Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service News ItemsNews Items published by the Cornwall Fire and Rescue ServiceengabLibrary RSS Component v1.0Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:46:18 GMTUpdatehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28544Maggie MooreThere are no new incidents of note to report at this time. As and when incidents of note occur the newsdesk will be updated.]]>Fri, 15 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMTAmbulance Assisted With Casualty Recoveryhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28548Naomi RanceTwo appliances from Delabole with 9 firefighters, attended a request from Ambulance to assist with a recovery of a casualty who had fallen down a slope. Firefighters manually carried the casualty from the bottom of the slope to the Ambulance. The casualty was left in the hands of the Ambulance. ]]>Mon, 18 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMTCrews make entry to casualty trapped in toilet cubiclehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28549Naomi RanceAt 0948 Ambulance requested the Fire Service to attend the public toilets on Lemon Quay, to assist gaining entry to a toilet cubicle. One fire appliance with 5 firefighters on board were mobilized to assist. Firefighters gained entry to the cubicle and gave one casualty first aid until the arrival of Ambulance Paramedics. ]]>Mon, 18 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28547Ian OliverBoth appliances from Launceston and a Wholetime Officer were mobilised to this incident, on arrival the crews found a fire in the bathroom of a two storey property, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fire using a high pressure hosereel jet, the positive pressure ventilation fan was used clear smoke from the premises. An ambulance was requested to treat one person for the effects of smoke inhalation.]]>Mon, 18 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMTLorry Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28546Adam OliverTwo appliances from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station responded to this incident. On arrival a lorry trailer was found to be well alight. Firefighters used four breathing apparatus sets and two hose reel jets to extinguish the fire. Arson is suspected and Devon and Cornwall Police are also in attendance.]]>Sun, 17 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMTSingle Vehicle Road Traffic Collisonhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28545Maggie MooreOne appliance from Truro Community Fire Station attended a single vehicle road traffic collision involving a tractor. There were no persons trapped and the crew made the scene safe along with the attendance of the Police and Ambulance Service.]]>Sat, 16 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMTTwo Vehicle Road Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28543Jenna GendallAppliances from Padstow and Wadebridge and a Rescue Tender from Bodmin attended a call to a two vehicle road traffic collision on the A389 Padstow to Wadebridge. On crews arrival there was one casualty remaining in one vehicle on scene. Firefighters remained on scene as Ambulance staff assessed the casualty. Firefighters remained on scene until the casualty had been released from the vehicle and in the care of Ambulance staff. ]]>Fri, 15 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMTFire At Supermarkethttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28542Katherine TakelAppliances from Helston, Mullion and Falmouth were mobilised to a supermarket in Helston at 01:30 following a smoke detector sounding. On arrival the first appliance found the store to be heavily smoke logged and used breathing apparatus, a hose reel,a covering jet and a thermal imaging camera to enter the building. Firefighters found a fire in the store and extinguished the flames before ventilating. Medically trained Firefighters from The Co Responder Unit treated two males with smoke inhalation on scene before Ambulances arrival. A fire investigation will take place in the morning to confirm the cause of the fire. We have no further details at this time, updates will be added as and when details are available. ]]>Fri, 15 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collision, Make Safehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28541Katherine TakelOne appliance from Tolvaddon used small tools to make a car safe after a single vehicle collision on the A390. Police and Ambulance were also in attendance and treated two individuals on scene before taking them to hospital. The road remains closed until Police have finished their investigations. ]]>Fri, 15 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMTPerson Locked In Lifthttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28540Katherine TakelAn appliance from Tolvaddon used small tools and lift keys to release three people and a dog from inside a lift. The crew then isolated the lift until an engineer could attend to fix it. ]]>Fri, 15 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMTElectrical Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28539Sarah LynhamA crew from Launceston Community Fire Station responded to a call stating that smoke could be seen from a property. On arrival the crew called for more assistance from other surrounding Fire Stations and an officer. The crews extinguished the fire and found it to be caused by a faulty dehumidifier. ]]>Wed, 13 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28538Jenna GendallSix firefighters on one appliance from Lostwithiel attended a call to a car on fire on Mill Hill. Crews used two breathing apparatus and two hose reels to extinguish the fire. ]]>Wed, 13 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMTShed Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28537Jenna GendallSix firefighters on one appliance from Delabole attended a call to a fire reported as a bonfire out of control. On crews arrival they confirmed the fire involved a garden shed and had spread to undergrowth. The shed measured 3 x 3 metres and was destroyed by fire on crews arrival. Crews used one hose reel and ceiling hooks to damp down and turn over the fire area.]]>Tue, 12 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMTResidential Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28536Ian OliverOn receipt of this call, appliances from Fowey and Lostwithiel as well a wholetime officer were mobilised to this incident. On arrival the crews found a fire in the laundry room of a large residential premise, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fire using a high pressure hosereel jet. The positive pressure fan was used to ventilate the area. The cause was accidental. The alarm was raised by a working smoke detection system.]]>Mon, 11 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMTShed Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28533Ian OliverSeveral calls were received for this incident, appliances from Hayle and St. Ives were mobilised, on arrival crews discovered a shed measuring approximately three metres by three metres well alight, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fire using two high pressure hosereels, the cause was accidental.]]>Sun, 10 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMTFire In Hand Dryerhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28532Jenna GendallFive firefighters on one appliance from Truro were mobilised to a call to a fire in a wash room hand dryer which had been extinguished. Firefighters confirmed that the small fire has been extinguished, one thermal imaging camera was used to ensure that the fire had not spread. ]]>Sun, 10 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28531Jenna GendallOne appliance from Perranporth attended a call to a car on fire between the A3075 and Penhallow village. On the arrival of crews a small fire in the engine compartment was extinguished using one hose reel jet and small tools.]]>Sun, 10 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMTDangerous Structurehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28530Jenna GendallOne appliance from Tolvaddon and an Aerial ladder platform from Truro attended a call to a roof canopy with a loose piece of cladding which had been damaged by strong winds. Crews used the Aerial ladder platform to access the underside of the canopy, a reciprocating saw was used to cut free the damaged section of cladding, making the structure had been made safe.]]>Sun, 10 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28529Courtney GoodreidAppliances from Hayle and Tolvaddon attended a call to a chimney fire on St Johns street. Crews used one triple extension ladder, chimney rods, a hose reel, covering jet and small gear to clear the flue and extinguish the fire. Once the fire was confirmed out crews remained on the scene monitoring hot spots. 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. ]]>Sat, 9 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMTFirehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28528Adam OliverAppliances from Tolvaddon and Falmouth responded to this incident. On arrival a fire was discovered inside the bedroom of a flat. Firefighters used one hose reel and two breathing apparatus to extinguish the fire. The cause of this incident has been classed as accidental. In 2015/16 the Service and our partnerships carried out 5,153 home fire safety checks in homes across Cornwall to reduce the risk of experiencing an accidental dwelling fire. In Cornwall, we are committed to reducing fire deaths by ensuring that every home in the county has a working smoke alarm. To make sure this happens, firefighters carry out free home safety checks and fit free smoke alarms. To register for a free home fire safety check, select the related link below:]]>Sat, 9 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMTTractor Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28527Courtney GoodreidTwo appliances from St Mary's Community Fire Station responded to this incident. On arrival a tractor fire was discovered. Firefighters used one hose reel and two breathing apparatus to extinguish the fire. 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: ]]>Fri, 8 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28526Courtney GoodreidAppliances from Tolvaddon and Hayle also the rescue tender from Tolvaddon were mobilised to this incident as well as a wholetime officer, on arrival there was found to be a two vehicle collision, no persons were trapped although one casualty remained within a vehicle, Fire & Rescue personnel made the scene safe and assisted ambulance personnel. Further details may be obtained from Devon & Cornwall Police, who were in attendance. Find out more about Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service’s role when attending road traffic collisions by selecting the related link below:]]>Fri, 8 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMTKitchen Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28525Courtney GoodreidOn receipt of this call both appliances from Tolvaddon were mobilised, on arrival it was found that there had been a small fire in the grill pan, which was removed to open air and helpful advice given to the occupant. 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, 8 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMTAnimal Rescuehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28524Ian OliverOn receipt of this call one appliance from St. Austell was mobilised, on arrival it was found that a dog had locked itself in a car with the engine running, crews gained access to the vehicle using small tools.]]>Fri, 8 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMTCaravan Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28523Courtney GoodreidAppliances from Perranporth and Newquay were mobilised to this incident, on arrival the caravan was found to be well alight, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used two high pressure hosereel jets to extinguish the fire. Arson was suspected. Devon & Cornwall Police were requested to attend. 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. ]]>Fri, 8 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMTCo-responders Across Cornwallhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28522Courtney GoodreidCo-Responders from St Mawes, St Ives and Helston were mobilised to emergency incidents this morning. When in attendance we worked closely with ambulance to help the casualties. There are no further details to pass at this time. 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: ]]>Fri, 8 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28519Adam OliverAppliances from Mevagissey and Fowey responded to this incident. On arrival a bedroom fire was discovered. Firefighters used two breathing apparatus sets and one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. There are no further details available for this incident. ]]>Wed, 6 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMTShed Fire Spread To Roof of Bungalowhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28517Courtney GoodreidTwo fire appliances from Truro, two fire appliances from St Austell and a fire appliance from Mevagissey are in attendance at a fire that started in a shed and has spread to the roof of a bungalow, The firefighters, some wearing breathing apparatus, are using two hosereels and two jets to extinguish the fire and stop it spreading further. Further updates will be posted as more information is received. Update: 07/09/2017 22:00 8 Firefighters in teams wearing breathing apparatus used multiple firefighting jets to prevent the entire building from being lost. A fifth pump from Mevagissey was also mobilised, as well as the operational support vehicle from St. Austell, due to the rapid usage of breathing apparatus wearers. At its height, there were 30+ Service personnel on scene. Extensive damage was caused. Thankfully, no one was hurt. The Red Cross welfare vehicle also attended to assist the home owners. During this incident crews from Mevagissey and Fowey, assisting in the area, were also mobilised to a property fire in St Austell. Further details on this incident can be found from the News Desk. When was the last time you checked/cleaned your tumble dryer? The build-up of fibres and dust, combined with heat can lead to a deadly situation. Check it. Clean it! #firekills For more information visit our website for details on tumble dryer and washing machine safety:]]>Wed, 6 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMTMotorcycle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28516Adam Oliver One appliance from Truro Community Fire Station responded to this incident. On arrival a motorcycle fire was discovered. Firefighters used one hose reel jet and two breathing apparatus to extinguish the fire. The cause of this incident has been classed as accidental. ]]>Wed, 6 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMTAgricultural Machineryhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28515Courtney GoodreidOn receipt of this call, appliances from St. Columb and St. Dennis were mobilised, on arrival the crews found a hay baler well alight, the fire was extinguished by firefighters wearing breathing apparatus using a high pressure hosereel. The cause was accidental. 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, 5 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMTUnattended Bonfire - Trurohttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28514Jenna GendallCrews from Station 41 attended an unattended bonfire - 1 Hose Jet was used to extinguish the fire. No further action was taken.]]>Mon, 4 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMTFire In Woodlandhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28513Freddie MartinA call was received stating that smoke could be seen coming from a building in the area. Two major pumping appliances from St. Austell community fire station were mobilised. A short while after the first call, a second call was received and the additional information stated that there was a fire located in an area of woodland. Upon arrival crews found a small area of woodland alight, one high pressure hosereel jet was used to extinguish the fire. Arson was suspected and Devon & Cornwall Police have been informed. Anyone with information on fires being deliberately started in the countryside are advised to anonymously call Crimestoppers free on 0800 555 111 or contact Devon and Cornwall Police on 101 with information. Arson puts both the public and firefighters at unnecessary risk. It ties up resources that could be in demand for 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, 4 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMTDog Rescued From Water Filled Wellhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28512Jenna GendallA total of 20 Firefighters on appliances from Bodmin and Saltash attended a call to a spaniel which had fallen down a water filled well. The animal had fallen 15 metres down a water filled well and survived. Specialist line rescue equipment from Bodmin was used to recover the dog. The spaniel was successfully rescued by the Fire and Rescue service and returned unharmed to its owner. ]]>Sun, 3 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMTOne Casualty Released From Vehicle Following Road Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28511Andy TaylorOne fire appliance and the rescue tender from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station attended a road traffic collision with a person trapped. Firefighters used crash rescue equipment to release the casualty by 1150hrs. Firefighters also assisted ambulance paramedics with two further casualties. Police were also in attendance. If further details are required, please contact Devon & Cornwall Police. To find out more about the role of the Fire Service at road traffic collisions, please follow the link below.]]>Sun, 3 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMTWater Related Incidentshttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28510Ian OliverThe first call was received at 11:05 this morning. This was to reports of a van stuck in a ford with water rising and the driver stuck in the vehicle. Water rescue crews from St. Austell and Bude subsequently attended further water related incidents across east Cornwall. Update: St. Kew area: 1105 hours. Water rescue vehicles from St. Austell and Bude were mobilised to this incident, where a van was stuck knee deep in a fast flowing ford, appliances from Wadebridge and Bodmin also attended with three wholetime officers. Trained Fire Service Water Operatives entered the water and secured the vehicle and then proceeded to rescue one casualty, who was recovered to the bank side and was then assessed by an attending paramedic. St. Tudy area: 1227 hours: The water rescue teams from St. Austell and Bude were sent on to this incident, on arrival it was found that a car had been moved out of flood water by members of the public to dry land, an ambulance was requested to check the condition of one person. Bolventor area: 1430 hours: Once again the water rescue resources from St. Austell and Bude were mobilised as well as appliances from Liskeard, Bodmin and Launceston as well as three wholetime officers. Crews found a significant amount of water in the Draynes Valley area and immediately requested a road closure. Two vehicles were found in flood water, fortunately all occupants of the vehicles were out of the car and on the roadside. Lansallos area: 1512 hours: For this incident the water rescue teams from St. Austell and Bude as well as appliances from Polruan, Looe, Bodmin and Launceston were mobilised as well as three wholetime officers. On arrival there were found to be two persons trapped in a vehicle in approximately three feet of water, the car was recovered from the water and the persons within were found to be fit and well. Canworthy Water: 1621 hours: The water rescue teams from St. Austell and Bude and appliances from Delabole, Callington, Bodmin and Launceston as well as Wholetime Officers were mobilised to this incident. Crews were responding to a reported vehicle stranded in a ford, whilst on route crews came across a road traffic collision with a car on its side, crews gave general assistance at scene, before continuing to the original incident, on arrival it was found that the occupants of the vehicle were fortunately recovered to the side of the road. Photo courtesy of Bude Community Fire Station of the incident at St. Kew area. ]]>Sat, 2 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28509Ian OliverOne appliance from Bodmin was mobilised to this incident, on arrival the crew found a single storey domestic property with the chimney smoldering, the fire was extinguished using stirrup pump and chimney rods. ]]>Fri, 1 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMTHeathland Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28507Jenna GendallFive firefighters on one appliance from Tolvaddon attended a call to an area of heathland on fire. Crews used one bucket of water to extinguish the fire. ]]>Fri, 1 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMTAlarms Alert Fire Service To Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28508Jenna GendallA 999 call to alarms sounding in a block of flats was received at 15:43 this afternoon. The concerned caller stated that there was also a smell of burning in the block of flats. Appliances from Truro and Tolvaddon were mobilised to the scene. On crews arrival they confirmed that there was a fire in the lounge of a ground floor flat. Crews used two breathing apparatus, one hose reel, one safety jet and a thermal imaging camera to extinguish the fire. One casualty was out of the flat on the Fire services arrival, an Ambulance was requested to attend the incident. There are no more details available on this incident. ]]>Fri, 1 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMTChild Extricated From Foresthttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28506Jenna GendallSix firefighters on one appliance from Bude attended an incident where a child had fallen from a swing and Ambulance required assistance in their recovery from the scene. Firefighters used bolt croppers to access the site initially, firefighters then used a triple extension ladder and lines to recover the casualty who had a leg injury. Firefighters assisted Paramedics with conveying the casualty to the Ambulance. ]]>Fri, 1 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMTThree Vehicle Road Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28505Jenna GendallTen firefighters on two appliances from Liskeard and Callington attended a call to a two vehicle road traffic collision. It was reported on the call that one casualty was trapped in the vehicle. On crews arrival the accident involved a car and a van. One person remained in one vehicle, however they were not physically trapped. The casualty self extricated with the assistance of Ambulance paramedics. Firefighters made the scene safe.]]>Fri, 1 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28503Adam OliverOne appliance from Callington Community Fire Station responded to this incident. On arrival a two vehicle Road Traffic Collision with no persons trapped was discovered. Firefighters assisted to make both vehicles safe using small tools. ]]>Fri, 1 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28502Ian OliverOn receipt of this call appliances from Callington and Launceston as well as the rescue tender from Bodmin were mobilised along with a Wholetime Officer. On arrival there was found to be a two vehicle collision and confirmed that persons were trapped, crews are currently undertaking the removal of casualties using crash rescue equipment. The ambulance service are in attendance, also Devon & Cornwall Police, from whom further details may be obtained. Motorists should be aware of heavy traffic congestion in the area. ]]>Thu, 31 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28500Adam OliverOne appliance from St Austell Community Fire Station responded to this incident. On arrival firefighters discovered a car fire. One hose reel and two breathing apparatus were used to extinguish the fire. This incident has been classed as accidental. ]]>Wed, 30 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisonhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28498Courtney GoodreidOne appliance from Launceston Fire Station was on its way back from standby at Bude Fire Station and came across a road traffic collision involving two vehicles, Police were already on scene. The crews assisted the Police and Ambulance with two of the four casualties and made the scene safe. The Air Ambulance was also in attendance and airlifted one casualty to hospital. Find out more about Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service’s role when attending road traffic collisions by selecting the related link below: ]]>Tue, 29 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMTMobile Grain Dryer Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28497Adam OliverTwo appliances from Bude Community Fire Station responded to this incident. On arrival a fire within a mobile grain dryer was discovered. Firefighters used one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. ]]>Tue, 29 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28496Courtney GoodreidOne appliance from St Austell was sent to a car fire at 04:00 this morning. On arrival the firefighters found the car to be well alight and used two breathing apparatus and a hose reel to extinguish the flames. The cause is believed to be arson and the Police were also on scene. 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. ]]>Tue, 29 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMTFire Involving Playgroundhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28495Courtney GoodreidSix firefighters on one appliance from Launceston attended a call to an area of children's play area matting on fire. Crews used one hose reel to extinguish the fire. Arson was the suspected cause of the fire and Devon and Cornwall Police was informed of the incident. 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, 28 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMTRTC Polbathichttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28477Courtney GoodreidThis morning crews were mobilised to a multiple vehicle RTC incident in the Polbathic area. One male was trapped in a van, crews used small tools to free him from the vehicle. Police and ambulance were also at scene. Casualty now in the care of the ambulance service. Find out more about Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service’s role when attending road traffic collisions by selecting the related link below: ]]>Tue, 22 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMTWheelie Bin Destroyed In Fire Started By Disposable Bbqhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28493Courtney GoodreidSix firefighters on one appliance from Padstow attended a call to a wheelie bin on fire on a campsite near to Porthcothnan. The wheelie bin was totally destroyed on the arrival of the fire service, one hose reel was used to damp the scene of the fire. Crews confirmed that the believed cause of the fire was from a disposable barbecue being placed in the bin before it was fully extinguished and cold. Although most barbecues present no problems, there have been examples of fires, serious injuries and deaths caused by the use of flammable liquids or sitting barbecues too close to fences, garden sheds, buildings or trees. Select the related link below to view guidelines that will help ensure that everyone has a happy and safe barbecue season:]]>Sat, 26 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMTBin Fire Caused By Disposable Bbqhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28492Jenna GendallFive firefighters on one appliance from Falmouth attended a call to a bin on fire on the beach at Swanpool. The fire was caused by the careless disposal of a lit disposable Bar B Que. One hose reel was used to extinguish the fire. ]]>Sat, 26 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMTBaler and Bales On Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28491Courtney GoodreidTwo appliances from Bodmin and one from Wadebridge attended a call to a baler on fire and some hay bales. On crews arrival the baler was well alight, two large tonne hay bales were also involved and 30 square metres of field stubble was also alight. Firefighters used eight beaters and two hose reels on the fire. Water from a stream was used on the incident in a pump relay. 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: ]]>Sat, 26 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMTCo-reponders Assisting Ambulancehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28490Maggie MooreOvernight the Co-Responder crew from St Ives, St Mawes & Helston 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. ]]>Sat, 26 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMTUnattended Bonfire Spread To Hedge and Undergrowthhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28489Jenna GendallFive firefighters on one appliance from Tolvaddon attended a call to smoke seen in the distance. On crews arrival they found an out of control bonfire had spread to a hedge and to 10 square metres of gorse and undergrowth. Firefighters used one hose reel to extinguish the fire. ]]>Fri, 25 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMTPerson Trapped In Public Toilethttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28488Jenna GendallFour firefighters on one appliance from St Columb attended a call to a male who had become trapped in a Public Toilet. Firefighters used small tools to release the male. ]]>Fri, 25 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMTBaler and Large Bales On Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28487Jenna GendallSix firefighters on one appliance from Hayle attended a call to 25 large hay bales and a baler on fire in a field off Conker lane. Crews used 6 beaters and one hose reel to extinguish the fire. ]]>Thu, 24 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT50 Ft Boat In Danger of Sinking Pumped Outhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28486Jenna GendallSix firefighters on one appliance from Torpoint attended a request to assist the prevention of pollution to the lake from a fishing boat which was sinking. Threat to the environment was being made by fuel and oil stored within the vessel. With assistance from a tug boat Firefighters and their equipment was taken to the vessel and an portable pumps were used to remove water from the sinking vessel to prevent it from sinking. Over the course of the morning circa 50,000 litres of clean water have been removed from the vessel. There are no further details available on this incident. ]]>Thu, 24 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28485Freddie MartinCritical Control received multiple repeat calls to reports of car on fire. Appliances from St. Dennis and Newquay were mobilised. Devon and Cornwall police were also requested for traffic management. As of 09:20; 2 Hose Real Jets and 2 Breathing Apparatus are in use extinguishing the fire.]]>Thu, 24 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMTBaler Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28484Adam OliverAfter reports of a baler fire two appliances from St Austell fire station responded to this incident. On arrival firefighters discovered a medium sized bailer to be well alight. The fire was extinguished using two breathing apparatus and one hose reel jet. The cause of this incident has been classed as accidental.]]>Wed, 23 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28483Sarah LynhamTwo appliances from Bude Community Fire Station along with the rescue tender from Bodmin Community Fire Station and a whole time officer have responded to a road traffic collision in the area. Find out more about Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service’s role when attending road traffic collisions by selecting the related link below:]]>Wed, 23 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMTOven Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28482Courtney GoodreidTwo appliances from St Columb and one from Newquay responded to this incident. On arrival a oven was found to be alight inside a commercial kitchen. Firefighters used two breathing apparatus sets and one hose reel to extinguish the fire. The cause of this incident has been classed as accidental. Cooking related fires can be very dangerous and over the past three years there have been two deaths and six serious injuries due to this type of incident. Nearly all of these fires occurred in the kitchen and the majority are related to the oven (60%) and then the grill/ toaster (15%). Follow these simple tips found from the link below to help keep your kitchen safe. ]]>Tue, 22 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMTFire In Fieldhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28481Courtney GoodreidOne fire appliance from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station attended a fire in a field of barley. Firefighters used beaters and one hosereel to extinguish the fire that had spread to involve 200 metres by 5 metres. 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, 22 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMTGrill Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28480Andy TaylorTwo fire appliances from Falmouth Community Fire Station attended a report of a cooker fire. Firefighters confirmed that the fire involving a grill was already out and they isolated the gas supply to make safe. A positive pressure ventilation fan was used to clear the smoke from the property. For advice on how to prevent a fire in your kitchen, please follow the link below.]]>Tue, 22 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMTFire Involving Lift Motorhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28479Andy TaylorOne fire appliance from Perranporth and one fire appliance from Newquay attended a property where there was a fire involving an electric motor on top of a lift. Firefighters cooled the motor using a carbon dioxide (CO2) fire extinguisher and the incident was left in care of an engineer.]]>Tue, 22 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMTOven Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28478Andy TaylorOne fire appliance from Penzance and one fire appliance from Tolvaddon attended a fire involving an oven. The fire was out on arrival of the crews and a thermal imaging camera was used to confirm. ]]>Tue, 22 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMTHouse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28476Andy TaylorTwo fire appliances from Newquay Community Fire Station are in attendance at a fire in a two-storey house. The fire is on the ground floor and firefighters, some wearing breathing apparatus, are using two horsereels and a thermal imaging camera to extinguish the fire. Update 1120hrs: The property measures 12 metres by 12 metres and the fire involved a tumble dryer on the ground floor. Firefighters have extinguished the fire and are now ventilating to remove the smoke from the building. Update 1200hrs: Fire crews have completed clearing the smoke from the building and ensuring that the fire is fully extinguished. The cause of the fire is accidental. Fire Safety: Fires can occur in electrical items in the home, such as washing machines and tumble dryers. It is important that they are properly maintained and kept clean. Sometimes machines are recalled that might be faulty, so it is important to register your machine with the manufacturer. For further information and advice, please follow the link below.]]>Mon, 21 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28475Adam OliverAppliances from Penzance and Hayle Community Fire Stations responded to this incident. On arrival firefighters discovered a small fire in the bathroom of a residential property. Firefighters used four breathing apparatus sets, one hose reel jet, one thermal imaging camera, and a carbon dioxide fire extinguisher to extinguish the fire. This incident has been classed as accidental. ]]>Sun, 20 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMTKitchen Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28474Jenna GendallA total of sixteen firefighters on appliances from Greenbank, Plymouth, Saltash and Liskeard attended a call to a property which was full of smoke and the occupant reported crackling noises. The first informative from scene confirmed that there was a fire in a kitchen and requested three fire appliances to attend. On arrival crews used rapid deployment to tackle the fire using two breathing apparatus and one hose reel. At 02:18 the fire was believed to be out, crews were using four breathing apparatus and two hose reel jets. Crews damped down the fire and ventilated the property. Ambulance was requested to attend to treat one casualty suffering from smoke inhalation. There are no more details available on this incident. ]]>Sun, 20 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28473Jenna GendallSix firefighters on one appliance from Hayle attended a call to a car on fire. Crews used a glass master to gain entry to the vehicle, one hose reel jet was used to extinguish the fire. ]]>Sun, 20 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMTLarge Unattended Bonfirehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28471Jenna GendallSix firefighters on one appliance from Hayle attended a call to smoke seen in the distance, the smoke was affecting traffic on a near by road. Firefighters investigated the area of Fraddam road and found a large unattended bonfire measuring 10 x 10 metres. Crews used one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire to prevent it from spreading and to stop the smoke affecting the road.]]>Sat, 19 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMTBoat Rolled In Harbour and Leaking Fuelhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28472Jenna GendallSix firefighters on one appliance from St Mawes attended a call to an 18 ft boat which had overturned on a slip way and was leaking petrol into the harbour. Firefighterrs used a winch to right the overturned boat. Two cranes from a local company were used to recover the vessel. The Environment agency were informed of this incident and Harbour Master was in attendance dealing with the environmental impact as a result of the incident. ]]>Sat, 19 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMTHedge Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28467Nichola ThompsonOne appliance from St Austell attended a hedge fire in the Trenovissick Road area of St Austell. Two hosereels jets were used to extinguish the fire and details were passed to Western Power following some damage to overhead cables caused by heat and fire.]]>Sat, 19 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMTAgricultural Building and Machinery Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28468Nichola ThompsonAppliances from Padstow, St Columb, Newquay and a Water Carrier from Wadebridge attended a barn fire containing machinery and hay. A total of four breathing apparatus, three hosereel jets, one main jet and a ground monitor were used to extinguish the fire that had spread from machinery to the barn. The cause is believed to be accidental. ]]>Sat, 19 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMTChild Released From Locked Vehiclehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28469Nichola ThompsonOne appliance from St Austell responded to an emergency call reporting a child accidentally locked inside a vehicle. Crews gained access with small tools releasing the child into the care of its parents.]]>Sat, 19 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28470Nichola ThompsonOne appliance from Truro and the Rescue Tender from Tolvaddon were mobilised to a reported two vehicle road traffic collision with reported persons trapped. On arrival the first appliance confirmed no persons were trapped in the vehicles, so assistance was given to the South West Ambulance Service Trust with one casualty and the scene was made safe.]]>Sat, 19 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMTLorry Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28466Maggie MooreOne appliance from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station attended this incident involving a heavy goods vehicle with a fire in one disc brake. The crew used one hosereel to cool the area whilst the lorry was safely pulled up into a layby. There are no further details for this incident.]]>Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMTLorry and Car Road Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28465Jenna GendallFive firefighters from St Keverne attended a call to a two vehicle road traffic collision involving a lorry and a car. The car was on its side and on crews arrival the cars occupant was being by Ambulance paramedics. Firefighters made the scene safe using small tools and assisting Police with the recovery of the vehicles. ]]>Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMTUnattended Bonfirehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28464Jenna GendallFive firefighters on one appliance from Truro attended a call to an unattended fire in the woods between Idless and Moresk road. Crews used one hosereel to extinguish the fire. ]]>Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28463Jenna GendallSix firefighters on one appliance from Launceston attended a call to a single vehicle on fire. Crews used two breathing apparatus and two hose reels to extinguish the accidental fire. ]]>Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMTOverturned Lorryhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28462Courtney GoodreidFive firefighters from Bodmin attended a call to a lorry that had over turned on the Innis Downs roundabout between the A30 and the A391. On the arrival of the Fire Service, the lorry driver was being treated by a First Responder on scene. The large Articulated vehicle was on its side leaking fuel. Police attended the scene along with Highways crews. Firefighters made the scene safe and gave general assistance on scene. Find out more about Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service’s role when attending road traffic collisions by selecting the related link below:]]>Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMTKitchen Fire At Hotel - 6 Pumps In Attendancehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28461Courtney GoodreidAt 11:59 this morning two 999 calls were received stating that there was a fire to the rear of the St Agnes Hotel. The Hotel was evacuating and the Fire service was required to attend. Ten Firefighters on two appliances from Perranporth and Tolvaddon were mobilised to the scene. On crews arrival they confirmed that there was smoke issuing from the building and an assistance message of ‘Make Pumps Four’ was made. Two further appliances from Tolvaddon and Truro were mobilised to the incident. Crews confirmed that there was a fire in a ground floor kitchen, the fire was through the roof of the kitchen and crews were using four breathing apparatus, two hose reels, one thermal imaging camera and one safety jet in use. Along with the additional fire appliances Two Flexi Duty Officers were on scene and supporting appliances – Incident Command Unit from St Just and a Breathing Apparatus support unit from Falmouth were mobilised to the scene. Devon and Cornwall Police were asked to attend the incident to assist with traffic control around St Agnes. The three storey Hotel was link detached to domestic properties; the fire was located in a ground floor kitchen and store. At 12:33 crews were using four breathing apparatus, two thermal imaging cameras, two hose reel jets, and one safety jet supplied by a Hydrant, crews confirmed that they were making good progress on fighting the fire. At 12:47 further assistance of six pumps was requested for Breathing apparatus – appliances from Truro and Newquay was mobilised to the scene. A total of 50 Fire service staff was involved in this incident at its height. At 13:57 it was confirmed that the fire had been extinguished and that its cause was accidental. Cornwall Fire and Rescue staff will remain in attendance for some time this afternoon; a Fire Investigation will be carried out to confirm the exact cause of the fire.]]>Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMTGas Leakhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28460Courtney GoodreidSix firefighters on one appliance from Bude attended a call to a gas pipe which had been damaged by Utilities Contractors. The pipe was leaking gas underground and was venting through two open man hole covers. Six houses in the residential area were evacuated and Police was asked to close the road. Firefighters maintained scene safety by preventing any sources of ignition from reaching the leaking gas until Gas Engineers were in attendance and were able to isolate the leak. 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.]]>Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28459Courtney GoodreidFourteen firefighters on appliances from Helston, Penzance and Tolvaddon were mobilised to reports of a two vehicle road traffic collision with one person trapped on Torleven road. On crews arrival it was confirmed that there was 'no persons trapped' in the vehicle, one casualty was being treated on scene by Ambulance Paramedics. Firefighters made the scene safe. Find out more about Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service’s role when attending road traffic collisions by selecting the related link below:]]>Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMTBuilding Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28458Courtney GoodreidTwo appliances from Looe and one appliance from Liskeard attended this incident. On arrival a building measuring six meters by twenty meters was discovered to be on fire. Firefighters used two breathing apparatus sets, a thermal imaging camera, one main jet, and a hose reel jet to fight the fire. Arson was suspected and Devon and Cornwall Police attended. Update at 0430 - The fire has now been extinguished and fire service resources are preparing to leave the scene. Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service are one of a handful of services within the UK to employ the services of their own fire investigation dog team. The dogs are used as a tool to search cold, post-fire scenes for the presence of flammable and ignitable liquids that could have been used to start or promote fires deliberately. Arson does not only threaten lives and damage property it has a detrimental effect on communities and the lives of people within them. Anyone with information on fires being deliberately started are advised to anonymously call Crimestoppers free on 0800 555 111 or contact Devon and Cornwall Police on 101 with information. Help protect yourself, friends, family and others from the threat of arson by viewing our information on our website which is available from the link below: ]]>Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMTField Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28455Andy TaylorOne fire appliance from Helston Community Fire Station was mobilised to a report of smoke seen near RNAS Culdrose airfield. The firefighters discovered a field of stubble on fire and requested the assistance of another pump, which was sent from Mullion Community Fire Station. Both crews extinguished the fire using hosereels and beaters by 1515hrs. The fire started when two small bonfires spread out of control. For outdoor fire safety advice, please follow the link below: ]]>Tue, 15 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMTElectrical Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28456Andy TaylorFirefighters from Bodmin Community Fire Station attended a report of an electrical fire in a property. The crew used a thermal imaging camera to determine that the small fire in a circuit board was already out. Electrical engineers attended to isolate the electricity supply to make the area safe. For advice on how to prevent a fire in your home, please follow the link below. ]]>Tue, 15 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28454Katherine TakelAppliances from Bodmin and Lostwithiel were mobilised to a house fire at 0542 this morning. On arrival crews confirmed there was a fire in a first floor bedroom and used four breathing apparatus and two hose reels to extinguish the flames. A fire investigation is being conducted today to determine the cause of the fire.]]>Tue, 15 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMTShed Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28453Adam OliverAppliances from Newquay and St Dennis Community Fire Stations responded to this incident. On arrival firefighters discovered a shed fire. One hose reel jet was used to extinguish the fire. Arson is suspected as the cause of this incident and Devon and Cornwall Police have been advised.]]>Tue, 15 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMTGirl With Leg Trapped Between Railing and Wallhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28452Courtney GoodreidOne fire appliance from Bude Community Fire Station attended a report of an eleven year old girl with her leg trapped between a railing and a wall. RNLI Lifeguards were already in attendance caring for the girl. Firefighters used crash rescue equipment to bend the rail enough to free the girl's leg. She had been trapped for about 30 minutes but was none the worse for her ordeal. After crews dealt with the incident above they spotted two BBQ's by the recycling bins which were still very hot - so they cooled them with two buckets of water. Although most barbecues present no problems, there have been examples of fires, serious injuries and deaths caused by the use of flammable liquids or sitting barbecues too close to fences, garden sheds, buildings or trees. Select the related link below to view guidelines that will help ensure that everyone has a happy and safe barbecue season: ]]>Mon, 14 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMTCombine Harvester On Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28451Jenna GendallTen firefighters on appliances from Lostwithiel and Bodmin attended a call to a Combine Harvester on fire in a field near to Hill Head. Firefighters used a 13.5 metres long ladder, a thermal image camera, two breathing apparatus and one hose reel was used to extinguish the fire. ]]>Mon, 14 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28450Jenna GendallFive firefighters from Falmouth attended a call to a car fire on Pengarth Rise. The vehicle was well alight on crews arrival, two breathing apparatus and two hose reels were used on the accidental fire. ]]>Mon, 14 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMTFire Involving An Aga.https://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28449Nichola ThompsonFollowing an emergency call from an occupant reporting smoke in their kitchen, one appliance from Hayle, one appliance from Tolvaddon along with a Wholetime Officer were mobilised to the address. On arrival crews investigated using two breathing apparatus, one hosereel and a thermal imaging camera and found a fire in the kitchen involving an Aga. The fire was extinguished and a positive pressure ventilation fan was used. The cause was accidental.]]>Sat, 12 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMTSmall Fire In Electrical Bedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28448Jenna GendallTwo Major appliances from Truro and Tolvaddon along with an Ariel Ladder Platform were mobilised to a report of burning at a Hospital in Threemilestone. On crews arrival they found that there had been a small electrical fire in an electric bed. Firefighters isolated the power to the bed making the scene safe. There are no more details available on this incident. ]]>Fri, 11 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMTVan Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28447Jenna GendallSix firefighters on one appliance from St Austell attended a call to a van on fire in a car park off of Polkyth road. On crews arrival the van had also rolled into a domestic wooded fence. The vehicle was well alight on crews arrival, two breathing apparatus and one hose reel was used to extinguish the fire. This fire is believed to have been started deliberately and Police have also attended this incident. ]]>Fri, 11 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28445Ian OliverOn receipt of this call appliances from Hayle and Tolvaddon were mobilised, on arrival at the scene the crews declared the incident as 'persons reported', the fire involved a building approximately ten by eight metres over three floors, divided into flats, the fire was located on the second floor, teams of firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the premises with a high pressure hosereel jet, to extinguish the fire, it was quickly established that all persons were accounted for, an ambulance was requested to attend to treat two casualties for the effects of smoke inhalation and slight burns. Due to the nature of the incident a fire investigation will take place on Friday morning.]]>Wed, 9 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28446Ian OliverOne appliance from Saltash attended this incident involving a car and a tractor, crews made the vehicles safe and assisted with traffic management until the arrival of Devon & Cornwall Police, from whom further details may be obtained.]]>Wed, 9 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28444Ian OliverOne appliance from Newquay was mobilised to this incident, on arrival the car was found to be well alight, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fire using two high pressure hosereel jets.]]>Wed, 9 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMTPerson Rescued From Lifthttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28443Jenna GendallFive firefighters on one appliance from Penzance attended a call to one person trapped in a lift. Crews used lift keys to release the trapped female. ]]>Tue, 8 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMTHorse Rescuehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28442Emma MatthewsCrews from Delabole and Bodmin Community Fire Stations along with a whole time officer responded to a call of one horse stuck in a 10 foot deep trench. On arrival the crews cleared the area and rescued the horse. The horse, an unbroken mare, is safe and well recovering from its ordeal in the field. For further details on how we respond to animal rescues, visit the link below where more information and advice can be found. ]]>Tue, 8 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28441Adam OliverOne appliance from Liskeard Community Fire Station responded to this incident. On arrival a two vehicle Road Traffic Collision was discovered. Firefighters assisted to make the scene safe. ]]>Tue, 8 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMTUnattended Bonfirehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28439Adam OliverOne appliance from St Ives Community Fire Station responded to this incident. On arrival a large unattended bonfire was discovered. Firefighters used two hose reel jets to extinguish the fire. This incident has been classed and accidental and confined. ]]>Sun, 6 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMTFire In Propertyhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28438Sharen ThomasCrews from Truro, Newquay and Perranporth were mobilised to a report of a fire in a roof space of a premises. Upon arrival the crews found the fire to be out but checked the roof space and surrounding area using a Thermal Imaging Camera.]]>Sun, 6 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28437Sharen ThomasA crew from Lostwithiel attended a report of a vehicle on fire. Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used two hosereels to extinguish the fire. Arson was suspected and Devon and Cornwall Police informed of the incident.]]>Sun, 6 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMTFire In Deckinghttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28436Jenna GendallOne fire appliance attended a call to an area of plastic decking and wood on fire. Crews used one hose reel to extinguish the accidental fire. ]]>Sat, 5 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMTTwo Vehicle Road Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28435Courtney GoodreidFive firefighters on one appliance from Tolvaddon attended a call to a two vehicle road traffic collision. One casualty was treated on scene by ambulance paramedics and firefighters made the scene safe. Find out more about Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service’s role when attending road traffic collisions by selecting the related link below:]]>Tue, 1 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMTPuppy Trapped In Dog Cagehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28434Jenna GendallFive firefighters on one appliance from Tolvaddon attended a call to a puppy whose jaw had become trapped in the metal work of a dog cage. Crews used small tools to cut the puppy free. The puppy was released unharmed and left in the care of its owner.]]>Tue, 1 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMTDangerous Structurehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28433Jenna GendallOne appliance from Torpoint attended a building which had a large 8 foot piece of corrugated metal hanging dangerously off a balcony over a street. Crews used a 13.5 metre ladder to reach the second floor balcony. Crews removed the metal from the building making the area safe.]]>Tue, 1 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMTFirehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28432Ian OliverBoth appliances from Newquay and an appliance from Perranporth attended this incident, smoke was seen to be issuing from the first floor of a four storey building, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a high pressure hosereel jet and thermal imaging camera at the scene to extinguish a fire involving electrical equipment. The cause was accidental.]]>Tue, 1 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMTVan Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28431Jenna GendallSix firefighters on one appliance from Liskeard attended a call to a van on fire in a layby between Liskeard and Trerulefoot. Crews used two breathing apparatus and two hose reels to extinguish the accidental fire. ]]>Mon, 31 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28430Ian OliverOn receipt of this call appliances from Helston and Tolvaddon were mobilised, on arrival there was found to be a fire in the cooker of a flat, crews used a hosereel and thermal imaging camera to extinguish the fire, an ambulance was requested to treat one person for the effects of smoke inhalation, crews administered oxygen until the arrival of the ambulance service.]]>Sun, 30 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMTScene Safetyhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28429Ian OliverOn receipt of this call, one appliance from St. Ives was mobilised, on arrival there was found to be a car on a bank in a precarious position, one person in the vehicle was assisted from the vehicle by Fire Service personnel, a further resource was requested to attend for scene safety, the vehicle was left in position, due to the narrow confines of the road, crew made safe and recovery was requested locally.]]>Sun, 30 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMTWorkshop Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28428Freddie MartinOn receipt of this call appliances from Tolvaddon and Helston were mobilised. Crews used 2 Breathing Aapparatus, 1 Hose Reel Jet and 1 Main Jet to extinguish the fire.]]>Sun, 30 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMTWashing Machinehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28427Sarah LynhamAn appliance from Penzance Community Fire Station attended to a call reporting a washing machine on fire. The crew used the thermal image camera, two breathing apparatus and a hose reel jet. Tumble dryers and washing machines contain powerful motors with fast moving parts that get very hot. If you do not clean and maintain your machine, excess fluff or lint can build up over time and catch fire. Remember to: • Always read and follow the manufacturer’s instructions before using your dryer • Never leave your appliance unattended or running overnight • Never overload your washing machine or dryer or put items in that have been used to soak up flammable liquids • Keep your dryer well ventilated ensuring the vent pipe is kink free, not blocked or crushed in any way • Clean the filter in your dryer after every use • Have your dryer serviced regularly by a qualified engineer • Don't ignore the warning signs • Does your tumble dryer smell of burning? • Are your clothes taking longer to dry? • Do the clothes feel hotter at the end of the cycle? • Does the external vent flap stay shut when the dryer is on? • If you notice any of the above, clean the filter and check the vent pipe immediately. For more information visit: ]]>Sat, 29 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMTWorkshop Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28426Katherine TakelWe currently have six pumping appliances from Tolvaddon, Hayle, St Ives, two water carriers from Helston and Wadebridge and supporting vehicles from Falmouth and St Just in attendance at a workshop fire in St Erth Praze. On arrival the first two appliances confirmed an agricultural building measuring 12 by 10 meters was well alight and had spread to three vehicles. The firefighters requested an additional two pumps, then another two shortly after due to pure water supplies. Firefighters have divided the building fire into two operational sectors and are using breathing apparatus and multiple hose reels to fight the flames. Road closures are currently in place along the B3302 around the fire and local residents around the Country Skittles vicinity are asked to keep doors and windows closed due to the smoke plume. Update 0610: The incident has now been scaled back to one appliance. The fire is now extinguished and the Firefighters are making up their equipment before leaving the scene. The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental, however it spread to four nearby cars. The road closure will be lifted shortly. We currently have no further information on this incident, the newsdesk will be updated as and when new information is received. ]]>Fri, 28 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMTTumble Dryer Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28425Helen KnightTwo crews from Penzance Community Fire Station attended to a call of a smell of burning from a tumble dryer. The fire was found to be out on arrival and the crews made safe by removing the dryer from the property.]]>Thu, 27 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMTAssist To Gain Entryhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28424Sarah LynhamAn appliance from Newquay Community Fire Station attended an incident to assist the ambulance service to gain access to premises with a casualty inside. The crew used small tools to gain access. ]]>Thu, 27 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMTRescue From Heighthttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28423Sarah LynhamCrews from Falmouth, Truro and Tolvaddon along with a wholetime officer attended an incident to assist ambulance with rescuing a casualty from third storey scaffolding. Police also attended this incident. ]]>Thu, 27 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28422Courtney GoodreidOne appliance from Penzance and a rescue tender from Tolvaddon attended a call to a single vehicle road traffic collision where a car had gone into a lamp post. One casualty was trapped in the vehicle. Crews stabilised the vehicle and was manually assisted from the vehicle without need of cutting equipment. The casualty was left in care of ambulance paramedics, firefighters made the vehicle safe. Find out more about Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service’s role when attending road traffic collisions by selecting the related link below: http://bit.ly/2rgmJuX ]]>Thu, 27 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28421Jenna GendallSix firefighters on one appliance from Delabole attended a call to a singe vehicle on fire on Blakes close. The vehicle was well alight on crews arrival, two breathing apparatus and two hose reels were used to extinguish the fire. The cause of the fire was unknown and incident details have been passed to Devon and Cornwall Police. ]]>Thu, 27 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMTChild Locked In Carhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28420Katherine TakelAn appliance from Falmouth used a glass punch to break a window and release a small child who had become locked inside a car today. The child was unharmed and left in care of the parent.]]>Tue, 25 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28419Katherine TakelOne appliance from Callington ,supported by one from Launceston attended a chimney fire today at 11:40. On arrival the firefighters used small tools,chimney rods and a ladder to extinguish the flames. A smoke detector was fitted at the property before the firefighters left the scene.]]>Tue, 25 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMTAssist To Other Agencyhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28418Ian OliverAt the request from HM Coastguard for assistance, one appliance from Newquay attended and assisted coastguard and ambulance in the recovery of a casualty who had fallen down a cliff, the crew used a triple extension ladder in the recovery of the casualty who was taken into the care of ambulance personnel and then transferred to the air ambulance.]]>Sun, 23 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMTFire In Commercial Premiseshttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28417Ian OliverBoth appliances from Falmouth were mobilised to this incident, with a reported smell of smoke from within a shop, on arrival it was confirmed there was a small of smoke from the ground floor premises of a four storey building, crews investigated further using a thermal imaging camera and located a fire in within a refrigerator unit, the power was isolated and the crews confirmed that the area was safe before returning to their home station.]]>Sun, 23 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28416Andy TaylorOne fire appliance from Torpoint and one fire appliance from Saltash attended with Ambulance and Police, reports of a road traffic collision with people trapped. Firefighters assisted an off-duty paramedic with two casualties, until the arrival of the Ambulance Service, including an air ambulance. Firefighters helped the paramedics remove the casualties from the vehicles, before the casualties were removed to hospital. If further details are required, please contact Devon & Cornwall Police.]]>Sun, 23 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 GMT