Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service News ItemsNews Items published by the Cornwall Fire and Rescue ServiceengabLibrary RSS Component v1.0Mon, 24 Jul 2017 12:26:43 GMTUpdatehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28409Jenna GendallThere have been no new incidents to report at this time. As and when incidents of note occur, the newsdesk will be updated. For helpful advice on outdoor fire safety please click on the link below: ]]>Fri, 21 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28414Ian OliverOne appliance from Launceston attended this incident, on arrival the vehicle was found to be well alight, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fire using two high pressure hosereels. Photo courtesy of Launceston Community Fire Station]]>Sat, 22 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMTCo-respondershttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28413Ian OliverOver the last 48 hour period all six co-responding stations from Polruan, St. Mawes, St. Keverne, Mullion, Helston and St. Ives have mobilised at the request of South West Ambulance Service Trust to a variety of incidents and given assistance until the arrival of ambulance services. ]]>Sat, 22 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28412Ian OliverOn receipt of this call appliances from Looe, Liskeard and Polruan were mobilised, on arrival at the scene there was found to have been a fire in the bedroom of a two storey property, which was fortunately out on arrival, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the property and carried out natural ventilation.]]>Sat, 22 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMTAgricultural Building Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28411Ian OliverAgricultural Building Fire At 0320 this morning a call was received from St. Mary’s on the Isles of Scilly reporting a fire in a farm building near King Edwards Road, both appliances from St. Mary’s were mobilised and were on scene by 0329 hours, a message was received that there was farm building measuring twenty metres by ten metres well alight with oxyacetylene known to be contained in the building, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus were deployed and used a main jet but kept a safe distance from the incident. Persons at a nearby campsite were evacuated as a precautionary measure. A request was made for back up to assist St. Mary’s crews from the off islands, crews from Tresco, St. Martins, St. Agnes and Bryher were ferried across by the ambulance boat. Devon & Cornwall Police were in attendance and also the Coastguards were requested to assist crews at the scene. At 0459 hours Devon & Cornwall Police declared a ‘Major Incident’ due to decreased resources on other islands and road closures in the vicinity and at that time teams of firefighters wearing breathing apparatus were using two main jets and two high pressure hosereel jets, Western Power were requested to attend the incident as well. At 0521 hours a message was received stating that three farm buildings involved, fire in main building with two buildings coming off, fire contained in main timber clad building with a biomass unit in building, crews were continuing to damp down. Later a ground monitor was set up to cool the cylinder. Update 1000 hours: Crews are still damping down at this time and using a Thermal Imaging Camera to monitor for hot spots. Off Island support are now returning to their home stations. A Fire Investigation Officer will be flying out later this morning on the Devon & Cornwall Police Helicopter to carry out an investigation as to the cause of the fire. Don’t Become a Statistic! Every year we attend numerous fires on farms, where buildings are completely destroyed by fire, often with the loss of large amounts of stock, straw, hay, farm machinery, chemicals and even livestock. We have produced a booklet in partnership with Cornish Mutual and NFU Mutual to help farms comply with the new fire laws. The booklet contains the information on the following: • What you’re required to do by law • Fire safety risk assessments • If a fire breaks out • Controlled burning • Dangerous substances • Arson ]]>Sat, 22 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28410Ian OliverOne appliance from Newquay attended this incident, on arrival the crew confirmed a two vehicle incident with no persons trapped, the crew proceeded to make the vehicles and scene safe. Ambulance Service were in attendance. Further details may be obtained from Devon & Cornwall Police, who were in attendance. ]]>Fri, 21 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMTCooker Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28407Nichola ThompsonAn emergency 999 call was received from a property where the occupants had been awoken to the smoke alarm sounding and had discovered smoke in the premises. Two appliances from Falmouth along with a wholetime officer were mobilised to the address. The first attending crew reported a small fire in a cooker that had been extinguished prior to their arrival. The crew made the scene safe. The cause was accidental and confined.]]>Fri, 21 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMTSingle Vehicle Road Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28406Nichola ThompsonOne appliance from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station attended the scene of a reported vehicle fire. On arrival a single vehicle road traffic collision was discovered with no sign of fire. Crews made the vehicle safe and handed the female casualty over to the care of the South West Ambulance Service Trust and Devon and Cornwall Police. ]]>Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMTBarn Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28405Richard LuffCornwall Fire and Rescue Service were called to a barn on fire in the Newmill area of Penzance. Two appliances from Penzance and two from St Ives including a water carrier from Helston and the incident command unit from St Just attended, three wholetime officers also attended. The crews dealt with an agricultural barn of 20fett by 60feet well alight containing tractors and propane gas the crews used 2 hosereels 1 main jet 2 breathing apparatus, hydrant to extinguish the fire. The fire was deemed accidental and confined.]]>Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMTFlooding Inside Shophttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28401Katherine TakelAn appliance from Bude attended a call to flooding inside a shop at 1014 this morning following the heavy rainfall. Firefighters assisted staff to remove the water from the store and cleared the blocked drain, preventing further flooding. On leaving the incident the firefighters came across a male having breathing difficulties and assisted the store first aid worker to monitor and give oxygen until an Ambulance arrived. The male was left in their care. ]]>Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMTPerson Locked In Bathroomhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28399Katherine TakelAn appliance from St Austell attended a call to a female locked inside her bathroom. The firefighters used small tools to gain access to the room and release her. ]]>Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMTTumble Dryer Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28403Katherine TakelAn appliance from Penzance and another from Helston attended a call to a tumble dryer this morning at 0710. On arrival to the domestic property, the first appliance found the room with the dryer to be filled with smoke and used two breathing apparatus and one hose reel to extinguish. The tumble dryer was removed from the property and they then ventilated the home.]]>Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMTFlooding Inside Pubhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28400Katherine TakelOne appliance from St Mawes attended a pub in the village that suffered flooding afollowing the heavy rain this morning. Firefighters used a light portable pump to remove 10 inches of water from the property.]]>Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMTChild Locked In Carhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28402Katherine TakelOne Appliance from Newquay used small tools to release a small child who had become locked inside a car. The child was released unharmed.]]>Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMTTumble Dryer Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28404Richard LuffCornwall Fire and Rescue Service were called to a tumble dryer smoking in a property in Pengersick Lane, Praa Sands. One appliance from Penzance and one from Helston including a Wholetime Officer were mobilised. On arrival crews dealt with a fire in single storey domestic property located in the kitchen, crews extinguished the fire using 2 breathing apparatus 1 hosereel 1 CO2 extinguisher a safety jet and a thermal imaging camera - the fire was accidental and confined.]]>Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28398Nichola ThompsonOne appliance from Falmouth extinguished a car fire using two breathing apparatus and two hosereels. The cause was believed to be accidental.]]>Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMTFlooding Updated - 20/07/17https://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28397Freddie MartinSummary - 18:30 20/07/17: At 15:48 we received the first 999 emergency call from the Coverack area. In the three hours that followed Critical Control received in excess of 50 emergency calls to the area. Several of these calls were “Life risk incidents” from people who had become trapped by the flood water and were in immediate danger. At 18:38 a major incident was declared and the multi-agency emergency centre in County Hall, Truro was opened Crews from all over Cornwall were mobilised, including water rescue units from Penzance, Falmouth and St Austell, the incident command unit from St Just and welfare vehicle from St Dennis. The Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicle, which is staffed by Red Cross volunteers, also attended. Coastguard teams, including the search and rescue helicopter provided assistance and rescued two casualties from the first floor of a property. At its peak there were over 27 appliances committed both on scene and in strategic locations providing cover in the area. The last appliance on scene returned to its home station at around midday on Wednesday. Structural and highways engineers are inspecting the damage which has been caused to properties and the road. A local hotel has made accommodation available to people who are unable to return home this evening and one elderly resident has been relocated to a local nursing home. Thank you to everyone involved with the ongoing Coverack clear up operations. Here's 5 top tips to keep you healthy and safe when dealing with flooding or damaged property: Wash your hands with warm soapy water if you have been dealing with floodwater or damaged property - it will reduce the risk from harmful bugs including diarrhoea. 2. Keep open cuts or sores clean and use waterproof plasters to prevent them being exposed to floodwater. 3. Do not eat any food that has been in contact with floodwater or sewage 4. If using portable machines that have exhaust fumes to dry out rooms - make sure the room is well ventilated. 5. If you start to feel unwell, and are concerned then call NHS 111. Visit www.cornwall.gov.uk/coverack for information about the Coverack flooding, how to ask for help, get advice or offer help #coverack #ccfloods or you can call 0800 731 3247 As of 06:00 19/07/2017 Cornwall fire and rescue remains in attendance on scene working with the community to salvage. Reliefs are being arranged for crews on scene. It is expected that the fire service will remain in attendance until midday assisting the community. At 23:59 18/07/17 Cornwall Fire and Rescue service have been in attendance at several flooding incidents since late this afternoon. Currently the Fire service are scaling back operations in Coverack. Water rescue teams from Falmouth fire station and Coastguard water rescue teams remain in attendance working together. It is expected that two fire appliances and an officer will also remain in attendance over night assisting on scene. ]]>Tue, 18 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28396Emma MatthewsFive firefighters on one appliance from Bodmin attended a call to a car on fire at Fore Down near Pensilva. The car was well alight on crews arrival. Two breathing apparatus and one hose reel was used to extinguish the accidental fire. Once the fire was confirmed out, crews moved the vehicle into a safe position and the owner arranged for recovery of the vehicle. ]]>Sun, 16 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28395Jenna GendallTwo appliances from St Dennis and St Austell were mobilised to a car fire. On crews arrival the fire had involved insulation within the vehicle and crews confirmed that the fire was out. Firefighters used one hose reel to damp down the insulation.]]>Sun, 16 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMTBonfirehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28394Sarah LynhamAn appliance from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station attended to a call concerning an out of control bonfire. The crew used Beaters and one hose reel to extinguish the fire. If you are planning a large bonfire in Cornwall, inform Cornwall Fire, Rescue and Community Safety Service before you start by dialing 0203 162 2240 and tell the Critical Control Operator: • Your location. • Time you intend to start burning. • Confirm when you have finished burning. This helps us avoid sending fire engines to false alarms when they could be responding to a real emergency. With controlled burns, it is illegal to leave a fire unattended or to have too few people to control it. Always ensure a fire is completely out before you leave it and check next day to ensure it has not reignited. ]]>Sun, 16 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMTScrap Yard Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28393Emma MatthewsAt 04:19 this morning Critical Control received a call to Newham Road, Truro where there was described to be an area of scrap vehicles on fire. Appliances from Truro, Tolvaddon, Perranporth and Falmouth attended the incident which at this time is still on-going. We currently have 2 major pumping appliances from Truro in attendance damping down and monitoring hot spots.]]>Sun, 16 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMTFire In Unoccupied Property.https://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28392Jenna GendallAt 12:57 a call was received to a fire in an unoccupied farm house. Two crews from Penzance were mobilised to the scene, on crews arrival they made the incident 'Persons reported' and also requested the attendance of further fire appliances and a water carrier. A total of 25 fire service staff attended on fire appliances from Penzance, St Just, Hayle and a Water Carrier from Helston. The two storey domestic property measured 15 x 20 metres and crews entered the building initially wearing two breathing apparatus using one hose reel jet and also a safety jet. Fire-fighters located the fire underneath a staircase in the centre of the building. Western Power engineers were requested to attend the property to isolate the power supply. Usont four breathing apparatus teams searched the first and ground floor of the building and confirmed 'all persons accounted for'. At 14:17 crews confirmed that the fire had been extinguished and after a fire investigation was confirmed as having started accidentally. There are no more details available on this incident.]]>Sat, 15 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28390Jenna GendallFive firefighters from Tolvaddon attended a call to a car fire in a carpark off of Treyew road. The vehicle was well alight on crews arrival and was extinguished using two breathing apparatus and two hose reels. ]]>Sat, 15 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMTSmoke Reported Coming From Property By Neighbourshttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28391Jenna GendallSixteen firefighters on three appliances from Truro and St Austell attended a call to a property fire. The only 999 call came from a concerned neighbour to a property with smoke coming from it. Crews confirmed that there was 'smoke issuing', crews tackled the fire using two breathing apparatus one hose reel jet and a safety jet. The fire in two storey domestic property crews located the fire and extinguished t, also isolating the gas and electricity supply to the building. One occupant of the property was taken top hospital via land ambulance suffering from smoke inhalation. Once the fire had been extinguished the property was ventilated naturally and the adjoining properties roof space and garage was checked top ensure that the fire had not spread. There are no more details available on this incident.]]>Sat, 15 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMTCasualty Released From Vehiclehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28389Jenna GendallTen firefighters on one fire appliance from Newquay and a Rescue Tender from Tolvaddon attended a call to a single vehicle road traffic collision on the A3075 at Rejerrah. The vehicle was on its side on crews arrival, small tools were used to release the casualty. Crews made the scene safe, Highways were requested to clear debris from the road. ]]>Sat, 15 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMTGorse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28388Adam OliverOne appliance from Bude Community Fire Station responded to this incident. One fire involving a small amount of gorse was discovered. Firefighters used one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. There are no further details available for this incident. ]]>Fri, 14 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28387Ian OliverOn receipt of a call from colleagues in Devon & Somerset Fire Control stating a large goods vehicle had gone off the road, a joint attendance was mobilised to the incident, appliances from Devon & Somerset and an appliance from Launceston and the rescue tender from Bodmin were mobilised, on arrival it was found that one casualty had been released before arrival, crews proceeded to make the scene safe. Further details may be obtained from Devon & Cornwall Police, who were in attendance.]]>Fri, 14 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisonhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28385Maggie MooreOne appliance from Bodmin Fire Station attended this road traffic collision involving a single vehicle on its roof in a hedgerow. One female casualty was out of the vehicle on arrival and the crew administered first aid. Police were requested to shut the road and ambulance were also on scene. ]]>Fri, 14 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28386Ian OliverBoth appliances from St. Austell were mobilised to this incident, on arrival the crew found a large semi derelict building with smoke issuing rom it, a further appliance was requested and an appliance from Mevagissey attended. The building measuring forty two by twenty five metres, was entered by teams of firefighters wearing breathing apparatus using high pressure hosereel jets, to extinguish the fire, crews proceeded to search the whole building before declaring the scene safe. Western Power attended to ensure isolation of supplies at the scene. ]]>Fri, 14 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28384Freddie MartinOn receipt of this call to a vehicle on fire, crews from Penzance were mobilised. They used 2 sets of breathing apparatus and 2 high pressure hose reel jets to extinguish the fire. ]]>Thu, 13 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28383Freddie MartinCritical Control received a call to a car on fire at the rear of a property. Crews from Truro used 2 Breathing apparatus and 2 hose reel jets to extinguish the fire.]]>Thu, 13 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28382Adam OliverOne appliance from Liskeard and the rescue tender from Bodmin responded to this incident. On arrival a single vehicle road traffic collision was discovered with one occupant trapped. Firefighters used crash rescue equipment to release the occupant who was transferred into the care of the Ambulance Service. ]]>Tue, 11 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMTMake Pumps Four Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28381Adam OliverIn response to a call reporting that smoke could be seen coming from a premises on Wharf Road appliances from St Ives and Hayle were dispatched. On arrival firefighters discovered smoke coming from the building and a make pumps four message was received. In response to this a further appliance from Penzance was sent along with support vehicles from St Just, Falmouth, Truro, and Helston. A fire in a ground floor storage room was discovered. Firefighters used four breathing apparatus sets, a hose reel, and a thermal imaging camera to extinguish the fire. The cause of this incident has been classed as accidental. ]]>Tue, 11 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMTChild Locked Inside Bathroomhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28380Katherine TakelA call was received at 14:30 to an 18 month old child who had become locked inside the bathroom. Fire fighters used small tools to gain access to the unharmed child.]]>Sun, 9 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28379Katherine TakelAppliances from Tolvaddon and Truro were mobilised to a car fire on the A30 near Chybucca. The information was originally received by several members of the public giving conflicting addresses, however the Firefighters and Fire Controls local knowledge helped to locate the incident. On arrival the car was found to be well alight and Tolvaddon Firefighters used two breathing apparatus and two hose reels to extinguish. Police were also on scene for traffic management. ]]>Sun, 9 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMTCo-responders & First Respondershttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28378Freddie MartinOver the last 12 hours, our medical responders from across Cornwall have attended incidents across the Duchy. From 1 April 2015 until 1 December 2016, we have attended 1301 co-responder 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:]]>Sat, 8 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMTShed Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28377Freddie MartinA crew from Bodmin Community Fire Station attended a fire in a timber garden shed. The fire was out on arrival and the cause was accidental.]]>Sat, 8 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMTOut of Control Bonfirehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28376Freddie MartinA crew from Saltash Community Fire Station attended a bonfire that had become out of control measuring around 20m squared. 2 Hose Reel jets were used to extinguish the fire.]]>Sat, 8 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28375Freddie MartinOn receipt of this call,an appliance from Delabole and the Rescue Tender from Bodmin were mobilised along with a whole time officer. Small tools were used to assist the casualties from the vehicle.]]>Sat, 8 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMTCo-responders Assisting Ambulancehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28374Maggie MooreCo Responding crews are having a busy time assisting the Ambulance service with medical emergencies overnight. Crews from St Ives have been out four times to incidents and Mullion were also in attendance at an incident supporting the Ambulance crew. ]]>Sat, 8 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMTShed Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28373Maggie MooreTwo appliances attended this incident involving a shed measuring approximately 6 foot by 5 foot. They used two hosereel and two sets of breathing apparatus to extinguish the fire which was caused accidentally.]]>Sat, 8 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMTFire In Recycling Binhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28372Freddie Martin1 Hose reel jet was used to extinguish a small fire in a glass recycling bin. Arson was suspected and Devon & Cornwall Police have been informed.]]>Fri, 7 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMTCo Responders Adn Assisting Amublancehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28371Helen KnightOur Co Responding crews are having a busy morning assisting the Ambulance service with medical emergencies. Crews from St Ives have been out twice to incidents and Mullion are also in attendance at an incident supporting the Ambulance crew. Liskeard Fire crew and St Austell crew have attended incidents to assist with gaining entry to properties to allow the Ambulance service to be able to treat patients. Further updates will be posted as and when incidents occur]]>Fri, 7 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28370Adam OliverOne appliance from St Columb Community Fire Station responded to this incident. On arrival a single vehicle road traffic collision was discovered. Firefighters used small tools to make the scene safe. ]]>Fri, 7 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMTFire In the Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28369Adam OliverTwo appliances from Torpoint Community Fire Station responded to this incident. On arrival an area of undergrowth was found to be alight. Firefighters used beaters to extinguish the fire. The cause of this incident has been classed as arson suspected and Devon and Cornwall Police have been advised. ]]>Thu, 6 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMTHedge Fire.https://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28368Adam OliverOne appliance from Falmouth Community Fire Station responded to this incident. On arrival a small hedge fire was discovered. Firefighters used one hose reel to extinguish the fire. The cause has been classed as accidental. ]]>Thu, 6 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28367Jed StoneAt 1545 hours this afternoon the service were called to a reported road traffic collision involving a small bus and a car. Fire appliances from St Austell fire station and Bodmin fire station attended the incident. Firefighters released one uninjured occupant from the car.]]>Thu, 6 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMTHedge Fire On the Vergehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28365Andy TaylorOver fifty 999 calls were received to a fire on the verge of the eastbound carriageway of the A30, between Summercourt and Fraddon. One fire appliance from Newquay Community Fire Station was mobilised. Firefighters used one hosereel to extinguish the fire by 1310hrs. Police and the Highways Agency also attended to assist with the safety of the traffic. The public are reminded to be responsible and not throw lit cigarette ends from a vehicle, as they have the potential to start a fire in the dry vegetation. For further advice on outdoor fire safety, please follow the link below. ]]>Thu, 6 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collison Persons Trappedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28364Maggie MooreOne appliance from Truro Community Fire Station and the Rescue Tender from Tolvaddon Fire Station were mobilised to this road traffic collision. The crew from Truro used crash rescue equipment to release the male casualty from the vehicle. The ambulance service were on scene to take care of the patient. Police were also on scene. There are no further details for this incident.]]>Thu, 6 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMTBarn Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28363Maggie MooreAppliances from Liskeard, Looe, Callington and Bodmin Community Fire Stations attended this incident. It involved a barn measuring approximately 5m by 5m which contained baby chicks. The crews used two sets of breathing apparatus and a jet to extinguish the fire. The water carrier from Liskeard was used to replenish water supply to damp down hotspots. The cause is accidental. There are no further details for this incident.]]>Thu, 6 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMTStanding Crop Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28361Freddie MartinOn receipt of this call appliances from Delabole and Bodmin were mobilised. Whilst mobile to this incident an additional call was received giving information that there was a gas powered bird scarer located in the middle of the field. Upon arrival crews found approximately 20m squared of crops well alight. A light 4x4 pump from Delabole was used to assess the area and then beaters were used to extinguish the fire. These are the full and final details.]]>Wed, 5 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collision - Assistance Givenhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28360Andy TaylorOne fire appliance from Callington Community Fire Station attended a report of a road traffic collision. Firefighters assisted Ambulance and Police by administering first aid and making the scene safe. If further details are required, please contact Devon & Cornwall Police. For advice on how you could become a safer driver, please follow the link below.]]>Tue, 4 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMTVan Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28359Adam OliverOne appliance from Bodmin Community Fire Station responded to this incident. On arrival a van fire was discovered. Firefighters used two hose reel jets and two breathing apparatus sets to extinguish the fire. The cause of this incident is accidental. ]]>Mon, 3 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMTUnattended Bonfirehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28358Adam OliverOne appliance from St Austell Community Fire Station responded to this incident. On arrival an unattended bonfire was discovered. Firefighters used one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. The cause of this incident has been classed as suspected arson. ]]>Mon, 3 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMTBuilding Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28357Helen KnightTwo crews from Newquay and one from St Columb Community Fire Stations are currently in attendance at an incident involving an empty building. They are currently using a hosereel and wearing breathing apparatus to fight the fire. There is no further information on this incident.]]>Mon, 3 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMTExternal Canopy Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28356Maggie MooreTwo appliances from St Austell Fire Station attended this incident. The external canopy of a shop front was on fire and the crew used two breathing apparatus and one hosereel to extinguish the fire. The cause was arson suspected and the Police were informed.]]>Mon, 3 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMTTyre Yard Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28355Edd RedwoodCrews from St Austell and Mevagissey Fires are currently attending a fire involving tyres. They are using hosereels and jets to contain the fire but will be allowing the tyres to burn out. Advice to members of the public in the area is to keep doors and windows closed. At this time the plume of smoke is blowing towards Trewoon. Further information will be added as and when updates from the incident are received. Update 1515 03/07/2017 All Fire service personnel have now left the incident. The fire will smoulder for the next few days and will re-inspect periodically.]]>Sat, 1 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMTDerelict Building Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28354Freddie MartinFollowing a call from a member of the public stating that smoke was issuing from a derelict building in Newquay, two fire appliances from Newquay Community Fire Station, along with a whole time officer were mobilised. At 20:30 a ‘Make pumps 3’ request has been made and an additional appliance from St Columb has been mobilised. At 20:48 a ‘Make pumps 4’ request has been made and a further appliance from Perranporth has been mobilised. At 21:23 a message from the incident ground states that good progress is being made and that the fire is now believed to be out. ]]>Sat, 1 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMTKitchen Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28353Edd RedwoodFirefighters from Torpoint and Saltash attended a fire in a kitchen. The first Firefighters on scene used breathing apparatus and a hose reel jet to quickly bring the fire under control. Their quick action prevented the escalation of the fire and confined it to the oven. Firefighters used positive pressure ventilation (PPV) to clear the property of smoke]]>Sat, 1 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMTWashing Machine Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28352Edd RedwoodTwo Fire appliances from Falmouth Community Fire Station attended a washing machine fire. The fire was out on arrival, the Firefighters used breathing apparatus sets to ventilate the property which had become full of smoke.]]>Sat, 1 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMTCo-Respondershttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28351Freddie MartinIt has been a busy period for the Co-Responding Stations over the last couple of days, all of the Co-Responding Stations at Polruan, St. Mawes, St. Keverne, Mullion, Helston and St. Ives have been mobilised at the request of SWAST and given assistance until the arrival of ambulance crews.]]>Sat, 1 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28350Helen KnightA crew from Wadebridge Community Fire Station attended a call to a car on fire. On arrival the crews found the car to be well alight. The crew wore breathing apparatus and use two hosereels and a dry powder extinguisher to put out the fire. There is no further information on this incident.]]>Fri, 30 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMTElectrical Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28348Ian OliverOn receipt of this call, appliances from Launceston and Callington were mobilised, on arrival the crew found that a light fitting had been involved and was out on arrival, the building was heavily smoke logged, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the property and ventilated the area using the positive pressure ventilation fan. ]]>Thu, 29 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28347Ian OliverOne appliance from Newquay attended this incident, the chimney fire was caused by a birds nest within the chimney, crews used small tools to gain access and remove the nest.]]>Thu, 29 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMTAnimal Rescuehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28345Ian Oliver On receipt of this call stating two cows were trapped in the river, appliances from Wadebridge and Bodmin, along with water rescue teams from Bude and St. Austell, and a line rescue vehicle from Tolvaddon, with two wholetime officers were mobilised, on arrival it was confirmed that two cows needed rescuing from the river, the crews were delayed a considerable time getting the cattle to a safe location, where they were recovered to dry land using winching equipment and animal harnesses. Crews started returning to their home stations by approximately 2230 hours. (Photo courtesy of Wadebridge Fire Station)]]>Thu, 29 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28346Ian OliverOne appliance from Bodmin was mobilised to this incident, on arrival the crew extinguished the fire using the stirrup pump and chimney rods and inspected the chimney using the thermal imaging camera.]]>Thu, 29 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMTFire In the Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28344Adam OliverTwo appliances from Torpoint Community Fire Station responded to this incident. On arrival an unattended bonfire was discovered. Firefighters used shovels and forks to extinguish the bonfire. There are no more details available for this incident. ]]>Wed, 28 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collision - Assistance Given To Injured Casualtyhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28343Andy TaylorOne fire appliance from Truro, one fire appliance from St Austell and the rescue tender from Tolvaddon attended a road traffic collision, where a car had left the road and an injured casualty was unable to exit the car. Following assessment, paramedics and firefighters assisted them from the vehicle and the casualty was left in care of the ambulance service. If further details are required, please contact Devon & Cornwall Police, who were also in attendance. For advice on how you can reduce the risk of a collision and use the roads more safely, please follow the link below. ]]>Wed, 28 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMTAnimal Rescuehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28342Ian OliverOn receipt of this call stating that a bull was stuck in a mine shaft, appliances from Helston were mobilised as well as the line rescue appliance and a support appliance from Tolvaddon along with two Wholetime Officers, on arrival the bull was found to be approximately nine metres down in a shaft, crews are clearing the area to get better access before setting up line rescue equipment. Update 1230 hours: The bull has now successfully been recovered from the shaft using animal rescue equipment. Crews are making up equipment and returning to their home stations. ]]>Wed, 28 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28341Adam OliverOne appliance from St Austell Community Fire Station responded to this incident. On arrival a car fire was discovered. Firefighters used two breathing apparatus sets and two hose reels to extinguish the fire. Devon and Cornwall Police were also in attendance. The cause of this incident has been classed as arson. ]]>Wed, 28 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28340Ian OliverOn receipt of this call, one appliance from Perranporth and the rescue tender from Tolvaddon as well as a wholetime officer were mobilised to this incident, on arrival there was found to be a single vehicle involved with a person trapped, crash rescue equipment was used to gain access to the vehicle, the casualty was then taken into the care of attending ambulance crew. Further details may be obtained from Devon & Cornwall Police, who were in attendance.]]>Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMTSmoke In Propertyhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28339Maggie MooreTwo Fire appliances and an officer are in attendance at a property in Lanstephen investigating the cause of smoke in a property. Firefighters are using 2 two breathing apparatus and a hose reel jet.]]>Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMTGorse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28337Emma MatthewsCornwall Fire and Rescue Service received several calls to a gorse fire on St Agnes Beacon. Appliances from Perranporth and Tolvaddon were mobilised to the incident. Crews used beaters and a hosereel to extinguish the fire which was approximately 50 square metres in size. For more information on how to prevent a fire in the countryside, select the related link below:]]>Mon, 26 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMTMattress On Fire In Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28338Emma MatthewsThe Fire and Rescue Service were called to a fire in a derelict building on Truro Road in St Austell two appliances from St Austell and one appliance from St Dennis along with a Wholetime Officer were mobilised. On arrival they found a mattress in the open had been deliberately set alight but did not involve the building. Crews extinguished the fire using a hose reel. The police also attended the scene as arson was confirmed. Anyone with information on fires being deliberately started in the countryside are advised to anonymously call Crimestoppers free on 0800 555 111 or contact Devon and Cornwall Police on 101 with information. Arson puts both the public and firefighters at unnecessary risk. It ties up resources that could be in demand for other more serious incidents. A lot of Cornwall is covered by on-call firefighters, so there's also a significant cost to each incident.]]>Mon, 26 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMTBarn Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28336Emma MatthewsAppliances from Truro and St Austell Community Fire Stations responded to this incident. On arrival a barn fire was discovered. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. The cause of this fire is suspected arson and Devon and Cornwall Police have been advised. There are no further details available at this time. Don’t Become a Statistic! Every year we attend numerous fires on farms, where buildings are completely destroyed by fire, often with the loss of large amounts of stock, straw, hay, farm machinery, chemicals and even livestock. We have produced a booklet in partnership with Cornish Mutual and NFU Mutual to help farms comply with the new fire laws. The booklet contains the information on the following: • What you’re required to do by law • Fire safety risk assessments • If a fire breaks out • Controlled burning • Dangerous substances • Arson View the booklet from the link below: ]]>Sun, 25 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28334Jenna GendallA crew from Perranporth Community Fire Station attended a call to a car on fire at Scorrier. On arrival they found two cars to be well alight. They wore breathing apparatus and used hose reels to extinguish the fire and prevent the fire from spreading. There is no further information on this incident]]>Sun, 25 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28335Jenna GendallFive firefighters attended a call to a car on fire. Crews used two breathing apparatus and hose reel to prevent the fire from spreading and extinguish the. The cause of the fire was unexplained, Devon and Cornwall Police were informed of the incident.]]>Sun, 25 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28333Jenna GendallFive firefighters from Perranporth attended a call to a car on fire in a carpark. Crews used two breathing apparatus and two hose reels to extinguish the fire. ]]>Sat, 24 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMTCo Responder Incidenthttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28331Katherine TakelA medically trained Co Responder team from Mullion attended an elderly male today at 1330. Once on scene they monitored the casualty until the arrival of a fast response car and Ambulance arrived. The male was left in their care. We have no further details for this incident.]]>Sat, 24 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMTAssisting Ambulancehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28330Katherine TakelOne appliance from St Austell was mobilised at the request of South Western Ambulance Service Foundation Trust to gain entry to a property so paramedics could treat a female inside. Firefighters gained entry via a window and paramedics were able to treat an elderly female. The casualty was left in the care of The Ambulance. ]]>Sat, 24 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMTCo Responder Incidenthttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28332Katherine TakelA medically trained Co Responder team from St Ives attended a call to male today at 1200. Once on scene they monitored the casualty until the arrival of The Ambulance arrived. The male was left in their care. We have no further details for this incident.]]>Sat, 24 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMTFire Involving Clothes Left On Oil Burning Stovehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28329Jenna GendallAt 04:44 a call was received to some clothes on fire which had been left on an oil burning stove. Three appliances from Mullion and St Keverne were mobilised to the scene. The fire was out on crews arrival, co responders treated three casualties on scene for smoke inhalation with 100% oxygen, until the arrival of Ambulance. ]]>Sat, 24 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMTRTC Persons Trappedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28327Ben HoodTwo appliances from Bodmin Fire Station attended a two vehicle RTC Persons Trapped after being mobilised by the Critical Control Centre. On scene crews engaged in roof removal using crash rescue equipment (CRE) and a winch tool. Ambulance were also on scene who took care of casualty after removal of vehicle.]]>Fri, 23 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMTGorse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28326Ian OliverThis evening one appliance from Perranporth attended the Beacon, the crew found that a hot spot had reignited due to the previous deep seated fire, the crew found a small patch of fire, they used beaters to extinguish the fire.]]>Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMTEntangled Pony Rescuedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28324Jenna GendallSixteen firefighters on three appliances from Tolvaddon attended a call to a pony stuck in thick brambles along side a hedge. Firefighters used a harness and lines to assist the small pony from behind a 4 ft high wall. Once recovered the animal was left in the care of a farmer. ]]>Wed, 21 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMTTyre Vat On Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28325Jenna GendallOne fire appliance from Truro were mobilised to lots of black smoke in Newham, Truro at 08:40 this morning. On crews arrival they confirmed that there was a large tyre vat on fire, this was well alight. Crews used two breathing apparatus and one main jet on the fire. Further resources were requested to attend, appliances from Truro and Tolvaddon were mobilised to the scene with a total of 12 crew. At 09:16 crews confirmed that the fire was out and crews were damping down remaining hot spots. ]]>Wed, 21 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28323Ian OliverOne appliance from Launceston attended this incident, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used two high pressure hosereel jets to extinguish the fire.]]>Tue, 20 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28322Helen KnightA crew from Launceston Community Fire Station were called to a car fire at a petrol station. On arrival the crew found the fire was out. They isolated the battery on the vehicle and used the thermal image camera to make sure that the fire was out.]]>Tue, 20 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMTCo Responderhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28321Helen KnightCo responder crews from Helston attended incidents to assist the Ambulance Service. They monitored patients until the arrival of the Ambulance crews.]]>Tue, 20 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMTGorse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28320Ian OliverAt 1509 hours Fire Control received a call reporting a fire on the seaward side of the Beacon, appliances from Perranporth were mobilised, once on scene further resources were requested and additional appliances from Tolvaddon, Truro and Penzance were mobilised. The fire involves approximately five hectares of heather and gorse well alight, crews are using high pressure hosereels and beaters and a water shuttle is in use. Update 1745 hours: Further resources have been requested, appliances from Tolvaddon and Newquay have been mobilised also the Welfare Vehicle from St. Dennis and a Water Carrier from Helston. Fire Control are still receiving calls at this time, over fifty calls have been received regarding this incident. Update 1800 hours: Approximately six hectares are now involved in the fire, steady progress is being made, a water shuttle is in use and crews are using high pressure hosereels and beaters. Also attending is a specialist 4 x 4 vehicle from Looe which will be used for welfare purposes. Overnight the incident has scaled down to two crews from Newquay and Tolvaddon. They are currently using hosereels and beaters to damp down and extinguish hot spots. Update 0700 hours: Appliances from Perranporth and Truro are in attendance, crews are monitoring the area for hot spots and damping down. Update 1000 hours: Appliances from Perranporth, Truro and Tolvaddon are in attendance along with a Wholetime Officer, the crews are damping down using three high pressure hosereel jets and a main jet and monitoring the situation. Update 1300 hours: Tolvaddon and Perranporth crews are still on scene at this time, they have been damping down and monitoring hot spots, they will soon be leaving the incident. Some residual smoke may be seen in the area, but will be monitored by National Trust Wardens. ]]>Mon, 19 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMTFirehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28318Ian OliverOn reports of this incident, appliances from Tolvaddon, Penzance and Helston and the water carrier from Helston were mobilised, on arrival the crews found a fire in an external electrical distribution board, which was believed out on arrival, crews inspected and requested the attendance of Western Power to check the area.]]>Mon, 19 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMTAssist Ambulancehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28317Ian OliverOne appliance from Hayle was mobilised to this incident, on arrival one casualty was found in a 10 foot skate bowl, Ambulance personnel were on scene assessing the casualty, a further specialist appliance from Tolvaddon was requested in the recovery of the casualty, the air ambulance was also in attendance.]]>Mon, 19 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMTAgricultural Machinery Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28316Ian OliverOn receipt of this call one appliance from Callington was mobilised and a request made for an appliance from Tavistock to assist, on arrival the crew found a fire involving a round baler was extinguished but had spread to involve approximately 200 by 100 metres of grass which was alight, the crews extinguished the fire using two high pressure hosereel and beaters.]]>Mon, 19 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMTFire Involving Electrical Installationhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28315Ian OliverAppliances from Mevagissey and St. Austell attended this incident, the fire involved a pole mounted transformer, Western Power attended to isolate the supply before the crew extinguished the fire using a high pressure hosereel.]]>Mon, 19 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMTAssist Other Agencieshttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28314Ian OliverOn the request of the Ambulance service, resources were mobilised to a reported person trapped by part of the falling cliff, a Wholetime Officer was also mobilised. On arrival the crew liaised with attending Coastguard, Police and Ambulance Services, crews assisted in the removal of the casualty to the air ambulance, who was then flown to Derriford Hospital. The Council was contacted to attend and cordon off the area.]]>Mon, 19 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMTCo-responderhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28313Sarah LynhamTonight co-responder crews from Helston and St Mawes have been mobilised to incidents. The crews have given care and support to patients until the arrival of an ambulance. 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.]]>Mon, 19 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMTBin Fireshttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28312Sarah LynhamCrews from Penzance and Hayle attended to multiple calls of bins on fire in the area. On arrival the crews liaised with members of the public and Police and used a hose reel to extinguish the bins. ]]>Mon, 19 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMTGorse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28311Adam OliverTwo appliance's from Mullion Community Fire Station responded to this incident. On arrival a small gorse fire was discovered. Firefighters used beaters to extinguish the fire. ]]>Sun, 18 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMTCo-Respondershttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28310Richard LuffThis evening Co-Responder crews from Polruan and Helston Community Fire Stations have been assisting the Ambulance service by attending incidents and giving assistance and care to patients until the arrival of the Ambulance Service. From 1 April 2015 until 1 December 2016, we have attended 1301 co-responder 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.]]>Sat, 17 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMTUndergrowth Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28308Ian OliverOne appliance from Truro attended this incident, which involved a large tree and surrounding bamboo which was well alight, two high pressure hosereels were used to extinguish this fire which was accidental.]]>Sat, 17 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMTAnimal Rescuehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28309Ian OliverOn receipt of this call one appliance from St. Austell and the line rescue vehicle plus a supporting appliance from Bodmin were mobilised, on arrival at the incident there was found to be a calf stuck in a ditch, crews used ladders, pulleys and strops to successfully retrieve the calf, who was then returned to a nearby field to graze.]]>Sat, 17 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28307Ian OliverOn receipt of this call, appliances from Saltash and Liskeard and the rescue tender from Bodmin as well as a Wholetime Officer were mobilised, on arrival there was found to be a single vehicle involved with two occupants still within the vehicle, crews made the vehicle and scene safe and assisted in the removal of the occupants to attending ambulance personnel. Further details may be obtained from Devon & Cornwall Police who were in attendance.]]>Sat, 17 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28306Ian OliverOn receipt of this call one appliance from Liskeard, the rescue tender from Bodmin and a Wholetime officer were mobilised, on arrival there was found to be a single vehicle involved which had left the road, one person was trapped, crews used crash rescue equipment to release the casualty to attending ambulance crews. Further details may be obtained from Devon & Cornwall Police, who were also in attendance.]]>Sat, 17 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT8 Pump Fire In Recycling Centrehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28305Freddie MartinAt 19:21 this evening Cornwall Fire and Rescue service began receiving multiple reports of a fire at a recycling centre at Wilson Way, Pool. Due to the information received on initial calls three fire appliances were mobilised to the scene. Crews confirmed the fire is involving a large warehouse measuring 80 x 60 meters used for storing recycling plastics. Crews soon increased their request for eight fire appliances to attend the fire, along with an Aerial ladder platform, Incident Command Support, Breathing apparatus support, Welfare unit and a Water carrier. As of 22:00 a total of 14 Fire resources are in attendance fighting the fire along with three Flexi Duty Officers. The incident has been sectorised and a water shuttle is in use. Good progress is being made on the fire. More details will be posted as and when they become available. Update: 01:30 - We now 1 pump remaining on scene to monitor the scene over night. Update: 04:30 - All appliances have returned to station. These are the final details at this time.]]>Fri, 16 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMTSingle Vehicle Road Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28304Jenna GendallFive firefighters on one appliance from Newquay attended a call to a single vehicle road traffic collision requested by Police. Firefighters returned the vehicle on to its four wheels and then used small tools to make the vehicle safe. Highways were requested to attend to clean the road from debris. ]]>Fri, 16 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMTCo-responders & First Respondershttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28303Sarah LynhamSo far today our St Ives, Helston, St Mawes and Polruan co-responders have assisted the ambulance service by responding to incidents. Truro first responders also attended an incident and gave support to the ambulance crew on their arrival. ]]>Thu, 15 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMTScene Safetyhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28302Sarah LynhamAn appliance from Falmouth Community Fire Station attended a road traffic collision involving three vehicles. The crew proceeded to make the scene safe and assisted police. Find out more about Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service’s role when attending road traffic collisions by selecting the related link below:]]>Thu, 15 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMTLarge Out of Control Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28301Jenna GendallFifteen firefighters on three appliances from Penzance and Hayle attended a call to a large amount of material measuring approximately 15 square metres which had been set alight deliberately. The fire had began to spread towards static caravans and also included various gas cylinders. Crews initially used one main jet and one hose reel jet to prevent the fire from spreading. As further resources attended crews increased equipment in use to two ground monitors supplied by a hydrant, one hose reel jet and two breathing apparatus. Cornwall Council Environmental Health officers attended the scene and the Environmental agency and Police were also informed of the fire. Crews confirmed that propane and LPG cylinders were involved in the fire. At 16:34 crews confirmed that four breathing apparatus were in use using one hose reel jet, one ground monitor and drag forks to damp the fire down. There are no more details available on this incident.]]>Wed, 14 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMTBonfire Out of Controlhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28300Jenna GendallFive firefighters on one appliance from Newquay attended a call to a bonfire which had spread out of control to timber products and wood shavings. Firefighters used two breathing apparatus, one hose reel jet, small gear and hay forks to extinguish the . ]]>Tue, 13 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMTCaravan Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28299Jenna GendallFive firefighters on one appliance from St Austell attended a call to a caravan on fire on a back road from Highstreet towards Blackpool dryers. Crews used two breathing apparatus and one hose reel to extinguish the fire involving a touring caravan. Police have been informed of this incident and are attending. ]]>Tue, 13 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMTBin Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28298Adam OliverOne appliance from Falmouth Community Fire Station responded to this incident. On arrival a bin fire was discovered. Firefighters used one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. The cause of this incident has been classed as accidental. ]]>Mon, 12 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMTFire Involving Paper Bankhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28297Ian OliverOne appliance from Mullion attended this incident, on arrival the crew found two large recycling bins well alight, two high pressure hosereel jets were used to extinguish the fire, also the glass recycling bin adjacent was involved and badly melted. Arson was suspected. Devon & Cornwall Police have been informed.]]>Mon, 12 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28296Ian OliverOn receipt of this call, one appliance from Newquay and the rescue tender from Tolvaddon were mobilised, on arrival there was found to be a two vehicle collision, no persons were trapped, crews administered first aid to three casualties and proceeded to make the area safe, ambulance personnel and Devon and Cornwall Police were in attendance, from whom further details may be obtained.]]>Sun, 11 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMTFirehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28294Edd RedwoodFirefighters from Helston, Tolvaddon and Mullion have been dealing with a fully involved property fire tonight. At the height of the incident the incident was sectorised into two sectors; with Firefighters using four hose reel jets and two main jets to bring the fire under control. update: At 0421 Firefighters from Helston remain on scene, using breathing apparatus to damp down. ]]>Sun, 11 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMTHouse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28292Richard LuffThe Fire and Rescue Service received a call from a property in Porthleven which had smoke in the property which was being caused by a electrical fire in the Rayburn. One appliance from Helston and one appliance from Tolvaddon were mobilised to the incident. A Wholetime Officer was also sent. On arrival the crews found a detached 2 storey property smoked logged using to 2 breathing apparatus and one hosereel jet, they extinguished the fire and isolated the main electrics and oil . Crews also ventilated the property and fitted two smoke detectors being leaving. ]]>Sat, 10 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMTUpdatehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28291Amber JamesThere have been no incidents of note to report, there will be further updates as and when incidents occur.]]>Fri, 9 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMTCo-respondershttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28290Sarah LynhamDuring today the Co-Responder crew from St Ives Community Fire Station have been assisting the Ambulance service by attending incidents and giving assistance and care to patients until the arrival of the Ambulance Service. From 1 April 2015 until 1 December 2016, we have attended 1301 co-responder 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:]]>Wed, 7 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMTCooker Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28289Maggie MooreTwo appliances from Bodmin Fire Station attended this incident. On arrival the crews found a small fire involving a cooker which was out on arrival. They used a positive pressure fan to clear the heavily smoke logged property. There are no further details for this incident. ]]>Tue, 6 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMTVan Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28288Jenna GendallFive firefighters on one appliance from Tolvaddon attended a call to a van on fire on the United Downs Industrial estate. The fire was out on crews arrival, crews inspected the fire scene and damped down remaining hot spots. ]]>Tue, 6 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMTDangerous Structurehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28287Jenna GendallFive firefighters on one appliance from Newquay attended a call to a property with a dangerous broken window on a third floor. Glass from the property was falling into the street, crews used small gear to secure the window using small gear.]]>Tue, 6 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMTCooker Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28286Jenna GendallAt 14:56 the Fire service was alerted to a fire in a flat by a neighbour. Appliances from Launceston were mobilised to the scene. On crews arrival they confirmed that there had been a fire in a domestic cooker which was out on their arrival. Crews inspected the scene and liased with the occupant of the flat.]]>Mon, 5 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28285Jenna GendallFive firefighters on one appliance from Truro attended a call to a van on fire on an industrial estate in Threemilestone. The vehicle was fully involved in the fire on crews arrival. Two breathing apparatus with two hose reels and a thermal imaging camera was used to extinguish the fire. ]]>Mon, 5 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28283Helen KnightTwo crews from Truro Community Fire Station attended an incident to a domestic property in Truro. On arrival the crews found the fire to be in the first floor of the property. Crews wore breathing apparatus and used a hose reel to extinguish the fire. There is no further information on this incident.]]>Mon, 5 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMTCampervan Overhanging Road Sidehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28284Jenna GendallThree Appliances from Tolvaddon and Perranporth attended a call to a campervan which had become trapped with its back end hanging over a roadside verge close to a cliff edge. Crews evacuated the resident of the large vehicle and used a winch and strops to stabilise and recover the vehicle back to hard standing. There are no more details available on this incident. ]]>Mon, 5 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMTDangerous Structurehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28282Amanda MastersA crew from Tolvaddon were called to a concerned resident who was worried about a steel roof that was dangerously close to being ripped off her shed by the strong winds. Firefighters attended and dismantled the roof to stop it from blowing into the road.]]>Sun, 4 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMTElectrical Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28281Freddie MartinTwo fire appliances from Bude Community Fire Station attended a fire in an electrical box. Crews used a thermal imaging camera to monitor until the arrival of Western Power. ]]>Sun, 4 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisonhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28280Maggie MooreOne appliance from Penzance Fire Station attended a road traffic collision involving a tractor and a car. There were no persons trapped and crews assisted Police to make the scene safe.]]>Sat, 3 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMTFire In Electrical Fuse Boxhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28279Maggie MooreTwo appliances from Bude Community Fire Station attended a fire in an electrical fuse box. The fire was extinguished using a dry powder extinguisher and also positive pressure ventilation fan was used to get rid of the smoke in the kitchen. The crew isolated the electric supply and gave advice to the occupier.]]>Sat, 3 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28278Amanda MastersCrews from Tolvaddon and Truro attended a fire on the first floor of a mid terraced property. Crews used four sets of breathing apparatus, two hosereels and a main jet to tackle the fire. Crews checked the neighbouring properties for smoke spread and occupant safety.]]>Fri, 2 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28277Amanda MastersCrews from Liskeard, Looe and Bodmin attended a property fire in a ground floor rear kitchen, crews extinguished the blaze using two sets of breathing apparatus, a hosereel and a thermal imaging camera to check for hotspots. Crews are ventilating the property using a positive pressure fan. Police were requested to attend the scene as the fire was arson suspected. Update: Following a Fire and Police investigation it was determined that the cause was no longer arson suspected but accidental. ]]>Fri, 2 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMTVan Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28276Amanda MastersCrews from Wadebridge and Padstow attended a transit camper van fire, crews tackled the blaze using two sets of breathing apparatus and a hosereel.]]>Thu, 1 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28275Amanda MastersCrews from St Ives and Hayle attended a domestic fire in a ground floor cupboard, crews used two sets of breathing apparatus, a hosereel and small tools to extinguish the fire. The Ambulance was requested for a female suffering from smoke inhalation. The smoke from the property was left to vent naturally and crews checked for hot spots using a thermal imaging camera.]]>Thu, 1 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMTPerson Released From Under Carhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28273Jenna GendallTwo appliances from Tolvaddon attended a call to a male trapped under a car in a garage this evening. The male was trapped under the vehicle, working with Paramedics and using large air bags the vehicle was lifted off of the casualty. Once released from under the car the casualty was left in the care of Ambulance crews. There are no more details available on this incident.]]>Wed, 31 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTVehicle Hits Parked Carshttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28272Jenna GendallSix firefighters on one appliance from Hayle attended a call to an accident where a single vehicle had hit two parked cars. Crews made the vehicles safe and removed the vehicles from the road. The incident was left in the hands of Police. ]]>Tue, 30 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTThree Sheds Destroyed By Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28274Amanda MastersTwo fire appliances from Launceston carrying 10 firefighters attended a call to a fence which was alight and had spread to a shed. On crews arrival they confirmed that three garden sheds had been completely destroyed by the fire, they were using two breathing apparatus and two hose reels to extinguish the fire. Details of the incident was passed to Police as the cause of the fire was doubtful.]]>Wed, 31 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTCows Rescued From Slurry Pithttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28270Amber JamesCrews from Lostwithiel, the line rescue vehicle from Bodmin, and water rescue units from St Austell, were mobilised to reports of 3 cows stuck in a slurry pit. Firefighters used rescue paths, rescue lines and were assisted by the farmer’s telehandler to rescue the cows. This is all the information we have available on this incident. ]]>Tue, 30 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTSmell of Gashttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28271Emma MatthewsFirefighters from Bodmin were mobilised following reports of a smell of gas in a property. On arrival crews confirmed there was a strong smell of gas and isolated the supply. Crews remained on scene until the arrival of a gas engineer. This is all the information we have on this incident. What to do if you smell gas: If you smell gas in your home follow this important information: • If you smell gas or think that you may have a gas leak somewhere, then you should call the national gas emergency service straightaway on 0800 111 999 or the fire and rescue service, dialling 999 in an emergency situation. • Do not turn lights on or off and avoid using other electrical switches and appliances. • Turn off the gas at the meter, unless the meter is located in a cellar or basement - in which case, do not enter. • If there is a smell of gas in the cellar or basement, you should evacuate the building. • Extinguish all naked flames - do not smoke or strike matches. • Open windows and doors to let air in, make sure all gas appliances are turned off and turn off the gas at the mains if possible - do not use until they are checked by the engineer. • Keep people away should the area be evacuated. • Immediate access will be required. If you smell gas or are worried about gas safety, call the national gas emergency service free on 0800 111 999 at any time, day or night every day of the year. Just pick up the phone, dial the number and you will be put through to a trained operator who will take all the details. All calls to the National Gas Emergency Service are recorded, and may be monitored.]]>Tue, 30 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTDog Rescuehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28268Emma MatthewsCrews from Callington were mobilised to assist a dog owner who's terrier had got stuck down a rabbit hole. The terrier was located approx. 18 inches into the rabbit hole, crews rescued it using a thermal imaging camera to check its location and shovels and an electric saw to enable the crew to reach and rescue it. The crews then successfully reunited it with its owner. For further details on how we respond to animal rescues, visit the link below where more information and advice can be found. ]]>Tue, 30 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTFire In Roof Spacehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28267Maggie MooreFour appliances were in attendance to a fire in composite panels in the roof space of an industrial building. The fire was believed to be cardboard dust located behind cladding, by crews using thermal image cameras. They also used two hosereels a 135m ladder and shacs packs to work safely from height, so that all fire and hotspots were located and successfully extinguished. ]]>Tue, 30 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28266Ian OliverOn receipt of this call, stating that persons were trapped, one appliance and the rescue tender from Bodmin were mobilised. On arrival there was found to be a two vehicle collision, fortunately no persons were trapped, there were a total of five casualties at the scene, crews gave general assistance. Ambulance and Police were in attendance.]]>Sun, 28 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTTractor Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28265Jenna GendallTwo appliances from Callington and Launceston attended a call to a tractor on fire. The tractor was fully engulfed in the fire on crews arrival, crews used two breathing apparatus and two hose reels to extinguish the accidental fire. ]]>Sun, 28 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTPerson Released From Rolled Carhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28264Jenna GendallSix firefighters on one appliance from Callington attended a call to a two vehicle road traffic collision on a road between Stoke Climsland and Luckett. One female trapped in the rolled vehicle was rescued by the firefighters. A winch and manual handling of the vehicle back on to its wheels. There are no more details available on this incident.]]>Sun, 28 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTSmoke Detector Raised Alarmhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28263Amanda MastersOur Falmouth crew were alerted by a neighbour who heard a fire alarm sounding and was concerned for the occupants welfare. On arrival crews found a pan of food left unattended on the cooker, the room full of smoke and the occupant asleep. Crews quickly extinguished the fire using two sets of breathing apparatus and a hosereel and ventilated the property using a positive pressure fan. Thankfully the occupant is safe and well but without a working smoke detector it may have been a different outcome. Cooking related fires can be very dangerous and over the past three years there have been two deaths and six serious injuries due to this type of incident. Nearly all of these fires occurred in the kitchen and the majority are related to the oven (60%) and then the grill/ toaster (15%). Follow these simple tips found from the link below to help keep your kitchen safe. ]]>Sun, 28 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTFire In the Open.https://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28261Adam OliverOne appliance from Newquay Community Fire Stations responded to this incident. On arrival one pallet was found to be alight. Firefighters used one hose reel to extinguish the fire. There are no more details available for this incident. ]]>Sat, 27 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collision.https://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28262Adam OliverOne appliance from Delabole Community Fire Station responded to this incident. On arrival a single vehicle Road Traffic Collision was discovered with no persons trapped. Firefighters assisted to make the scene safe. ]]>Sat, 27 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTSmall Electrical Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28259Freddie MartinOn receipt of this call two fire appliances from Lostwithiel and one from Bodmin Community Fire Stations along with a whole time officer were mobilised. Crews discovered a small electrical fire that was out on arrival. A thermal imaging camera was used to check the property. Electricity is often overlooked as a possible fire hazard. This may be because there is no flame. However, some 28,000 fires in the home are reported each year as being caused by electrical faults, accidents or misuse of electrical equipment. Did you know the average success rate of an electrical product recall in the UK is just 10-20%. This means that there are potentially millions of recalled electrical items still in UK homes. As most of these products have been recalled because they offer a risk of electric shock or electrical fire, they present a serious risk. If you have recently brought an electrical appliance make sure you register them at www.registermyappliance.org.uk so you know about any repairs or recalls. Visit the link below for more information and guidance around electrical fire safety. ]]>Sat, 27 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTRecycling Bin Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28258Amanda MastersA crew from Hayle attended a recycling bin fire, on arrival they found the bin was well alight, crews tackled the blaze using a hosereel. This incident was arson suspected and the Police were informed.]]>Sat, 27 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTSub Station Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28257Amanda MastersCrews from Penzance and St Just attended a fire in an electrical sub station, crews used two breathing apparatus and two hosereels and awaited the arrival of Western Power to isolate the supply. ]]>Sat, 27 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTFire In Electrical Intakehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28256Amanda MastersAn appliance from Truro attended a fire in an electrical intake to a property, crews used a CO2 extinguisher and awaited the arrival of Western Power.]]>Sat, 27 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28255Amanda MastersCrews from Bodmin and Lostwithiel attended a single vehicle collision with a casualty trapped, crews used crash rescue equipment to release. Police and Ambulance are also on scene.]]>Fri, 26 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28254Ian OliverOn receipt of this call one appliance from Hayle and the rescue tender from Tolvaddon were mobilised, on arrival the crews found a three vehicle road traffic collision, fortunately no persons were trapped, one vehicle was issuing smoke, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a high pressure hosereel jet to extinguish the fire. Fire & Rescue personnel proceeded to make the vehicles and scene safe. Ambulance service and Devon & Cornwall Police were in attendance. Please be aware of heavy traffic in the area. Devon & Cornwall Police are in attendance. Some motorists have been reported as doing 'U' turns in the road, please approach the area with caution.]]>Fri, 26 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTDerelict Building Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28253Ian OliverOn receipt of this call appliances from Truro and Tolvaddon were mobilised, on arrival crews found a fire on the second floor of a derelict Dutch barn measuring approximately ten metres by four metres, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus using a high pressure hosereel entered the property and extinguished the fire. The cause was arson.]]>Fri, 26 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTGarage Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28251Sarah LynhamTwo appliances from Wadebridge attended to a property with a fire in the garage. The crews used two breathing apparatus and 1 hose reel. The fire was caused by a battery on charge. ]]>Fri, 26 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTGarage Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28250Ian OliverOn the initial call received for this incident stating that the garage was on fire, appliances from Delabole were mobilised, as well as a wholetime officer, while en route a further appliance from Wadebridge was mobilised, on arrival crews required more assistance and appliances from Padstow and Bodmin were mobilised, as well as the Operational Support Vehicle from St. Austell and the Incident Command Unit from Launceston, the water carrier from Wadebridge also attended. The crews on arrival found five vehciles including a heavy goods vehicle alight, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used high pressure hosereel jets and also a main jet to extinguish the fire. The cause was accidental.]]>Fri, 26 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTFloodinghttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28249Edd RedwoodFirefighters from Looe Community Fire Station gave help to residents in the Looe area after their properties were affected by the flash storms overnight.]]>Fri, 26 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTFloodinghttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28248Edd RedwoodFirefighters from Wadebridge Community Fire Station attended several incidents in the Bodmin area to assist residents whose property had become flooded during the flash floods in the night.]]>Fri, 26 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTLightning Strikeshttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28247Edd RedwoodFirefighters from Bude, Callington, Looe, Delabole and Launceston have all attended incidents tonight were properties and businesses have been struck by lightning. Causing alarms to activate and in some cases causing small fires.]]>Fri, 26 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTRoad traffic collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28246Edd RedwoodOne Fire Engine and the Rescue Tender, both from Tolvaddon attended a single vehicle road traffic collision where the vehicle had rolled onto its roof in the bad weather. Firefighters used crash rescue equipment to release the person trapped in the vehicle.]]>Fri, 26 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTBarn Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28245Edd RedwoodFirefighters from Launceston, Bodmin and Lostwithiel attended two stables that were hit by lightning. on arrival Firefighters were confronted with two stables that were well alight, the crews used hose reels and jets to extinguish the fire. ]]>Fri, 26 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTMultiple Vehicle Road Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28244Amanda MastersAn appliance from Truro attended a collision involving four vehicles, crews are assisting Ambulance with one casualty, the crew made the vehicles safe. The road is envisaged to be closed for some time. For all other details please contact the Police.]]>Thu, 25 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTGorse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28186Amanda MastersCornwall Fire and Rescue Service received a call to a gorse fire near Pippers Pool on the A395. Two appliances from Launceston were mobilise. On arrival the crews dealt with a large area of gorse. The crews extinguished the fire using beaters and 1 hosereel.]]>Sun, 7 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTFire Spreadhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28243Amber JamesFirefighters from Tolvaddon were mobilised following several 999 calls regarding a fire in a garden of a property. On arrival crews found a storage box on fire which had spread to a neighbouring property. Crews extinguished the fire and left the scene at 1051. This is all the information we have on this incident. ]]>Wed, 24 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTFire In Containerhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28242Jenna GendallSix firefighters on one appliance from Hayle attended a call to a container on fire. The container measured 5 x 2 metres and crews used two breathing apparatus and one hose reel to extinguish the fire. ]]>Wed, 24 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTFire Alarm Alerts Occupant To Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28241Jenna GendallSix firefighters from St Austell attended a call from a property whise smoke alarm was sounding, the occupant stated there was no sign of fire. On crews initial arrival they confirmed there was no sign of fire, after investigation they confirmed that there had been a grill pan fire in the property which was out on its discovery. Crews carried out a home fire safety check before leaving the building.]]>Tue, 23 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTLarge Shed Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28239Jenna GendallEleven firefighters on two appliances from Callington and Liskeard attended a call to a large shed measuring 6 x 6 metres on fire. Crews used two breathing apparatus, two hose reels and a main jet to extinguish the accidental fire. ]]>Tue, 23 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTHedge and Grass Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28240Jenna GendallFirefighters from Hayle have been called out to attend two arson suspected fires this evening. Crews dealt with a hedge fire measuring 2 x 2 metres near Hayle train station, the fire was extinguished using beaters. A second fire was extinguished near to Phillack and involved an area covering 5 x5 metres. Devon and Cornwall Police have been informed of these incidents. ]]>Tue, 23 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28238Katherine TakelAn appliance from Bodmin attended a call to a car on fire at 13:00. On arrival the car was found to be well alight, Firefighters used two breathing apparatus and a hose reel to extinguish the flames. The cause has been confirmed as accidental and was confined to the vehicle. ]]>Tue, 23 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTFire In Immersion Tankhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28237Katherine TakelOne appliance from Liskeard and one from Bodmin attended a call to smoke in a property at 15:30. On arrival the first crew reported a strong smell coming from a boiler on the first floor at the rear of the property. The crew used two breathing apparatus, one hose reel and a thermal imaging camera to investigate. After a thorough search the Firefighters confirmed that there had been a small fire in the immersion heater but it was out on arrival. A new smoke detector was fitted by the firefighters.]]>Mon, 22 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTBench On Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28236Katherine TakelAn appliance from Helston attended a call to a park bench on fire at 13:13. On arrival the crew found the bench to be well alight and they used one hose reel to extinguish. The cause is believed to be arson and the Police have been informed. ]]>Mon, 22 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28235Ian OliverOn receipt of this call, both appliances from St. Austell and the rescue tender from Bodmin were mobilised. On arrival at the scene there was found to be a single vehicle involved, with one person trapped, crews used crash rescue equipment at the scene to release the casualty, who was taken into the care of attending ambulance personnel. Further details may be obtained from Devon & Cornwall Police, who were in attendance. ]]>Mon, 22 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28234Ian OliverOn receipt of this call, appliances from Wadebridge and Delabole as well as a Wholetime Officer were mobilised. On arrival at the scene smoke was seen to be issuing from the premises and an assistance message of 'Make Pumps 4' was made, further appliances from Padstow and Bodmin were mobilised, The fire involved a cottage of two floors, with the fire involving the whole floor area and spread to the roof. Update 2000 hours: Teams of firefighters wearing breathing apparatus are committed at the incident, three main jets are in use at this time. Further resources are in attendance, the Command Upport Unit from Launceston, the Operational Service Vehicle from St. Austell, the water carrier from Liskeard also the Environmental Support Vehicle and a supporting appliance from Saltash. Also in attendance are the welfare vehicle from St. Dennis and the Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicle from Tolvaddon. A total of 57 personnel are in attendance at the incident. Update 2100 hours: The fire has now been extinguished, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus are damping down and undertaking salvage operations. Some resources are leaving the scene and returning to their home stations.]]>Sun, 21 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTFire Involving Hazardous Materialshttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28233Jenna GendallAt 12:08 this afternoon a call was received to a fire in a swimming pool pump house. Nine firefighters on two appliances from St Austell and Mevagissey were mobilised to the scene. On crews arrival it was confirmed there was a fire in a small detached building measuring 3 x 2 metres, crews approached the building wearing two breathing apparatus and one hose reel. On further investigation crews confirmed that a mix of hazardous materials had been involved in the fire. An Ambulance was requested to attend to treat three casualties on scene who had been tackling the fire on the arrival of the Fire service. Additional fire resources were mobilised to the scene including appliances from St Austell, Mevagissey and Truro, and an Environmental support unit and accompanying appliance from Penzance to assist with decontamination on scene. A Command Support unit was also mobilised from Launceston. Along with the pumping shed, a second larger building measuring 70 x 10 metres was involved in the fire, the building was smoke logged and a positive pressure ventilation fan was used to clear the building and then crews cut away at cladding to ensure that the fire was extinguished. Crews have remained on scene for some time monitoring the incident and taking regular temperature checks of the fire. At 16:02 crews using two breathing apparatus and one hose reel to extinguish the last of the fire. There are no more details available on this incident. ]]>Sun, 21 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTFire In Electrical Intakehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28232Jenna GendallTwo appliances from Saltash and Camels Head attended a call to a single storey general store to an electrical fire in a smoke logged property. Crews used two breathing apparatus, one hose reel, a Carbon dioxide fire extinguisher and a thermal imaging camera. The fire involved an electrical intake, an electrical engineer was requested to attend. Once crews had dealt with the fire a positive pressure fan to clear smoke from the property.]]>Sun, 21 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTFire Service Assisted Ambulance Service.https://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28231Jed StoneAt 2245 hours the Ambulance Service requested assistance to gain access to a property with a patient inside. One fire appliance from Launceston fire station attended and gained entry for the Ambulance crew.]]>Sun, 21 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTMale Rescued From Roofhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28230Jed StoneAt 2329 hours the Fire Service were called out to assist a male down from the roof of a three storey property. One fire appliance from Bodmin fire station attended the incident. The male was assisted down by firefighters who used a ladder and safety harness.]]>Sun, 21 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTBarn Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28228Jenna GendallTwo appliances with 10 firefighters attended a call to an derelict chicken shed on fire. The barn measured 40 x 8 metres, was single storey and made of wood, the building was well alight on crews arrival. Wearing breathing apparatus crews located a fire within the workshop and used one hose reel jet on the fire. Devon and Cornwall Police were requested to attend as the cause of the fire was doubtful. At 18:25 it was confirmed that the fire had been extinguished. ]]>Sat, 20 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTDomestic Floodinghttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28227Jenna GendallFive firefighters on one appliance from Tolvaddon attended a call to a domestic flat where water was coming through the ceiling and had tripped the electrics. The firefighters isolated the electrics to the property and also the water leak in the upstairs flat. ]]>Sat, 20 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTKitchen Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28226Ian OliverOn receipt of this call appliances from St. Just were mobilised, on arrival the crew found that there had been a fire on the hob, fortunately the fire was out on arrival, the crew then proceeded to ventilate the premises using a positive pressure ventilation fan. ]]>Fri, 19 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28225Adam OliverOne appliance from Liskeard Community Fire Station responded to this incident. On arrival a single vehicle road traffic collisions was discovered. Firefighters assisted to make the scene safe. ]]>Thu, 18 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTBin Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28224Adam OliverOne appliance from Penzance Community Fire Station responded to this incident. On arrival a bin fire was discovered. Firefighters used one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. This incident has been classed as accidental. ]]>Thu, 18 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTBonfire - Out of Controlhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28223Maggie MooreOne appliance from Penzance Fire Station attended this incident. A settee was set on fire on a bonfire which the crew extinguished with one hosereel. There are no further details for this incident.]]>Thu, 18 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28222Ian OliverOn receipt of this call appliances from Looe, Liskeard and the rescue tender were mobilised. On arrival at the scene there were found to be two cars involved, with one person trapped. Crews used crash rescue equipment at the scene to release the casualty to attending ambulance crews, the air ambulance was also in attendance. Further details may be obtained from Devon & Cornwall Police, who were also in attendance.]]>Thu, 18 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28221Ian OliverOne appliance from Truro and the rescue tender from Tolvaddon were mobilised to this incident, on arrival the crews found that two vehicles were involved with one casualty still within a vehicle, crews assessed the scene and stabilised the vehicles and stood by until the attending ambulance crew assisted the casualty from the vehicle. Further details may be obtained from Devon & Cornwall Police, who were in attendance.]]>Thu, 18 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTHouse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28220Maggie MooreOn receipt of this call, two fire appliances from Newquay and whole time officer were mobilised. Upon arrival a "Make Pumps 3" request was received and Critical Control mobilised an additional fire appliance from Perranporth. Shortly after this a further request for an Arial Ladder Platform (ALP) was made and Newquay's appliance was mobilised. A total of 4 Breathing Apparatus, 1 Main Jet, 1 Covering Jet and the ALP have been used to extinguish the fire. Western Power are also requested to isolate the electricity supply to the building Update 05:19 - Crews from Perranporth are returning to home station. ALP still in use Update 05:37 - 2 BA wearers have been committed to extinguish hot spots Update: 1037hrs The fire was extinguished at approximately 0600hrs and a Fire Investigation team are now on scene to determine the cause of the fire.]]>Thu, 18 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTFryer Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28218Adam OliverTwo appliances from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station responded to this incident. On arrival a small fire in a fryer unit was discovered. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used one carbon dioxide fire extinguisher to extinguish the fire. This incident has been classed as accidental. ]]>Wed, 17 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTOven Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28215Amber JamesFirefighters from Penzance attended a property following reports of an oven on fire. On arrival crews found a mid terrace two storey property with a small fire in the ground floor kitchen. Crews wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fire using a hose reel, and allowed the property to ventilate. The cause of the fire was accidental. This is all the information we have available on this incident. ]]>Tue, 16 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTBuilding Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28214Adam OliverOne appliance from Hayle Community Fire Station, and one appliance from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station responded to this incident. On arrival a small fire was discovered in an outbuilding. Firefighters used two breathing apparatus sets and one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. ]]>Tue, 16 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTCo Respondershttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28213Helen KnightDuring the night our Co Responder crews from Helston and St Ives attended incidents to assist the Ambulance service. They monitored patients until the arrival of the Ambulance crews.]]>Tue, 16 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTSmoke Alarm Alerts Occupants To Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28211Emma MatthewsAt 05:47 this morning a 999 call was received to a tumble dryer on fire in a property in Newlyn. The smoke alarm was sounding on the call and the caller was concerned for their partner in the flat - the incident was made 'Persons reported'. Eleven firefighters on two appliances from Penzance and St Just attended the incident. When arriving on scene crews confirmed that the occupants of the property had evacuated. Crews used one hose reel, one covering jet and one safety jet along with two breathing apparatus to extinguish the fire, the fire had started in a tumble dryer. Once the fire was extinguished crews removed the tumble dryer from the building and naturally ventilated the property. Police and Ambulance crews also attended this incident. There are no more details available on this incident. Never leave your appliance unattended or running overnight. Tumble dryers and washing machines contain powerful motors with fast moving parts that get very hot. If you do not clean and maintain your machine, excess fluff or lint can build up over time and catch fire. For more safety advice visit our website which also has information on the latest product recalls:]]>Mon, 15 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTFire Involving Portable Gas Stovehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28210Jenna GendallTen firefighters on two appliances from St Columb and Newquay attended a call to a domestic property where a portable gas stove had set a floor rug alight. The fire was out on crews arrival, firefighters removed the stove and rug to outside the house and ventilated the property.]]>Sun, 14 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTCo-respondershttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28208Sarah LynhamThe Co-responder teams from St Mawes and Helston were mobilised this morning to incidents within their areas. The crews monitored and assisted the casualties until the arrival of paramedic crews. For more information on co-responders Please visit the website. ]]>Sun, 14 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTOutbuilding Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28209Sarah LynhamAn appliance from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station attended to a property with a fire reported in an outbuilding. The crew used two breathing apparatus, one hose reel and a thermal imaging camera. The cause of this fire was accidental confined. ]]>Sun, 14 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTBarn Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28207Sarah LynhamCall received at 0349 hours reporting a barn fire. Four pumping appliances from Mevagissey, St Austell and St Dennis fire stations were mobilised to the incident. The barn measures about 15 meters by 30 meters and contains farm machinery. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus are using jets to extinguish the fire and protect adjacent farm buildings. The fire is now under control. 1100: Fire Investigation are now on scene at this premises. ]]>Sun, 14 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTCo-respondershttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28195Maggie MooreOver the past 24 hours out co-responders from several community fire stations have attended medical calls on behalf of South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT). From 1 April 2015 until 1 December 2016, we have attended 1301 co-responder 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, 11 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTTumble Dryer Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28206Maggie MooreOne appliance from Truro Community Fire Station and Flexi Duty Officer attended this incident. The fire was in a tumble dryer located on the first floor of a public house. The crew used two breathing apparatus and one hose reel to extinguish the fire. The cause of the fire was believed to be accidental.]]>Sun, 14 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTBin Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28205Katherine TakelOne appliance from Helston attended a call to a bin on fire, on arrival the crew used one hose reel to extinguish. The cause is believed to be deliberate and the police have been informed. ]]>Sat, 13 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTBin Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28204Maggie Mooreone appliance from Tolvaddon Fire Station attended a bin on fire.. The crew used one hosereel to extinguish the fire the is believed to be a discarded BBQ.]]>Sat, 13 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTPerson Rescued From Sinking Mudhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28203Jenna GendallTwo appliances from Hayle and Tolvaddon attended a call to a female who had gotten stuck in sinking mud in the Mill pond up to her knees. Crews stabilised the female using lines, one stable they used the lines to guide the female onto an area of hard standing.]]>Sat, 13 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTTwo Vehicle Road Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28202Jenna GendallTwo appliances from Falmouth attended a call to a two vehicle road traffic collision with one person trapped. Crews used crash rescue equipment to cut free one casualty from the wreckage. Once released the casualty was taken to hospital via Air Ambulance. A further three casualties were treated on scene by Ambulance paramedics. Firefighters made the vehicles safe and used dammit mats to absorb fluids on the road. Police attended the incident and Highways were requested to attend to clean the road.]]>Sat, 13 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28201Jenna GendallOne appliance from Mevagissey attended a call to a two vehicle road traffic accident. Crews made the vehicles and scene safe.]]>Sat, 13 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTFire In Saunahttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28200Maggie MooreOne appliance from Newquay and one from Perranporth plus a Flexi Duty Officer attended this incident. The fire was located in a sauna crews used two breathing apparatus, one hosereel and two fire extinguishers to extinguish the fire. The cause was accidental and confined.]]>Sat, 13 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTFire In Kitchenhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28199Maggie MooreTwo appliances from Helston and one from Mullion attended this incident. It involved a fire in a kitchen of a ground floor flat, crews used two breathing apparatus and one hosereel, one extinguisher. The co-responders were also on scene and treated one male casualty for smoke inhalation. ]]>Fri, 12 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTFire In Car Exhausthttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28198Jenna GendallFive firefighters on one appliance from Truro attended a call to a reported car on fire on St Clements hill. The fire had been in the cars exhaust and was out on the crews arrival. A thermal imaging camera was used to ensure that the fire was not remaining elsewhere in the vehicle.]]>Fri, 12 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28197Jenna GendallFive firefighters on one appliance from Bodmin attended a call to a car on fire just off of the A30 at Victoria. The care was well alight on crews arrival and two breathing apparatus, two hose reels and a jet was used to extinguish the fire.]]>Fri, 12 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTDuckling Rescuehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28196Amanda MastersA crew from Falmouth were alerted to two ducklings that had fallen into a culvert drain by the lake, crews used small tools to enable the ducklings to successfully swim to freedom.]]>Thu, 11 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTOutbuilding Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28193Freddie MartinOn receipt of this call two fire appliances from Tolvaddon along with one whole time officer were mobilised. Four breathing apparatus and two hose reel jets were used to extinguish the fire. Devon and Cornwall Police also attended, for traffic management, due to a small section of Drump Road requiring closure. ]]>Tue, 9 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTChildren Locked In Garagehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28194Freddie MartinCritical Control received a call stating that two young children had become trapped inside a garage. One appliance from Callington community fire station was mobilised. The two children were released using small tools.]]>Tue, 9 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTFirehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28192Adam OliverTwo appliances from Penzance Community Fire Station responded to this incident. Firefighters discovered a small fire in an electrical extension lead which was out on arrival. The scene was made safe and the cause has been classed as accidental. ]]>Tue, 9 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTJip of Crane Collapsedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28191Amanda MastersDocks update: At 0844 on 10 May the Service received the first of a number of calls to a reported Crane collapse at Falmouth Docks that had subsequently resulted in damage to acetylene cylinders causing a leak. Crews were dispatched from Falmouth and Truro Community Fire Stations in line with the pre-planned attendance for this type of incident. The explosive nature of Acetylene gas necessitates an exclusion area as a precaution and for this reason an orderly evacuation of the docks was carried out and the Police initiated a cordon. Fortunately there were no injuries to any dock workers or the crane operator as a result of the collapsed crane and the Fire and Rescue Service attendance is for the purpose of dealing with what the Service determines as a minor hazardous material incident. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus carried out a survey of the affected cylinders using thermal imaging cameras to assess whether there was any internal heating. In addition water spray from firefighting jets was used to disperse the acetylene gas that had leaked whilst Firefighters isolated each of the cylinders. Specialist advice was received from the company who supply the cylinders. The Services Emergency Management team liaised with personnel on scene and with other authorities to ensure the needs of persons evacuated were being considered. During the assessment of the cylinders a Firefighter suffered minor injuries and was taken to the local minor injuries unit for a precautionary check. Following a thorough assessment the scene cordon has now been reduced to the immediate area around the crane and the ongoing incident investigation has been formally handed over to the docks management team. Assistant Chief Fire Officer Phil Martin said “Incidents involving acetylene cylinders require a well-managed response and the cordon is put in place to ensure the safety of members of the public. I am pleased to report that the Firefighter who was injured suffered only minor injuries and was taken to hospital as a precaution, we do of course wish him a speedy recovery. I would like to thank the management and staff at the docks, the Police and members of the public for the swift evacuation and adherence to the cordon. Whilst we recognise that it causes disruption the safety of the public is always paramount in our decision making.” Fire and Rescue crews are expected to leave the site by 1300 hours. ]]>Tue, 9 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTHouse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28190Sarah LynhamCrews from St Dennis, St Austell & Bodmin are attending a fire at a property in Roche. There are also three wholetime officers attending along with a BA Support Vehicle, Incident Command Unit, Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicle. The crews on scene are using six breathing apparatus stage two, three hose reels, 1 jet, 1 safety jet and 1 covering jet. 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.]]>Sun, 7 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTCar Fallen Onto Beachhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28188Richard LuffThe Fire and Rescue Service received a call to a car that had fallen onto a beach at New Polzeath. Appliances from Wadbridge, Delabole and a rescue tender from Bodmin along with three wholetime specialist officers. This was a single vehicle which had gone over a cliff in a narrow gully - 1 casualty was released and was in care of the ambulance service. Coastguard and ambulance both attended. ]]>Sun, 7 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTHedgerowhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28187Richard LuffThe Fire and Rescue Service responded to a call to a fire on roadside near the Upper Tamar Lake Kilkhampton. One appliance from Bude was mobilised and extinguished a fire on the roadside within 35 metres of hedgerow using 2 breathing apparatus and 2 hosereel. ]]>Sun, 7 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTMale Trapped Between Car and Bridgehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28185Jenna GendallSeventeen firefighters on two appliances from Truro and Perranporth and the Rescue Tender from Tolvaddon attended a call to an incident where a male had become trapped between a car and a bridge wall. Firefighters used crash rescue equipment to release the male from being pinned by the car. Once free the casualty was left in the care of Ambulance crew.]]>Sun, 7 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTFire Spread To Barnhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28184Jenna GendallTwo appliances with a total of 11 crew attended a call to a fire which had accidentally started and threatening to spread to a farm building containing livestock and straw. Crews used two hose reel jets on the fire - one internal to the shed and the second external. One appliance was used to shuttle water to supply the hose reels. Once the fire was confirmed out crews remained on scene for some time thoroughly damping down hotspots in the area.]]>Sun, 7 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTPerson Released From Propertyhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28183Jenna GendallFive firefighters on one appliance from Tolvaddon attended a call to a person who had become trapped in their bedroom. Crews used a triple extension to access the property and then used small tools to open the door - releasing the occupant.]]>Sun, 7 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTChalet Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28181Jenna GendallAt 23:35 several calls were received to a wooden chalet on fire on Military road, Freathy near Torpoint. Two appliances from Torpoint were mobilised to scene. On the arrival of the Torpoint crews immediately requested assistance with a 'make pumps three' request. Additional appliances from Looe and Liskeard were mobilised to the scene. The wooden chalet measured circa 15 x 10 metres. Initially crews used two breathing apparatus and one hose reel. On the arrival of additional Fire resources crews had three teams of breathing apparatus in use with one hose reel and two main jets. Western Power have been requested to attend the scene to isolate the power supply to the building. The road is currently closed at this location and Police are attending to assist with traffic control. Details updated at 01:20 08/05/17 ]]>Sun, 7 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTRing Cut From Fingerhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28182Jenna GendallOne appliance from Truro was mobilised to RCH Treliske to assist with the removal of a ring from someone's finger. The individual had injured their finger causing it to swell. The casualty was sedated using a general anaesthetic allowing crews to us a ring cutter to cut the metal ring off. There are no more details available on this incident. ]]>Sun, 7 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28180Sarah LynhamAn appliance from Falmouth Community Fire Station attended to a vehicle with a fire in the engine compartment. The crew used one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire ]]>Sat, 6 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTCo-respondershttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28179Ian OliverSince Friday evening the co-responders from Polruan, St. Keverne, Mullion, Helston and St. Ives have all been mobilised at the request of South West Ambulance Service Trust, on arrival crews have monitored and in some cases administered first aid until the arrival of ambulance resources.]]>Sat, 6 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28178Janice James5 Fire Fighters from the Helston Community Fire Station attended a chimney fire in a property in the Constantine area. Crews used a stirrup pump and chimney rods.]]>Fri, 5 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28176Janice JamesFire crews from Truro and Tolvaddon Community Fire Stations attended a one vehicle road traffic collision. One person was rescued using cutting equipment.]]>Fri, 5 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28177Janice JamesTwo fire crews from St Just Community Fire Station attended a one vehicle road traffic collision, where they rescued one person]]>Fri, 5 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTUnsafe Roofhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28175Janice JamesA Fire crew from Helston and the Aerial Ladder Platform from Truro Community Fire Stations assisted making a roof safe during the Helston Flora Celebrations ]]>Fri, 5 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTFence Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28174Ian OliverOne appliance from Falmouth attended this incident, crews extinguished a fire involving a wooden fence with a high pressure hosereel. The cause was accidental.]]>Fri, 5 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTSelf Propelled Forager On Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28172Jenna GendallTwo appliances with a total of 12 crew from Bude attended a call to a large Self Propelled Forager on fire in a field near to Grimscott. The fire in the engine was believed out on crews arrival - the engine was still smoking however. Crews used two dry powder fire extinguishers on the smouldering machinery.]]>Thu, 4 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTGorse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28173Jenna GendallSix firefighters on one appliance attended a small area of hedgerow on fire. Crews used one hose reel to extinguish the fire. ]]>Thu, 4 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTChild Released From Carhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28171Jenna GendallFive firefighters on one appliance from Tolvaddon attended a call to a young child who had become locked in a car. Crews used small tools to release the child safely. ]]>Thu, 4 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTFirehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28170Helen KnightTwo appliances from Bodmin Community Fire Station, and One appliance from Lostwithiel Community Fire Station responded to this incident. On arrival a basement fire was discovered. Firefighters used six breathing apparatus sets and two hose reel jets to extinguish the fire. The fire was caused by a tumble dryer and has been classified as accidental. The family were alerted by a working smoke alarm system, and evacuated the property. For further information on smoke alarms please follow the link below These are all of the details that we have for this incident.]]>Thu, 4 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTHedge Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28169Ian OliverSeveral calls were received for this incident, one appliance from Penzance attended and found three metres of hedge alight, this was extinguished using a high pressure hosereel jet. Arson was suspected. Devon & Cornwall Police were in attendance. ]]>Wed, 3 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTMachinery Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28167Ian OliverOn receipt of this call both appliances from Newquay were mobilised, on arrival at the scene, the crews found that there had been a fire involving a generator at a pumping station, the fire was out on arrival of resources, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus examined the area using a thermal imaging camera to ensure the area was safe. The cause was accidental.]]>Wed, 3 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28166Adam OliverTwo appliances from Delabole Community Fire Station responded to this incident. On arrival a single vehicle road traffic collision was discovered. Firefighters assisted to make the scene safe. ]]>Wed, 3 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28165Adam OliverOne fire appliance from Hayle Community Fire Station responded to this incident. On arrival a chimney fire was discovered. Firefighters used a stirrup pump and small tools to extinguish the fire. ]]>Tue, 2 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28168Ian OliverOn receipt of this call stating that smoke was seen coming from a bedroom window, appliances from Liskeard and Callington were mobilised, on arrival at the scene there was found to be a fire in the bedroom of a three storey property, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the property and extinguished the fire using a high pressure hosereel jet. The cause was accidental. ]]>Wed, 3 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTGorse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28164Emma Matthewsone Fire appliance from St Dennis Community Fire Station attended a gorse fire in the Bugle area. The call was passed to the Fire and Rescue Service by Network Rail because they were concerned the fire might affect the permanent way. Firefighters used gorse beaters to extinguish the fire which had a 150m front. Although this incident was not arson, we do ask anyone with information on fires being deliberately started in the countryside are advised to anonymously call Crimestoppers free on 0800 555 111 or contact Devon and Cornwall Police on 101 with information. Arson puts both the public and firefighters at unnecessary risk. It ties up resources that could be in demand for other more serious incidents. A lot of Cornwall is covered by on-call firefighters, so there's also a significant cost to each incident. ]]>Mon, 1 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTLift Rescuehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28162Adam OliverOne fire appliance from Penzance Community Fire Station responded to this incident. On arrival firefighters discovered two persons who were stuck inside a lift. Firefighters used small tools and a lift key to successfully release the occupants.]]>Mon, 1 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTFirehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28163Adam OliverTwo fire appliances from Helston Community Fire Station, and one from Mullion Community Fire Station, responded to this incident. On arrival a fire in a toilets was discovered. Firefighters used one hose reel and two breathing apparatus to extinguish the fire. Arson has been confirmed as the cause and Devon and Cornwall Police have been informed. ]]>Mon, 1 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTFire In Industrial Unit Updatedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28161Adam OliverFirefighters from Tolvaddon community Fire Station responded to this incident. On arrival a fire involving a cooker was discovered. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used one hose reel to extinguish the fire. The cause of this incident has been classed as accidental. ]]>Mon, 1 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTShed Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28159Richard LuffThe fire and rescue service received calls to a shed fire in the garden of a property near St Just 2 appliances from St Just and a Wholetime Officer was mobilised. On arrival the crews found small shed that was in close proximity of the house well alight. Two breathing apparatus and one hosereel was used to extinguish the fire which was deemed accidental and confined to the shed.]]>Mon, 1 May 2017 23:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28157Freddie MartinAt 1933 hours yesterday evening the FRS responded to a reported car fire at the Shell Garage on the A39 at Playing Place. One fire appliance from Truro Community Fire Station and another from Falmouth Community Fire Station attended the incident. Firefighters wearing two sets of breathing apparatus extinguished the fire using two hose reels.]]>Sat, 29 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMTKitchen Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28156Freddie MartinCrews from Falmouth attended a kitchen fire after a member of the public made contact with Cornwall Fire Service. All persons were accounted for at scene. 2x Breathing Apparatus at Stage 1, 1x Hose Reel Jet, 1x Covering Jet and 1x Safety Jet were used to extinguish the fire. Cooking related fires can be very dangerous and over the past three years there have been two deaths and six serious injuries due to this type of incident. Nearly all of these fires occurred in the kitchen and the majority are related to the oven (60%) and then the grill/ toaster (15%). Follow these simple tips found from the link below to help keep your kitchen safe. ]]>Fri, 28 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMTAnimal Trapped Down Mine Shafthttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28155Freddie MartinCrews from Bodmin and Liskeard attended a calf trapped down a mine shaft after receiving a call from the police. Mine rescue experts were also in attendance.]]>Fri, 28 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMTHedge Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28154Richard LuffThe fire and rescue service attended a fire in hedges and bamboo in the park road area of St Austell. One appliance from St Austell attended and extinguished the fire using one hosereel jet. Police also attended as it was deemed to be arson.]]>Fri, 28 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMTSingle Vehicle Road Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28153Jenna GendallSix firefighters on one appliance from Callington attended a call to a single vehicle road traffic collision. The vehicle involved had rolled, was smoking and blocking the A390 to Liskeard. Firefighters made the vehicle safe and assisted on scene with first aid prior to Ambulance crews arriving. Police also attended this incident.]]>Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMTCo-respondershttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28151Freddie MartinCrews from St. Kevern, St. Ives & Helston Community Fire Stations have attended a number of Co-Responder calls over the last 24 hours. Crews Monitored the patients until the arrival of SWASFT. From 1 April 2015 until 1 December 2016, we have attended 1301 co-responder 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.]]>Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMTSilage Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28152Freddie MartinTwo fire appliances from St. Just Community Fire Station were mobilised to a small fire in the open. Two breathing apparatus wearers using a hose reel jet each extinguished the fire.]]>Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28150Freddie MartinCrews from Polruan and Looe were mobilised to a chimney fire. The access to the flue of the log burner involved was limited, 1 Hose Reel Jet, 1 Triple Extension Ladder and 1 Roof Ladder were used 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. ]]>Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMTGorse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28146Ian OliverOne appliance from Delabole were mobilised to an area on Bodmin Moor, the crew on arrival found many seats of gorse alight, covering two to three acres, beaters are in use to extinguish the fires. ]]>Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMTOut of Control Bonfirehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28148Freddie MartinAfter a call from the occupant of the controlled burn advising that it had gotten out of control, an appliance from Tolvaddon was mobilised. Crews extinguished the fire using 1 Main Jet and 2 Hose Reel Jets.]]>Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMTSmall Animal Rescuehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28149Freddie MartinAt the request of the RSPCA, one appliance from St Austell was mobilised to assist with the rescue of a Gull, from netting approximately 18 feet up. A triple extension ladder and a roof ladder were used to perform the rescue.]]>Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMTLarge Scrap Yard Fire - Updatedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28145Freddie MartinOn receipt of multiple 999 calls to a large fire in this area, fire appliances from Liskeard and Bodmin were mobilised. Update 14:02 hrs - 27/04/17: Additional appliances from Bodmin, Wadebridge, Callington, Looe, Launceston, St Austell, Newquay and St Dennis have been mobilised. Update 15:44 hrs - 27/04/17: In total we have 5 Pumps, 2 Water Carriers, 1 Aerial Ladder Platform, 1 BA Support Vehicle, 1 Incident Command Unit, 1 Welfare Unit and 4 Flexi Officers in attendance. The police are also in attendance as the road adjacent to this incident is now closed. Update 16:00 hrs - 27/04/17: The High Volume Pump from Newquay has been requested and mobilised to the scene. Update 17:30 hrs - 27/04/17: Make pumps 8 request, Additional crews have been mobilised. Update 22:00 hrs - 27/04/17: Crews have been making steady progress throughout the evening, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus have been committed at the scene, the high volume pump is in use, the aerial ladder platform is in use, main jets and ground monitors are in use. Currently there are appliances from Lostwithiel, St. Austell Wadebridge, Fowey anf the water carrier from Helston are in attendance. This is as well as the Command Unit from Launceston, the Operational Support Unit from St. Austell and the Welfare Vehicle from St. Dennis. Update 05:15 hrs - 28/04/17: Cornwall Fire and Rescue service are making steady progress on the fire at the scrap yard. Relief crews from across the county have been used over night and currently on scene there are four major appliances from Delabole, Polruan, Saltash and Callington. Two water carriers from Wadebridge and Helston are shuttling water to the scene. Specialist firefighting equipment in use includes a High Volume Pump, Foam Pod, and Aerial ladder platform with platform monitor in use firefighting from a height. Support vehicles which have remained on scene include a Command Support Unit, and Welfare vehicle. Two Flexi Duty Officers are managing the incident. Crews are continuing their sustained attack on the fire to dampen it down. It is expected this incident to continue well into Friday 28th April. Some local roads remain closed. There are no more details available on this incident at this time. Update 18:16 hrs - 28/04/17: Crews have remained on scene today, they have come from Truro, Bodmin, Padstow, Mevagissey, Newquay and Bude. They have been continuing to fight the fire and at 1521 the message came back that all fires were now extinguished . Crews have remained on scene using the thermal image camera to assess the scene and then to damp down any hotspots. At 1816 the crews are continuing to make up equipment and scene. Update 19:29 hrs - 28/04/17: The last remaining crews on scene are from Newquay who are making up the High Volume Pump and the High Volume Hose Layer. Update 21:19 hrs - 28/04/17: All appliances have now left the scene and are returning to their home stations. Update 23:52 hrs - 28/04/17: All appliances have returned to their home station. There are now no appliances on scene.]]>Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMTNursing Home Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28144Janice JamesFire crews from Hayle and Tolvaddon Community Fire Stations attended a small fire in a nursing home in the Hayle area. No fire fighting equipment was used during the incident. The incident was left with an on site electrician and on site staff]]>Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28143Janice JamesOne fire appliance from Helston Community Fire Station attended a vehicle fire, it was extinguished using 2 hose reels and wearing breathing apparatus ]]>Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMTCo-respondershttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28142Freddie MartinToday our Co-Responders form St. Ives, Polruan and St. Kevern have assisted South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust with a number of calls. Crews monitored patients until the arrival of an Ambulance From 1 April 2015 until 1 December 2016, we have attended 1301 co-responder 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, 25 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMTMud Rescuehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28141Freddie MartinAppliances from Truro, Falmouth and St. Austell were mobilised to reports of someone stuck in the mud and the tide rising. Crews wearing dry suits and personal flotation devices used a triple extension ladder to rescue the casualty. Latest statistics show that in 2015, 321 people died after tripping, falling or simply underestimating the risks associated with being near water. Of the 50 who lost their lives in the South West, 20% did so in Cornwall; the fourth highest of any county in England. For more information on staying safe around water, visit our website: ]]>Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMTLarge Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28140Emma MatthewsOn receipt of this call, both appliances from Bude were mobilised, several calls were received and whilst still en route further resources were requested to attend, one appliance from Delabole and an appliance from Holsworthy and Hartand were mobilised. On arrival there was found to be a fire involving a fifteen metre by fifteen metre wooden shed which was well alight, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus are using two high pressure hosereel jets at this time, there are reports of cylinders involved. Devon and Cornwall Police are in attendance managing traffic due to the close proximity of the incident to the A39. Update 1400 hours: The incident has now been sectorised, there is a ground monitor in use, and a water shuttle is in place to provide water at the incident ground, teams of firefighters wearing breathing apparatus are still in use, the incident is scaling down and the Devon & Somerset appliances will soon be returning to their home Stations. Update 1500 hours: All appliances have left the scene and are returning to their home stations. Don’t Become a Statistic! Every year we attend numerous fires on farms, where buildings are completely destroyed by fire, often with the loss of large amounts of stock, straw, hay, farm machinery, chemicals and even livestock. We have produced a booklet in partnership with Cornish Mutual and NFU Mutual to help farms comply with the new fire laws. The booklet contains the information on the following: • What you’re required to do by law • Fire safety risk assessments • If a fire breaks out • Controlled burning • Dangerous substances • Arson View the booklet from the link below: ]]>Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMTPerson Released From Toiletshttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28139Jenna GendallFive firefighters on one appliance from Truro attended a call to a person who had become trapped in a public toilet on Lemon quay. Crews used small tools to free the trapped person. ]]>Mon, 24 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMTBonfire Out of Controlhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28138Freddie MartinCritical Control received a call to a hedge on fire. Upon arrival it was discovered that a bonfire had spread to six metres of Conifer Trees. Two hose reel jets were used to extinguish the fire. The cause was accidental. If you are planning a large bonfire in Cornwall, inform Cornwall Fire, Rescue and Community Safety Service before you start by dialing 0203 162 2240 and tell the Critical Control Operator: • Your location. • Time you intend to start burning. • Confirm when you have finished burning. This helps us avoid sending fire engines to false alarms when they could be responding to a real emergency. With controlled burns, it is illegal to leave a fire unattended or to have too few people to control it. Always ensure a fire is completely out before you leave it and check next day to ensure it has not reignited. ]]>Mon, 24 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMTCo-responderhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28137Freddie MartinCo-responders from St. Ives and St. Mawes assisted ambulance crews today. From 1 April 2015 until 1 December 2016, we have attended 1301 co-responder 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.]]>Mon, 24 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMTCooker Knobs Smokinghttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28136Jenna GendallFive firefighters on one appliance from St Austell attended a call to a property where it was reported that smoke was coming from the cooker knobs. On crews arrival they isolated the power to the cooker and on inspection the smoke was confirmed as coming from faulty electrics in the cooker. ]]>Mon, 24 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMTAssistance Given To Ambulancehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28135Jenna GendallFive firefighters on one appliance from Callington assisted Ambulance paramedics with the removal of a bariatric patient from their property. Access to the property was from the first floor via an external staircase. Once the casualty had been recovered from the property, using a stretcher and a winch the casualty was pulled up a steep access road to a waiting bariatric Ambulance. There are no further details available on this incident. ]]>Mon, 24 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMTGorse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28134Jenna GendallSix firefighters on one appliance from Bodmin attended a call to an area of gorse alight near to Dozmary pool on Bodmin moor. The gorse covered an area of 20 square metres. Crews used beaters and a hose reel to extinguish the fire. ]]>Mon, 24 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28133Amber JamesFirefighters from St Mawes attended a single vehicle fire, the fire was extinguished, the cause believed to be accidental. This is all the information we have available on this incident.]]>Mon, 24 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28132Adam OliverTwo appliances from Bude Community Fire Station responded to this incident. On arrival a single vehicle road traffic collision was discovered with one occupant trapped. Firefighters used small tools to release the occupant who was transferred into the care of the ambulance service. ]]>Sun, 23 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT