehicles who was transferred into the care of the Ambulance Service. These are all of the details available for this incident. ]]>Thu, 24 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMTFire In Abandoned Buildinghttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36526Katherine TakelAppliances from Truro, Falmouth, Tolvaddon, Hayle and a support vehicle from Penzance attended a fire in an abandoned building at 23:15 after The Critical Control Center received numerous 999 calls. On arrival the crew reported a building measuring five by fifteen meters was well alight and used breathing apparatus and hose reels to extinguish the blaze. An appliance will be revisiting in the morning to re-inspect. ]]>Thu, 24 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMTCornwall College Students Passing Out Parade Tolvaddon Community Fire Stationhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37592Emma MatthewsA group of young people from Cornwall College are celebrating their achievements in completing an innovative course run by Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service’s Phoenix team. This course has been funded by Careers South West and the European Social Fund through the Skills for Young People programme. All participants were given the opportunity to take part in a range of fire service activities to promote teamwork, communication skills, raise confidence and aspirations. Alongside this, the course includes fire and road safety advice and first aid. Throughout the course participants get the opportunity to learn and develop transferable skills through participating in fire and rescue service drills and activities. These skills can then be taken forward and put into practice when attending college, further education and training or in the workplace. The Phoenix Project has been run by Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service since 2002 and enhances young people’s self-confidence, communication skills and community spirit. Assistant Chief Fire Officer Mark Hewitt said: “Cornwall Fire Rescue and Community Safety Service commits itself to developing skills for members of the local community. Our course staff are supportive, inspiring and passionate about what we do, therefore we create an inclusive learning environment for course attendees to realise their potential and ambitions. The participants on this course have worked extremely hard throughout this week to succeed and we are very proud to be able to work in partnership with Cornwall College.” The Phoenix Project is a Cornwall wide initiative geared towards young people between the ages of 13 -17. They are given training in hose running, marching, wearing breathing apparatus (BA), life skills and problem solving with the aim of building confidence and self-esteem, raise aspirations and improve teamwork and communication skills. “It’s great to see yet more young people learn not only how to become better communicators and leaders but to learn a very important fire safety message at the same time. Initiatives such as Phoenix help us to achieve safer communities from the ground up, which is the principal aim of the service” said Chief Fire Officer Paul Walker. Councillor Sue James, Cornwall Council Portfolio Holder for Environment and Public Protection, said: “Training like this is an important investment in young people across Cornwall. I would also like to thank our fire service staff for supporting the young people in developing their skills.” “We are all incredibly excited to be embarking upon this project with Phoenix. I am very confident that it will provide an excellent opportunity for our learners to engage in a range of activities that will equip them with many new skills which will undoubtedly will help improve their self-confidence and self-esteem. The various planned activities will require them to practice working as a team which is so important for our learners.” Said Ruth Dixcee, Cornwall College. Phoenix Services has more opportunities to support young people who fit the funding criteria for Skills for Young People through the ESF programme. If you work with a group of young people aged between 15-25 and you would like to discuss if we can work with you please call us on 01326 318177.]]>Thu, 28 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTCornwall Fire, Rescue and Community Safety Service Support Register My Appliance Dayhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37585Emma MatthewsSupporting Register My Appliance Day on the 24 January 2019, Cornwall Fire, Rescue and Community Safety Service is keen to remind local residents to take a few minutes on www.registermyappliance.org.uk to register the large appliances they rely on every day to handle essential chores, chill food and cook for their families. With less than a third of these large white goods registered when they were purchased (average 31%), many leading manufacturers are offering prize draws or incentives to encourage owners to get their older fridges, freezers, washing machines, dryers and cooking appliances on record, in case a safety repair is ever needed. New research published today by the Association of Manufacturers of Domestic Appliances (AMDEA) has specifically looked at multiple-ownership asking where one, or up to four, of each type of appliance is in use in homes. As we don’t necessarily de-commission an old appliance when we buy a new one, this has permitted revised and more accurate estimates of the vast number of large white goods currently running in GB households. We have become so reliant on our freezers, perhaps because they offer us the benefits of faster home cooking and less food waste, that over 2 million[1] are now owned by four-freezer households. If you are wondering who has the space, nearly one third (29%) of these households keep a freezer in the garage or shed. The Register My Appliance web portal is a safety initiative designed by AMDEA to make it quicker and easier to register over sixty leading brands of appliances, directly with the manufacturer. In recognition of the lack of ownership information manufacturers hold for many older products, the majority of brands now offer registration of products up to at least twelve years old. However, two thirds (67%) of people have never registered an older appliance that they may have bought a couple of years ago, found in their homes when they moved in, were given by family or friends, or bought second-hand. Casualty Reduction Manager, Paula Wellings, emphasises that it is never too late for this important safety precaution: “We know that appliances are kept for many years and very few people realise that they can register older models. These are the products that are most difficult to trace if a safety repair is ever needed and only their current owners can let manufacturers know that they have them.” In a small number of cases, manufacturers may identify problems with a model once the product has been in use for some time. They then need to contact owners to get the fault corrected as quickly as possible. Normally a quick in-home fix by a qualified technician will remove any risk, but it can be very difficult to trace customers, particularly if they purchased some time ago. When respondents considered a list of nine actions that they ever take to ensure the safety of their home, making sure appliances are registered with the manufacturer rubbed along the bottom, at number eight, second only to using security cameras. Cornwall Fire, Rescue and Community Safety Service hope to help the local community understand why getting their appliances on record is a New Year’s resolution worth keeping. ]]>Thu, 28 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTStudents From Pencalenick School Celebrate their Achievementshttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37591Emma MatthewsA group of young people from Pencalenick School are celebrating their achievements in completing an innovative course run by Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service’s Phoenix team. This course has been funded by CSW Group and the European Social Fund through the Skills for Young People programme. All participants were given the opportunity to take part in a range of fire service activities to promote teamwork, communication skills, raise confidence and aspirations. Alongside this, the course includes fire and road safety advice and first aid. Throughout the course participants get the opportunity to learn and develop transferable skills through participating in fire and rescue service drills and activities. These skills can then be taken forward and put into practice when attending school, further education and training or in the workplace. The Phoenix Project has been run by the Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service since 2002 and enhances young people’s self-confidence, communication skills and community spirit. Assistant Chief Fire Officer Mark Hewitt said: “Cornwall Fire Rescue and Community Safety Service commits itself to developing skills for members of the local community. Our course staff are supportive, inspiring and passionate about what we do, therefore we create an inclusive learning environment for course attendees to realise their potential and ambitions. The participants on this course have worked extremely hard throughout this week to succeed and we are very proud to be able to work in partnership with Cornwall College.” The Phoenix Project is a Cornwall wide initiative geared towards young people between the ages of 13 -17. They are given training in hose running, marching, wearing breathing apparatus (BA), life skills and problem solving with the aim of building confidence and self-esteem, raise aspirations and improve teamwork and communication skills. “It’s great to see yet more young people learn not only how to become better communicators and leaders but to learn a very important fire safety message at the same time. Initiatives such as Phoenix help us to achieve safer communities from the ground up, which is the principal aim of the service” said Chief Fire Officer Paul Walker. Councillor Sue James, Cornwall Council Portfolio Holder for Environment and Public Protection, said: “Training like this is an important investment in young people across Cornwall. I would also like to thank our fire service staff for supporting the young people in developing their skills.” Phoenix Services has more opportunities to support young people who fit the funding criteria for Skills for Young People through the ESF programme. If you work with a group of young people aged between 15-25 and you would like to discuss if we can work with you please call us on 01326 318177. ]]>Thu, 28 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTWho Dares Serves Passing Out Parade – St Ives Community Fire Stationhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37586Emma MatthewsParticipants completing the latest ‘Who Dares Serves’ course will attend a passing out parade on Friday 2 November at St Ives Community Fire Station. Who Dares Serves is a week-long, multi-agency course giving people insight into working with Cornwall Fire & Rescue Service, and a host of public services from across the South West. Focussing on a taster into each public service, the course gives an idea of the breadth of skills it takes for each to operate and how individuals can be involved within these services. Who Dares Serves is a one of a range of innovative work-related options within the ‘Who Dares Works’ project, funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund and led by award-winning Community Interest Company, Active Plus. The official passing out parade marks the culmination of the group’s learning over the five days. During the ceremony, held in front of family and friends, the group will showcase techniques demonstrated throughout the week, including hose running and first aid. Who Dares Serves is led by Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service who have been running the Phoenix Project since 2002 to enhance self-confidence, communication skills and community spirit. Assistant Chief Fire Officer Mark Hewitt said: “Cornwall Fire Rescue and Community Safety Service commits itself to developing skills for members of the local community. Our course staff are supportive, inspiring and passionate about what we do, therefore we create an inclusive learning environment for course attendees to realise their potential and ambitions. The participants on this course have worked extremely hard throughout this week to succeed and we are very proud to be able to work in partnership with Cornwall College.” Carolyn Webster, Project Manager for Who Dares Works, said: “It is great to see public services coming together to deliver this course. We know from the feedback from previous courses how positive the impact is, not just for individuals but for their families. This course will be supported with a creche facility from Fit n Fun Kids so that childcare is not a barrier to anyone attending. Who Dares Works has already supported over 460 people across West Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, helping motivate and inspire people to take the next steps towards training, education and work.” Cllr James, Cornwall Council Portfolio Holder for Environment and Public Protection, said: “We are very proud to support the Who Dares Serves project which not only connects our services to the local community but also helps to build community resilience and improve the skills and confidence of the participants.” The Who Dares Works project is a partnership of 17 organisations working together to support over 850 people across West Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to get into work, education and training, and is led by Active Plus. The £3.3 million project is funded by the Big Lottery Building Better Opportunities Programme, funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England. Phoenix Services has more opportunities to support young people who fit the funding criteria for Skills for Young People through the ESF programme. If you work with a group of young people aged between 15-25 and you would like to discuss if we can work with you please call us on 01326 318177.]]>Thu, 28 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTFalmouth Firefighters Social Club, Lighting Up the Sky For a Good Causehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37589Emma MatthewsMonday 5 November will once again see Falmouth Firefighters lighting up the sky with their annual firework display. Falmouth Firefighters Social and Welfare Club, and members of Falmouth Cricket Club will be hosting this year’s event at Falmouth Cricket Ground off Trescobeas Road. Gates open at 6.00pm for a 7.00pm start. Come and join the fun with Pirate FM providing the entertainment and enjoy a hotdog, burger, hog roast or a doughnut amongst other refreshments. There will also be a children’s fairground ride. This year will see £7,500 worth of fireworks being let off to music. This is guaranteed to be one of the largest displays in the county with a very explosive line up of fireworks; this is one of the largest and most expensive displays we have put on said Giles Kent, show organiser. I would encourage people to get there in good time, as huge crowds arriving at 7.00pm make it very difficult for us to get everyone into the ground on time. Also there is no car parking on site at this event, so please allow for this in advance. Come and join us and enjoy this very special evening, entry will remain at £4 for adults and £2 for children; children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Local charities and bonafide good causes are invited to apply to be considered for a share of the proceeds from this community event. A small proportion of any proceeds will go to support the activities of the Social and Welfare Club, including the costs of hosting this firework event. Thanks to the communities continued support for the event, last year’s event raised over £6000 that we were able to share among local charities and good causes. We invite applications from community groups and charities, in writing to: FAO Social and Welfare Club Cornwall Fire & Rescue Service Falmouth Community Fire Station Trescobeas Road Falmouth Cornwall Council TR11 2LQ Or email to: infohub@fire.cornwall.gov.uk ]]>Thu, 28 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTCornwall College Students Passing Out Parade Tolvaddon Community Fire Stationhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37588Emma MatthewsA group of young people from Cornwall College are celebrating their achievements in completing an innovative course run by Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service’s Phoenix team. This course has been funded by CSW Group and the European Social Fund through the Skills for Young People programme. All participants were given the opportunity to take part in a range of fire service activities to promote teamwork, communication skills, raise confidence and aspirations. Alongside this, the course includes fire and road safety advice and first aid. Throughout the course participants get the opportunity to learn and develop transferable skills through participating in fire and rescue service drills and activities. These skills can then be taken forward and put into practice when attending college, further education and training or in the workplace. The Phoenix Project has been run by Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service since 2002 and enhances young people’s self-confidence, communication skills and community spirit. Assistant Chief Fire Officer Mark Hewitt said: “Cornwall Fire Rescue and Community Safety Service commits itself to developing skills for members of the local community. Our course staff are supportive, inspiring and passionate about what we do, therefore we create an inclusive learning environment for course attendees to realise their potential and ambitions. The participants on this course have worked extremely hard throughout this week to succeed and we are very proud to be able to work in partnership with Cornwall College.” The Phoenix Project is a Cornwall wide initiative geared towards young people between the ages of 13 -17. They are given training in hose running, marching, wearing breathing apparatus (BA), life skills and problem solving with the aim of building confidence and self-esteem, raise aspirations and improve teamwork and communication skills. “It’s great to see yet more young people learn not only how to become better communicators and leaders but to learn a very important fire safety message at the same time. Initiatives such as Phoenix help us to achieve safer communities from the ground up, which is the principal aim of the service” said Chief Fire Officer Paul Walker. Councillor Sue James, Cornwall Council Portfolio Holder for Environment and Public Protection, said: “Training like this is an important investment in young people across Cornwall. I would also like to thank our fire service staff for supporting the young people in developing their skills.” “We are all incredibly excited to be embarking upon this project with Phoenix. I am very confident that it will provide an excellent opportunity for our learners to engage in a range of activities that will equip them with many new skills which will undoubtedly will help improve their self-confidence and self-esteem. The various planned activities will require them to practice working as a team which is so important for our learners.” Said Ruth Dixcee, Cornwall College. Phoenix Services has more opportunities to support young people who fit the funding criteria for Skills for Young People through the ESF programme. If you work with a group of young people aged between 15-25 and you would like to discuss if we can work with you please call us on 01326 318177. ]]>Thu, 28 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT