Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service News ItemsNews Items published by the Cornwall Fire and Rescue ServiceengabLibrary RSS Component v1.0Sun, 18 Feb 2018 01:23:01 GMTUpdatehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28862Maggie MooreThere have been no incidents to report at this time. As and when incidents of note occur, the Newsdesk will be updated. Ever wanted to be a firefighter? If so now could be your chance to be an on-call firefighter for your local station. We are holding a recruitment event at Helston Community Fire Station on 10th March 10am - 1pm. Register your interest via email/phone on infohub@fire.cornwall.gov.uk or 07976462705. ]]>Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28919Maggie MooreOne appliance from Liskeard, the Rescue Tender from Bodmin an appliance from Looe along with a Flexi Duty officer attended this incident. This incident involved two cars but with no persons trapped. Crews dealt with a small fuel leak and assisted paramedics with one casualty who needed safe removal from one of the vehicles. Police and Ambulance were also on scene.]]>Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28918Maggie MooreOne appliance from Falmouth Fire Station attended this incident involving a single vehicle, which had rolled. There were no persons trapped in the vehicle and crews made the vehicle safe. Police and Ambulance were also on scene. There are no further details for this incident.]]>Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28917Maggie MooreOne appliance from Liskeard Fire Station attended this incident involving three vehicles, which had hit a patch of black ice. There were no persons trapped in the vehicles and crews made the vehicles safe. Police and Ambulance were also on scene and Highways were requested to treat the road. There are no further details for this incident.]]>Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTCo Respondershttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28903Megan VigoCornwall Fire and Rescue Service Co Responders have been assisting the Ambulance service with medical emergencies. Firefighters from six Community Fire Stations in Cornwall help the community by not only providing fire cover but also act as a co-response resource in medical care, through partnership with South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT). The scheme has been running since 1999, serving the communities of St. Keverne, St. Ives, Mullion, St. Mawes, Helston and Polruan. To find out more about co-responders, visit the link below:]]>Sat, 10 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28916Freddie MartinAn appliance from St. Austell Community Fire Station responded to this incident. Upon arrival crews discovered a single car well alight. 2 breathing apparatus under stage one along with 2 hose reel jets were used to extinguish the fire. The cause was believed to be accidental ]]>Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28915Megan VigoAt 19:47 the Critical Control Centre received an emergency call regarding a vehicle fire. One fire appliance from Mullion was mobilised to the incident. On arrival firefighters discovered the vehicle well alight. Two breathing apparatus, two hose reel jets and one dry powder extinguisher was used to extinguish the fire. ]]>Thu, 15 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTVan Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28914Ian OliverOne appliance from St. Dennis was mobilised to this incident, on arrival at the scene, the van was found to be well alight, a further appliance was requested to attend, which was mobilised from St. Austell. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used two high pressure hosereel jets at the incident to extinguish the fire. Arson was suspected. Devon & Cornwall Police have been informed and will be making further enquiries.]]>Thu, 15 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28913Nichola ThompsonOne appliance from Helston extinguished a difficult chimney fire using a hearth kit, stirrup pump, roof ladder, triple extension ladder, shacks pack and chimney rods. The cause was accidental.]]>Thu, 15 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTKitchen Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28912Nichola ThompsonTwo appliances from St Austell along with a Wholetime Flexi Duty Officer attended the scene of a reported kitchen fire. Two breathing apparatus, one hosereel and one covering jet were used to extinguish the fire. The cause is believed to be accidental.]]>Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28911Adam OliverOne appliance from Bodmin Community Fire Station responded to this incident. On arrival a car fire was discovered. Firefighters used to two breathing apparatus and a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. The cause of this incident has been classed as accidental. ]]>Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTDangerous Structurehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28910Megan VigoOne appliance from Penzance was mobilised to reports of a dangerous structure. On arrival crews confirmed that metal sheeting on the roof of the building was loose and unstable. Firefighters used one triple extension ladder and small tools to remove all unstable panels. ]]>Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTGarage Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28909Adam OliverTwo appliances from Bude and one from Delabole responded to this incident. On arrival a domestic garage fire was discovered. Firefighters used four breathing apparatus sets and one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. ]]>Tue, 13 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTAnimal Rescuehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28908Adam OliverOne appliance from St Austell Community Fire Station responded to this incident. On arrival firefighters discovered a dog who was stuck at height on the rocks. General assistance was given to safely lower the dog. ]]>Tue, 13 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTFloodinghttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28907Sarah LynhamTwo crews from Newquay Community Fire Station attended to a property reporting flooding and smell of burning. On arrival the crews assessed the property and assisted with salvage operations. ]]>Tue, 13 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTResidential Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28906Sarah LynhamTwo appliances from Falmouth Community Fire Station and a wholetime officer responded to a call of alarms sounding and a smell of burning. On arrival the crews used a Thermal Imaging Camera to check the property. ]]>Tue, 13 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28905Sarah LynhamAn Appliance from Bodmin Community Fire Station responded to a call of a car on fire. On arrival the crews found the vehicle well alight and used two breathing apparatus and two hose reels to extinguish the fire. Police also attended this incident. ]]>Tue, 13 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTResidential Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28904Megan VigoAt 19:12 this evening Critical Control received an emergency call regarding a residential fire. Two fire appliances from Saltash and one appliance from Devon attended the incident. On arrival crews confirmed that an electrical fan was on fire. Firefighters used two breathing apparatus, one hose reel, one dry powder extinguisher and a thermal imaging camera to extinguish the fire. Electricity is often overlooked as a possible fire hazard. This may be because there is no flame. However, some 28,000 fires in the home are reported each year as being caused by electrical faults, accidents or misuse of electrical equipment. Visit the link below for more information and guidance around electrical fire safety. ]]>Mon, 12 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28902Megan VigoAt 12:37 this afternoon the Critical Control Centre received an emergency call regarding a vehicle fire. One appliance from Tolvaddon was mobilised to the incident. On arrival the crew found one van, well alight. Firefighters used two breathing apparatus and one main jet to extinguish the fire. Arson is suspected and Devon and Cornwall Police have been informed. Anyone with information on fires being deliberately started in the countryside are advised to anonymously call Crimestoppers free on 0800 555 111 or contact Devon and Cornwall Police on 101 with information. Arson puts both the public and firefighters at unnecessary risk. It ties up resources that could be in demand for more serious incidents. Help protect yourself, friends, family and others from the threat of arson by viewing our information on our website which is available from the link below: ]]>Sat, 10 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTResidential Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28901Megan VigoAppliances from Polruan, Looe and Liskeard were mobilised to a residential fire. On arrival crews discovered that the fire had reignited. Firefighters used one hose reel jet, a thermal imaging camera and small gear to extinguish the fire. Fires happen when you least expect them, often during the night. They also spread very quickly, damaging property, killing and injuring people. A smoke alarm is a warning device that detects smoke at the earliest stages of a fire. When it detects a fire, it will make a piercing noise to alert or wake you. Find out more about the different types of Smoke alarms and how to install and maintain them from our website: ]]>Sat, 10 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28900Maggie MooreOne appliance from Tolvaddon Fire Station attended a chimney fire. The crew used stirrup pump and rods to extinguish the fire. The crew also used a thermal image camera to check the loft space for any residual hotspots.]]>Fri, 9 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28899Maggie MooreOne appliance from Truro and the Rescue Tender from Tolvaddon attended this road traffic collision involving multiple vehicles. The crew used crash rescue equipment to release one female and a dog from one vehicle and then proceeded to make vehicles safe. Police and Ambulance were also in attendance.]]>Fri, 9 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTKitchen Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28898Sarah LynhamOn receipt of a call stating an alarm was sounding and smoke could be seen in the kitchen appliances from St Columb and St Dennis were mobilised. On arrival crews found a pan left on the stove and removed it from the property. ]]>Fri, 9 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTResidential Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28897Sarah LynhamAppliances from Looe, Polruan, Liskeard, Launceston. St Austell and Callington Community Fire Stations are in attendance at a residential property. The crews are using six breathing apparatus and two main jets. Police are also in attendance at this incident. ]]>Fri, 9 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTOver the Border Assistancehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28896Ian OliverBoth appliances from Bude and an appliance from Holsworthy attended this incident, on arrival the crews found a telehandler well alight inside a barn, teams of firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used two high pressure hosereel jets at the scene to extinguish the fire, crews used the thermal imaging camera to monitor the area while the crew cooled the telehandler down and removed it from the barn. The cause was accidental.]]>Thu, 8 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28895Ian OliverBoth appliances from Penzance were mobilised to this address, on arrival there was found to be a fire involving a cooker, firefighters wearing breathing apparatur entered the property with a high pressure hose reel jet and a thermal imaging camera, the positive pressure fan was used to ventilate the premises. The cause was accidental.]]>Wed, 7 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTWeather Incidentshttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28893Courtney GoodreidCornwall Fire & Rescue Service have attended road traffic incidents in the Hewaswater, Bissoe areas involving road traffic collisions, crews have made vehicles safe and gave general assistance.]]>Wed, 7 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28894Ian OliverOn receipt of this call, both appliances from St. Austell were mobilised, on arrival the crew found that there had been a fire in the en suite, which was fortunately extinguished on arrival, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the building and the positive pressure fan was used to ventilate the premises, one person was treated for the effects of smoke inhalation.]]>Wed, 7 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28892Megan VigoAt 02:20 this morning the Critical Control Centre received an emergency call regarding smoke seen in the distance. One appliance from Falmouth responded to the incident. On arrival one van was discovered, well alight. Firefighters used 2 breathing apparatus and 2 hose reel jets to extinguish the fire. ]]>Wed, 7 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collision - Persons Trappedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28891Megan VigoOne fire appliance and the Rescue Tender from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station attended a single vehicle road traffic collision. Two casualties were released by firefighters using crash rescue equipment and left in the care of Ambulance personnel. For more information on the role of the Fire and Rescue Service at road traffic collisions, please follow the link below]]>Wed, 7 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTAnimal Rescuehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28890Adam OliverCrews from St Just, Penzance, and Tolvaddon responded to this incident. On arrival a Shetland Pony was discovered trapped within a slurry pit. Firefighters worked with a farmer to successfully rescue the animal. ]]>Tue, 6 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTFire In Industrial Unithttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28889Helen KnightAt 1636 this afternoon Cornwall Critical Control Centre received several 999 calls to an industrial unit on fire. Crews from Bodmin, Lostwithiel and Wadebridge were mobilised to the incident. Crews wore breathing apparatus and used both hosereels and main jets to extinguish the fire. The cause of fire is believed to be accidental. There is no further information on this incident.]]>Mon, 5 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTOven Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28888Katherine TakelTwo appliances from Launceston attended a call to an oven fire in a property on Church Hill, Launceston at 11:30 today. On arrival the Firefighters confirmed that the fire had been safely extinguished by staff using a fire blanket. The crew then used a Thermal Imaging Camera to check the surrounding units to ensure the fire hadn't spread. For further information regarding fire safety in the kitchen, please follow this link. ]]>Sun, 4 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTChild Locked In Carhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28887Katherine TakelAn appliance from Truro attended a call to a small child accidentally locked inside a car today at 11:00 . Firefighters used small tools to safely release the child unharmed.]]>Sun, 4 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTCo Responderhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28886Megan VigoCornwall Fire and Rescue Service Co Responders have been assisting the Ambulance service with medical emergencies throughout the night. Firefighters from six Community Fire Stations in Cornwall help the community by not only providing fire cover but also act as a co-response resource in medical care, through partnership with South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT). The scheme has been running since 1999, serving the communities of St. Keverne, St. Ives, Mullion, St. Mawes, Helston and Polruan. To find out more about co-responders, visit the link below: ]]>Sun, 4 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28885Megan VigoCornwall Fire and Rescue Service received a call reporting a chimney fire at a property in St Ives. One pump from St Ives Community Fire Station was mobilised immediately by Fire Control. On arrival crews confirmed that the chimney was well alight. One stirrup pump and a thermal imaging camera was used to extinguish the fire. Over the last three years Cornwall firefighters have tackled 571 chimney fires. Most chimney fires are preventable by having them swept regularly. For further information and advice, visit our chimney fire webpage through the link below. ]]>Sun, 4 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTFalse Alarm - Controlled Burnhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28883Todd HollyoakeThis afternoon two appliances from Liskeard Community Fire Station were mobilised to reports of fire in what was believed to be a bungalow or a garden. After a second call from the resident it was discovered that it was a controlled burn that the member of the public had failed to inform us of. If you are planning a any sort of bonfire in Cornwall, please inform the Fire and Rescue Service before you start by calling our Critical Control Centre on 0203 162 2240. Tell the Critical Control Operator: • Your location. • Time you intend to start burning. • Confirm when you have finished burning. This helps us avoid sending fire engines to false alarms when they could be responding to a real emergency. For more information regarding controlled burns and bonfires visit the link below. ]]>Sat, 3 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28884Todd HollyoakeCornwall Fire and Rescue service received a call from The Police and Ambulance Services to reports of a road traffic collision on Trevenson Road, Pool. One pump and the rescue tender from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station along with a whole time Officer were immediately mobilised by Fire Control. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed one vehicle on its side, with one person trapped. Crews confirmed The Police and Ambulance Service were in attendance and crews gained access to the vehicle to release the person trapped. Crews made the vehicle safe, left the casualty in the safe of the Ambulance Service and left the scene in the hands of The Police.]]>Sat, 3 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTLarge Vehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28882Megan VigoTwo appliances, one from Truro and another from St Austell were mobilized to a large vehicle fire on the A390. On arrival crews discovered a 32 tonne lorry, which was well alight. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used two hose reel jets to extinguish the fire. ]]>Fri, 2 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTCar In Precarious Position - Person Trappedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28881Andy TaylorOne fire appliance and the rescue tender from Bodmin attended a call to a vehicle that had left the road and ended up on its side in a garden. A person was trapped inside and there was concern that the vehicle may roll further. On arrival the firefighters immediately secured the vehicle using a winch and the casualty was released from the vehicle and left in care of Ambulance. The vehicle was then winched to a safe place by the fire crews. If further details are required, please contact Devon & Cornwall Police.]]>Fri, 2 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTFire In Electrical Boxhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28880Andy TaylorOne fire crew from Fowey Community Fire Station attended a report of smoke issuing from an electrical box outside premises in Fore Street, Fowey. The firefighters cordoned off the area to keep the public safe. Engineers from Western Power Distribution attended to deal with the fire and make the scene safe, with assistance from the fire crew. The firefighters left the scene at 1050hrs. ]]>Fri, 2 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28879Maggie MooreOne appliance from Launceston Fire Station attended a report of a chimney fire. On arrival the fire had been extinguished and the crew carried out safety inspections of the premise, they also fitted new smoke detection. There are no further details.]]>Tue, 30 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTFire In Saunahttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28878Maggie MooreTwo appliances from Falmouth Fire Station and one from Truro Community Fire Station and a Flexi Duty Officer attended this incident. On arrival there was smoke issuing from the basement area of a hotel leisure complex. Firefighters used two breathing apparatus, one hosereel, one safety jet, one CO2 extinguisher and thermal image camera to tackle the fire. The fire was located in the sauna area of the health complex and all the occupants of the hotel had been evacuated safely. A fire investigation was carried out and the cause was confirmed as accidental. All appliances have now left the scene, there are no further details.]]>Tue, 30 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28730Nichola ThompsonOne appliance from St Columb attended a chimney fire, the crew used chimney rods and a stirrup pump to extinguish the fire. No further resources were required.]]>Thu, 30 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTFire In Kitchenhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28877John RickardAt 14:43 appliances from Helston, Mullion and Falmouth were mobilized to a report of a smoke alarm sounding in a property and a smell of burning coming from the property. On arrival the crew found a first floor flat smoke logged and used 2 breathing apparatus to search the flat for any casualties. Using a hose reel jet. thermal imaging camera and two breathing apparatus a fire in the kitchen was extinguished. There were no persons in the property however a family pet dog was rescued from the property.]]>Mon, 29 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTFire In Propertyhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28876Sharen ThomasCrews from Falmouth Community Fire Station are at present attending a fire in a property and are awaiting the attendance of Western Power to isolate the electricity to the premises.]]>Mon, 29 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTFire In Cookerhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28875Sharen ThomasCrews from Bodmin Community Fire Station were mobilized to a report of a cooker fire in a premises. The fire was out on their arrival on scene.]]>Mon, 29 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28873Sharen ThomasCrews from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station including a Rescue Tender attended a 1 vehicle road traffic collision and released one occupant of the vehicle using crash rescue equipment.]]>Mon, 29 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTFire In Propertyhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28874Sharen ThomasCrews from Lostwithiel and Bodmin Community Fire Stations attended a fire in a detached property. Two breathing apparatus and a hosereel were used to extinguish the fire.]]>Mon, 29 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTProperty Fire - Updatehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28872Todd HollyoakeCornwall Fire and Rescue service received a call from a member of the public reporting a Fire in the open near to Rocky Lane, St Agnes. Two pumps from Perranporth and two pumps from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station along with a whole time officer were immediately mobilised by Fire Control. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed a property fire and the building was well alight. Crews are currently using two breathing apparatus, two hose reel jets at stage one and crews have sectorised the incident. Update @ 10:11 - Breathing apparatus has been increased to four and two hose reel jets. Update @ 10:40 - Breathing apparatus has now been discontinued. Crews are now damping down hot spots More updates to follow shortly… ]]>Fri, 26 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTKitchen Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28871Sharen ThomasCrews from St Dennis, St Austell and St Columb were mobilised to a report of a fire in a flat. Upon arrival the fire was located in the kitchen and extinguished using two breathing apparatus, one hosereel and a thermal imaging camera.]]>Thu, 25 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTFire In Outbuildinghttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28870Sharen ThomasTwo crews from St Ives Community Fire Station were mobilised to a fire in an outbuilding of a property. Two breathing apparatus, 1 jet and a thermal imaging camera were used to extinguish the fire.]]>Thu, 25 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTPerson Released From Trenchhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28869Sharen ThomasCrews from Lostwithiel and St Austell Community Fire Stations were mobilized with a Line Rescue vehicle from Bodmin Community Fire Station to a report of a person who had fallen into a trench. The person was successfully rescued and placed in the care of South West Ambulance.]]>Thu, 25 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28868Sharen ThomasA crew from Liskeard Community Fire Station and the Rescue Tender from Bodmin Community Fire Station were mobilized to a report of a road traffic collision. Upon their arrival, crews found a vehicle on its side and released a casualty using crash rescue equipment.]]>Thu, 25 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28867Todd HollyoakeCornwall Fire and Rescue service received a call from Devon & Somerset Fire and Rescue service reporting a Road Traffic Collision on the A39, Crimp. One pump from Hartlands (Devon appliance), one pump from Bude and the rescue tender from Bodmin Community Fire Stations along with a whole time officer was immediately mobilised by Fire Control. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed a single vehicle road traffic collision, the vehicle on its side with two persons trapped and Police, Ambulance and Air Ambulance in attendance. Crews used one reciprocating saw to release the casualties and made the vehicle safe. For more information on the role of the Fire and Rescue Service at road traffic collisions, please follow the link below. ]]>Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28866Todd HollyoakeCornwall Fire and Rescue service received a call from a member of the public reporting a Chimney Fire at a property in Helford passage, Falmouth. One pump from Falmouth Community Fire Station was immediately mobilised by Fire Control. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed a chimney fire at the property. Crews extinguished the fire using the chimney kit and a thermal imaging camera. The incident was left safe and in the hands of the occupants. Over the last three years Cornwall firefighters have tackled 571 chimney fires. Most chimney fires are preventable by having them swept regularly. For further information and advice, visit our chimney fire webpage through the link below. ]]>Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collision - Person Releasedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28865Andy TaylorOne fire appliance and the rescue tender from Bodmin Community Fire Station attended a road traffic collision involving several vehicles. One casualty was released from one of the vehicles by firefighters using crash rescue equipment. The casualty was left in care of Ambulance personnel. The fire crews assisted the Police and made the scene safe. If further details are required, please contact Devon & Cornwall Police. For more information on the role of the Fire and Rescue Service at road traffic collisions, please follow the link below. ]]>Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTCo Responderhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28864Maggie MooreThe co-responder team from Helston have been assisting the Ambulance service with medical emergencies. Firefighters from six Community Fire Stations in Cornwall help the community by not only providing fire cover but also act as a co-response resource in medical care, through partnership with South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT). The scheme has been running since 1999, serving the communities of St. Keverne, St. Ives, Mullion, St. Mawes, Helston and Polruan. To find out more about co-responders, visit the link below: ]]>Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28863Megan VigoOne appliance from St Austell attended a fire involving a wood burner. Crews used small tools and a stirrup pump to extinguish the fire. During 2015/16 Cornwall firefighters tackled 124 chimney fires. Most chimney fires are preventable by having them swept regularly. For further information and advice, visit our chimney fire webpage through the link below. ]]>Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTUpdate - No Incidents of Notehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28857Megan VigoFires happen when you least expect them, often during the night. They also spread very quickly, damaging property, killing and injuring people. A smoke alarm is a warning device that detects smoke at the earliest stages of a fire. When it detects a fire, it will make a piercing noise to alert or wake you. Find out more about the different types of Smoke alarms and how to install and maintain them from our website: ]]>Sun, 21 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTExplosion In Premiseshttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28861Sharen ThomasA call was received reporting an explosion in a premises this morning. At present crews are on scene from Helston, Falmouth and Tolvaddon Community Fire Stations. Two breathing apparatus, 1 main jet and a safety jet are in use . There are no further details at this time. Updates will be given as and when further information is received from the scene. ** Update at 0520 hours ** The fire has now been extinguished. Appliances are leaving the scene and a fire investigation will take place during daylight hours later in the morning.]]>Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTUpdatehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28860Sharen ThomasThere have been no incident of note since the last update.]]>Sun, 21 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28859Sharen ThomasA crew from Bodmin Community Fire Station attended a car fire and extinguished it using 2 hosereels and 2 breathing apparatus.]]>Sun, 21 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTRescue - Update @ 15:02https://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28858Todd HollyoakeCornwall Fire and Rescue service received a call from South West Ambulance Service reporting a patient who had fallen down a bank near the A390 at Tresillian. One pump from Truro, the rope rescue tender from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station along with a whole time officer were immediately mobilised by Fire Control. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed one causality approximately six meters up a steep bank. Crews assisted Ambulance with patient and identifying the easiest route. Crews are currently making good progress setting up line rescue and clearing access with small tools. Casualty is stable. Update @ 15:02 - Patient now in the care of the Ambulance Service. Crews are delayed making up equipment.]]>Sun, 21 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTRetail Building Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28856Freddie MartinOn receipt of this call, both appliances from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station were mobilised, along with a Flexi Duty Wholetime Officer. Crews used 4 Breathing Apparatus, 1 Hose Reel Jet and 1 CO2 extinguisher to extinguish the fire. Crews allowed the property to naturally ventilate before returning to their home station.]]>Sun, 21 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTFirehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28855Sharen ThomasCrews from Tolvaddon and Hayle Community Fire Stations were mobilized to a small fire in a residential premises. Upon arrival crews found a small fire involving an extension lead which was already out when they arrived.]]>Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTFire Crews Assisted Person Following Fallhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28854Janice JamesFire crews from Liskeard Community Fire station assisted a person back into bed following a fall at home]]>Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28853Todd HollyoakeCornwall Fire and Rescue service received multiple calls reporting a road traffic collision on the A39 near to Helstone. One pump from Delabole, one pump from Wadebridge, the rescue tender from Bodmin Community Fire Station and a whole time officer were immediately mobilised by Fire Control. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed the location as B3266, Helstone, a two vehicle road traffic collision, persons trapped with Police, Ambulance and Air Ambulance in attendance. Crews used crash rescue equipment to release the casualties, who were left in the care of the Ambulance service. Crews are detained on scene making the vehicles safe and making up their equipment.]]>Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28852Maggie MooreLaunceston Fire Station appliance attended a two vehicle road traffic collision to make the scene safe. The crew assisted the Police with vehicle recovery and traffic management.]]>Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTBonfire In Gardenhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28851Maggie MooreOne appliance from Liskeard Fire Station attended this incident. There was an explosion from a spray can involved in the bonfire and the crews extinguished it using a hosereel. ]]>Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28850Megan VigoAt 14:14 Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service received a call reporting a road traffic collision involving two vehicles, on the A38 near Landrake. One pump from Saltash, one pump from Liskeard, the Rescue Tender from Bodmin and an Officer were mobilised to the incident. On arrival the crews confirmed a two vehicle road traffic collision, with one person trapped. Crash rescue equipment was used to release the casualty from the vehicle. Crews made the vehicle safe and left the casualty in the care of the South West Ambulance service. Find out more about Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service’s role when attending road traffic collisions by selecting the related link below:]]>Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28849Adam OliverOne appliance from Newquay Community Fire Station responded to this incident. On arrival a van fire was discovered. Firefighters used two breathing apparatus sets and a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. This cause of this incident has been classed as arson and the Police have been informed. ]]>Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTLift Rescuehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28848Todd HollyoakeCornwall Fire and Rescue service received a call from Devon and Cornwall Housing reporting a person stuck in a lift in Pendennis Close, Penzance. One pump from Penzance Community Fire Station was immediately mobilised by Fire Control. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed a elderly person stuck in an external stair lift. Crews assisted to release the door to the stair lift and released the person trapped.]]>Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28845Todd HollyoakeCornwall Fire and Rescue service received a call from a member of the public reporting a vehicle fire on the A39 Treluswell roundabout. One pump from Falmouth Community Fire Station was immediately mobilised by Fire Control. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed a car fire. Crews used two breathing apparatus at stage one, one hose reel jet, a thermal imaging camera and a crow bar to tackle the fire. Crew confirmed the fire was extinguished and left the vehicle in the safe hands of the owner.]]>Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTCo-respondershttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28847Todd HollyoakeThroughout the day our Co-responders from Helston and Polruan have been assisting South West Ambulance Service with emergency medical calls. Firefighters from six Community Fire Stations in Cornwall help the community by not only providing fire cover but also act as a co-response resource in medical care, through partnership with South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT). The scheme has been running since 1999, serving the communities of St. Keverne, St. Ives, Mullion, St. Mawes, Helston and Polruan. To find out more about co-responders, visit the link below: ]]>Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28846Todd HollyoakeCornwall Fire and Rescue service received a call from a member of the public reporting smoke coming from a washing machine at a property in Chapel Street, Probus. One pump from Truro and one pump from St Austell Community Fire Stations were immediately mobilised by Fire Control along with a whole time Officer. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed a that a plastic washing basket had been left on a warm hob causing the smoke. Crews completed a home fire safety check and the incident was left safe and in the hands of the occupants. Over 80% of all casualties occur as a result of fires in the home. The majority of these fires are accidental and could have been prevented by following a few simple measures which help to reduce the risks. Take a look at our information to prevent a fire in your home.]]>Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTFire In the Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28844Freddie MartinThis evening appliances from Tolvaddon and Perranporth Community Fire Stations have been mobilised to reports of smoke and flames seen in the open. Both crews discovered controlled burning's that members of the public had failed to inform us of. If you are planning a bonfire in Cornwall, inform the Fire and Rescue Service before you start by calling our Critical Control Centre on 0203 162 2240. Tell the Critical Control Operator: • Your location. • Time you intend to start burning. • Confirm when you have finished burning. • Have your Environment agency exemption reference number ready. If you do not have an EA Exemption, click here to find out how to obtain one. This helps us avoid sending fire engines to false alarms when they could be responding to a real emergency. For more information regarding controlled burns and bonfires visit the link below. ]]>Sun, 14 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28843Maggie MooreOne appliance from Saltash Fire Station attended this incident. The fire involved a single vehicle towing a trailer carrying a horse. The owner of the vehicle was able to release the horse from the trailer prior to the arrival of the Fire Service. The crew used two sets of breathing apparatus and two hosereel to extinguish the fire. The cause was accidental]]>Sun, 14 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28842Sharen ThomasA call was received to a chimney fire at an address in the village of Stithians. A crew from Falmouth Community Fire Station attended and dealt with the fire involving a wood burner with chimney rods and a stirrup pump.]]>Sat, 13 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTHouse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28841Helen KnightAt 1304 this afternoon crews from Delabole, Wadebridge, Bodmin, Padstow were mobilised to a report of a house fire. A specialist appliance from St Austell was mobilised as was the Command Support Vehicle from Launceston. On arrival the first crew from Delabole reported that the house was well alight. Crews used 2 hosereels and a main jet to extinguish the fire. The firefighters wore breathing appartatus. There are no further details on this incident.]]>Sat, 13 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28840Nichola ThompsonOne appliance from Falmouth attended a reported chimney fire at a property on New Road, Stithians. Small gear, stirrup pumps, rods and a thermal imaging camera were used to extinguish the fire. The cause was accidental.]]>Fri, 12 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28839Todd HollyoakeCornwall Fire and Rescue service received a call from South West Ambulance service reporting a road traffic collision at Trethevy Quoit, Darite. Two pumps from Liskeard, the rescue tender from Bodmin Community Fire Station and an on duty Officer were immediately mobilised by Fire Control. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed a single vehicle road traffic collision involving a medium sized milk float, with one person trapped. Crews used crash rescue equipment to make access to the casualty and release the person from the vehicle. Crews assisted the paramedics, made the vehicle safe and left the incident in the hands of South West Ambulance service.]]>Thu, 11 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28838Todd HollyoakeCornwall Fire and Rescue service received a call from a member of the public reporting a Fire at a property in Liskey Hill Crescent, Perranporth. One pump, the L4P from Perranporth and one pump from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station were immediately mobilised by Fire Control. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed a fire within the kitchen area of the property. Crews extinguished the fire using two breathing apparatus, one hose reel jet, one safety jet and a positive pressure ventilation fan. The incident was left safe and in the hands of the occupants.]]>Thu, 11 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28837Sharen ThomasAppliances from Looe, Liskeard and Torpoint attended a report of a fire involving an outbuilding attached to a property. Smoke was issuing from the outbuilding and crews used 4 breathing apparatus, 2 hosereels and a thermal imaging camera to deal with the incident.]]>Thu, 11 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28835John RickardA crew from Hayle Community Fire Station and the Rescue Tender from Tolvaddon Fire Station attended a road traffic collision on the A30 near Hayle. A member of the public reported a vehicle leaving the road and coming to rest in a ditch. A whole time officer attending this incident reported back to the Critical Control Centre that it was a two vehicle road traffic collision, no persons trapped and only minor injuries. Crews assisted by making the vehicle safe and handed the incident over to Devon and Cornwall Police.]]>Wed, 10 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28834John RickardDevon and Cornwall Police informed the Critical Control Centre of a two vehicle road traffic collision (RTC) on the A388 just outside of Callington, where a person was trapped in a vehicle. A crew from Callington Fire Station, a crew from Liskeard Fire Station and the Rescue Tender from Bodmin Fire Station were mobilized to the incident. On arrival the Callington appliance confirmed there were no persons physically trapped. Crews made the vehicle safe and provided first aid until ambulance colleagues arrived. ]]>Wed, 10 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTTumble Dryer Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28836John RickardThe Critical Control Centre received a call at 11:18 from a local resident reporting their tumble dryer had caught fire, the fire was thought to be out but the plug was blackened and stuck in the socket. An appliance from Torpoint Fire Station and an appliance from Liskeard Fire Station were mobilized to the incident. At 11:31 the Torpoint appliance confirmed there had been a small fire in the kitchen and the tumble dryer was suspected to be faulty. Safety advice was given by the crew. The oncoming appliance from Liskeard was stood down on route and returned to home station. ]]>Thu, 11 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28833Ian OliverOn receipt of this call, both appliances from Launceston and the rescue tender along with a wholetime officer were mobilised, on arrival there was found to be a single vehicle involved with one person trapped, crash rescue equipment was used to release the casualty to attending ambulance personnel. Further details may be obtained from Devon & Cornwall Police, who were in attendance.]]>Tue, 9 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTCo-respondershttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28816Megan VigoThroughout the day our Helston, Mullion and St Ives Co-responders have assisted the South West ambulance service with emergency medical calls. Firefighters from six Community Fire Stations in Cornwall help the community by not only providing fire cover but also act as a co-response resource in medical care, through partnership with South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT). The scheme has been running since 1999, serving the communities of St. Keverne, St. Ives, Mullion, St. Mawes, Helston and Polruan.]]>Tue, 2 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28832Todd HollyoakeOne fire appliances from Fowey and one fire appliance from St Austell Community Fire Stations were mobilised along with an on duty officer to a report of a fire in a property. The Critical Control operator taking the 999 call stayed on the line for over six minutes to confirm that the occupants of the building had made their way outside to safety. The fire is in the first floor bedroom of a semi-detached property and the roof was well alight. At 20:52 the officer in charge made this incident a 'make pumps five'. Fire Control immediately mobilised one pump from St Austell, one pump from Lostwithiel and one pump from Mevagissey Community Fire Stations along with another on duty officer and specialist appliances related to a make pumps incident. Four breathing apparatus at stage one and three main jets are currently in use. All persons are accounted for. Firefighter (Control) Todd Hollyoake said "We understand any incident like this is traumatic and upsetting to all those affected. The caller stated that they were not out of the property, I instructed them to get out immediately. It was a further six minutes before the occupants made their way out of the building. This has been the second call in recent weeks where the occupants were still inside the property. It is absolutely vital for occupants to realise how quickly fires can develop and how rapidly you can become overcome by smoke. When a fire starts in your home, your priority must be to get out, stay out and call 999.” Update - At 23:42 a stop message was received for this incident. Crews will shortly be scaling down the incident and begin to return to home stations.]]>Sat, 6 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTUnwanted Fire In Gas Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28831John RickardA resident from Grampound called 999 this afternoon after an unwanted fire started behind a lounge gas fire. The Critical Control Centre mobilized two appliances, one from St Austell and one from Truro. When the first appliance arrived the fire was believed to be extinguished and crews used breathing apparatus and a hose reel jet to investigate. Wales and West Utilities attended the incident and isolated the gas supply to the property.]]>Sat, 6 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTChip Pan Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28830Freddie MartinBoth appliances from Launceston were mobilised to reports of a residential fire at the above location. Upon arrival crews found a fire in a chip pan that was out on arrival. The occupant had attempted to extinguish the fire using water. Water should never be thrown onto a chip pan. Pictured is what happens as a result of water being thrown onto a hot chip pan. Deep-fat frying presents more dangers in your kitchen. Chip pans are safe as long as you follow some simple guidelines. Before putting food in the pan dry the food, and test the temperature of the oil by putting in a small piece of bread. If the bread crisps quickly the oil is ready. Remember: • Never fill a chip pan (or other deep-fat fryer) more than one-third full of oil • Never leave the pan unattended when the heat is switched on • Never put the food in the pan if the oil begins to give off smoke. Turn off the heat and leave the oil to cool, otherwise it could catch fire • Consider using a thermostatically controlled deep-fat fryer - this will ensure that the fat does not get too hot • If your pan does catch fire: Don't take any risks. • Turn off the heat if it's safe to do so. • Never throw water over it. • Don't tackle the fire yourself. • Get out, stay out and call 999! Whatever you do, don't throw water over the fire and don't move the pan; the effects can be devastating. If you are in any doubt about whether to try and put out a chip pan fire yourself, then don't - leave the room, close the door and call the Fire & Rescue Service. For more information on preventing a kitchen fire, select the link below:]]>Fri, 5 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTFloodinghttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28829Todd HollyoakeOne Pump from Truro Community Fire Station has been mobilised to a report of flooding in the cellar of a premises in Malpas Road. Crews used a merryweather pump to remove water from the premises and are remaining on scene to monitor conditions.]]>Fri, 5 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTFloodinghttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28827Sharen ThomasA crew from Truro Community Fire Station were mobilised to a report of flooding in the cellar of a premises in Malpas Road. Crews used an ejector pump to remove water from the premises.]]>Thu, 4 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTFire In Fuse Boardhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28826Maggie MooreTwo appliances from Falmouth Fire Station and a Flexi Duty Officer were mobilised to this incident. An elderly occupant was woken by her smoke alarm to find smoke in the kitchen area of her property. On arrival the crew wearing two sets of breathing apparatus and using one hosereel and a thermal image camera located the fire in the fuse board in a kitchen cupboard. The fire was already out but crews carried out a full inspection to make sure all was safe. Western Power were also in attendance.]]>Thu, 4 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTCarbon Monoxide Alarmhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28825Maggie MooreOne appliance from Bude Community Fire Station attended. The crew wore breathing apparatus to enter the building and used a gas detector to show reading of 31 parts per million on an initial reading. This level dropped to an acceptable level of 12 and the cause was thought to be a faulty open coal fire. The crew cleaned and emptied the hearth and advised the family to seek medical attention as a precautionary measure, although no-one was feeling unwell at the time. They were also advised to get any other appliances serviced as a precautionary measure. There are no other details for this incident.]]>Thu, 4 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTBonfirehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28824Todd HollyoakeCornwall Fire and Rescue service received a call from a member of the public reporting a sight and smell of smoke in the distance near to Salmon Row, Truro. One pump from Truro Community Fire Station was immediately mobilised by Fire Control. On arrival the officer in charge found a bonfire and used one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. If you are planning a bonfire in Cornwall, inform the Fire and Rescue Service before you start by calling our Critical Control Centre on 0203 162 2240. Tell the Critical Control Operator: • Your location. • Time you intend to start burning. • Confirm when you have finished burning. This helps us avoid sending fire engines to false alarms when they could be responding to a real emergency. For more information regarding controlled burns and bonfires visit the link below. ]]>Thu, 4 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTRing Cutterhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28822Todd HollyoakeCrews from Delabole Community Fire Station attended a property for a 9 year old who had a key ring trapped on his finger. Crews used a ring cutter to remove the key ring. There are no further details.]]>Wed, 3 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28823Todd HollyoakeCornwall Fire and Rescue service received multiple calls from members of the public reporting a Fire at a launderette in East Street, Newquay. Two pumps from Newquay, one pump from St Columb Community Fire Station and an on duty officer were immediately mobilised by Fire Control. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed a fire at the launderette within a gas type dryer. Crews used two hose reel jet, four breathing apparatus at stage two and made pumps four. One pump from Perranporth Community Fire Station was immediately mobilised by Fire Control to make pumps four. One breathing apparatus team entered the building with a thermal imaging camera to check for hotspots. The incident was left safe and in the hands of the occupants.]]>Wed, 3 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28821Todd HollyoakeCornwall Fire and Rescue service received calls from Ambulance and Police to attend a multiple vehicle road traffic collision on the A30, Five Lanes, Launceston. One pump from Launceston, one pump and the rescue tender from Bodmin Community Fire Station and an on duty officer were immediately mobilised by Fire Control. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed a two vehicle road traffic collision with one person trapped. Crews are currently using two sets of crash rescue equipment and are making good progress. Update @ 20:46 - All persons now released and in the care of the Ambulance service. Crews are making up equipment and ensuring vehicles are made safe before heading to home stations. ]]>Wed, 3 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTFire In Bedroomhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28820John RickardAt 1635hrs three appliances proceeded to a first floor bedroom fire, in a property near Par. The appliances from Lostwithiel, Fowey and St Austell attended with a wholetime officer. Crews used breathing apparatus, a hose reel jet and a safety jet to extinguish the fire. A crew using breathing aparatus went into an adjacent property to ensure the fire had not spread. At 1746hrs the fire was confirmed as being extinguished and that it was confined and accidental.]]>Wed, 3 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTWeather Warnings and Related Incidentshttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28819Freddie MartinWith Met Office forecasts of strong winds and heavy rain due to affect Cornwall over the coming hours, Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service is warning residents and visitors to be prepared and take precautions where necessary. In the last few hours Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service has attended incidents for flooded property's and dangerous structures blowing in the wind. These include: 06:06 - Flooding inside premise - Beach Road, Perranporth 06:23 - Dangerous trampoline removed from a tree - Riverside, Launceston 08:42 - A skylight hanging dangerously over a public walk way - Pentire Avenue, Newquay Please see the link for the latest flood warnings in Cornwall: Flood Warnings Met Office weather warning information can be found here: Met Office Warnings Advice for what you can do to: Cornwall Council Advice on Flooding ]]>Wed, 3 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTSmall Electrical Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28818Freddie MartinAppliances from Truro and Tolvaddon wre mobilised to a smell of burning in a commercial premise. A small fire was found to be out on arrival, crews used a thermal imaging camera to confirm the fire was out.]]>Tue, 2 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28815Megan VigoTwo appliances from Callington and one appliance from Devon responded to reports of a fire within a garage. On arrival crews used two breathing apparatus and one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. The fire was confirmed as accidental and confined.]]>Tue, 2 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collision - Persons Trappedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28817Megan VigoOne appliance from Callington, Liskeard and Bodmin were mobilised to attend a one vehicle road traffic collision. On arrival crews discovered that no one was trapped, they proceeded to make the scene safe and awaited the arrival of the police and ambulance service. ]]>Tue, 2 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTTractor Overturned - Person Trappedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28814Andy TaylorOne fire appliance and the rescue tender from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station attended a report of an overturned tractor with a person trapped. Firefighters released the casualty and assisted paramedics. If further details are required, please contact Devon & Cornwall Police.]]>Mon, 1 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28813Emma MatthewsCornwall Fire and Rescue service received multiple calls from members of the public reporting a Fire at a property in Barbican Hill, East Looe. Appliances from Looe, Liskeard, Polruan and Saltash Community Fire Stations along with a whole time officer were immediately mobilised by Critical Control. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed the property was well alight. Crews are currently using four breathing apparatus, four hose reel jets and three main jets to tackle the fire. Update @ 23:47 - Detached bungalow completely destroyed by fire. Two hose reel jets are still in use, damping down. Update @ 03:25 - All crews have returned to their home station and the scene has been left in the hands of Devon and Cornwall Police. ]]>Sun, 31 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28811Adam OliverAppliances from Falmouth and Helston responded to reports of smoke coming from the rear of a commercial property. On arrival a fire was discovered inside the property. Firefighters used two breathing apparatus sets, a hose reel jet, and a thermal imaging camera to extinguish the fire. There are no further details available for this incident.]]>Fri, 29 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28810Adam OliverAppliances from Truro, Perranporth, and Tolvaddon responded to reports of smoke coming from a boiler room. On arrival a fire was discovered inside a ground floor boiler room. Firefighters used two breathing apparatus sets, a hose reel jet, and a thermal imaging camera to extinguish the fire. ]]>Fri, 29 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMTWeather Related Incidentshttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28809John RickardDue to the high winds across the County this morning, we have had several incidents where the wind has loosened structures and trees and caused a potential hazard to the public. We have mobilised resources from Mullion, Bude, Newquay and Perranporth, who have attended the scene and proceeded to make safe the structures. We are currently at Hayle Retail Park attempting to make safe the roof structure, the car park has been evacuated, one appliance from Hayle and the aerial ladder platform from Truro are in attendance, the A30 has not been affected as in the previous incident and remains open. ** Update 15:00 ** Our crews have now left the Hayle Retail Park. The incident has been handed over to contractors.]]>Fri, 29 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28807Andy TaylorTwo fire appliances including co-responders from Helston and one fire appliance and co-responders from Mullion were mobilised to a report of a fire in a property. The Critical Control operator taking the 999 call stayed on the line for over five minutes to confirm that the four occupants of the building had made their way outside to safety. The fire is in a ground floor flat of a terraced property. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus have entered the flat with a thermal imaging camera and are extinguishing the fire using one hosereel jet. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus are checking the flat on the first floor for fire spread. One of the occupants is suffering the effects of smoke inhalation and is receiving oxygen therapy. Update at 2335hrs: Firefighters have confirmed that the fire is confined to the ground floor flat. Update at 2345hrs: Fire crews wearing breathing apparatus have confirmed that the fire is now out. A further occupant is suffering the effects of smoke inhalation and is being treated by the Ambulance service. Firefighter (Control) Todd Hollyoake said "the caller was unsure of their location and was coughing, indicating that they had breathed in smoke. I was concerned for the safety of all those inside and stayed on the 999 call until I was sure everyone had made it out safely." Fires have a devastating effect but thankfully this fire did not end in tragedy. The two occupants suffering smoke inhalation were treated at the scene by fire service co-responders and the Ambulance service. It was also fortunate that this fire was discovered by the occupants but working smoke alarms fitted in the property would have woken them if the fire had occurred later in the night. The last fire crew left the scene at 0120hrs. For information and advice on fire detection equipment, please follow the link below. ]]>Thu, 28 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28808Andy TaylorFire crews from Truro, Tolvaddon and Falmouth Community Fire Stations were mobilised to a report smoke in the attic of a property. Firefighters confirmed a smell of burning in the attic of the three storey semi-detached property, measuring 15 metres by 20 metres. The fire was confined to the chimney and the adjacent property was checked for fire spread but firefighters confirmed that it was clear. The fire crews used a thermal imaging camera and chimney kit to extinguish the fire, with the last crew leaving the scene at 2320hrs. For information and advice on how to prevent a chimney fire in your home, please follow the link below. ]]>Fri, 29 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMTControlled Burninghttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28806John RickardAt 16:53 the Critical Control Centre received a 999 call from a member of the public reporting a fire in bushes near Trekenning Roundabout. An appliance from St Columb Major Fire Station were mobilized and went to investigate. The crew found a bonfire, supervised by a local farmer and under control. A number of repeat calls were received about this bonfire due to its proximity to the main road. The crew returned to the farm, spoke to the farmer and extinguished the bonfire. ]]>Thu, 28 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMTFalse Alarm Caused By Smokerhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28804Andy TaylorFire crews from Truro and Tolvaddon Community Fire Stations were mobilised following the activation of a smoke sensor in a toilet in the Trelawney Wing. Hospital staff were sent to the area where the sensor is located and discovered evidence that the alarm had been set off by cigarette smoke. The fire crews were returned. Smoking is not permitted on any part of the hospital site and there are numerous signs informing of this policy. This callous smoker has not only caused inconvenience to patients who are in hospital receiving treatment but they have also unnecessarily taken fire crews away from being available to attend genuine emergencies, should they have occurred in the area at the same time. ]]>Thu, 28 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMTCo-respondershttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28805Andy TaylorThroughout the day our Co-responders from Helston (three times) and St Keverne have been assisting South West Ambulance Service with emergency medical calls. Firefighters from six Community Fire Stations in Cornwall help the community by not only providing fire cover but also act as a co-response resource in medical care, through partnership with South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT). The scheme has been running since 1999, serving the communities of St. Keverne, St. Ives, Mullion, St. Mawes, Helston and Polruan. To find out more about co-responders, visit the link below: ]]>Thu, 28 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28803Andy TaylorFire crews from St Mawes attended a fire involving a van that had also spread to an adjacent car. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used one hosereel to extinguish the fire. Arson is suspected and Devon & Cornwall Police have been informed.]]>Wed, 27 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMTHouse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28802Andy TaylorFire crews from Callington and Liskeard Community Fire Stations attended a fire in a semi-detached house. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used one hosereel to quickly extinguish the fire. A positive pressure ventilation fan was then used to clear the smoke that had spread throughout the property. The cause of the fire is accidental and the last fire crew left the incident at 1500hrs.]]>Wed, 27 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMTMultiple Dangerous Structureshttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28801Freddie MartinCrews from Newquay have attended several dangerous structures that were a danger to the public. Crews made the scenes safe. ]]>Wed, 27 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMTDangerous Structure - Updatedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28800Adam OliverCurrently the Fire Service are assisting to make safe the roof from a retail premises. Appliances from Hayle, Tolvaddon, and the Aerial Platform from Truro are on scene. ** At this time the A30 has been closed and local diversions are in place ** Update 11:30 - Crews on scene have removed loose roofing - Devon and Cornwall Police will be remaining in attendance until the arrival of a structural engineer.]]>Wed, 27 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28799Janice JamesFire Crews from Tolvaddon and Truro Community Fire Stations attended a property fire involving a Aga. No fire fighting extinguishment was used but Aga was made safe]]>Wed, 27 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collision Persons Trappedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28798Janice JamesCrews from Bodmin & St Dennis Community Fire Stations attended a one vehicle road traffic collision. Three persons were released before fire service attendance, and fire crews assisted police and ambulance making scene safe. The A30 is currently closed in the eastbound direction. ]]>Wed, 27 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMTTree Down Onto Electric Cablehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28797John RickardA crew from St Dennis Fire Station are in attendance in Mitchell where a tree has fallen, breaking an overhead electricity cable. Western Power Distribution are currently also on scene and working to isolate the cable. ]]>Wed, 27 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMTDangerous Structureshttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28796John RickardAt 0001 the Critical Control Centre received a call from a Newquay Residential Home where a first floor window had been blown out of its frame due to high winds and bad weather in the area. At 0002 a call was received from a hotel in Newquay reporting that a large window had been blown out of its frame and was leaning against a tree. Two appliances from Newquay Fire Station were mobilized, one to each address. At the residential home our crews assisted in taking a resident to a safe location in the property, ensuring the window was safe and requested a company to board up the window. A large ground floor window had broken at the hotel. The crew removed the glass and made the area safe. The incident was handed over to the hotel staff to arrange boarding up.]]>Wed, 27 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMTCo-respondershttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28795Todd HollyoakeThroughout the day our Co-responders from St. Ives, Mullion, Helston and Polruan have been assisting South West Ambulance Service with emergency medical calls. Firefighters from six Community Fire Stations in Cornwall help the community by not only providing fire cover but also act as a co-response resource in medical care, through partnership with South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT). The scheme has been running since 1999, serving the communities of St. Keverne, St. Ives, Mullion, St. Mawes, Helston and Polruan. To find out more about co-responders, visit the link below: ]]>Tue, 26 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMTWater Rescuehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28794John RickardAt 17:50hrs the Critical Control Centre received a call from Devon and Cornwall Police to a report of a vehicle stuck in flood water. The original caller could see the vehicle but not make any contact with the occupant of the vehicle. The water level had reached the bottom of the vehicle doors. Two appliances from Tolvaddon Fire Station, water rescue teams from Penzance and Falmouth Fire Stations and three wholetime officers were mobilized. The first appliance on scene was able to confirm the flood water was shallow enough to push the vehicle to safety and further resources were not required. The crew checked the occupant was safe, well and did not require any medical treatment. Cornwall Highways team were requested to close the road as the flood water made the road unpassable.]]>Tue, 26 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28793John RickardTwo fire appliances from Okehampton, together with two from Launceston were mobilised following a request from Ambulance for our assistance to a one vehicle RTC, where a car had rolled over, coming to rest on its side on an embankment, trapping 2 occupants. Within minutes of the first crew arriving this was confirmed to be the case and set to work stabilising the vehicle, before preparing to extricate the 2 casualties. At 15:05hrs they confirmed the incident was under control and the casualties had been released, using power rescue tools and small tools. Once extricated into the hands of paramedics, they were both conveyed to hospital via land ambulances, whilst we made the vehicle and scene safe. Duty of care was then left with the Police. (Details taken from Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service)]]>Tue, 26 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMTChristmas Day Updatehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28791Todd HollyoakeThe Critical Control Centre wish everyone a very merry Christmas and we hope you all enjoy your day. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days of the year. 07:04 - A crew from Tolvaddon Fire Station were mobilised to a report of a smoke alarm activated in a house monitored by a careline. On arrival everyone was safe and the cause was found to be a faulty smoke alarm. 07:49 - A crew from Liskeard Fire Station were requested to attend a road traffic collision to assist Devon and Cornwall Police. The vehicle involved was on a hill and in danger of rolling down the hill. Our crew made the vehicle safe by moving it off the road. 08:07 - The Critical Control Centre received a request from Devon and Cornwall Police to assist with an ongoing incident in Pool. An appliance from Tolvaddon Fire Station mobilised however they were stood down minutes later as the incident had come to a safe conclusion without our attendance. 08:35 - Our Helston Co-Responders were mobilised to assist South West Ambulance Service with a call just outside Helston. After our responders attended the patient was left in the care of ambulance staff and our responders have returned to their families. 11:12 - The Helston Co-Responders were requested by South West Ambulance Service to assist at an address in Helston. 12:28 - The Critical Control Centre received a call from a member of the public concerned about the smell of fuel around a household fuel tank. A hazardous materials officer contacted our caller to obtain more information and subsequently give advice on best course of action. 12:54 - An appliance was mobilised to the Temple area of the A30 to a report of an electrical cable arcing. On arrival Western Power Distribution were also in attendance and isolated the affected cables to make the area safe. 14:04 - Fire appliances from Bodmin, St Austell and Launceston, along with an officer, were mobilised to a report of a vehicle in a ditch with a person inside on A30 eastbound. The exact location was not initially clear, so the A30 was checked from Roche. Bodmin appliances were first on scene, just east of Bolventor, closely followed by Launceston. The St Austell appliance was then sent to standby at Bodmin to provide fire cover. One casualty was assisted from the vehicle and left in care of the Ambulance service. The vehicle was made safe and the incident left in care of Police. 15:10 - An appliance, whilst on its way back from a standby at Bodmin Fire Station, reported a large tree had fallen blocking both carriageways on the A389 at Lanivet. The crew used small tools and a saw to clear one carriageway and allow some traffic flow. Devon and Cornwall Police were also in attendance. The Critical Control Centre informed Cornwall Highways who will attend to clear the tree. The crew left the incident in the hands of the police and continued to return to St Austell Fire Station. 16:10 - Fire crews from Lostwithiel, Bodmin and St Austell responded to a 999 call stating that a smoke alarm was actuating and there was a smell of smoke inside a property. The occupants were told to leave the property in Hillside Gardens, Lostwithiel. Firefighters arrived and investigated, to find some combustible materials were too close to a fire and were heating up enough to give off fumes that set off the alarm. The smoke detectors in this property were sensitive enough to warn of a fire before it developed. The occupants were given vital extra time to get to safety, which if this had happened at night, would have probably saved their lives. Please don't under-estimate the importance of having working smoke alarms that can warn you of a fire, to give extra time to escape. Follow the link below for further information on how easy it is to obtain and install smoke alarms. 17:31 - Appliances from Truro, St Austell and Bodmin responded to a road traffic collision on the A390 at Hewas Water. Initially it was reported that people were trapped inside a vehicle. On arrival crews reported all persons had got out of the vehicle and they were only required to make the vehicle safe. 20:44 - Cornwall Fire and Rescue service received a call reporting a Fire at a property in Higher Tresawsan, Callestick. One pump from Tolvaddon and one from Perranporth Community Fire Station were immediately mobilised by Fire Control. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed a fire in the porch area of the property. Crews are currently using four breathing apparatus at stage one, one hose reel jet, one safety jet and a thermal imaging camera to tackle the fire. 22:10 - Two appliances from Falmouth, the Rescue Tender from Tolvaddon Community Fire Stations and an Officer attended a two vehicle road traffic collision. Cormac was requested to clear debris, oil and fuel from the road. All persons concerned were left in the care for the Ambulance service and crews made the vehicle safe. More updates to follow...]]>Mon, 25 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMTGreetingshttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28780Ian OliverGreetings to ‘One and All’ Christmas greetings at this time of the year To all our readers far and near, We hope you are all keeping well During the festive winter spell. While we are on duty over Christmas and the New Year We hope you all will have plenty to cheer, So from the Watches, Red, White, Black and Blue We send Best Wishes to all of you. NADELIK LOWEN (Merry Christmas) Best Wishes for CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR ]]>Thu, 21 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28790Ian OliverOn receipt of this call appliances from Callington, Launceston and the rescue tender from Bodmin were mobilised. On arrival there was found to be a single vehicle involved which was approximately fifteen metres down an embankment, no persons were trapped, a triple extension ladder was used to assist one person back onto the main carriageway. Ambulance personnel were on scene. Further details may be obtained from Devon & Cornwall Police, who were also in attendance.]]>Mon, 25 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28789Janice JamesFire crews from Saltash, Liskeard and Bodmin Community Fire stations attended a road traffic collision involving a bus. 1 person was rescued and there were multiple walking wounded. The A38 remains closed at the moment.]]>Sun, 24 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28788Ian OliverOne appliance from Tolvaddon attended this incident, the crew used a triple extension ladder for access also a hosereel, the stirrup pump and chimney rods to extinguish the fire.]]>Sat, 23 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28787Megan VigoAppliances from Penzance and Hayle responded to a smell of burning, and an activated fire alarm at 15:46 this afternoon. On arrival crews used 2 Breathing Apparatus, 1 Hose Reel Jet, 1 Safety Jet and a Thermal Imaging Camera to extinguish the fire. The fire was confined and confirmed as accidental.]]>Sat, 23 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28786Megan VigoAt 14:44 a crew from St Austell and the Rescue Tender from Bodmin, attended a single vehicle road traffic collision. On arrival crews assisted ambulance personnel and proceeded to make the scene safe. ]]>Sat, 23 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28785Andy TaylorTwo fire appliances from Delabole, one fire appliance from Wadebridge and the rescue tender from Bodmin attended reports of persons trapped following a road traffic collision where one of the vehicles had collided with a property, bringing down a power cable. On their arrival, the firefighters confirmed that no-one was trapped and that one casualty was in care of paramedics. The fire crews assisted by cordoning off the area around the power cable and making the vehicles safe. Western Power Distribution engineers attended to make the power cable safe and a Cornwall Council structural engineer is attending to inspect the property. If any further details are required, please contact Devon & Cornwall Police. ]]>Fri, 22 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28784Ian OliverOn receipt of this call both appliances from St. Austell were mobilised, on arrival the crew found that a fire in the kitchen involving a washing machine was out on arrival, the crew proceeded to inspect the area and make safe.]]>Fri, 22 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMTResidential Flat Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28783Freddie MartinBoth appliances from Falmouth were mobilised to this incident. Upon arrival crews found a smoke logged kitchen with a fire located in a microwave oven. 2 Compressed Air Breathing Apparatus (BA), 1 High Pressure Hose Reel (HR) Jet and 1 Thermal Imaging Camera (TIC) were used to extinguish the fire. Positive Pressure Ventilation (PPV) was completed to clear the property of smoke. These are the final details. ]]>Thu, 21 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMTResidential Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28782Freddie MartinAppliances from Truro, Tolvaddon and Falmouth attended this incident. 2 Compressed Air Breathing Apparatus (BA), 1 High Pressure Hose Reel (HR) Jet and 1 Thermal Imaging Camera (TIC) were used to extinguish the fire, which was located on the ground floor. These are the final details.]]>Thu, 21 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28781Ian OliverOne appliance from Perranporth attended this incident which involved a single vehicle, the crew proceeded to make the vehicle and scene safe, one person was already in the care of attending ambulance personnel. Further details may be obtained from Devon & Cornwall Police, who were also in attendance.]]>Thu, 21 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28777Janice JamesCrews from St Austell Community Fire Station attended a one vehicle road traffic collision. On arrival crews proceeded to make vehicle and scene safe.]]>Thu, 21 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28776Freddie MartinFollowing a call to smoke issuing from the window of a property. Appliances from Tolvaddon and Truro were mobilised. A fire was located in a ground floor kitchen, 2 Breathing Apparatus and 1 High Pressure Hose Reel Jet was used to extinguish the fire. A thermal imaging camera was used to check for hotspots and confirm that the fire was extinguished. The cause of the fire has been confirmed as accidental. The Red Cross emergency vehicle is in attendance giving support to the crews on scene. These are the full details at this time. Further information about the Red Cross Emergency Support vehicle can be found from our website: ]]>Wed, 20 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMTRtc Person Trappedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28775Sharen ThomasCrews from Falmouth and Truro, together with a Rescue Tender from Tolvaddon Community Fire Stations attended a RTC with persons trapped. Casualties were released using Crash Rescue Equipment. The A39 in the area remains closed following this incident and it is envisaged that this will be the case for some time.]]>Tue, 19 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28773Andy TaylorOne fire appliance from Hayle and the rescue tender from Tolvaddon attended a road traffic collision. Firefighters assisted Ambulance personnel to remove a casualty from a vehicle and also made the scene safe. If further details are required, please contact Devon & Cornwall Police.]]>Mon, 18 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMTKitchen Fire Involving a Microwave Ovenhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28774Andy TaylorTwo fire appliances from Torpoint were mobilised to smoke issuing from the window of a house. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used one hosereel to extinguish a fire involving a microwave oven and had damaged some clothing and kitchen units. For advice on how to prevent a devastating fire in your home, please follow the link below. ]]>Mon, 18 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28772Megan VigoOne appliance from St Dennis was mobilised to this incident at 03:07. On arrival crews found one single vehicle well alight. Two breathing apparatus and two hose reel jets were used to extinguish the fire. Police and Ambulance also attended the incident.]]>Mon, 18 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28771Ian OliverOne appliance from Liskead was mobilised to this incident, on arrival the crew found a single vehicle well alight, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a high pressure hosereel jet to extinguish the fire. Arson was suspected. Devon & Cornwall Police have been made aware and will be making further enquiries. ]]>Sun, 17 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28770Ian OliverOne appliance from Bude was mobilised to this incident, on arrival the crew found the chimney well alight, a second appliance from Bude was requested to attend, the crew used a main ladder, roof ladder and safety at height equipment and also a hosereel jet to extinguish the fire as well as using the stirrup pump and chimney rods. ]]>Sun, 17 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMTHay Bale Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28769Ian OliverA call was received by the Critical Control Centre at 16:32hrs reporting a fire in the area of Nancecuke Common, near Porthtowan. An appliance from Tolvaddon Fire Station was mobilised to the area to investigate. The crew found a number of hay bales well alight. The crew started using a hose reel jets and requested another pump to provide additional water. A further appliance from Tolvaddon Fire Station was mobilised. Update 1840 hours: Two appliances are still at this incident, crews continue to split the hay bales and fire fight, using two hose reel jets. A nearby hydrant is also in use. Update 2000 hours: The fire has now been extinguished and crews are returning to their home station. The cause was accidental. ]]>Sun, 17 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMTProperty Fire (Update)https://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28767Sharen ThomasWe are currently dealing with a six pump fire involving a leisure complex on a holiday campsite. There are appliances there from Newquay, St Dennis, St Columb, Perranporth, St Austell, Truro and specialist appliances from Wadebridge and Launceston along with three Flexi Duty Officers. ** Update 07:56 ** At 06:44 the incident command unit requested make pumps 8. Appliances were mobilised from Tolvaddon and Falmouth Fire Stations. The Welfare Unit from St Dennis Fire Station was also mobilised at 07:00 to provide assistance. **Update 09:36 ** The incident is now starting to be scaled down, with some appliances returning to home stations. 3 pumps, aerial ladder platform and two water carriers remain in attendance. ** Update 12:36 ** Two pumps, two water carriers, incident command unit, welfare unit and the aerial ladder platform remain at this incident. Crews are continuing to damp down areas using main jets and the aerial ladder platform. ** Update 16:54 ** Crews on scene are still damping down and monitoring any hotspots. Crews have been relieved during the day by other firefighters and appliances. Two pumps, two water carriers, an aerial ladder platform and welfare unit remain at the incident. ** Update 01:50 17/12/2017 ** Crews on scene are still damping down and monitoring any hotspots. Appliances have been scaled down to, one from Falmouth and one from St Columb and the Aerial Ladder Platform from Newquay and the water carrier from Wadebridge. ** Update 07:44 ** The incident has now been scaled down to one pump from Perranporth and one water carrier from Wadebridge. A wholetime officer will be attending the scene this morning. We are working with our partner agencies from Devon and Cornwall Police, South West Ambulance, Environment Agency and Western Power Distribution. Further details will follow when available. **Update 10:30 ** Crews have now left the scene of this incident.]]>Sat, 16 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMTDangerous Structurehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28768John RickardThe Critical Control Centre received a call from a member of the public reporting some loose roof tiles on a building in Menheniot. A Cornwall Council structural surveyor attended the building and due to the height off the building asked for assistance to remove the loose tiles. An appliance from Liskeard Community Fire Station was mobilsed and using a 135 ladder removed any dangerous tiles.]]>Sat, 16 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28766Maggie MooreOne appliance from Saltash Fire Station attended a call from a property reporting a fire in the chimney. On arrival the crews found the fire in the woodburner to be out but a thermal image camera was used to confirm.]]>Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMTHouse Fire - Updatedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28765Andy TaylorAt 0303 this morning a call was received to a house where the caller could see smoking issuing. On arrival the crew from Penzance requested further assistance and crews from Hayle, St Just and St Ives were mobilised along with a specialist appliance from Falmouth. Firefighters wore breathing apparatus and used hosereels to investigate and extinguish the fire. The fire crews had left the scene by 0500hrs and a joint fire and police team returned to carry out an investigation to determine that the fire had been started deliberately. If anyone has any information on who may be responsible, please contact Devon & Cornwall Police by dialling 101. ]]>Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28764Ian OliverOn receipt of this call, one appliance and the rescue tender from Tolvaddon were mobilised, on arrival at the scene there was found to be one vehicle involved and one person trapped, crews used crash rescue equipment to release the casualty to awaiting ambulance personnel who was then transferred to Treliske Hospital and then to Derriford Hospital by air ambulance, the A30 was closed in both directions. Further details may be obtained from Devon & Cornwall Police who were in attendance.]]>Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28763Maggie MooreTwo appliances from Liskeard and one from Looe Fire Stations were mobilised to this incident. On arrival smoke was issuing from a barn conversion used as a holiday cottage. The barn measured approximately 5m by 5m and consisted of two storeys the fire was on the first floor in the kitchen area. The crew used a total of four breathing apparatus, one hosereel, safety jet and positive pressure ventilation fan to extinguish the fire and clear the smoke. The fire is now out and appliances are leaving the scene. ]]>Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28761Ian OliverThe rescue tender and an appliance from Tolvaddon with a wholetime officer attended this incident. The incident involved a single vehicle, crash rescue equipment was used at the scene to extricate a casualty. The A30 was closed in both directions while the air ambulance landed and conveyed the casualty to hospital. Fire & Rescue personnel worked in close liaison with attending ambulance and police personnel. Further details may be obtained from Devon & Cornwall Police. ]]>Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28762Ian OliverOne appliance from Falmouth attended this incident, on arrival the crews found two vehicles involved, the crew proceeded to make the vehicles and scene safe. Further details may be obtained from Devon & Cornwall Police, who were in attendance.]]>Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMTAnimal Rescuehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28760Ian OliverOn receipt of this call the line rescue appliance and a support appliance from Tolvaddon were mobilised, backed up by a resource from Bodmin, as well as a wholetime officer. On arrival the crews found a dog stuck down a fifteen to twenty metre dry shaft, line rescue equipment was set out and used to successfully recover the dog and reunite it with its owners.]]>Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28759Freddie MartinCrews from Penzance and St. Just attended a property with a chimney fire. A hose reel jet and chimney rods were used to extinguish the fire.]]>Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMTBin Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28758Todd HollyoakeCornwall Fire and Rescue service received a call reporting a fire in a wheelie bin on Miners Row, Redruth. One pump from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station was immediately mobilised by Fire Control. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed a fire in a wheelie bin, which was well alight. Crews used one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. Crews confirmed arson was suspected and Devon and Cornwall Police were informed.]]>Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMTMake Pumps Four Property Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28757John RickardAt 16:16 the first call was received stating that there was smoke issuing from the roof of a building. Appliances from Torpoint, Saltash and Liskeard were mobilised with a Wholetime fire officer. Upon arrival a fourth appliance was requested along with an Aerial Ladder Platform and a water carrier. At this point an additional wholetime fire officer was mobilised. Special appliances from Launceston, St Austell and St Dennis have been mobilised to support the crews on scene. Devon and Cornwall police are also in attendance and we are advising people to avoid the area due to the traffic. ** Update 21:22 ** Appliances are now starting to return to home stations from this incident. Crews have used multiple hose reel jets to extinguish a fire in the roof space of the property. Firefighters on an Aerial Ladder Platform removed slates from roof and located hotspots. A fire investigation team will attend the property in the morning to investigate the cause of this fire.]]>Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMTResidential Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28756Todd HollyoakeOn receipt of this call appliances from Helston and Mullion Community Fire Station's and a whole time officer were mobilised to this incident. On arrival crews found no immediate signs of fire. Crews checked the roof space and all apartments of the property. No signs of fire were found.]]>Sun, 10 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMTResidential Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28755Todd HollyoakeOn receipt of this call two appliances from Newquay Community Fire Station and a whole time officer were mobilised to this incident. On arrival crews found a small fire in a shop, which had been extinguished by the occupier. Crews used a triple extension ladder and a thermal imagining camera to inspect the area. Crews then exposed the effected area by removing panels using small gear. This incident was confirmed as accidental and confined.]]>Sun, 10 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMTHoax Callhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28754Todd HollyoakeWe received a call today from a child requesting the assistance of the Fire service, Police and Ambulance. The caller then hung up, this was believed to be a hoax call. A hoax call to any Emergency Service could cost lives; tying up valuable emergency resources and preventing them from attending a real incident. If there had been a genuine emergency, resources would have to be called in from another station further away. Putting lives at risk. Making hoax calls is illegal. People can, and have been, heavily prosecuted for making hoax calls with a fine of up to £5,000 or six months in prison. Find out more about hoax calls on the link below. ]]>Sat, 9 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28749Ben HoodOne appliance from Liskeard Fire Station attended a vehicle that was smoking. On arrival crews understood the cause of the smoke was from oil on the hot engine. Firefighters kept the scene safe. There are no further details at this time.]]>Fri, 8 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMTFire In the Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28752Todd HollyoakeAppliances from Truro and Falmouth Community Fire Stations responded to this incident. On arrival a small fire in the open was discovered. Firefighters used a bucket of water to extinguish the fire. The cause of this fire is suspected arson. Anyone with information on fires being deliberately started in the countryside are advised to anonymously call Crimestoppers free on 0800 555 111 or contact Devon and Cornwall Police on 101 with information. Arson puts both the public and firefighters at unnecessary risk. It ties up resources that could be in demand for other more serious incidents. ]]>Sat, 9 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMTLight Aircraft Emergencyhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28751Nichola ThompsonAn emergency call was received from Bodmin Airfield reporting a light aircraft that had got into difficulty on landing. Appliances from Bodmin, Liskeard, Wadebridge and Lostwithiel were mobilised to the incident along with two Wholetime Flexi Duty Officers. The first attending appliance reported that all persons were out of the aircraft and the scene was made safe until the light aircraft could be recovered safely.]]>Sat, 9 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMTScene Safetyhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28753Todd HollyoakeOn receipt of this call one appliance from Launceston Community Fire Stations was mobilised. On arrival crews found a single vehicle road traffic collision. Crews removed vehicle from carriageway and made the scene safe.]]>Sat, 9 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMTCarbon Monoxide Alarmhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28750Maggie MooreOne appliance from St Columb and a Flexi Duty Officer were mobilised on receipt of a call to Carbon Monoxide alarm sounding. On arrival crew made it persons reported and a second appliance from St Dennis was mobilised. The crew wearing two sets of breathing apparatus made forced entry to the property where there was a strong smell of domestic heating oil and assisted the elderly female occupier from the premise. Gas monitor gave readings of 40 parts per million which is believed to have been caused by a faulty oil fired rayburn. An ambulance was requested for the occupier just to check her over and the rayburn was isolated and the property ventilated. ]]>Fri, 8 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMTCarbon Monoxidehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28748Todd HollyoakeOne appliance from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station was mobilised to a property where the Carbon Monoxide alarm was sounding. On arrival crews used two breathing apparatus and confirmed a Carbon Monoxide reading of 49. Crews found a faulty boiler was to blame and isolated the boiler as well as the gas supply to the property. The neighbouring property was also checked and was clear of Carbon Monoxide. Carbon Monoxide is potentially fatal and even low-levels of the poison can cause lasting damage to your health. You can't smell it, see it or taste it, but it could be there now. Further information and guidance regarding Carbon monoxide can be found on the following link.]]>Thu, 7 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28747Todd HollyoakeOne appliance from Bodmin and one from Launceston Community Fire Station was mobilised to a vehicle fire on the A30, near to the St Brewards flyover at 11:12 this morning. On arrival crews found one diesel vehicle well alight. Two breathing apparatus and two hose reel jets are being used to tackle the fire.]]>Thu, 7 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMTAssisting Ambulance Service and Coresponderhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28745Maggie MooreThe crews from Falmouth and Helston Community Fire Station have been busy dealing with separate incidents in their areas. They have been mobilised to gain access to property with a known casualty inside. The Helston co-responders have also been busy with several incidents this morning. ]]>Wed, 6 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28746Ian OliverOn receipt of this call both appliances from St. Austell were mobilised, on arrival there was found to be a fire involving a mobile home, the attending crew classified the incident as 'persons reported' and a further appliance from Fowey was mobilised, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the mobile home with a high pressure hosereel jet to extinguish a fire, it was quickly established that there were no persons within the property, but Cornwall Fire & Rescue personnel rescued two dogs. The fire involved a cooker. ]]>Wed, 6 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28709Ben HoodAt 06:09 crews from Torpoint, Liskeard and Bodmin, attended a call to a road traffic collision. On arrival the crews from Torpoint confirmed that there was a single vehicle involved and no persons trapped. The scene was made safe and the crews assisted the Police. Highways were also contacted because of mud on the road. There are no further details at this time.]]>Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28724Ben HoodAppliances from Helston and St Keverne were mobilised to this incident, on arrival the crews found the domestic property heavily smokelogged, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus using a hosereel extinguished a fire involving a chimney and then continued naturally ventilate the property. One male casualty was treated by ambulance for suspected carbon monoxide poising, there are no further details at this time ]]>Mon, 27 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTLarge Vehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28744Nichola ThompsonTwo appliances from Launceston attended this incident, on arrival the vehicle was found to be well alight. Fire fighters wearing breathing apparatus used two hose reel jets to extinguish the fire. Arson was suspected. Devon & Cornwall Police were in attendance. Anyone with information on fires being deliberately started are advised to anonymously call Crimestoppers free on 0800 555 111 or contact Devon and Cornwall Police on 101 with information. Arson puts both the public and firefighters at unnecessary risk. It ties up resources that could be in demand for other more serious incidents. Help protect yourself, friends, family and others from the threat of arson by viewing our information on our website which is available from the link below: ]]>Mon, 4 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28732Ben HoodOn receipt of this call three appliances were initially mobilised to a road traffic collision, on arrival it was confirmed that one female was trapped. Crews used small tools to release the casualty and left in the care of the ambulance service. No further details as this time.]]>Thu, 30 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTLift Rescuehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28736Ben HoodBodmin firefighters attended a lift rescue after receiving a call from a member of the public who was elderly and trapped. Crews gain access using small tools. Lift contractor has been contacted and will attend the address. No further details at this time. ]]>Fri, 1 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28742Todd HollyoakeOn receipt of this call appliances from Penzance and St. Just Community Fire Station's were mobilised to this incident. On arrival crews found a ground floor flat heavily smoke logged. Fire fighters used two breathing apparatus and a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. The incident was confirmed by crews as accidental and confined. Smoke alarms Fires happen when you least expect them, often during the night. They also spread very quickly, damaging property, killing and injuring people. A smoke alarm is a warning device that detects smoke at the earliest stages of a fire. When it detects a fire, it will make a piercing noise to alert or wake you. Find out more about the different types of Smoke alarms and how to install and maintain them from our website: ]]>Sun, 3 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMTBarn Fire - Updateshttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28741John RickardOn receipt of a call reporting a large fire seen in the distance Critical Control mobilised two appliances from Bude Community Fire Station and a whole time officer. Quickly after their arrival the crews requested an additional two appliances and a water carrier. These were mobilised along with an additional whole time officer. To assist with this incident the Operational Support Vehicle, Incident Command Unit and Environmental Support Vehicle were also mobilised to the scene. Other agencies helping with this incident are Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue and Devon and Cornwall Police. Crews are using four breathing apparatus and two hose reel jets. **Update 07:37** Crews are still at the incident. There is a large smoke plume coming from the incident and we advise local residents close any doors and windows. **Update 08:26** The incident command point has reported a large animal stuck in a slurry pit at the same location. Specialist crews from Bodmin, Tolvaddon, Falmouth and St Austell have been mobilised to assist. Local residents are reminded to keep doors and windows shut due to the smoke issuing from the original barn fire. **Update 09:31** The animal is safe and well and has now been rescued. Devon and Somerset FRS appliances have now returned to their home stations. Cornwall FRS appliances are still at this incident. The Welfare Unit from St Dennis Fire Station has now arrived at the incident. **Update 11:40** Two pumps, the command unit, the water carrier and the welfare unit remain on scene with one wholetime officer. Western Power Distribution have attended to ensure all electrical connections to the barn have been isolated, including a number of solar panels. **Update 13:33** One appliance remains at this incident damping down and turning over hay which was in the barn. All other appliances are returning to home stations. **Update 1630 ** All appliances have now left the scene Every year we attend numerous fires on farms, where buildings are completely destroyed by fire, often with the loss of large amounts of stock, straw, hay, farm machinery, chemicals and even livestock. We have produced a booklet in partnership with Cornish Mutual and NFU Mutual to help farms comply with the new fire laws. The booklet contains the information on the following: • What you’re required to do by law • Fire safety risk assessments • If a fire breaks out • Controlled burning • Dangerous substances • Arson View the booklet from the link below: ]]>Sun, 3 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMTSmall Electrical Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28738Katherine TakelAn appliance from Tolvaddon and another from Truro attended a call to an oven fire at midday today. On arrival the Firefighters confirmed that there had been a small electrical fire within the oven but it was out on arrival. The crew used a thermal imaging camera to monitor the electrical appliance before they left. ]]>Sat, 2 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28739Katherine TakelTwo appliances from Bude and another from Delabole attended a call to a property in Poundstock at 10:12 today. The owners had concerns a chimney fire had spread to the fire place surround behind the flu after feeling excessive heat from that area. On arrival the Firefighters found a small fire in the chimney breast and used small tools, chimney equipment, thermal imaging camera and a hose reel to extinguish. For information about how to prevent chimney fires, please follow the link below. ]]>Sat, 2 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMTCo-respondershttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28737Todd HollyoakeThroughout the day our Co-responders from St. Ives, Mullion and Helston have been assisting South West Ambulance Service with emergency medical calls. Firefighters from six Community Fire Stations in Cornwall help the community by not only providing fire cover but also act as a co-response resource in medical care, through partnership with South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT). The scheme has been running since 1999, serving the communities of St. Keverne, St. Ives, Mullion, St. Mawes, Helston and Polruan. To find out more about co-responders, visit the link below: ]]>Fri, 1 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28735Ian OliverOne appliance from St. Keverne attended this incident, which involved a gas fire, the crew used small gear at the incident and a birds nest was removed from the flue.]]>Thu, 30 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28733Ian OliverOne appliance from Newquay attended this incident which involved a woodburner, on arrival the crew used the chimney kit to extinguish the fire.]]>Thu, 30 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28731Ian OliverOn receipt of this call both resources from Torpoint were mobilised, on arrival the crew extinguished the fire using chimney gear, the triple extension ladder was also used at the scene.]]>Thu, 30 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTBuilding Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28729Todd HollyoakeTwo fire appliances from Truro Community Fire Station responded to this incident. On arrival a small rubbish fire was discovered inside a public convenience block. Fire fighters are using two breathing apparatus, one hose reel jet and one safety jet to tackle the fire. 16:27 - Fire now extinguished. Breathing apparatus have now been withdrawn and crews are using a positive pressure ventilation unit to ventilate the area.]]>Wed, 29 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collision, Treluswellhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28728John RickardAt 19:25hrs the Critical Control Centre received a call reporting a road traffic collision, where a vehicle had left the road near to the Treluswell roundabout. It was unclear if any persons were trapped. Two appliances from Falmouth Community Fire Station, a Rescue Tender from Tolvaddon Fire Station and a wholetime officer were mobilised. At 19:35hrs crews on scene confirmed no persons trapped, no injuries and crews were making the vehicle safe. Firefighters removed the vehicle to a safe place, in a nearby layby, to allow the traffic to start flowing on the main road. The driver of the vehicle was left in the care of friends. At 20:05hrs all appliances and the officer had left the incident. ]]>Tue, 28 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28727John RickardTwo fire appliances from Bodmin and one appliance from Wadebridge are in attendance at a fire in a two-storey house, measuring ten metres by five metres. The fire in the bedroom has spread to the roof space. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus are using two hosereel jets to extinguish the fire. Update 1945hrs: The fire has been extinguished and firefighters are damping down to ensure the fire is fully out. Update 2045hrs: Firefighters are still in attendance checking for hotspots. It is expected that they will be returning shortly. Update 2130hrs, all appliances have returned to home stations.]]>Tue, 28 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28726Ian OliverOn receipt of a call stating that a fuel tanker had overturned, one appliance from Launceston and the rescue tender from Bodmin were mobilised along with a wholetime officer. On arrival the crew found a large goods vehicle on its side, containing 14,000 litres of LPG, the tanker itself was intact but there was a significant leak of diesel from the fuel tank. Crews ensured the area was safe and a cordon has been put in place, the A395 is closed at this time. The road is likely to be closed for most of the day while arrangements are in place to decant the LPG from the tanker before righting it. The ambulance service were in attendance as well as Devon & Cornwall Police, from whom further details may be obtained.]]>Tue, 28 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28725Ian OliverOne appliance from Launceston was mobilised to this incident, on arrival the crew found the fire involved the chimney of a two storey detached property, which was extinguished using the stirrup pump and chimney rods.]]>Mon, 27 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28723Ian OliverOn receipt of this call, appliances from Wadebridge and Bodmin were mobilised, on arrival the crews found a fire on the ground floor of a two storey domestic property, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a high pressure hosereel jet to extinguish the fire which involved a tumble dryer and was located in the utility room, once the fire was extinguished, the crews remained on site cutting away and checking for hot spots. Picture courtesy of Wadebridge Fire Station. ]]>Mon, 27 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28722Freddie MartinOn receipt of this call, fire appliances from Truro, St Austell and St Mawes were mobilised. Crews used 2 BA at stage 1, 1 Hosereel Jet and 1 Safety jet to extinguish the fire. Crews ventilated the property before returning to their home stations. ]]>Mon, 27 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTCo-respondershttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28721Freddie MartinThis evening Co-responders from St. Ives, Helston, Mullion, St. Kevern and Polruan have been assisting South West Ambulance Service with emergency medical calls. Firefighters from six Community Fire Stations in Cornwall help the community by not only providing fire cover but also act as a co-response resource in medical care, through partnership with South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT). The scheme has been running since 1999, serving the communities of St. Keverne, St. Ives, Mullion, St. Mawes, Helston and Polruan. To find out more about co-responders, visit the link below:]]>Sun, 26 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTVehcile Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28720Todd HollyoakeOne appliance from Liskeard and one from Callington Community Fire Station was mobilized to a vehicle fire in Lower Glen Park, Pensilva at 15:08 this afternoon. On arrival crews found one diesel vehicle well alight. Two breathing apparatus and one hose reel jet was used to extinguish the fire.]]>Sun, 26 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTCarbon Monoxidehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28719Todd HollyoakeOne appliance from Falmouth Community Fire Station and a whole time officer were mobilised to a property with the occupants suffering from possible Carbon Monoxide poisoning. On arrival crews used two breathing apparatus and one carbon monoxide detector to investigate. Crews found no signs of Carbon Monoxide and left the occupants in the care of the Ambulance service. Carbon Monoxide is potentially fatal and even low-levels of the poison can cause lasting damage to your health. You can't smell it, see it or taste it, but it could be there now. Further information and guidance regarding Carbon monoxide can be found on the following link.]]>Sun, 26 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28718Megan VigoOne appliance from Delabole and one from Wadebridge were mobilised to a residential fire, persons reported at 21:47 this evening. On arrival, it was established that the occupant was not inside of the property. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the property and used one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire, the positive pressure fan was then used to ventilate the property. ]]>Sat, 25 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28717Freddie MartinOn receipt of this call, one appliance from St. Just Community Fire Station was mobilised. Chimney rods and a stirrup pump was used to extinguish the fire. Follow the link below for more winter safety information.]]>Sat, 25 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTHail Storm Causes Road Traffic Collisionshttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28715Andy TaylorTwo fire appliances from Launceston Community Fire Station and the rescue tender from Bodmin were mobilised to a road traffic collision with a person trapped. On arrival the crews from Launceston confirmed that everyone was out of a vehicle that was on its side on the carriageway. A casualty was in the care of an ambulance crew. The crew assisted with scene safety. There were several other collisions reported in this area following a hail storm that Devon & Cornwall Police were also dealing with. Drivers are urged to slow down and take extra care when weather conditions deteriorate.]]>Sat, 25 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collision (RTC)https://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28714Nichola ThompsonOne appliance from Callington, One appliance from Saltash and the Rescue Tender from Bodmin, were mobilised to a reported persons trapped road traffic collision, at 17:02 this evening. On arrival crews discovered that the casualty was not trapped, and continued to assist the ambulance. ]]>Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28713Ian OliverOn receipt of this call one appliance from Mullion was alerted, on arrival the car was found to be well alight and was off the road, the fire was extinguished by firefighters wearing breathing apparatus using two high pressure hosereels and a dry powder extinguisher, crews were detained for a short time damping down.]]>Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28712Ian OliverOn receipt of this call Fire Control classified the incident as 'Persons Reported' resources from St. Columb, Perranporth and St. Dennis were mobilised, on arrival at the scene it was quickly established that an elderly occupant was out of the premises, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the property with a CO2 extinguisher to extinguish the fire involving a mattress, the positive pressure fan was used to ventilate the premises. An ambulance was requested to treat a casualty for the effects of smoke inhalation and a fall. The Red Cross Emergency Response (RCER) vehicle attended the incident to give support. Devon & Cornwall Police were also in attendance.]]>Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28711Ian OliverOn receipt of this call, both appliances from Newquay were mobilised along with a Wholetime Officer, on arrival at the scene the incident was classified as 'Persons Reported' and a further appliance from St. Columb was mobilised. The fire involves a domestic property consisting of three floors and a basement, measuring eight by twenty metres, the fire is believed to be in the rear kitchen, teams of firefighters wearing breathing apparatus are using high pressure hosereels and main jets at this time to fight the fire. Update 2338 hours: All persons have now been accounted for and the fire has been extinguished. ]]>Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28710Ian OliverOne appliance from Callington was mobilised to this incident, on arrival the crew confirmed that the chimney was well alight, the crew used ladders, a hosereel and thermal imaging camera to extinguish the fire. ]]>Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28708Ian OliverOn receipt of this call, one appliance from Tolvaddon was mobilised, on arrival the crew proceeded to extinguish the fire using the chimney rods and hearth kit and checked the area over using the thermal imaging camera. ]]>Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTCaravan Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28707Ian OliverOne appliance from Newquay and one appliance from Perranporth were mobilised to this incident, on arrival the crew found a fire involving a static caravan, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fire using a high pressure hosereel jet.]]>Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTControlled Burninghttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28706John RickardAt 12:55 the Critical Control Centre received a number of calls reporting a fire in Webber Street, Falmouth. Two appliances from Falmouth and a wholetime officer were mobilised to the incident. Crews investigated smoke issuing from the area and located a controlled burn. Using breathing apparatus and 2 hose reel jets Firefighters extinguished the fire, due its location and proximity to other buildings. At 13:26 the fire was confirmed as extinguished and one appliance remained at the incident to monitor hotspots and damp down. The remaining appliance returned to Falmouth Fire Station at 13:51. ]]>Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28704Adam OliverAt 1644 hours one fire appliance from Tolvaddon Fire Station was mobilised to a reported road traffic collision. The collision involved a van and a motorcycle. Firefighters used two hose reels and made the scene safe. Police, ambulance and the air ambulance are also in attendance ** Update at 1915 HRS. All fire and rescue resources have now left the scene ** ]]>Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTChild Locked In Carhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28703Maggie MooreOne appliance from Truro Fire Station attended a vehicle where a small child was locked inside. The crews used small tools to gain entry and safely release the child.]]>Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTTumble Dryer Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28701Maggie MooreTwo appliances from Tolvaddon Fire Station attended a call to a tumble dryer fire. The fire was extinguished and advice given to the owners. The cause was accidental and confined.]]>Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTGorse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28702Maggie MooreA small area of gorse was extinguished by one appliance and the crew from St Just Fire Station. The crew used beaters to put out what was safely accessible to them, the rest was left to burn to its natural break on the cliff edge.]]>Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28699Ian OliverOne appliance from Truro attended this incident, on arrival the crew confirmed that there was a single vehicle involved and no persons were trapped, crews assisted at the scene. Police and Ambulance were in attendance.]]>Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28700Ian OliverOne appliance from Helston was mobilised to this incident, on arrival the crew found that the fire involved a solid fuel Rayburn, further assistance was requested to provide support for access to the roof, crews used triple extension ladder and roof ladder also height safety equipment, also the hearth kit. One casualty was treated at the scene for slight burns with burn gell and an ambulance attended. ]]>Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTFire Involving Scaffoldinghttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28698Ian OliverBoth appliances from Tolvaddon attended this incident, which involved separate seats of fire involving scaffolding surrounding a building, on further investigation three separate seats of fire were found and extinguished. Arson was suspected. Devon & Cornwall Police were in attendance and will be making further enquiries. If members of the public saw anything suspicious, they can report it to the number shown on this press release.]]>Sun, 19 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28697Ian OliverOne appliance from Delabole attended this reported chimney fire involving a woodburner, on arrival the crew used chimney rods and small gear to extinguish the fire, the positive pressure ventilation fan was used to clear smoke from within the property.]]>Sun, 19 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTPerson Rescuehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28696Ian OliverAn appliance from Falmouth, The Line Rescue vehicle from Tolvaddon and an officer were mobilised to an intoxicated person who had fallen over a wall on a cliff edge at 03:30 this morning. On arrival, the first appliance confirmed that a female was approximately 30 feet down an embankment above the sea. Firefighters used SHACS (safety at height and confined spaces) lines to stabilise the casualty and prevent her falling further until the arrival of the specialist line rescue unit. On arrival, the Line Rescue Unit set up and lowered firefighters and a paramedic down to the female to assess any injuries and perform casualty care. The crew successfully retrieved the female, who was left in the care of Ambulance.]]>Sun, 19 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTBin Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28695Katherine TakelFirefighters were alerted to a bin on fire by CCTV operators at 01:00. On arrival the crew used a hose reel to extinguish the flames. The cause was confirmed as arson and Police are aware.]]>Sun, 19 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collision, Trappedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28694Katherine TakelAn appliance from St Dennis, the Rescue Tender from Bodmin and an Officer attended a call to a road traffic collision at 20:45. On arrival the crew confirmed that a single vehicle was on its side and a female was trapped inside. Firefighters released the driver who appeared unharmed and made the vehicle safe. Police and Ambulance were also on scene. ]]>Sat, 18 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28693Todd HollyoakeThe rescue tender from Bodmin and appliances from Bodmin, Liskeard, Saltash community fire stations responded to this incident. On arrival a three vehicle road traffic collision was discovered. Heavy traffic has been reported in the area. Update @ 16:30 - All details as previous. CFRS now starting to leave the scene. All persons concerned now in the care of South West Ambulance Service. Devon and Cornwall Police still on scene.]]>Sat, 18 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTFire In the Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28692Adam OliverTwo appliances from St Austell Community Fire Station responded to this incident. On arrival a fire involving a shed and hedge was discovered. Firefighters used two breathing apparatus sets and a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. The cause of this incident has been classed as accidental. ]]>Sat, 18 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTRtc Persons Trappedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28691Freddie MartinOn receipt of this call, both appliances from Launceston along with the rescue tender from Bodmin. Crews used small tools and Crash rescue equipment to release two casualties from the vehicle. ]]>Sat, 18 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT