Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service News ItemsNews Items published by the Cornwall Fire and Rescue ServiceengabLibrary RSS Component v1.0Wed, 11 Dec 2019 18:34:31 GMTNo Further Incidents of Notehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40111Andy TaylorUpdates will be posted, as and when incidents occur.]]>Fri, 6 Dec 2019 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collision - Person Releasedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40118Andy TaylorOne fire appliance and the rescue tender from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station attended a road traffic collision with a person trapped. Firefighters used crash rescue equipment to release the casualty by 1425hrs. Ambulance and Police were also in attendance. If further information is required, please contact Devon & Cornwall Police.]]>Wed, 11 Dec 2019 00:00:00 GMTFire In Residential Care Homehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40117Janice James@ 05;22 Critical Control received a call to a smell of burning in property. Fire evacuation advice was given and Fire Crews from Torpoint Community Fire Station with assistance from Devon & Somerset FRS and an Officer were mobilised. On arrival Torpoint Fire crews found a small electrical fire which was extinguished with a Co2 extinguisher and crews from Devon & Somerset were stood down.]]>Mon, 9 Dec 2019 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40116Janice James@ 04.59 Critical Control received a call to a vehicle that had overturned with a person trapped. Two crews from Launceston and the Rescue Tender from Bodmin Community Fire Station, with a Wholetime Officer attend the incident. On arrival they found that the casualty had been released and was in the care of the Ambulance Service. Fire crews made vehicle safe. Incident now handed over to Devon & Cornwall Police]]>Mon, 9 Dec 2019 00:00:00 GMTDangerous Structurehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40115JoshCritical Control received a 999 call reporting parts of the roof of Sainsburys supermarket were becoming detached from the building and falling to the ground. Initially one appliance from Bude Community Fire Station was mobilised, however a second appliance attended to assist with cordoning the area to keep the public safe. Cornwall Council Emergency Management are aware of the incident and are assisting the Fire Service. Crooklets Road will be closed while the incident is being dealt with. Drivers are advised to avoid the area and residents to remain indoors. Please follow the directions of emergency services. UPDATE 22:42: Crews remain on scene and are awaiting the arrival of a Dangerous Structure Engineer. Road closures will remain in place on Crooklets Road for some time. UPDATE 04:21: After a review of the incident with Devon and Cornwall Police and Cornwall Council Emergency Management, it has been decided that crews will remain on scene to monitor the building for further structural failure for public safety.]]>Sun, 8 Dec 2019 00:00:00 GMTWeather-related Incidents Across Cornwallhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40114JoshCornwall Fire and Rescue Service alongside Devon and Cornwall Police and Cornwall Council are currently dealing with a significant number of weather-related incidents across the county. There is currently a Yellow Weather Warning for Wind issued by the Met Office and we would advise people to stay indoors and not to travel unless necessary. Highways related emergencies can be reported to Cornwall Council on 0300 1234 222, or for the A30/A38 to Highways England on 0300 123 5000. If you need an emergency response because, for example, people are in danger you should continue to call 999.]]>Sun, 8 Dec 2019 00:00:00 GMTResidential Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40112Jack WattsOne fire appliance from Bodmin community fire station attended a fire involving a kitchen appliance. Firefighters discovered that the fire was already out and firefighters wearing breathing apparatus vented the smoke from the property. To help prevent a fire in your kitchen follow the link below.]]>Fri, 6 Dec 2019 00:00:00 GMTKitchen Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40113Andy TaylorTwo fire appliances from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station attended a kitchen fire. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used one hosereel jet to extinguish the fire. An occupant suffered smoke inhalation and Ambulance were called to treat them. For advice on how to prevent a fire in your home, please follow the link below.]]>Fri, 6 Dec 2019 00:00:00 GMTKitchen Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40110Jenna GendallSix firefighters on one appliance from Liskeard attended a call to a kitchen fire. On crews arrival they extinguished a fire which was confined to the cooker hob wearing two breathing apparatus. There is no further details available on this incident.]]>Tue, 3 Dec 2019 00:00:00 GMTFire Alarm - Malicious Activationhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40109Adam OliverCritical Control received multiple calls to a fire alarm sounding in a block of flats. One appliance from Looe Community Fire Station was mobilised to the scene. Upon arrival crews investigated and confirmed there was no fire or other emergency. Witnesses reported that a person had deliberately set off the fire alarm by hitting a manual call point. The cause of the alarm therefore has been identified as malicious and the incident is under investigation by the police. Anyone with any information please contact Devon and Cornwall Police on 101 quoting log 79 of 02/12/19.]]>Mon, 2 Dec 2019 00:00:00 GMTTwo Vehicle Road Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40108Jenna GendallAppliances from Helston and Tolvaddon attended a call to a two vehicle road traffic collision on a back road between Culdrose and Gunwalloe. The vehicles has become stuck in the narrow lane and firefighters assisted with stabilisation and recovery of the cars. Once access had been made both cars were made safe.]]>Sat, 30 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTRTC Persons Trappedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40107JoshOne appliance from Bodmin attended a call to a one vehicle road traffic collision on Truro road. On crews arrival one casualty remained in the vehicle - they were not trapped however. Firefighters assisted Ambulance Paramedics to help the casualty to self extricate from the vehicle. ]]>Sat, 30 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collision - Person Trappedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40106Jenna GendallAppliances from Bodmin and St Austell attended a call to a road traffic collision on the A30. On attending crews confirmed that there had been two separate accidents involving several vehicles. Firefighters attended one vehicle which had a medically trapped casualty. Firefighters assisted Ambulance Paramedics and made the vehicles on scene safe. Once the casualties had been assisted from the vehicle Fire service left the scene. ]]>Fri, 29 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40105Jenna GendallTwo appliances from Hayle and Tolvaddon attended a call to a car on fire in a layby on the Hayle Bypass. The vehicle was well alight on crews attendance, two breathing apparatus and two hose reels were used on the blaze. Currently the A30 west bound from Loggans is closed with traffic being diverted through Hayle. ]]>Fri, 29 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTVan Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40104Jenna GendallFive firefighters on one appliance from Penzance attended a call to a van on fire. The van was well alight on crews arrival, two breathing apparatus and two hose reels to extinguish the accidental fire. ]]>Fri, 29 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTElectrical Installationhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40103Mark PhilpottAt 0601hrs critical control received a 999 call stating that there was Electrical installation on fire outside a property. Two appliances and a wholetime officer were mobilised as well as a Flexi Duty officer from Penzance. On arrival the installation was well alight. Two breathing Apparatus and a CO2 extinguisher was used. This is all the information we have at this time.]]>Fri, 29 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTCar On Roofhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40102Maggie NoyOne appliance from Penzance Community Fire Station and an Officer dealt with a car that had overturned trapping one female occupant. The used small gear to release her into the care of ambulance personnel. The crew righted the vehicle and made the scene safe. Police were also on scene. There are no further details for this incident.]]>Wed, 27 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40101Maggie NoyOn receipt of a call to a road traffic collision with a casualty trapped appliances from St Austell, Truro and Tolvaddon were mobilised along with an Officer. The incident involved three vehicles with one casualty trapped in a large van. The crew used crash rescue equipment to release the casualty into the care of ambulance personnel. Police and the air ambulance were also in attendance. There are no further details for this incident. ]]>Wed, 27 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTCar Fire After Road Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40100Helen KnightAt 0254 Critical Control received a call to a car on fire after a collision. Crews from Penzance and Tolvaddon were mobilised to the incident along with an Officer. On arrival the car was found to be well alight. Crews used breathing apparatus and 2 hosereels to extinguish the fire. Crews also confirmed that there was no one in the vehicle. There was however, damage to the road surface after the incident and the road was closed by Police. There is no further information on this incident,]]>Wed, 27 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40099Adam OliverOne appliance from St Dennis Community Fire Station responded to reports of a vehicle fire. On arrival a car fire was discovered. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus sets used two hose reel jets to extinguish the fire. This incident has been classed as accidental. ]]>Sun, 24 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTCar In Flood Waterhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40098Katherine TakelToday, six appliances and two officers were mobilised to a vehicle that reported being stuck in moving flood water after attempting to drive through it. On arrival the first appliance reported that three casualties were sitting on top of their vehicle in deep standing water and rescued them using dry suits and life jackets. The car that was blocking the road was winched to a safe position using the Fire Engine winch. This incident would have been avoidable if they hadn't attempted to drive through this flood water. Please remember "TURN AROUND,DON'T DROWN". ]]>Fri, 22 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTFire Person Reportedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40096Janice JamesTwo fire appliances from Launceston and one fire appliance from Callington Community Fire Station with a Wholetime Officer were mobilised to a fire in a property with possible persons still inside. On arrival Fire crews found the property to be heavily smoke logged and one person suffering smoke inhalation. Firefighters entered the property and found the source of smoke was from a microwave, which was removed to outside. The property was ventilated by using a positive pressure ventilation fan to help clear the smoke. One person was left in the care of the Ambulance Service.]]>Fri, 22 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTChild Released From Carhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40095Maggie NoyOne appliance from Newquay Community Fire Station was mobilised to a call from a mother whose 18 month old child was locked in her car. The crew used car breaking-in kit to successfully release the child into the care of her mother. There are no further details for this incident. ]]>Wed, 20 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTWashing Machinehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40094Maggie NoyOne appliance from Perranporth Community Fire Station and one from Newquay Community Fire Station and a Flexi Duty Officer attended this incident. The caller stated her washing machine was smoking and there was smoke in the property. On arrival the crew found the fire to be out they confirmed this using a thermal image camera. The crew also fitted new smoke alarm in the property. There are no further details for this incident. ]]>Wed, 20 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTFire In Ovenhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40093Maggie NoyCritical Control received a call from a neighbour reporting smoke coming from their neighbours property. Appliances from Mullion and Falmouth Community Fire Stations were immediately mobilised along with two Flexi Duty Officers. On arrival it was found a kitchen full of smoke and the alarms were sounding a grill pan was then removed from the cooker, the property was ventilated and the electric isolated. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus carried out a thorough inspection of the property to confirm all persons were accounted for. The incident was accidental and confined. There are no further details for this incident.]]>Tue, 19 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTLift Rescuehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40092Laura HeskethAt 0730 the critical control centre receives a call to state that two people were shut in a lift at Narrow Cliff area Newquay. One crew from Newquay community fire station attendance and released two persons from the lift. ]]>Tue, 19 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTCaravan Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40091John RickardAt 2055hrs the Critical Control Centre received a number of 999 calls from the public reporting a large fire in Praa Sands. The callers reported a static caravan was on fire. Two appliances from Penzance and a duty officer were immediately mobilized. On arrival it was not clear if the occupants of the caravan were accounted for, an appliance from St Just was mobilized to support the incident. Quickly after arrival crews were able to confirm all persons were accounted for. Crews reported one static caravan was on fire. They were using a main jet and a hose reel jet were being used to tackle the fire and protect nearby caravans. At 2210hrs appliances were shuttling water from a nearby hydrant to supply the fire fighting effort. *** Update @ 23:30hrs *** Breathing apparatus crews have withdrawn and the fire is believed to be extinguished. An appliance remains at the scene to monitor for hot spots. ]]>Sun, 17 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTFire - Industrial/commercialhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40090JoshCritical Control received a 999 call from a person reporting what they believed to be a premises on fire. Three crews from Newquay and St Dennis Community Fire Stations were mobilised to the incident. An appliance from St Columb was already at a different incident, however they were immediately re-deployed to this incident. On arrival crews found the fire to be from an incinerator which was controlled. If you have any doubt as to whether a premises are on fire, always dial 999 and ask for the Fire Service.]]>Sat, 16 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTAssisting Ambulance Crewshttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40088Janice JamesAt 04.43 Critical Control received a call from Ambulance Control as they required assistance with a patient who needed to go to hospital urgently. A crew from St Mawes Community Fire Station was mobilised to St Just in Roseland to assist Ambulance Crews to carry the casualty to the ambulance, who were then transported to hospital. ]]>Fri, 15 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTCarbon Monoxide Alarmhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40089Janice JamesCritical control received a call to a carbon monoxide alarm sounding in a property. A crew from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station were mobilised to investigate. On arrival they found high readings of CO in the property. The gas was isolated to the premise until the arrival of Wales & West Utilities to check the property was safe and the Ambulance Service attended as a precaution to monitor the residents and were left in their care. The incident was handed over to Wales & West Utilities.]]>Fri, 15 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40087Janice JamesCritical Control received a call to a multiple vehicle road traffic collision, no persons trapped. Crews from Bodmin Community Fire Station was mobilised to make the scene safe. Initially the westbound carriage way was closed whilst crews dealt with the incident but after a short time one lane was opened for traffic. ]]>Thu, 14 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collision Persons Trappedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40086Janice JamesFire crews from St Austell, Fowey and Bodmin Community Fire Stations and a Wholetime Officer were mobilised to a road traffic collision with persons trapped. On arrival the crews found a vehicle which had overturned with persons trapped. One person was rescued by fire service and the vehicle was made safe. The casualty was left in the care of the Ambulance Service and the incident handed over to the Police. ]]>Wed, 13 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTPersons Reported Property Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40085Janice JamesCritical Control received a 999 emergency call to a property fire where persons were reported as still in the property. A fire appliance from Helston and two appliances from Tolvaddon Community Fire Stations, supported with a Wholetime Officer were mobilised to the incident. On arrival they found the property was smoked logged. Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus and using a safety jet rescued one casualty from the property. The casualty was left in the care of the ambulance service. ]]>Wed, 13 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40084Adam OliverOne appliance from Newquay, one appliance from St Austell, and the rescue tender from Bodmin responded to reports of a road traffic collision. On arrival an incident involving a single vehicle was discovered. Firefighters used crash rescue equipment to release one person. Police and Ambulance were also on scene. ]]>Wed, 13 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTElectrical Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40097Katherine TakelTwo appliances and an Officer attended a call to a fire in a home at 16:04 today. On arrival the crew found a small electrical fire in the kitchen which was out on arrival. Firefighters used a thermal imaging camera to check the rest of the property. Whilst in attendance, a neighboring property reported their television was smoking and one appliance then moved to investigate. It is believed the two incidents may have been linked as a result of a possible power surge in the street.]]>Fri, 22 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTJcb On Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40082Maggie NoyTwo appliances from Bodmin Fire Station and a Flexi Duty Officer were mobilised to this incident. On arrival crews found a JCB well alight and using two hosereel and two breathing apparatus extinguished the fire. The fire was caused accidentally and confined to the vehicle.]]>Tue, 12 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTUpdatehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40081Mark PhilpottThere have been no incidents of note to report on overnight. The news desk will be updated as of when incidents occur.]]>Tue, 12 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTUpdatehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40079Andy TaylorThere have been no incidents of note since the last update. News items will be added as and when they occur.]]>Wed, 6 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40080Andy TaylorOne fire appliance from Bude Community Fire Station attended a report of a car fire. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used one hosereel and a thermal imaging camera to extinguish the fire.]]>Tue, 12 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTFire Persons Reportedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40072Jack WattsCritical Control received several calls stating there was smoke issuing from the property. Crews from Tolvaddon, Falmouth, Perranporth and supporting appliances from St Just and Falmouth Community Fire Stations were mobilised to the incident with 3 Wholetime Officers. At this time the fire has been extinguished and all persons have been accounted for. Any further updates will be added as they arise.]]>Wed, 6 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40071Maggie NoyOne appliance from Perranporth Fire Station the Rescue Tender from Tolvaddon Fire Station and a Flexi Duty Officer were mobilised to reports of a vehicle that had rolled with one person trapped inside. On arrival of the first appliance it was found that it involved one vehicle with no persons trapped. The crew administered first aid to one male casualty until the arrival of the ambulance. They made the scene and vehicle safe and assisted with traffic management until the arrival of the Police. ]]>Tue, 5 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40063Tom MorcomAfter receiving a number of calls at 12:20, the Critical Control Centre mobilised three appliances from Delabole, Wadebridge and Bodmin Community Fire Stations to reports of a fire in a domestic dwelling in Tintagel. The above appliances are now in attendance and are being supported by a whole time officer and also a water carrier from Wadebridge which was mobilised due to poor water supply. The fire is believed to have started in the kitchen and has spread to the roof space. Firefighters are wearing breathing apparatus and using hose reel jets to extinguish the fire. No further updates are available at this time. ]]>Tue, 5 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTResidential Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40062Tom Morcom ***Update @ 14:50hrs 05/11/19*** The fire is now confirmed out and all appliances have left the scene. A fire investigation is being undertaken to ascertain the cause of the fire. No further updates are available. At 10:08, the Critical Control Centre received a total of 5 emergency calls informing them of a fire at a residential dwelling at Penware Parc, Camborne. Initially, two appliances from Tolvaddon were mobilised, along with a whole time officer for support. On arrival at the scene, an appliance from Tolvaddon reported the building as ‘well alight’ and requested a further appliance be mobilised. Following this, an appliance from Truro was mobilised. Shortly after, further assistance was requested and an appliance from Penzance was mobilised. In total, there are currently four appliances, an Incident Command Vehicle from St Just, an Operational Support Vehicle from Falmouth, a support vehicle from Tolvaddon and several whole time officers in attendance at the address. The building is a single storey detached domestic dwelling measuring 15 metres by 8 metres. Breathing apparatus is in use and 2 main jets and 1 covering jet are being used to extinguish the fire. Ambulance has attended and Police are now in attendance. ]]>Tue, 5 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTCar In Riverhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40061Laura HeskethAt 1238hrs, a request was received from Police to search a car that had been found partly submerged in a river. It was unknown if anyone was inside the vehicle. Firefighters from Launceston and Callington along with specialist water rescue teams from Bude and St Austell attended and three officers. It was established from a local resident that the vehicle had been in the water since Saturday. Water rescue technicians entered the river to confirm that there was no-one inside. The incident has been left for the owner of the vehicle to arrange recovery.]]>Mon, 4 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTSingle Vehicle Road Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40060Maggie NoyOne appliance from St Austell Fire Station attended this incident. One vehicle was involved crews using small gear to stabilise and make safe. Crews also assisted police and ambulance on scene. ]]>Mon, 4 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTFire - Persons Reportedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40059JoshAt 16:17 Critical Control received a 999 call reporting a fire at a residential care home. Staff were in the process of evacuating residents from the building, but due to the use of the premises and the vulnerability of the occupants inside, Critical Control graded the incident as Persons Reported due to the potential risk to life. Two appliances from Newquay Community Fire Station and one appliance from Perranporth Community Fire Station were immediately mobilised, along with a Wholetime Station Manager. A Group Manager also monitored the incident from Control. The Police and Ambulance Service were also called to the incident. On arrival, crews found that a small fire had occurred in a cooker, which was out on arrival. Crews conducted an inspection of the property. The cause of the fire was accidental and confined to the cooker. Visit our website on kitchen safety for useful fire safety information.]]>Sun, 3 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTElectrical Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40057John RickardAt 0200hrs the Critical Control Centre received a 999 call reporting the fire alarm system at Park House Flats was sounding. Immediately crews from St Austell, St Dennis, Mevagissey and Truro were mobilized. On arrival crews investigated the alarm and found a small fire in one of the flats, which seemed to be involving the electrics within the flat. An additional appliance from Lostwitheil and Incident Command Unit from Launceston was mobilized. Crews using breathing apparatus swiftly extinguished the fire and confirmed all persons had been accounted for when evacuating. An initial fire investigation has taken place and the cause has been identified as a faulty electrical socket. The incident has been handed over to the owners of the property.]]>Sun, 3 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40056Josh PlowmanCrews from Callington and Tavistock (Devon & Somerset Fire and Rescue Service) and a flexi-duty officer responded to a property fire. On arrival, firefighters confirmed a fire involving the porch of the property and continued to extinguish it using breathing apparatus and a hose reel jet.]]>Sat, 2 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTFlat Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40055Josh PlowmanCrews from Truro and Falmouth supported by a flexi-duty officer responded to a fire in a flat. Firefighters discovered there had been a fire involving the cooker but it was out on arrival.]]>Sat, 2 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTVehicle Stuck In Flood Waterhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40054Josh PlowmanMajor pumping appliances from Padstow and Wadebridge supported by water rescue teams from St Austell and Falmouth and 2 flexi-duty officers were mobilised to a van stuck in flood water with the owner trapped inside. The initial attending crews managed to rescue the owner by pulling the van free from the water using a winch.]]>Sat, 2 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTFlooding Inside Premiseshttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40053Josh PlowmanA crew from Liskeard responded to reports of water entering a property near to an electrical supply. Firefighters assisted by unblocking an external drain so the water could drain naturally]]>Sat, 2 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTFlooding Inside Premiseshttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40052Josh PlowmanA crew from Wadebridge responded to reports of flooded properties in the Polmorla area. Firefighters made contact with the occupants and decided that the flood defences in place were sufficient and the fire service's assistance wasn't required.]]>Sat, 2 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTFlooding Inside Premiseshttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40051Josh PlowmanOne major pumping appliance and a light 4x4 vehicle from Padstow responded to reports of flooded properties in the Porthcothan area. Firefighters used a light portable pump to remove water from one property while letting the others drain naturally.]]>Sat, 2 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTFire In the Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40050Josh PlowmanOne major pumping appliance and a light 4x4 vehicle from Looe were mobilised to a fire in the woods. Firefighters discovered a small fire caused by an arching electrical cable laying in a hedge. Western Power Distribution attended to isolate the affected area.]]>Sat, 2 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTSkip Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40049Josh PlowmanA crew from Truro responded to a reported skip fire. Firefighters used one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. This incidents was accidental and confined to the skip.]]>Sat, 2 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTFlooding Inside Premiseshttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40048Josh PlowmanOne crew from Truro attended reports of flooding in the kitchen of a domestic property. Firefighters isolated the electrics and offered the occupants advice before returning to their home station.]]>Sat, 2 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40045JoshCritical Control received a request from Police to assist them at the scene of a car fire. One appliance from Newquay Community Fire Station was mobilised. On arrival crews found that one casualty had already been removed from the vehicle by police officers. 2 Breathing Apparatus wearers using a Hose Reel Jet extinguished the fire. The incident was then handed over to the police, and as the crew were leaving an ambulance arrived to care for the casualty.]]>Sat, 2 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40046JoshAt 19:16 Critical Control were contacted by the Police requesting our attendance at a single vehicle Road Traffic Collision. One appliance from Newquay Community Fire Station was mobilised. On arrival crews met with Police and Ambulance, and it was decided it would be best for the vehicle to be dealt with by a recovery agent.]]>Sat, 2 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTCarbon Monoxide Incidenthttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40047JoshAt 08:57 Critical Control received a 999 call reporting suspected carbon monoxide poisoning. One appliance was immediately mobilised from St Austell Community Fire Station. On arrival crews used gas monitoring equipment to locate any carbon monoxide present. Although the crew found a reading of zero, an ambulance was called to care for a male and female as well as a child. Crews waited until the arrival of an ambulance before leaving the scene. Due to several tragic incidents across Cornwall involving Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, we have produced some advice and guidance for businesses and members of the public. Follow the link below for more information.]]>Sat, 2 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40036JoshAt 19:58 Critical Control received a 999 call reporting a van on fire. One appliance from Launceston Community Fire Station was mobilised. On arrival 2 Breathing Apparatus wearers used a Hose Reel Jet to extinguish the fire.]]>Fri, 1 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTPerson Trapped In Lifthttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40043JoshAt 19:27 Critical Control received a 999 call reporting a person trapped in a lift. One appliance from Newquay Community Fire Station was mobilised and on arrival quickly gained access to the lift and rescued the occupant inside.]]>Fri, 1 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTFire In Gardenhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40037JoshCritical Control received multiple 999 calls reporting a fire in the garden of a property. Initially one appliance from Perranporth Community Fire Station was mobilised. On arrival the Incident Commander made an initial assessment and sent the message "Make Pumps 2" to Critical Control, who immediately mobilised an additional appliance from Newquay Community Fire Station to the incident, along with a Wholetime Station Manager. The fire had spread to a domestic oil tank which had become fully involved in fire. Crews used 1 Hose Reel Jet, 1 Main Jet and 1 Foam Branch to extinguish the fire. The Environment Agency were also notified of the incident due to the nature of the fire and the use of firefighting foam.]]>Fri, 1 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40038JoshAt 18:27 Critical Control received a 999 reporting a single vehicle road traffic collision. One appliance from Truro Community Fire Station was mobilised to the incident. On arrival crews disconnected the vehicle battery and assisted the police in making the scene safe. There was one casualty who was treated on scene by South Western Ambulance Service.]]>Fri, 1 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40039JoshCritical Control received a 999 call reporting a two vehicle road traffic collision. One appliance from Falmouth Community Fire Station was mobilised to the scene. On arrival crews made the vehicle safe and assisted the police with scene safety.]]>Fri, 1 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTFlooding Inside Premiseshttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40040JoshAt 18:12 Critical Control received a 999 call from the occupant of a property stating that water was leaking from upstairs into their property and affecting their electrics. One appliance from Penzance Community Fire Station attended the incident. On arrival crews located the burst water pipe and shut off the mains water and electrics. The crew then assisted with salvage before handing over to the occupier.]]>Fri, 1 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTRTC Persons Trappedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40041JoshCritical Control received an urgent call from South Western Ambulance Service requesting fire attendance at a road traffic collision. Three casualties were thought to be involved, with one casualty reportedly trapped inside a vehicle with smoke issuing. An appliance from St Austell Community Fire Station was immediately mobilised along with a Rescue Tender from Bodmin Community Fire Station, a Wholetime Station Manager and a Group Manager. On arrival crews found that no casualties were trapped. Police and Ambulance were already in attendance at the incident and the crews made the scene safe before handing over to the police.]]>Fri, 1 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTVehicle Leaking Fuelhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40042JoshCritical Control received a 999 call stating an unattended vehicle was leaking fuel. One appliance was mobilised from Newquay Community Fire Station. On arrival crews found a small leak and used absorbent granules to soak up the fuel. As the driver of the vehicle was not present, details of the vehicle were passed to the police to trace the owner.]]>Fri, 1 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTElectrical Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40035Jenna GendallTwo appliances from Penzance attended a call to a two storey domestic premise with a fire in an under stairs cupboard. Crews entered the property wearing breathing apparatus and located the fire in electrics in the property. The electricity was isolated to the property and Western Power engineers attended. ]]>Wed, 30 Oct 2019 00:00:00 GMTBuilding Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40034Adam OliverAppliances from Tolvaddon, Penzance, and Hayle responded to reports of a building fire. On arrival a garage fire was discovered. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus sets used two hose reel jets to extinguish the fire. During the incident a request for the Helston Water Carrier was made to supplement water supplies. This incident has been classed as accidental and confined. ]]>Wed, 30 Oct 2019 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40024Jack WattsCritical Control received a call from the Ambulance service stating there was a Road Traffic Collision with persons trapped. Crews from St Dennis, St Austell and Bodmin Community Fire Stations and an Officer attended the incident and rescued persons from the vehicle. The incident was left in the hands with the Police. Any further inquiries please contact Devon and Cornwall Police.]]>Tue, 29 Oct 2019 00:00:00 GMTSuspected Gas Leakhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40025JoshCritical Control received a 999 call reporting a smell of gas. One appliance from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station was mobilised to investigate. Control also requested the attendance of the gas board. On arrival crews used a gas detector to monitor gas levels. Upon arrival of a gas engineer the incident was handed over to the gas board.]]>Tue, 29 Oct 2019 00:00:00 GMTRTC Persons Trappedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40022JoshCritical Control received a call from the Ambulance Service stating there was a 2 vehicle road traffic collision with a possible persons trapped. Tolvaddon Community Fire Station were mobilised to the incident with a Wholetime Officer and the persons were rescued by the crews using Crash Rescue Equipment.]]>Mon, 28 Oct 2019 00:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40027JoshCritical Control received a 999 call from the occupant of a house reporting a chimney fire in their property. One appliance from St Ives Community Fire Station were mobilised. On arrival crews found that the fire was out, however a thorough inspection was carried out with crews using a Thermal Image Camera, one ladder and a hose reel jet.]]>Tue, 29 Oct 2019 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40028JoshCritical Control were notified of a single vehicle road traffic collision. As there were no persons trapped, one appliance from Launceston Community Fire Station was mobilised to assist with scene safety. On arrival crews assisted the police with emergency traffic management.]]>Tue, 29 Oct 2019 00:00:00 GMTFire - Residentialhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40029JoshAt 10:29 Critical Control received a 999 call reporting a smell of smoke in a building. Two appliances were mobilised from Truro Community Fire Station, along with a Flexi Duty Officer. On arrival crews carried out a thorough investigation using a thermal image camera. A small fire in a fan heater, which was out on arrival, was found to be the cause.]]>Tue, 29 Oct 2019 00:00:00 GMTVehicle Leaking Fuelhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40033JoshCritical Control received a call from the police reporting petrol leaking from a vehicle. One appliance from Launceston Community Fire Station was mobilised. On arrival crews placed absorbent granules over the fuel and requested the attendance of Cornwall Council Highways to clean debris.]]>Wed, 30 Oct 2019 00:00:00 GMTGig Boat Stuckhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40021Jack WattsCritical Control received a call from HM Coastguard making us aware of a Gig Rowing Boat stuck in the mud. Fire crews from Padstow, St Austell and Falmouth Community Fire Stations have been mobilised to assist the Coastguard with this incident. Update at 1100 - 7 persons successfully rescued from Gig Boat by Fire Service Personnel and HM Coastguard.]]>Sat, 26 Oct 2019 23:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40030JoshAt 05:57 Critical Control received a 999 call reporting a car on fire. One appliance was mobilised from Launceston Community Fire Station. Whilst the crew were en route Control continued to receive multiple 999 calls to the incident. On arrival crews found one car well alight. Two breathing apparatus wearers used two hose reel jets to extinguish the fire. 06:20 *Make Pumps 2* A second appliance from Launceston Community Fire Station was mobilised to the incident due to petrol leaking from a ruptured fuel tank.]]>Tue, 29 Oct 2019 00:00:00 GMTFire In Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40031JoshAt 22:05 Critical Control received a 999 call reporting a fire outside a property. One appliance from Falmouth Community Fire Station was mobilised. On arrival crews found the fire to be a bonfire which had since been extinguished by the occupier. Having a bonfire? Visit our website for fire safety advice around bonfires.]]>Tue, 29 Oct 2019 00:00:00 GMTMultiple Flooding and Highway Incidentshttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40020JoshThroughout the day Critical Control have been dealing with a large number of flooding and highway calls, as well as handling a number of serious and potentially life-threatening fire calls. We would ask that everyone using the road network in Cornwall this evening takes care with surface water and spray. ]]>Fri, 25 Oct 2019 23:00:00 GMT50 Sheep Stuck In Flood Waterhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40023JoshCritical Control received a 999 call from a farmer concerned for the safety of 50 sheep stuck near to quickly rising flood water. Whilst animal rescue is generally the responsibility of the RSCPA, as the lives of the animals were in imminent danger a decision was made by senior officers to mobilise fire and rescue resources to the incident for saveable animal life. One appliance from Launceston Community Fire Station and two water rescue teams, one each from Bude and St Austell Community Fire Station's were mobilised along with two Flexi Duty Officers. On arrival crews in protective equipment entered the water and used a hose inflation kit to move the sheep to safe ground.]]>Tue, 29 Oct 2019 00:00:00 GMTWater Rescuehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40019JoshCritical Control received a non-emergency call reporting vehicles broken down in flood water. As a precaution one appliance from Liskeard Community Fire Station and one Water Rescue Unit from St Austell Community Fire Station. Two Flexi Duty Officers were also mobilised to take command of the incident. An officer arrived on scene first and had difficulty proceeding further due to the amount of water. When the appliance from Liskeard arrived the crew and the officer proceeding under caution through the flood water in order to locate a camper van. Crews located an elderly female in a camper van, however the elderly male occupant had left the vehicle and made his way upstream to get help. Fortunately the male was located by crews and the couple who were uninjured were taken home.]]>Fri, 25 Oct 2019 23:00:00 GMTDangerous Structurehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40017JoshA 999 call was received requesting the fire service attend a dangerous structure. One appliance from Bodmin was mobilised to the incident. On arrival crews found a loose scaffold board on the second floor of a building. Crews used an extension ladder to gain access and make the boards safe. ]]>Fri, 25 Oct 2019 23:00:00 GMTFire - Persons Reportedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40018JoshCritical Control received a 999 call reporting a smell of smoke coming from a flat with a person believed in bed inside. The incident was made Persons Reported. Two appliances from St Austell Community Fire Station and one from Bodmin Community Fire Station were mobilised along with a Flexi Duty Officer. The Police and Ambulance Service were also requested to attend. On arrival crews found that a small fire in a bin in the property was out on arrival and that all persons were accounted for.]]>Fri, 25 Oct 2019 23:00:00 GMTDomestic Floodinghttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40016Jenna GendallFive firefighters on one appliance from Delabole attended a call to a domestic property flooded when a river burst its banks. Two rooms in the property were flooded with 150mm of water and the electrics were affected. Crews used a light portable pump and small gear at this incident. ]]>Fri, 25 Oct 2019 23:00:00 GMTFire In Part-thatched Public Househttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40015Andy TaylorFire appliances from Mullion, Helston, St Keverne and Tolvaddon along with specialist support from Falmouth and St Just are responding to a fire involving a deep-fat fryer. The fire is located in the kitchen of a two-storey public house, measuring 30 metres by 5 metres, with part of the roof thatched. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus are fighting the fire and preventing it spreading to the roof. Traffic in Churchtown, Mullion is gridlocked and drivers are advised to avoid the area whilst firefighting commences. Update 1100hrs: Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus have extinguished the fire and prevented it spreading to the roof. The fire crews are carrying out salvage work. Update 1210hrs: The oil from the fryers have been drained and removed from the building. Firefighters are ensuring that the scene is left in a safe condition. The fire appliances have been moved to allow the road to reopen. ]]>Thu, 24 Oct 2019 23:00:00 GMTBarn Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40014Katherine TakelAt 16:27, the Critical Control Centre began to receive 99 calls informing them of a barn on fire at an address in Truro. Two appliances from Truro and a further appliance from Falmouth attended and on arrival, the first attending crew requested the attendance of a Water Carrier which was then mobilised from Helston. Firefighters used breathing apparatus, hose reels and covering jets to fight the flames of the barn which measured 30 metres by 10 metres. The barn contained approximately 1000 bales of hay. Firefighters have continued to work through the night to tackle to fire. Currently, a Water Carrier and an appliance from Truro remain on scene monitoring the fire. Update: All appliances have left the incident, the cause of the fire is believed to be arson and Police have been informed. No further updates are available at this time. ]]>Sat, 19 Oct 2019 23:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40013Katherine TakelAn appliance from St Dennis attended a call for a chimney fire at 11:16 today. On arrival the Firefighters used a stirrup pump and chimney rods to extinguish the flames. ]]>Sat, 19 Oct 2019 23:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40012Ian OliverCrews from St. Just and Penzance along with an Officer attended this incident, crews on arrival found a building under construction well alight, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used main jets and a high pressure hosereel jet to extinguish the fire. Arson was suspected. Devon & Cornwall Police have been informed.]]>Sat, 19 Oct 2019 23:00:00 GMTFire - Persons Reportedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40011JoshCritical Control received a 999 call from Careline reporting an elderly occupant had fallen during cooking, was unable to stand and that a fire had started from the cooking appliance. Control graded the incident as Persons Reported and immediately mobilised two appliances from Bude Community Fire Station, and requested a third appliance from Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service (Holsworthy). A Flexi-Duty Officer was also mobilised. As a Persons Reported incident, Control requested assistance from both the Police and Ambulance Service. Both appliances from Bude arrived at the same time as a Rapid Response Paramedic. On arrival crews found that the occupant had been removed from the property by a relative. Crews ventilated the property which was smoke logged, while a Paramedic assessed the occupant, who was found to have no serious injuries. The cause of the fire was accidental.]]>Fri, 18 Oct 2019 23:00:00 GMTVan Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40009Andy TaylorOne fire appliance from St Austell Community Fire Station attended a report of a van fire. Firefighters inspected and confirmed that the fire in the engine compartment was already out.]]>Thu, 17 Oct 2019 23:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40008Ian OliverOn receipt of this call appliances from Falmouth and Tolvaddon along with two Officers are in attendance at a fire involving commercial offices, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus are committed to the incident and have a thermal imaging camera and hosereel jet in use.]]>Tue, 15 Oct 2019 23:00:00 GMT6 Pump Fire - Gas Cylinders Involvedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40007Andy TaylorOne fire appliance Bodmin and one appliance from St Austell were mobilised to a fire involving cylinders and a static caravan. On arrival, the fire crews confirmed the static caravan was well alight and a number of LPG gas cylinders were involved, some of which were exploding. Further assistance was requested and fire appliances from Bodmin and St Dennis were mobilised, with supporting appliances from St Austell and Launceston. The fire is spreading to a stack of hay bales and there is a barn containing cattle next to the stack. Firefighters are currently cooling the gas cylinders and preventing the fire from spreading further. A further two pumps have been requested and they are from Mevagissey (were standing-by at St Austell) and Liskeard (providing fire cover for Bodmin). Update 1630hrs: The fire has been extinguished. Twenty LPG cylinders were involved, eleven of which exploded. Firefighters prevented the fire spreading to the barn. The cause of the fire is accidental. All fire crews have left the scene.]]>Tue, 15 Oct 2019 23:00:00 GMTElectrical Box Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40006Tom MorcomBeginning at 20:34, the Critical Control Centre received a total of 15 emergency calls to reports of an electrical box on fire on Bank Street, St Columb. In total, 3 major appliances were mobilised from St Columb, St Dennis and Newquay along with a 4 x 4 appliance and a whole time officer for support. On arrival, crews confirmed there was an electrical box on fire and used C02 extinguishers to fight the fire. The fire has now been extinguished and crews are standing by with C02 extinguishers while Western Power investigate. One major appliance and a 4 x 4, both from St Columb, remain on scene at this time. No further updates are available. ]]>Mon, 14 Oct 2019 23:00:00 GMTTumble Dryer Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40004Josh PlowmanA crew from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station and a wholetime officer were mobilised to a reported tumble dryer fire this afternoon. The crew discovered the fire to be out on arrival and proceed to remove the affected appliance from the out building.]]>Mon, 14 Oct 2019 23:00:00 GMTFire In Hotelhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40005Josh PlowmanCrews from St Mawes, Truro, St Austell and two wholetime officers were mobilised to reports of a fire within a hotel. The first attending crew declared smoke to be issuing from the rear of the upper ground floor. Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the hotel and extinguished a small fire involving cardboard. This is all the information we have on this incident.]]>Mon, 14 Oct 2019 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40003Andy TaylorTwo fire appliances from Bude Community Fire Station are in attendance at a road traffic collision. Ambulance and Police are also on scene. Paramedics are assessing a casualty still inside a vehicle. Firefighters are making the vehicle safe and standing-by to assist paramedics. ]]>Mon, 14 Oct 2019 23:00:00 GMTFire In Ovenhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40001Josh PlowmanOne appliance from Newquay, one appliance from St Dennis and two flexi-duty officers responded to a reported oven fire at the above location. On arrival, the crews discovered the fire to be out and inspected the scene to ensure it was safe.]]>Sun, 13 Oct 2019 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40002Josh PlowmanTwo appliances from Mullion and Helston, the rescue tender from Tolvaddon, a co-responder vehicle from Mullion and two flexi-duty officers responded to a road traffic collision involved a car and a double decker bus. Crews made the scene safe and assisted the Ambulance and Police with three casualties.]]>Sun, 13 Oct 2019 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40000Josh PlowmanOne appliance from Wadebridge, the rescue tender from Bodmin and two flexi-duty officers responded to an RTC at the above location. Crews discovered a single vehicle RTC and used crash rescue equipment to release one casualty. Police and Ambulance were also in attendance. This is all the information we have on this incident.]]>Sun, 13 Oct 2019 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=39999Maggie NoyOne appliance from Callington and one from Saltash Fire Station attended this incident. It involved a single vehicle road traffic collision there were no persons trapped. The crews gave first aid to a female casualty and made the vehicle safe. Police and Ambulance were also in attendance.]]>Sat, 12 Oct 2019 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=39998Maggie NoyOne appliance and the Rescue Tender from Tolvaddon Fire Station attended a single vehicle road traffic collision. The car had hit a tree and there was one person trapped in the vehicle, crews used crash rescue equipment to release the occupant. The casualty was left in the care of Ambulance crew. ]]>Sat, 12 Oct 2019 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=39997Maggie NoyOne appliance from St Austell Fire Station attended this incident involving one vehicle. The crew assisted one elderly male from the car. Police and Ambulance were also in attendance.]]>Sat, 12 Oct 2019 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisonhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=39996Maggie NoyOne appliance from Tolvaddon Fire Station attended a road traffic collision involving two vehicles. There were no persons trapped and crews assisted Police and Ambulance on scene.]]>Sat, 12 Oct 2019 23:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=39995Maggie NoyOne appliance from Newquay Fire Station attended this incident. It involved one car on fire crews used two breathing apparatus and one hoserell to extinguish the fire. The cause is believed to be arson and the Police have been informed and are dealing with the incident.]]>Fri, 11 Oct 2019 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisonhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=39994Maggie NoyOne appliance from Saltash, one from Liskeard and the Rescue Tender from Bodmin Fire Station attended a two vehicle road traffic collision. There were two casualties trapped, one in each of the vehicles. The crews used crash rescue equipment to release the casualties and hand them over to the care of ambulance crew. Crews were detained to make the vehicle and the scene safe. ]]>Fri, 11 Oct 2019 23:00:00 GMTRestaurant Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=39993Tom MorcomAt 13:12 the Critical Control Centre received a 999 call informing them of a chimney fire at a restaurant in Porthleven. Two appliances from Helston and Tolvaddon Community Fire Stations were immediately mobilised, along with a whole time officer for support. Following a number of further calls, an additional appliance from Penzance was mobilised and a 4x4 from Helston. The building is two storeys, measuring approx 14 metres by 10 metres and the fire is confirmed to be on the first floor. Fire crews are using hose reel jets to extinguish the fire and a thermal imaging camera is also in use. Twenty personnel remain in attendance at this time. No further updates are available. ]]>Fri, 11 Oct 2019 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=39992Janice JamesCrews from Wadebridge and Bodmin Community Fire Stations and a Officer were mobilised to a road traffic collision, on arrival there was one person trapped. Firefighters rescued one person with the assistance of the Ambulance Crews, the persons was then conveyed to hospital by ambulance. ]]>Thu, 10 Oct 2019 23:00:00 GMTPropety Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=38991Laura HeskethAt 0001 the Critical Control Centre received a call to a flat fire in Polmor Road. Crews from Penzance, Hayle and St Ives attended with a Wholetime officer. On arrival two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a hose real jet to extinguish the fire. Initial investigations have classed this incident as accidental. ]]>Tue, 8 Oct 2019 23:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=38990Adam OliverAppliances from Wadebridge, Padstow, and Bodmin responded to reports of a kitchen fire. On arrival firefighters discovered a cooker fire. Firefighters assisted to evacuate a occupant from the property and extinguished the fire. This incident has been classed as accidental. ]]>Sat, 5 Oct 2019 23:00:00 GMTFire In Three Storey Buildinghttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=38989Adam OliverThree appliances attended this incident along with a FDS Officer, the appliances in attendance were from St Ives, Hayle and Tolvaddon. The fire was on the ground floor of a three storey building which was heavily smoke logged. Crews checked the building using breathing apparatus and quickly confirmed the fire was out. The FDS Officer carried out an initial Fire Investigation which will be continued in the morning.]]>Sat, 5 Oct 2019 23:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=38988Janice JamesFire crews from Newquay and Perranporth Community Fire Stations and an Officer were mobilised to a property fire. Crews quickly dealt with the fire by removing the source to open air and ventilated the property using a positive pressure ventilation fan. One person has been left in the care of South West Ambulance. The fire was confirmed as accidental. ]]>Fri, 4 Oct 2019 23:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=38987Mark PhilpottAt 0318 this morning Critical Control received multiple calls stating there was a car on fire. One appliance from Bodmin was mobilised and on arrival crews discovered two cars alight. Two Breathing Apparatus and hose reels was used to extinguish the fire which was believed to have been started deliberately. This is the only information we have at this time. ]]>Thu, 3 Oct 2019 23:00:00 GMTRound Bales of Hayhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=38986Maggie NoyOne appliance from Newquay Fire Station and one from St Dennis Fire Station along with the Water Carrier from Wadebridge Fire Station attended this incident. It involved several large round bales of hay. There was a risk of the fire spreading towards other barn and more bales, the crew worked with the farmer using farm machinery to turn over the bales and extinguish the fire using two hosereels and setting up a water shuttle. The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental.]]>Wed, 2 Oct 2019 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisonhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=38985Maggie NoyOne appliance from Truro Fire Station and the Rescue Tender from Tolvaddon Fire Station were mobilised to this incident. The incident involved one delivery lorry and one car, there were no persons trapped. The Police and Ambulance were also in attendance. The crew made the vehicles and scene safe. There are no further details for this incident.]]>Tue, 1 Oct 2019 23:00:00 GMTElectrical Fire In Sauna Areahttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=38984Maggie NoyOne appliance from Tolvaddon and one from Hayle Community Fire Station were mobilised to a report of smoke coming from the sauna area, all persons were quickly evacuated. On investigation fire crews found a smell of burning and smoke in the sauna area. The fire was believed to have been an electrical fault and when it was safe to do so, the staff and occupants were allowed back into the building.]]>Tue, 1 Oct 2019 23:00:00 GMTBarn Fire - 6 pumpshttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=38982Ian OliverWe are in attendance at a large barn fire, crews mobilsed and in attendance from Newquay, Truro, Perranporth, St. Austell, St. Dennis, St. Columb, Launceston and Penzance. Update 1435 hours: There are over fifty personnel on scene dealing with a barn measuring approximately 50 by 30 metres containing grain, straw and hay. Further updates as and when received. Update 1430hrs: The barn measures approx 50 metres by 30 metres, containing grain and about 700 bales of straw and hay. Hazards are being removed to prevent them becoming involved. Drivers are to be warned that fire appliances are operating on or near the A3075. UPDATE - 19:13 - The incident has now scaled back to one appliance, which remains on scene using a single monitor to prevent fire spread. UPDATE 2000 hours: One appliance remains on scene, the fire is being allowed to burn out under supervision, it is still visible to members of the public. ]]>Tue, 1 Oct 2019 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=38983Andy TaylorFirefighters from Bodmin Community Fire Station attended a report of a road traffic collision. The crew confirmed that nobody was still within the vehicles and they made the scene safe. If further details are required, please contact Devon & Cornwall Police.]]>Tue, 1 Oct 2019 23:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=38981Tom MorcomAfter receiving an emergency call at 21:03 reporting of a chimney fire, the Critical Control Centre mobilised an appliance from Looe Community Fire Station. The crew are now on scene and are using a stirrup pump and rods to extinguish the fire. No further updates available at this time.]]>Fri, 27 Sep 2019 23:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=38980JoshAt 03:29 Critical Control received multiple 999 calls reporting a vehicle on fire. One appliance was mobilised from Newquay Community Fire Station. On arrival crews found one vehicle well alight. 2 Breathing Apparatus wearers using a Hose Reel Jet extinguished the fire. The cause of this incident has been confirmed as Arson. Anyone with information should contact Devon and Cornwall Police on 101 quoting log 148 of 28/09/19.]]>Fri, 27 Sep 2019 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=38979JoshTwo appliances from Penzance attended a call to a two vehicle road traffic collision. On arrival crews confirmed one person as medically trapped in one vehicle. Firefighters stabilised the vehicle, on arrival of Ambulance Paramedics and Police the casualty was released from the vehicle. Firefighters then made the scene safe using small gear. ]]>Thu, 26 Sep 2019 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=38978Tom MorcomA Rescue Tender from Bodmin and two appliances from Delabole and Launceston are currently responding to a road traffic collision on the A395 at Davidstow, along with two wholetime officers. Police and Ambulance are also on scene. No further updates are available at this time ]]>Thu, 26 Sep 2019 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=38977JoshFire Crews from Bude Community Fire Station assisted Devon & Cornwall Police and South Western Ambulance Service with scene safety after a truck and trailer which was on its side. Firefighters made the vehicle safe using a hose reel jet and dry powder extinguisher. Crews are remaining on scene until the recovery vehicle arrives. ]]>Thu, 26 Sep 2019 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=38976Janice JamesCritical Control received reports of a multi-vehicle road traffic collision. Fire Crews from Launceston, Bodmin and Delabole Community Fire Stations and an Officer were mobilised to the incident. One arrival they found one person trapped in one of the vehicles. Firefighters rescued one person using crash rescue equipment and now in the care of the Ambulance Service. The Police have closed the road, which may remain closed for sometime. Further information may be available from Devon & Cornwall Police who are in attendance.]]>Thu, 26 Sep 2019 23:00:00 GMTVan Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=38974Janice JamesCritical Control received multiple calls to a vehicle on fire. Fire crews from Bodmin Community Fire Station were mobilised to this incident On arrival they found a van well alight, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus and using two hose reel jets extinguished the fire quickly. ]]>Thu, 26 Sep 2019 23:00:00 GMTLift Rescuehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=38973Jenna GendallFive firefighters on one appliance from Helston attended a call to two people trapped in a lift. Crews accessed the lift control panel and attempted to release the lift. On the arrival of a lift engineer the two trapped people were released. ]]>Wed, 25 Sep 2019 23:00:00 GMTResidential Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=38972Megan VigoAt 19:29 this evening the Critical Control received an emergency call regarding a residential fire. One appliance from Liskeard and an appliance from Looe were mobilised to the incident. On arrival crew discovered one bungalow, approx. 15 by 5 meters, with a small fire inside a bedroom. Firefighters used two Breathing Apparatus, one Hose Reel Jet and one Safety Jet to extinguish the fire. ]]>Tue, 24 Sep 2019 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=38971Adam OliverOne appliance from St Austell Community Fire Station responded to this incident. On arrival a single vehicle road traffic collision with no persons trapped was discovered. Firefighters assisted to make the scene safe. Police and ambulance are also in attendance. ]]>Mon, 23 Sep 2019 23:00:00 GMTOutbuilding Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=38970Megan VigoAt 14:20 this afternoon the Critical Control Centre received an emergency call regarding an outbuilding on fire. One appliance from Fowey and one from St Austell were mobilised to the incident, along with two wholetime officers. 14:34 - Crew arrived on scene, confirmed the building was well alight and made the incident Persons Reported. A further appliance was then mobilised from Bodmin. 14:40 - Firefighters confirmed all persons accounted for and had two Breathing Apparatus, one Hose Reel Jet, one Safety Jet in use. 14:46 - All Breathing Apparatus is now in use on scene, along with two Hose Reel Jets. Firefighters removed one LPG cylinder from the building which they are monitoring. 15:25 - Crews requested the assistance of two further appliances. One appliance from Mevagissey and one from Polruan were mobilised. The Welfare vehicle from St Dennis was also mobilised to the incident. ]]>Sun, 22 Sep 2019 23:00:00 GMTRubbish On Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=38967Katherine TakelTwo appliances and an officer from Falmouth were called to a report of a property fire at 20:30 this evening. However, on arrival the first attending crew confirmed that the flames were caused by a small quantity of rubbish outside the property which was alight. Firefighters used one hose reel to extinguish the flames and requested the attendance of The Ambulance for a male who had suffered some burns. The fire is believed to be accidental.]]>Fri, 20 Sep 2019 23:00:00 GMTFire In the Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=38968Katherine TakelOne appliance from Hayle used a bucket of water to extinguish a small pile of rubbish alight in the skate park. The cause is believed to be deliberate.]]>Fri, 20 Sep 2019 23:00:00 GMTResidential Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=38966JoshAt 03:44 Critical Control received a 999 call reporting an Automatic Fire Alarm actuating at a hotel. Initially one crew from Tresco were mobilised to the incident. Upon leaving the Fire Station crews reported a smell of smoke in the area, and crews from St Marys and Bryher were immediately mobilised and the incident upgraded to Fire - Residential. South Western Ambulance Service and Devon and Cornwall Police were also notified. On arrival crews located an oven which had been left on and overheated. Crews checked the building and allowed residents to return.]]>Fri, 20 Sep 2019 23:00:00 GMTFire In Open (Mutual Aid)https://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=38965JoshAt 22:43 Critical Control received an emergency call from Devon and Somerset Fire Control requesting assistance at a woodland fire. One UNIMOG 4x4 appliance from Launceston Community Fire Station was mobilised to assist crews in Devon. For more information please contact Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service.]]>Fri, 20 Sep 2019 23:00:00 GMTFire In Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=38963JoshAt 22:04 Critical Control received a 999 call reporting a bonfire that was out of control that had set fire to a hedge, and was spreading. Six Firefighters on one appliance from St Keverne Community Fire Station attended the incident and used two Hose Reel Jets to extinguish the fire.]]>Fri, 20 Sep 2019 23:00:00 GMTCommercial Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=38964JoshAt 09:55 Critical Control received a 999 call reporting an extraction unit on fire within a commercial premises. Two appliances from Tolvaddon and Truro Community Fire Stations were immediately mobilised along with two Flexi-Duty Officers. During the incident two Breathing Apparatus wearers used a Hose Reel Jet, Small Gear and a Thermal Imaging Camera to extinguish the fire and check for hotspots.]]>Fri, 20 Sep 2019 23:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=38962Jenna GendallCritical Control received a call to a property reporting an electrical box on fire. Three appliances from Torpoint, Liskeard and Looe and a Flexi Duty Officer were mobilised to this incident. On arrival there was smoke issuing from the roof space of a property which was in a terrace of three bungalows. Crews using three teams of breathing apparatus wearers, three hosereels and positive pressure ventilation fan extinguished the fire. All occupants were out of the properties prior to the arrival of the Fire Service and are now in the care of Cornwall Housing. The fire is believed to be accidental and spread.]]>Mon, 16 Sep 2019 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisonhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=38960JoshOne appliance from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station and a Flexi-Duty Officer are assisting Police and Ambulance at Road Traffic Collision. Highways are setting up road closures. There are no further details for this incident. ]]>Sun, 15 Sep 2019 23:00:00 GMTBarn Fire, Assisting Devon and Somerset Fire Servicehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=38959Katherine TakelThree fire appliances and a water carrier have been requested by Devon and Somerset Fire Service to attend a barn fire that on arrival was well alight. The services are working together to bring the fire under control, all incident updates will be given by Devon Control on their news desk. ]]>Sun, 15 Sep 2019 23:00:00 GMTField Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=38958Megan VigoAt 16:06 the Critical Control Centre received multiple calls from members of the public, stating that a fire had been sighted in a field. Two appliances from Newquay and an Officer were mobilised to the incident. On arrival, crews discovered approx. four acres of dry grass on fire. Firefighters are using Beaters and a Hose Reel to extinguish the fire. The fire has now been extinguished. However, crew are remaining on scene to monitor and deal with further hotspots. ]]>Fri, 13 Sep 2019 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=38957Megan VigoAt 14:50 the Critical Control received a call from Ambulance, regarding a two vehicle road traffic collision. One appliance and the Rescue Tender from Tolvaddon were mobilised to the incident. On arrival, crews discovered a two vehicle road traffic collision, one person trapped. Firefighters used Crash Rescue equipment to carry out the extrication. Police and Ambulance were also in attendance.]]>Fri, 13 Sep 2019 23:00:00 GMTSmall Fire In Storage Cupboardhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=38956Jenna GendallTwo appliances from St Ives and Hayle attended a call to a small fire in an electrical storage cupboard. The fire had been extinguished on crews arrival. Firefighters inspected the scene to confirm that it was safe. ]]>Thu, 12 Sep 2019 23:00:00 GMTKitchen Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=38954Jenna GendallTwo appliances from Camborne attended a call to a kitchen filled with smoke. On crews arrival they found a small fire in the kitchen, crews entered the building using two breathing apparatus and one hose reel. Once the fire had been extinguished crews gave the occupant of the property advice. ]]>Wed, 11 Sep 2019 23:00:00 GMTHotel Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=38955Jenna GendallTwo appliances from Newquay attended a call to alarms sounding and smoke sighted in the building. On the arrival of the Fire Service to the property a request that a third Fire Appliance was made. A third fire appliance from Padstow was mobilised to the scene. The hotel was on three floors and measured circa 60 metres x 20 metres. Firefighters tackled a fire in a void between the ground and first floor using two breathing apparatus, one hose reel, one extinguisher and a thermal imaging camera. There are no more details available on this incident. ]]>Thu, 12 Sep 2019 23:00:00 GMTMud Rescuehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=38953John RickardAt 10:44am crews from Wadebridge, Bodmin, Bude, St Austell and Falmouth were mobilized to assist HM Coastguard with a rescue in mud. The casualty became stuck up to his knees in the mud approx. 10 yards from hard ground. The crews from Wadebridge and Bodmin used an inflatable mud rescue path, throw lines and a shovel to extricate the person. At 11:49am our crew from Wadebridge confirmed the male had been rescued and was safely back on hard ground. ]]>Wed, 11 Sep 2019 23:00:00 GMTGrain Silo Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=38952John RickardOur Critical Control Centre were notified of a grain dryer on fire this morning. Appliances from Perranporth and Tolvaddon were mobilized with support from the Aerial Ladder Platform from Truro. ** Update @ 0955hrs ** Crews are monitoring the temperature of the grain silo. The fire is believed to be out. ** Update @ 1040hrs ** Crews have gained entry to the dryer and are decanting grain. ** Update @ 1133hrs ** Good progress is being made - crews are monitoring hotspots.]]>Wed, 11 Sep 2019 23:00:00 GMTPersons Reported - St Thomas Closehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=38951Ben HoodAt 5:44 this morning the Critical Control Centre mobilised from Truro, Tolvaddon and a local officer, to reports of flames coming out of a front door property. Two person was reported trapped inside. Four BA and a hose reel were used to extinguish the fire. All persons have been accounted for. No further updates at this time.]]>Wed, 11 Sep 2019 23:00:00 GMTIncident involving smokehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=38950Tom MorcomThe Critical Control Centre received an emergency call at 13:25 to a smell of burning at a retail unit in Meneage Street, Helston. Crews from Helston, Mullion and Falmouth Community Fire Stations were mobilised, along with 2 officers. Crews used breathing apparatus and a hosereel jet. A thermal imaging camera was also used. Police attended and closed the road. The road has now reopened. The cause of the smoke is believed to be an electrical fault. All crews have now left the scene. No further updates available. ]]>Tue, 10 Sep 2019 23:00:00 GMTTri-service Safety officers Receive New Fleet of Specifically Fitted Vehicleshttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=38969Emma MatthewsSince becoming operational in February Cornwall’s 10 tri-service safety officers (TSSOs) have become vital to the safety of communities across the county. A new fleet of dedicated vehicles has been unveiled to both help them to do their job more effectively and provide them with a highly visible and recognisable presence in the towns and villages they serve. The new vehicles have been specifically fitted so TSSOs can respond to urgent medical emergencies but are also equipped to support both police and fire and rescue services in their role. Cornwall has 10 TSSOs who have been fully operational since February supporting the local communities. They primarily focus on engagement, early intervention, prevention and reducing demand for police, fire and ambulance services as well as responding to emergencies on behalf of the fire and ambulance service. The TSSO role is jointly funded by Devon & Cornwall Police, South Western Ambulance Service (NHS) Foundation Trust and Cornwall Fire, Rescue and Community Safety Service. TSSOs operate in the community they are based, having instant access to police, fire and ambulance IT systems to enable a rapid understanding of incidents. The 10 TSSOs across Cornwall are: • St Just - Mesha Wardman • Hayle - Adrian Hart • St Ives - Tarryn Brown • Fowey and Polruan - Myghal Larter • Perranporth - Phillip Graham • St Dennis - Dave Halford • Looe - Phil Whittingham • Lostwithiel - Jack Wellington • Liskeard - Richard Deavall • Bude - Adam Chapman While the role doesn’t have police powers, under the Community Safety Accreditation Scheme TSSOs are able to give community safety and prevention advice such as information on anti-social behaviour. In addition they can undertake home safety fire checks, (installation of smoke alarms etc), and provide medical support and onward referral. This has shown clear benefits to the community as well as reduced 999 demand on frontline emergency services. Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Alison Hernandez, who part-funded development of the TSSO role as a direct result of the £12 increase paid by council tax payers for policing, said: “Independent evaluation has evidenced a clear benefit to all three emergency services and it’s no surprise to me that the communities which now have a TSSO have welcomed them with open arms. “Through their council tax the public has persistently backed my plans to invest in new ways for our communities to become safer, in return for a promise that if they paid more they would get more in return and the roll-out of TSSOs across Cornwall is part of that. TSSOs are proving a vital tool in the police’s armoury when it comes to preventing and deterring crime - I expect to see more of both being deployed in the future.” Chief Superintendent Jim Pearce, Cornwall commander from Devon and Cornwall Police said: “The TSSOs are a vital resource for the communities of Cornwall and we are extremely pleased they now have a fleet of vehicles equipped to assist them in their roles. “Since the TSSOs became fully operational in February, we have seen the positive impact they have had across Cornwall, both in their communities and supporting local neighbourhood teams, the fire and ambulance services.” Assistant Chief Fire Officer Mark Hewitt: “The success of the Tri-Service Safety Officer continues to grow making a positive difference in the areas which they are serving. We are proud of our multi agency partnership approach together with Cornwall Council, Devon and Cornwall Police and South West Ambulance Service Foundation Trust. The new Tri Service vehicles will greatly assist their Protection, Prevention and Response activity within our communities.” Neil Le Chevalier, executive officer, South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust said: “This role was created by individuals who see that we must do things differently if we are to have a positive impact on the future of our communities and our services. Initiatives designed and supported by communities is a sustainable way to encourage a safer environment. We are delighted to continue the support for this programme and we feel these vehicles are another demonstration of how working together delivers results which are beneficial to our community. We hope this will raise awareness to the Officers and the fantastic work they do”. Find out more about your local Tri-Service Safety Officer: ]]>Sun, 22 Sep 2019 23:00:00 GMT