Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service News ItemsNews Items published by the Cornwall Fire and Rescue ServiceengabLibrary RSS Component v1.0Fri, 24 Nov 2017 07:04:25 GMTUpdatehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28665Nichola ThompsonThere has been no incidents to report at this time. As and when incidents of note occur, the Newsdesk will be updated. Electricity is often overlooked as a possible fire hazard. This may be because there is no flame. However, some 28,000 fires in the home are reported each year as being caused by electrical faults, accidents or misuse of electrical equipment. Did you know the average success rate of an electrical product recall in the UK is just 10-20%. This means that there are potentially millions of recalled electrical items still in UK homes. As most of these products have been recalled because they offer a risk of electric shock or electrical fire, they present a serious risk. If you have recently brought an electrical appliance make sure you register them at www.registermyappliance.org.uk so you know about any repairs or recalls. Visit the link below for more information and guidance around electrical fire safety. ]]>Mon, 6 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collision (RTC)https://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28714Megan VigoOne appliance from Callington, One appliance from Saltash and the Rescue Tender from Bodmin, were mobalised to a reported persons trapped road traffic collision, at 17:02 this evening. On arrival crews discovered that the casualty was not trapped, and continued to assist the ambulance. ]]>Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28713Ian OliverOn receipt of this call one appliance from Mullion was alerted, on arrival the car was found to be well alight and was off the road, the fire was extinguished by firefighters wearing breathing apparatus using two high pressure hosereels and a dry powder extinguisher, crews were detained for a short time damping down.]]>Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28712Ian OliverOn receipt of this call Fire Control classified the incident as 'Persons Reported' resources from St. Columb, Perranporth and St. Dennis were mobilised, on arrival at the scene it was quickly established that an elderly occupant was out of the premises, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the property with a CO2 extinguisher to extinguish the fire involving a mattress, the positive pressure fan was used to ventilate the premises. An ambulance was requested to treat a casualty for the effects of smoke inhalation and a fall. The Red Cross Emergency Response (RCER) vehicle attended the incident to give support. Devon & Cornwall Police were also in attendance.]]>Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28711Ian OliverOn receipt of this call, both appliances from Newquay were mobilised along with a Wholetime Officer, on arrival at the scene the incident was classified as 'Persons Reported' and a further appliance from St. Columb was mobilised. The fire involves a domestic property consisting of three floors and a basement, measuring eight by twenty metres, the fire is believed to be in the rear kitchen, teams of firefighters wearing breathing apparatus are using high pressure hosereels and main jets at this time to fight the fire. Update 2338 hours: All persons have now been accounted for and the fire has been extinguished. ]]>Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28710Ian OliverOne appliance from Callington was mobilised to this incident, on arrival the crew confirmed that the chimney was well alight, the crew used ladders, a hosereel and thermal imaging camera to extinguish the fire. ]]>Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28709Megan VigoAt 09:46 two appliances from Newquay, the Rescue Tender from Tolvaddon and one officer, attended a call to a road traffic collision. On arrival the crews confirmed that there was a single vehicle involved and no persons trapped. The scene was made safe and the crews assisted the ambulance and police.]]>Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28708Ian OliverOn receipt of this call, one appliance from Tolvaddon was mobilised, on arrival the crew proceeded to extinguish the fire using the chimney rods and hearth kit and checked the area over using the thermal imaging camera. ]]>Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTCaravan Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28707Ian OliverOne appliance from Newquay and one appliance from Perranporth were mobilised to this incident, on arrival the crew found a fire involving a static caravan, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fire using a high pressure hosereel jet.]]>Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTControlled Burninghttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28706John RickardAt 12:55 the Critical Control Centre received a number of calls reporting a fire in Webber Street, Falmouth. Two appliances from Falmouth and a wholetime officer were mobilised to the incident. Crews investigated smoke issuing from the area and located a controlled burn. Using breathing apparatus and 2 hose reel jets Firefighters extinguished the fire, due its location and proximity to other buildings. At 13:26 the fire was confirmed as extinguished and one appliance remained at the incident to monitor hotspots and damp down. The remaining appliance returned to Falmouth Fire Station at 13:51. ]]>Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28704Adam OliverAt 1644 hours one fire appliance from Tolvaddon Fire Station was mobilised to a reported road traffic collision. The collision involved a van and a motorcycle. Firefighters used two hose reels and made the scene safe. Police, ambulance and the air ambulance are also in attendance ** Update at 1915 HRS. All fire and rescue resources have now left the scene ** ]]>Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTChild Locked In Carhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28703Maggie MooreOne appliance from Truro Fire Station attended a vehicle where a small child was locked inside. The crews used small tools to gain entry and safely release the child.]]>Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTTumble Dryer Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28701Maggie MooreTwo appliances from Tolvaddon Fire Station attended a call to a tumble dryer fire. The fire was extinguished and advice given to the owners. The cause was accidental and confined.]]>Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTGorse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28702Maggie MooreA small area of gorse was extinguished by one appliance and the crew from St Just Fire Station. The crew used beaters to put out what was safely accessible to them, the rest was left to burn to its natural break on the cliff edge.]]>Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28699Ian OliverOne appliance from Truro attended this incident, on arrival the crew confirmed that there was a single vehicle involved and no persons were trapped, crews assisted at the scene. Police and Ambulance were in attendance.]]>Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28700Ian OliverOne appliance from Helston was mobilised to this incident, on arrival the crew found that the fire involved a solid fuel Rayburn, further assistance was requested to provide support for access to the roof, crews used triple extension ladder and roof ladder also height safety equipment, also the hearth kit. One casualty was treated at the scene for slight burns with burn gell and an ambulance attended. ]]>Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTFire Involving Scaffoldinghttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28698Ian OliverBoth appliances from Tolvaddon attended this incident, which involved separate seats of fire involving scaffolding surrounding a building, on further investigation three separate seats of fire were found and extinguished. Arson was suspected. Devon & Cornwall Police were in attendance and will be making further enquiries. If members of the public saw anything suspicious, they can report it to the number shown on this press release.]]>Sun, 19 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28697Ian OliverOne appliance from Delabole attended this reported chimney fire involving a woodburner, on arrival the crew used chimney rods and small gear to extinguish the fire, the positive pressure ventilation fan was used to clear smoke from within the property.]]>Sun, 19 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTPerson Rescuehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28696Ian OliverAn appliance from Falmouth, The Line Rescue vehicle from Tolvaddon and an officer were mobilised to an intoxicated person who had fallen over a wall on a cliff edge at 03:30 this morning. On arrival, the first appliance confirmed that a female was approximately 30 feet down an embankment above the sea. Firefighters used SHACS (safety at height and confined spaces) lines to stabilise the casualty and prevent her falling further until the arrival of the specialist line rescue unit. On arrival, the Line Rescue Unit set up and lowered firefighters and a paramedic down to the female to assess any injuries and perform casualty care. The crew successfully retrieved the female, who was left in the care of Ambulance.]]>Sun, 19 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTBin Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28695Katherine TakelFirefighters were alerted to a bin on fire by CCTV operators at 01:00. On arrival the crew used a hose reel to extinguish the flames. The cause was confirmed as arson and Police are aware.]]>Sun, 19 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collision, Trappedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28694Katherine TakelAn appliance from St Dennis, the Rescue Tender from Bodmin and an Officer attended a call to a road traffic collision at 20:45. On arrival the crew confirmed that a single vehicle was on its side and a female was trapped inside. Firefighters released the driver who appeared unharmed and made the vehicle safe. Police and Ambulance were also on scene. ]]>Sat, 18 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28693Todd HollyoakeThe rescue tender from Bodmin and appliances from Bodmin, Liskeard, Saltash community fire stations responded to this incident. On arrival a three vehicle road traffic collision was discovered. Heavy traffic has been reported in the area. Update @ 16:30 - All details as previous. CFRS now starting to leave the scene. All persons concerned now in the care of South West Ambulance Service. Devon and Cornwall Police still on scene.]]>Sat, 18 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTFire In the Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28692Adam OliverTwo appliances from St Austell Community Fire Station responded to this incident. On arrival a fire involving a shed and hedge was discovered. Firefighters used two breathing apparatus sets and a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. The cause of this incident has been classed as accidental. ]]>Sat, 18 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTRtc Persons Trappedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28691Freddie MartinOn receipt of this call, both appliances from Launceston along with the rescue tender from Bodmin. Crews used small tools and Crash rescue equipment to release two casualties from the vehicle. ]]>Sat, 18 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28690Adam OliverAppliances from Torpoint and Saltash along with the rescue tender from Bodmin responded to this incident. On arrival a two vehicle road traffic collision was discovered with one person trapped. Firefighters used crash rescue equipment to release the occupant who was transferred into the care of the Ambulance Service. ]]>Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28689Megan VigoOne appliance from Tolvaddon was mobilized to a vehicle fire in Lanner at 12:51 this afternoon. When investigating the fire crews discovered that the interior lining of the vehicle was alight. One hose reel jet was used and the fire was extinguished. ]]>Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28688Megan VigoAppliances from St Austell and St Dennis, along with the Rescue Tender from Bodmin and a whole time officer attended a road traffic collision involving two vehicles at 08:47. On arrival the crews made the vehicles safe using small tools. Firefighters provided casualty care for the two occupants of the vehicles until the arrival of the Ambulance. One appliance remains on scene, assisting police with the reopening of the road.]]>Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTElectrical Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28687Megan VigoTwo appliances from Helston, one appliance from Mullion and a whole time fire officer attended a call to a property at 08:38. On arrival crews located a small electrical fire in the kitchen. One thermal imaging camera was used to confirm that the fire was extinguished. The fire was accidental and confined.]]>Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28686Ben HoodOn receipt of multiple calls the critical control centre mobilised an appliance from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station. On arrival the crew said the car was well alight. Crews are using two breathing apparatus and one hose reel. Police are also in attendance at this incident. Firefighters stripped away parts of the vehicle to ensure the fire was fully extinguished. ]]>Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTTractor Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28685Sarah LynhamCrews from St Keverne and Helston are responding to a call of a tractor on fire. Crews used hose reels to extinguish the fire. 12:48 crews continue to damp down. ]]>Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTCo-responderhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28683Sarah LynhamOur Co-responder crews have been busy today responding to incidents. Firefighters from six Community Fire Stations in Cornwall help the community by not only providing fire cover but also act as a co-response resource in medical care, through partnership with South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT). The scheme has been running since 1999, serving the communities of St. Keverne, St. Ives, Mullion, St. Mawes, Helston and Polruan. To find out more about co-responders, visit the link below: ]]>Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28684Sarah LynhamThe crews and a whole time officer attended to a call reporting a two vehicle road traffic collision with one person trapped in a vehicle. On arrival the crews used crash rescue equipment to release the casualty. Police and ambulance also attended this incident. Find out more about Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service’s role when attending road traffic collisions by selecting the related link below:]]>Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28682Maggie MooreOne appliance from Callington Community Fire Station attended this incident. On arrival crews found the chimney to be well alight with the fire located in the lower end of the flue. They used one hosereel and one thermal image camera to extinguish the fire. The cause was accidental and confined to the flue.]]>Tue, 14 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTGorse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28681Adam OliverOne appliance from Penzance Community Fire Station responded to this incident. On arrival a fire involving fifty meters of low level gorse was discovered. Firefighters used beaters to extinguish the fire. There are no further details available for this incident. ]]>Sun, 12 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28680Adam OliverOne appliance from Padstow Community Fire Station responded to this incident. On arrival a single vehicle road traffic collision was discovered. No persons were trapped and firefighters assisted to make the scene safe. The South Western Ambulance Service and Devon and Cornwall Police were also in attendance. ]]>Sun, 12 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28679Ian OliverOn receipt of this call appliances from Tolvaddon and Truro were mobilised, on arrival further resources were requested and an appliance from Tolvaddon was mobilised, crews dealt with a fire involving a two storey dwelling, teams of firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used two high pressure hosereels to extinguish the fire, once extinguished, crews remained on scene cutting away and damping down hot spots. The cause was accidental.]]>Sun, 12 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28677Ian OliverOne appliance from Truro attended this incident, crews found a fire in a gas fuelled chimney, the fire was extinguished using the chimney kit and small tools.]]>Sat, 11 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28678Freddie MartinOn receipt of this call, one appliance from Perranporth Community Fire Station was mobilised. Chimney rods and a stirrup pump were used to extinguish the fire. Crews then used a thermal imaging camera to check for hot spots. ]]>Sat, 11 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTChild Locked In Vehiclehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28675Ben HoodPerranporth Fire Station attended a young child locked in a vehicle. Firefighters used a range of tools to gain entry, The child is now in safe hands of their parents. There are no further details at this time.]]>Wed, 8 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTMotorbike Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28674Sarah LynhamAn appliance from Penzance Community Fire Station attended to a call reporting a motorbike on fire. The crew used two breathing apparatus and one hose reel jet to extinguish the motorbike that was well alight. Police and Highways were also informed of this incident ]]>Tue, 7 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28673Ian OliverOne appliance from St. Dennis attended this incident, on arrival the car was found to be well alight, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used two high pressure hosereels to extinguish the fire. Arson Was suspected. Devon & Cornwall Police were in attendance.]]>Mon, 6 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTJack-knifed Car and Caravanhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28671Andy TaylorOne fire appliance from Wadebridge and the rescue tender from Bodmin attended a car towing a caravan that had jack-knifed. Firefighters used cutting equipment to remove a door to allow paramedics access to a casualty that was still in the vehicle. The firefighters also made the vehicle and caravan safe. If further details are required, please contact Devon & Cornwall Police, who were also in attendance. To find more information on our role at the scene of a road traffic collision, please follow the link below.]]>Mon, 6 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTRTC Persons Trappedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28672Ben HoodOne fire appliance from St Austell and the rescue tender from Bodmin attended an road traffic collision incident after being requested by ambulance. On arrival one casualty was trapped in a single vehicle. Crews gained access using a fire service winch. The casualty was left in care of ambulance.]]>Mon, 6 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTChild Locked In Carhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28670Ben HoodA crew from St Just attended a locked vehicle with an 18 month old locked inside. Firefighters released the unharmed child at 09:45hrs. The child is safe and left in the care of their parent.]]>Mon, 6 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28669Ian OliverOne appliance from Callington attended this incident, on arrival the crew found a single vehicle well alight, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fire using two high pressure hosereel jets.]]>Mon, 6 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTVan Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28667Jed StoneAt 0540 hours this morning the fire service received a call to a van on fire. One fire appliance from Penzance fire station attended the incident. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used one hose reel to extinguish the fire.]]>Mon, 6 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28666Ian OliverOn receipt of this initial call, appliances from St. Austell and Bodmin were mobilised, on arrival the reported fire, which involved a gas burner, was extinguished, crews proceeded to check the premises. An ambulance was requested to treat one casualty with burns to their hands. No further information is available at this time.]]>Mon, 6 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTLarge Fire In the Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28664Ian OliverOn receipt of this initial call appliances from Perranporth were mobilised, mutlple calsl were being received and when on scene further resources were requested and an appliance from Tolvaddon was mobilised, a large area of gorse was alight and encroaching on nearby properties, further resources were requested and attended from Tolvaddon, Hayle and Truro, crews engaged in setting up ground monitors and were using beaters at the incident, two wholetime officers were also in attendance. Update 2030 hours: A large area of gorse is well alight, the incident has been sectorised and crews have set up ground monitors and using beaters at this time. Update 2145 hours: The fire in one sector has now been extinguished, there are two high pressure hosereel jets in use continuing to fight the fire, the incident is likely to be scaled down soon. Update 0015 hours: The fire has now been extinguished, crews remained for a while monitoring hot spots, all crews have now returned to their respective stations. ]]>Sun, 5 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTWashing Machine Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28663Todd HollyoakeAppliances from Penzance, St Just and a whole time officer responded to an incident involving a washing machine on fire. Crews reported that the fire was out on arrival. Firefighters used a thermal imaging camera to check for hot spots and removed the washing machine from the property. Washing machine Safety: 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: ]]>Sun, 5 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTBuilding Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28662Adam OliverAppliances from St Columb and St Dennis responded to this incident. On arrival a industrial building fire was discovered. Firefighters used two breathing apparatus sets and two hose reel jets to extinguish the fire. The cause of this incident has been classed as accidental. ]]>Sun, 5 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTFirehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28661Ian OliverOn receipt of this call stating a vehicle was on fire within a workshop, appliances from Tolvaddon and Hayle were mobilised, on arrival the crews confirmed one vehicle was involved, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished a fire using a high pressure hosereel jet, the positive pressure fan was used to ventilate the premises and the crew remained on scene monitoring hot spots.]]>Fri, 3 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28660Ian OliverOn receipt of this call appliances from Helston and Mullion as well as the rescue tender from Tolvaddon were mobilised, on arrival there were found to be two vehicles involved, fortunately no persons were involved, crews made the scene safe. Further details may be obtained from Devon & Cornwall Police, who were in attendance.]]>Fri, 3 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28659Sarah LynhamOne of our whole time officers came across a road traffic collision and requested the nearest appliance. One crew from Lostwithiel Community Fire Station were mobilised to the scene. On arrival they made the scene safe and attended to the vehicle occupants by administering first aid. Police, Ambulance and Highways also attended this incident. ]]>Fri, 3 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTSkip Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28657Freddie MartinOne appliance from Penzance Community Fire Station attended a skip fire. Two breathing apparatus and one hose reel jet was used to extinguish the fire. The cause was believed to be accidental.]]>Thu, 2 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28656Adam OliverOne appliance from Callington Community Fire Station responded to this incident. On arrival a chimney fire was discovered. Firefighters used a triple extension ladder, roof ladder, hose reel jet, and thermal imaging camera to extinguish the chimney fire. ]]>Wed, 1 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28655Adam OliverOne appliance from St Austell and the rescue tender from Bodmin responded to this incident. On arrival a two vehicle road traffic collision was discovered. Firefighters used crash rescue equipment to release one person from a vehicle. ]]>Wed, 1 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28653Sarah LynhamAn appliance from Newquay Community Fire station was mobilised to a property with reports of a chimney fire. On arrival the crews used one hose reel and thermal image camera to extinguish the fire. ]]>Mon, 30 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMTProperty Fire https://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28652Sarah LynhamCrews from Truro Community Fire Station are in attendance at a property that was reported as having smoke issuing. There are no more details at this time. The log will be updated as soon as more information becomes available. ]]>Mon, 30 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMTCooker Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28651Ben HoodCrews from Newquay and St Columb attended a cooker fire incident this afternoon. Crews used two breathing apparatus and one hose reel to extinguish the fire. There are no further details at this time.]]>Mon, 30 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMTRing Cutterhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28650Ben HoodCrews from Penzance attended West Cornwall Hospital to a 41 year old female who had a ring trapped on her finger. Crews used small tools to remove the ring. There are no further details.]]>Mon, 30 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMTIndustrial Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28649Ben HoodOn receipt of a call to the Critical Control Centre crews were mobilised to an industrial site that was seen to have smoke issuing from the building. On arrival the crews requested the assistance of more appliances and specialist equipment. IMPORTANT HEALTH MESSAGE: Please can all homeowners and residents in the area keep their windows and doors closed. 0915 At this time we have six appliances and three whole time officers on scene being supported by an Incident Command Unit, an Operational Support Unit, two Water Carriers and an Aerial Ladder Platform. Crews are currently using four breathing apparatus, one hose reel jet and thermal image cameras. 0925 PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT Please be advised that public access to the site is closed until further notice. 1004 Crews using breathing apparatus, positive pressure ventilation, ground monitors and hose reel jets. 1200 PUBLIC INFORMATION There are no road closures in place but it is advised to drive slowly and with caution in the area. 1556 One crew will remain on scene damping down hotspots. All other appliances will be returning to their stations. ]]>Mon, 30 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28647Ian OliverOn receipt of this call appliances from St. Austell and the rescue tender from Bodmin were mobilised, on arrival the crews found a two vehicle collision, two casualties were assisted from vehicles and placed in the care of attending ambulance personnel, small gear was used to make the vehicles safe. Further details may be obtained from Devon & Cornwall Police who were also in attendance.]]>Fri, 27 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28648Ian OliverOn receipt of this call appliances from Truro and St. Austell were mobilised, on arrival the crews found a two vehicle collision, Fire & Rescue personnel proceede to make the vehicles and scene safe. Ambulance and Police were also in attendance.]]>Fri, 27 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMTFire In the Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28646Todd HollyoakeOn receipt of a call stating that a controlled burn was getting out of hand, one appliance from Penzance Community Fire Station was mobilised. Crews used one hose reel jet and a drag fork to extinguish the fire. If you are planning a large bonfire in Cornwall, inform the Fire and Rescue Service before you start by calling our Critical Control Centre on 0203 162 2240. Tell the Critical Control Operator: • Your location. • Time you intend to start burning. • Confirm when you have finished burning. This helps us avoid sending fire engines to false alarms when they could be responding to a real emergency. For more information regarding controlled burns and bonfires visit the link below.]]>Fri, 27 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMTGarage Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28645Adam OliverAppliances from Saltash and Camels Head responded to this incident. On arrival a domestic garage fire was discovered. Firefighters used two breathing apparatus sets, one hose reel jet, and a thermal imaging camera to extinguish the fire. The cause of the incident has been classed as accidental. ]]>Thu, 26 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMTResidential Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28644Todd HollyoakeOn receipt of a call stating that a residential property was on fire, both appliances from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station along with a whole time officer were mobilised. On arrival at the incident further resources were requested and appliances from Penzance and Truro were mobilised. Crews used breathing apparatus and a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire and a thermal imagining camera check for hot spots.]]>Thu, 26 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28643Sarah LynhamA crew from Liskeard Community Fire Station were mobilised to multiple reports of a car on fire. On arrival the crews used one hose reel and two breathing apparatus to extinguish the fire. Police also attended this incident as the cause is suspected arson. ]]>Thu, 26 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMTResidential Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28642Sarah LynhamCritical Control Centre received a call stating that a residential property was on fire, crews from Wadebridge and St Columb Community Fire Stations along with a whole time officer proceeded to the scene. On their arrival the message was received that the building was well alight. The Water Carrier from Wadebridge was mobilised at this point. 00:45 Make pumps four message received. Mobilisation of Appliances from St Dennis, Launceston, Padstow, St Austell and an additional whole time officer. The crews on scene used breathing apparatus, hose reel jets, covering jets, main jets, hydrants and small tools to extinguish the fire. Other agencies involved throughout the incident include Police, Ambulance, Highways, Western Power, The Red Cross & Emergency Management. 04:02 Crews from Wadebridge Community Fire Station alongside a whole time officer remain on scene. All other appliances returning to home stations. Find out about the stations in Cornwall by using the links below. ]]>Thu, 26 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28640Ian OliverOne appliance from Falmouth was mobilised to this incident, on arrival the crew proceeded to make one vehicle and the scene safe. An ambulance was on scene and treated one casualty. Further details may be obtained from Devon & Cornwall Police, who were on scene.]]>Wed, 25 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMTChimney Fire - Launcestonhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28585Ben HoodLaunceston fire crews attended a chimney fire in a domestic property this evening. Crews attempting to stable the chimney structure with small tools. Wood lintel was removed from the chimney and ropeworks were in use to support the chimney breast. There are no further details to pass.]]>Mon, 2 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMTLorry Trailer Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28638Adam OliverTwo appliances from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station responded to this incident. On arrival a fire was discovered inside a lorry trailer. Firefighters used four breathing apparatus and two hose reel jets to extinguish the fire. This incident has been classed as accidental. ]]>Mon, 23 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMTOven Fire https://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28637Sarah LynhamCrews from St Austell and Fowey Community Fire Stations along with a whole time officer attended to reports of an alarm sounding in a property. On arrival the crews used breathing apparatus to search the property and assist the occupants to exit. Fires happen when you least expect them, often during the night. They also spread very quickly, damaging property, killing and injuring people. A smoke alarm is a warning device that detects smoke at the earliest stages of a fire. When it detects a fire, it will make a piercing noise to alert or wake you. Find out more about the different types of Smoke alarms and how to install and maintain them from our website: ]]>Sun, 22 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMTCo-respondershttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28636John RickardOver the last 48 hour period our co-responders at St Ives, Helston and St Keverne 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. On-call firefighters serving at these stations, "co-responding" to fire and medical calls. They assist the local community and SWAFST in ensuring prompt medical treatment is given to people living in isolated areas. They do this by utilising Cornwall Fire, Rescue and Community Safety (CFRCS) Service vehicles to respond to the incident scene and provide enhanced medical care until the arrival of an ambulance. Regular enhanced training ensures maintenance of skills, which is confirmed by assessment from SWAFST Paramedics. From 1 April 2015 until 1 December 2016, we have attended 1301 co-responder calls.]]>Sat, 21 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMTVehicle Rolled Onto Foothttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28635John RickardAn appliance from Mevagissey responded to a call where a 4x4 had rolled onto and trapped the owners foot under its wheel. The crew released the casualty and provided first aid until an ambulance arrived.]]>Sat, 21 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28634Maggie MooreOne appliance from Liskeard Community Fire Station attended a car that was well alight. Crews used hosereel and breathing apparatus to extinguish the fire. There are no further details for this incident.]]>Sat, 21 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMTElectrical Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28632Ian OliverOn receipt of this call both appliances from St. Ives were mobilised, on arrival the crews found a strong smell of burning coming from electrical appliances, the crew investigated using a thermal imaging camera to check the appliances and surrounding area was safe.]]>Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMTBuilding Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28631Ian OliverOn receipt of this call, appliances from St. Dennis and St. Columb were mobilised, on arrival the crews found a building measuring two metres by two metres well alight, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fire using a high pressure hosereel jet.]]>Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28629Adam OliverOne appliance from Truro Community Fire Station responded to this incident. On arrival a car fire was discovered. Firefighters used two breathing apparatus sets and two hose reel jets to extinguish the fire. ]]>Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMTBoat Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28630Adam OliverAppliances from Penzance and St Just along with a support appliance from Falmouth responded to this incident. On arrival a fire was discovered inside the engine room of a fishing vessel. Firefighters used two breathing apparatus sets and a hose reel to extinguish the fire. ]]>Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28628Ian OliverOn receipt of this call it was classified as 'persons reported' and appliances from Penzance and St. Ives were mobilised, on arrival the crews found a fire in the kitchen of a fifteen by eight metre cottage, all persons were out of the property, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fire using a high pressure hosereel jet, an ambulance attended and treated one person for the effects of smoke inhalation. There are no further details regarding this incident.]]>Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28627Ian OliverOn receipt of this call appliances from Liskeard, Bodmin and Lostwithiel were mobilised, on arrival the crews found smoke issuing from a bungalow and classified it as 'persons reported', it was quickly established that all persons were accounted, the crew established that there was a fire in the kitchen that had spread to the roof space, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used high pressure hosereel jets to extinguish the fire, the positive pressure fan was used to ventilate the premises. The fire was classified as accidental.]]>Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMTOven Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28626Sarah LynhamAppliances from Bodmin Community Fire Station along with a wholetime officer responded to a call of an alarm sounding and smell of burning. On arrival the crews used two breathing apparatus and one hose reel. 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, 17 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMTCommercial Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28625Freddie MartinAt 10:54 fire control received multiple calls to a fire in a commercial premises in wharf Road, St Ives. The incident is ongoing and further details will follow.]]>Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMTLoose Guttering Made Safehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28624Andy TaylorOne fire appliance from St Austell Community Fire Station attended a report of loose guttering that was blowing in the wind and in danger of falling onto a pedestrian area. Firefighters used a ladder to remove the guttering by 1740hrs.]]>Sun, 15 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMTDangerously Hanging Window - Made Safehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28623Andy TaylorFirefighters from Truro Community Fire Station attended a report of a window that was hanging dangerously and swinging in the wind above the pavement. The crew removed the window from the third floor to make it safe.]]>Sun, 15 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMTTransformer Fire At Electricity Sub-stationhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28622Freddie MartinTwo fire appliances from Penzance, one fire appliance from St Just and one fire appliance from Hayle are in attendance with engineers from Western Power Distribution at a fire involving a transformer at an electricity sub-station. Firefighters are preventing the fire from spreading and awaiting the electrical engineers to isolate the power supply before the fire can be extinguished. Due to the volume of smoke, roads in the area have been closed with assistance from Devon & Cornwall Police. Update 12:19 - The Foam Response Pod from Newquay has been requested and is mobile to the incident along with a further Wholetime Officer. Update 13:47 - Crews are currently defensive, awaiting confirmation from Western Power that the substation has been isolated, before crews can commence firefighting using Foam. Update 15:30 - Currently we have 4 Major Pumps, BA Support Vehicle, Foam Unit, 4 Flexible Duty Officers and the Duty Area Manager in attendance. Crews are remaining defensive. Update 18:20 - The incident is now being scaled down. It is likely that an appliance will remain in attendance until the morning. Update - 07:00 - Overnight crews from Helston and Tolvaddon have been in attendance. A wholetime crew from Penzance are due to relieve the Tolvaddon crew shortly. A small fire remains in the substation, western power have been in attendance overnight. Update - 09:18 - The Penzance crew have left the scene and will re re-visiting the site this afternoon.]]>Sun, 15 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMTPersons Reported Property Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28621Edd RedwoodAt 2234 the Critical Control Centre received a 999 call from a caller trapped in their property by fire. Two Fire Appliances were immediately displaced from Bodmin Community Fire Station. Firefighters were on scene in under 5 minute from the time they were alerted. Firefighters entered the building wearing Breathing apparatus and used a high pressure hose reel jet to extinguish the fire and help three people from the building. A full investigation into the cause of the incident will be conducted with Devon and Cornwall Police. For more information contact Devon and Cornwall Police. ]]>Sat, 14 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMTTrapped Swan Releasedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28620Jenna GendallFive firefighters from Penzance attended a call to a Swan who had become tangled in a rope and was distressed. Crews used small tools to cut the rope releasing the Swan unharmed back into the wild.]]>Fri, 13 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMTFire In Cookerhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28619Jenna GendallTen firefighters on two appliances from Wadebridge and Bodmin attended a call to a cooker on fire on Dunders Hill. On the arrival of fire crews the fire was confirmed out, crews inspected the area and isolated gas to the property. The fire was confirmed as involving the cooker extractor hood filter. ]]>Fri, 13 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28618Ian OliverOn receipt of this call, appliances from Padstow and Wadebridge were mobilised, on arrival the incident was classified as 'persons reported' and further resources were requested, an appliance from St. Columb was mobilised, the incident involved a two storey mid terraced property measuring six by five metres, the fire being on the ground floor, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus using a high pressure hosereel proceeded to search the premises and extinguish a fire involving a tumble dryer, it was soon established that all persons were accounted for. An ambulance attended and treated two casualties for the effects of smoke inhalation. No further details are available for this incident.]]>Thu, 12 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMTGrass Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28617Jenna GendallSix firefighters on one appliance from Bude attended a call to a small area of grass on fire next to Marine drive. The fire measured 1 x 2 metres and one hose reel was used to extinguish it. ]]>Thu, 12 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMTPerson Rescued From Lifthttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28616Jenna GendallFive firefighters on one appliance from Newquay attended a call to one person stuck in a lift. Crews used lift keys to release one person trapped in the lift.]]>Thu, 12 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMTOut of Control Bonfirehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28615Jenna GendallAppliances from St Columb, Newquay and St Dennis were mobilised to a bonfire which had reportedly gotten out of control and spread to an industrial workshop. On crews arrival there was a small rubbish fire which had spread to the side of a workshop. Firefighters used one hose reel jet and a thermal imaging camera to extinguish the fire. ]]>Thu, 12 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMTUPDATED 11:00 Large Property Fire Liskeardhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28614Jenna GendallAt 06:20 this morning a call was received to a property fire on Dean Street in Liskeard. Firefighters commenced firefighting actions and rescued two persons from the property. This incident is currently on going and there are seven fire appliances in attendance along with one Aeriall ladder platform. Currently crews from Liskeard, Callington, Bodmin, Lostwithiel, Looe along with specialist Breathing apparatus support from St Austell and an Incident Command unit from St Just are in attendance. Support is also being given by an Aerial Ladder Platform is being given by crews from Crownhill. As of 0900 this morning the incident has been sectorised and crews are using six breathing apparatus, two 13.5 metre ladders, one safety jet and three hosereel jets on the fire. Firefighters are tackling the fire but also protecting salvageable property from the fire. There are currently no further details available on this incident. As of 11:00 the incident has been confirmed as 'All persons accounted for'. The incident is being scaled back and all breathing apparatus have been withdrawn. A fire investigation team is on scene at this time trying to establish the cause of the fire. ]]>Thu, 12 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMTCaravan Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28613Sarah LynhamTwo appliances from Camborne Community Fire Station along with a wholetime officer are in attendance at a fire involving a caravan. The crews are using two breathing apparatus and one main jet to extinguish the fire. Did you know that on average 360 fires per year occur in caravans? It’s important to remember that fire safety doesn’t stop when you leave the house. To find out more information on the potential hazards whilst camping outdoors and how to prevent a fire, select the related link below: ]]>Wed, 11 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28612Jenna GendallFive firefighters from Tolvaddon attended a call to a road traffic collision involving a car and a motorcycle. Crews used a spill kit to help make the scene safe. ]]>Wed, 11 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMTPerson Rescued From Bathroomhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28611Jenna GendallFive firefighters on one appliance from Newquay attended a call to a person who had become trapped in a toilet. Crews used small tools to release the trapped occupant. ]]>Wed, 11 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMTBuilding Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28610Adam OliverTwo fire appliances from Saltash Community Fire Station responded to this incident. On arrival a small fire was discovered inside a public toilet block. Firefighters used one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. The cause of this incident has been classed as arson suspected and Devon and Cornwall Police have been informed. ]]>Tue, 10 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMTRubbish Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28608Sarah LynhamOne appliance from St Ives Community Fire Station attended to a report of rubbish being set fire to in the town. On arrival the crew used one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. ]]>Sun, 8 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMTPortable Toilet Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28607Sarah LynhamThe crew from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station responded to a call of a portable toilet on fire. On arrival the crews used one hose reel and two breathing apparatus to extinguish the fire. Anyone with information on fires being deliberately started are advised to anonymously call Crimestoppers free on 0800 555 111 or contact Devon and Cornwall Police on 101 with information. Arson puts both the public and firefighters at unnecessary risk. It ties up resources that could be in demand for other more serious incidents. A lot of Cornwall is covered by on-call firefighters, so there's also a significant cost to each incident. 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: ]]>Sun, 8 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMTTractor Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28606Adam OliverOne appliance from Truro and one appliance from St Austell responded to this incident. On arrival a tractor fire was discovered. Firefighters used four breathing apparatus sets and four hose reel jets to extinguish the fire. This incident has been classed as accidental. ]]>Sun, 8 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMTWashing Machine Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28605Nichola ThompsonTwo appliances from Looe and one appliance from Liskeard attended the scene of a reported washing machine fire in the Sunrising area of Looe. Two breathing apparatus, one hosereel and one covering jet were used to extinguish the fire and a positive pressure ventilation fan was used to disperse smoke from the premises. The cause was accidental and confined.]]>Sat, 7 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28604Adam OliverOne appliance from Tolvaddon Fire Station responded to this incident. On arrival a two vehicle road traffic collision was discovered. Firefighters assisted to make the scene safe. ]]>Sat, 7 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMTBin Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28603Sarah LynhamA crew from St Austell Community Fire Station attended to multiple calls of a bin on fire in a car park. One hose reel jet was used to extinguish the fire and Police also attended this incident. Anyone with information on fires being deliberately started are advised to anonymously call Crimestoppers free on 0800 555 111 or contact Devon and Cornwall Police on 101 with information. Arson puts both the public and firefighters at unnecessary risk. It ties up resources that could be in demand for other more serious incidents. A lot of Cornwall is covered by on-call firefighters, so there's also a significant cost to each incident. ]]>Sat, 7 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28602Sarah LynhamAn appliance from Bodmin Community Fire Station responded to a report of a chimney fire at a property. Once on scene the crews used a stirrup pump and rods to extinguish the fire. Crews then monitored the residual heat between the floors of the property. For further information and advice, visit our chimney fire webpage through the link below. ]]>Fri, 6 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMTPendragon House - RTC Scene Safetyhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28601Ben HoodCo-responders from Mullion and St Keverne assisted ambulance with a male who suffered a head injury this morning. Crews made the area safe and supported the casualty. No further details at this time.]]>Fri, 6 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMTBarn Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28600Sarah LynhamAppliances from Torpoint, Liskeard and Lostwithiel Community Fire Stations along with a wholetime officer attended to an agricultural barn on fire. The crews used two breathing apparatus, one hose reel jet and one main jet to extinguish 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 View the booklet from the link below: ]]>Fri, 6 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMTMain Gas Rupture - Heron Wayhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28599Courtney GoodreidOne appliance from Truro attended a call regarding a ruptured gas board. Gas engineer has been in attendance and assessed the scene. Fire crews are still in attendance at scene and using a ground monitor to disperse a leak. No further details at this time.]]>Thu, 5 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMTFire In Boiler Roomhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28597Jenna GendallTwo appliances with 9 firefighters on board were mobilised from Padstow to a reported kitchen fire. On crews arrival at scene a request was made for a third appliance to attend - one appliance from Wadebridge was also mobilised to the scene. The fire was in a building of three floors, crews confirmed the fire was in the boiler room and crews initially used two breathing apparatus, one hose reel jet and a dry powder extinguisher. Firefighters isolated the utility supplies to the property and were using water supplied from a hydrant on Customs house quay. At 10:42 crews confirmed that the fire was out and a positive pressure ventilation fan was in use to ventilate and clear smoke from the building. ]]>Wed, 4 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28596Ian OliverOne appliance from St. Austell attended this incident, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fire using a high pressure hosereel. Arson was suspected. Devon & Cornwall Police attended. ]]>Wed, 4 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28594Ian OliverOne appliance from Delabole attended this incident, crews found one vehicle well alight, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fire using two high pressure hosereel jets. Arson was suspected. Devon & Cornwall Police were on scene and will be making further enquiries.]]>Wed, 4 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28595Ian OliverSeveral calls were received for this incident, one appliance from Newquay attended and on arrival found four vehicles well alight, a further appliance from Perranporth attended and firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used two high pressure hosereels at the scene, information was then obtained that one vehicle was gas powered, a ground monitor was put in place cooling the area. Arson was suspected. Devon & Cornwall Police attended and will be making further enquires.]]>Wed, 4 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28593Ian OliverAppliances from Penzance, St. Just and Hayle were mobilised to this incident, on arrival there was found to be a fire on the ground floor of a three storey mid terrace domestic property, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fire using a high pressure hosereel jet, the scene was checked with a thermal imaging camera and the positive pressure fan was used for smoke clearance. An ambulance was requested and attended to treat one person for the effects of smoke inhalation. The call was made after residents were alerted by the activation of smoke alarms. ]]>Wed, 4 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMTAssistance Given To Air Ambulance Crewhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28591Jenna GendallTen firefighters on two appliances were mobilised to an incident where two people had fallen off a ladder. Air Ambulance paramedics were on scene, firefighters assisted with the recovery of one casualty from a neighbouring garden hedge. Once recovered the casualty was treated by Paramedics before firefighters carried the casualty to the waiting Helicopter at the nearest landing site 200 metres away. Firefighters also administered first aid treated a second casualty until the arrival of a road Ambulance. ]]>Tue, 3 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28590Jenna GendallSix firefighters on one appliance from Looe attended a call to a car on fire in East Looe. The fire was out on crews arrival, one hose reel jet was used to damp down the vehicle to ensure no re ignition occurred. ]]>Tue, 3 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMTFire In Roofhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28589Maggie MooreAt 15:14 this afternoon an 999 call was received to a fire in a roof in a property in Crowan. Three appliances from Tolvaddon and Penzance were mobilised to the scene. On arrival of the first appliance crews confirmed smoke was issuing from the roof. The fire involved a bungalow measuring 12 x 20 metres with the fire in the roof space and also solar panels. Firefighters used two breathing apparatus, one main jet, one safety jet supplied from a hydrant. At 15:49 crews requested further assistance from a fourth appliance for breathing apparatus at 15:49. An Ambulance was also requested for one casualty suffering smoke inhalation. Supporting appliances an Incdent Command Unit from St Just and Breathing apparatus support unit from Falmouth were mobilised to the scene. At 16:14 crews had one covering jet in use, four breathing apparatus stage 1, two hydrants, one thermal imaging camera and crews confirmed that the fire was well established in the roof space. At 16:22 a Water crier was requested and mobilised to the scene from Helston. Crews remain on scene tackling the fire, one casualty has been taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation. At 17:26 good progress was being made and four breathing apparatus, two hose reel jets and two covering jets are in use. Update 2100 hours: The fire has been extinguished and all resources have returned to their home stations, one appliance from Tolvaddon is still in attendance and the crew are monitoring hot spots and damping down. Update @ 2245hours: The appliance from Tolvaddon has now left the scene and returned to home station.]]>Tue, 3 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMTFire In Wheelie Binhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28586Jenna GendallAt 08:22 a call was received to what appeared to be a fire in a domestic dwelling. Eleven firefighters on two appliances from St Just and Penzance were mobilised to the scene. On crews arrival it was confirmed that there was a fire outside of the building confined to a wheelie bin. One hose reel was used to extinguish the accidental fire which had been caused by hot ashes being put in the bin. ]]>Tue, 3 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMTDerelict Caravan Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28587Jenna GendallSix firefighters on one appliance from St Dennis attended a call to a derelict caravan on fire measuring 3 x 3 metres. The caravan was well alight on crews arrival and two breathing apparatus and two hose reel jets were used to extinguish the fire. Police were informed of this incident.]]>Tue, 3 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMTSmell of Gas Inside Propertyhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28588Jenna GendallSix firefighters on one appliance from Penzance were mobilised to a domestic premise where the occupant was reporting a smell of gas. The resident was advised to exit the property on the 999 call and Gas engineers were requested to attend the building. Firefighters externally isolated the gas and also removed the occupant from the premise. Two breathing apparatus and one gas monitor was used inside the building. On arrival of a Gas engineer a gas leak coming from a gas fire was identified and made safe.]]>Tue, 3 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMTVehicle Leaking Petrolhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28584Jenna GendallFive firefighters on one appliance from Penzance attended a call to a single vehicle which was leaking petrol. Firefighters used dammit paste to stem the leak and Police were passed the vehicles registration details to contact the owner of the vehicle.]]>Sat, 30 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28583Jenna GendallFive firefighters on one appliance from Truro attended a call to a chimney on fire. Firefighters removed the wood burner to gain access to the chimney. A stirrup pump, chimney rods and thermal imaging camera was used to clear the flue and extinguish the fire.]]>Sat, 30 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMTCar Fire In Buildinghttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28582Jenna GendallFourteen firefighters from Bude and Holsworthy attended a call to a vehicle which had caught alight in a farm building. On the arrival of firefighters it was confirmed that the vehicle was well alight but had been removed from the farm building. Firefighters used two breathing apparatus and one hose reel to extinguish the car fire. Crews also used a thermal imaging camera inside the shed to monitor the building with a thermal imaging camera. One casualty suffering smoke inhalation was also treated on scene by firefighters using oxygen.]]>Sat, 30 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMTFire In Flat Started By Tumble Dryerhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28581Jenna GendallTen firefighters on two appliances from St Austell and Bodmin were mobilised to a call to a property where a tumble dryer was on fire. On arrival of an officer on scene they made the incident 'Persons Reported' and requested further assistance, two further appliances were mobilised from Bodmin and St Austell. Police were requested to attend the incident scene to assist with traffic as the incident was located close to a busy crossroads. Crews soon confirmed 'all persons accounted for'. The property involved was on three floors with the fire located on the first floor. Crews used four breathing apparatus, two hose reels, one safety jet and a covering jet. The fire had burned through an electrical cable and Western Power engineers were requested to attend to make the burned cable safe. At 13:15 the fire was confirmed as out, crews used breathing apparatus and a thermal imaging camera to check the building for hot spots. The red Cross Emergency Response vehicle was also mobilised to this incident to provide support to the occupants of the premise. Currently (14:35) crews remain on scene cutting away and damping down the scene. ]]>Sat, 30 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMTRTC - Hillside Cottageshttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28553Ben HoodCrews from St Ives attended an RTC in the Carbis Bay area last night. Two vehicles were involved, one vehicle had hit a gas main. This prompted firefighters on scene to evacuate neighbors for safety precautions. One covering jet was in place. No further details at this time.]]>Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMTFire In Pampas Grasshttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28578Jenna GendallFive firefighters on one appliance from Falmouth attended a call to a fire in a Pampas Grass. Firefighters used one hose reel to extinguish the fire which covered one square metres. ]]>Thu, 28 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMTBus Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28577Katherine TakelOne appliance from St Austell and another from St Dennis attended a call to a double decker bus at 15:23 today. On arrival the firefighters found the engine compartment well alight and used four breathing apparatus and two hose reels to extinguish. Police were also in attendance and the cause is believed to be accidental. ]]>Wed, 27 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMTReport of Fire Onboard Ship In Dockhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28576Andy TaylorFire appliances from Falmouth and Truro are in attendance at a report of a fire onboard the Ro-Ro Ferry Commodore Clipper in the docks at Falmouth. The fire is believed to have been extinguished and fire crews are working with the ships staff to confirm that there has been no fire spread. Update 1120hrs: Fire crews have carried out an investigation and determined that there has been no fire and that the alarm was raised due to welding fumes. All crews are now leaving the scene.]]>Wed, 27 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMTDishwasher Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28575Andy TaylorFirefighters from Bodmin Community Fire Station attended a report of a fire involving a dishwasher. The fire had been extinguished by staff and the fire crew made the scene safe and confirmed that the fire was fully out. ]]>Wed, 27 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMTOil-fired Stove Alighthttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28574Andy TaylorOne fire appliance from St Dennis and one fire appliance from St Austell attended a fire involving an oil-fired stove. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a carbon dioxide fire extinguisher to deal with the fire. ]]>Wed, 27 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMTCar Into Lamp Posthttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28572Jenna GendallFive firefighters from St Austell attended a call to a single vehicle which had driven into a lamp post. The vehicle contained two casualties and firefighters administered first aid and scene safety prior to the arrival of Ambulance Paramedics. ]]>Tue, 26 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMTLarge Bang and Flash From Manhole.https://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28573Jenna GendallFive firefighters on one appliance from Tolvaddon attended a call to a reported fire coming from under a manhole. The caller reported seeing a large flash a big bang and smoke coming from the pit. Crews on scene investigated the manhole and confirmed an arching electrical cable underneath had caused an explosion. Firefighters made the scene safe and remained in attendance until the arrival of Electrical engineers.]]>Tue, 26 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMTCorn Field On Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28571Courtney GoodreidFive firefighters attended a call to two hectares of straw alight. The fire was well alight on crews arrival, beaters were used 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: ]]>Mon, 25 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMTCooker Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28570Courtney GoodreidAppliances from Tolvaddon and Hayle were mobilised to a call to a cooker fire. The fire was out on crews arrival, they inspected the scene before returning to station. 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. ]]>Mon, 25 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collision https://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28569Courtney GoodreidFive firefighters on one appliance from Newquay attended a call to a single vehicle road traffic collision. Crews used a thermal imaging camera to check the surrounding area for casualties - nothing was found. Find out more about Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service’s role when attending road traffic collisions by selecting the related link below:]]>Mon, 25 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28568Courtney GoodreidFive firefighters on one appliance from Bude attended a call to a two vehicle road traffic collision. Crews made the two vehicles safe and used sand to clear a small diesel spillage. Police and recovery services also attended this incident. Find out more about Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service’s role when attending road traffic collisions by selecting the related link below:]]>Mon, 25 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMTFire In the Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28566Courtney GoodreidOne fire appliance from Tolvaddon attended this incident. On arrival a small rubbish fire was discovered. Firefighters used one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. Arson is 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. ]]>Sun, 24 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28567Courtney GoodreidTwo appliances from Delabole responded to this incident. On arrival a two vehicle road traffic collision was discovered. No persons were trapped. Firefighters assisted to make the vehicles and scene safe. Find out more about Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service’s role when attending road traffic collisions by selecting the related link below:]]>Sun, 24 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28565Courtney GoodreidOne appliance and the rescue tender from Tolvaddon were mobilised to this incident, on arrival there was found to be a collision between a heavy goods vehicle and a car, no persons were trapped, crews made the scene safe. Devon & Cornwall Police were in attendance and from whom further details may be obtained. Find out more about Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service’s role when attending road traffic collisions by selecting the related link below:]]>Sun, 24 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28564Courtney GoodreidOn receipt of this call stating that persons were trapped, appliances from Callington and Liskeard as well as the rescue tender from Bodmin and a wholetime officer were mobilised, on arrival there was found to be a single vehicle involved, fortunately no persons were trapped, crews gave general assistance and first aid at the scene. Further details may be obtained from Devon & Cornwall Police. Find out more about Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service’s role when attending road traffic collisions by selecting the related link below:]]>Sun, 24 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMTFire In the Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28563Courtney GoodreidOne fire appliance from Tolvaddon attended a fire in the open. An armchair and some rubbish were involved. 1 Hose Reel 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. ]]>Sun, 24 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMTShed Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28562Ian OliverOn receipt of this call appliances from Looe were mobilised, on arrival the crews found a garden shed measuring six by six metres well alight, the fire was extinguished by firefighters wearing breathing apparatus using a main jet and a high pressure hosereel.]]>Sat, 23 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28561Ian OliverOn reports from Devon & Cornwall Police of a three vehicle collision with persons trapped, appliances from Truro and St. Austell and the rescue tender from Bodmin were mobilised, on arrival at the scene it was quickly established that no persons were trapped, crews ensured the area was safe before returning to their home stations. Further details my be obtained from Devon & Cornwall Police.]]>Sat, 23 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMTShaft Rescuehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28560Ian OliverOn receipt of this call from Devon & Cornwall Police, appliances from St. Just were mobilised as well as the line rescue appliance and a support appliance from Tolvaddon, as well as two wholetime officers, a further appliance from Penzance also attended, once on scene it was confirmed that a male casualty in his mid 50s was at the bottom of a fifteen metre dry shaft with a suspected hip injury and suffering the effects of hypothermia. Update 1400 hours: All resources are in place and setting up equipment to recover the casualty, as well as Cornwall Fire & Rescue resources in attendance Cornwall Search and Rescue Team are attending the incident, ambulance personnel and the air ambulance are also in attendance. Update 1445 hours: A mutli agency technical rescue is in progress involving Cornwall Fire & Rescue Service, Cornwall Search & Rescue Team, South West Ambulance Service Trust (SWAST) and National Coastguard Agency. A Technical Rescue Supervisor and a paramedic have ben lowered to the casualty to carry out an assessment. Update 1615 hours: Fire Service personnel and paramedic have been lowered to casualty and are giving first aid. The casualty is now being prepared on a stretcher ready for extraction. Update 1700 hours: The casualty has now been placed on a stretcher and is being removed from the shaft via the adit, all attending services are working jointly to effect the safe extraction of the casualty, once retrieved a further medical assessment will be made. Update 1830 hours: The incident has now successfully reached a conclusion, the casualty has been airlifted to Derriford Hospital. All services on scene are making up equipment and making their way back to the rendezvous point before returning to their home locations. ]]>Sat, 23 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28559Adam OliverAppliances from Callington and Saltash responded to this incident. On arrival a single vehicle road traffic collision with no persons trapped was discovered. Firefighters assisted to make the scene safe. ]]>Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collision - Person Trappedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28555Andy TaylorOne fire appliance from Perranporth, one fire appliance from Newquay and the rescue tender from Tolvaddon are in attendance at a road traffic collision with a person trapped. Ambulance and Police are also on scene. Firefighters are using crash rescue equipment to cut free the casualty. The road is currently blocked and diversions are being put into place. Update 2300hrs: Firefighters have assisted paramedics by cutting the casualty free and lifting them from the car. The casualty has been left in care of the paramedics. Firefighters are making the scene safe and will be leaving shortly. It is believed the road will be closed for some time.]]>Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMTFire In Chimney of Woodburnerhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28558Andy TaylorOne fire appliance from St Mawes and one fire appliance from Mevagissey attended a fire involving the chimney of a woodburner. Firefighters removed the woodburner and extinguished the fire in the chimney by 2125hrs. Two occupants were suffering the effects of smoke inhalation and firefighters administered oxygen until the arrival of an ambulance. For advice on how to prevent a fire in your chimney, please follow the link below.]]>Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMTFire Involving Portable Toilet and Trailerhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28557Andy TaylorTwo fire appliances from Liskeard Community Fire Station attended a report of a fire up against a property. The fire had started in a portable toilet and spread to a trailer. Firefighters used a hosereel to extinguish the fire and prevent it spreading to the property. Arson is suspected and Devon & Cornwall Police have been informed.]]>Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMTStatic Caravan Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28556Andy TaylorTwo fire appliances from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station attended reports of a static caravan alight. Firefighters, some wearing breathing apparatus, used two hosereels to extinguish the blaze in the caravan, measuring four metres by ten metres. The cause of the fire is accidental.]]>Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28554Adam OliverOne appliance from Truro Community Fire Station responded to this incident. On arrival a road traffic collision was discovered. Firefighters assisted to make a vehicle safe. ]]>Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMTRecycling Bin Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28552Adam OliverOne appliance from Bodmin Community Fire Station attended a recycling bin on fire. The crew had to use one hose reel to extinguish the fire. The cause of the fire is suspected arson and the 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. ]]>Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMTCo Respondershttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28551Courtney GoodreidThe co-responder team from Helston have been assisting the Ambulance service with medical emergencies. From 1 April 2015 until 1 December 2016, we have attended 1301 co-responder calls. Firefighters from six Community Fire Stations in Cornwall help the community by not only providing fire cover but also act as a co-response resource in medical care, through partnership with South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT). The scheme has been running since 1999, serving the communities of St. Keverne, St. Ives, Mullion, St. Mawes, Helston and Polruan. To find out more about co-responders, visit the link below: ]]>Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMTKitchen Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28550Courtney GoodreidCrews from Perranporth and Newquay were mobilised to a report of a kitchen fire. On arrival crews found the kitchen to be well alight. Crews wearing breathing apparatus used hosereels to extinguish the fire and then used small gear to cut away ensuring the fire was out. 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, 19 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=28549Courtney GoodreidAt 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 mobilised 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=28547Courtney GoodreidBoth appliances from Launceston and a Whole-time 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 hose reel 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. 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:]]>Mon, 18 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMTLorry Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28546Courtney GoodreidTwo 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. 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. ]]>Sun, 17 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMTSingle Vehicle Road Traffic Collisonhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28545Courtney GoodreidOne 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. Find out more about Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service’s role when attending road traffic collisions by selecting the related link below: ]]>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=28541Courtney GoodreidOne 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. Find out more about Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service’s role when attending road traffic collisions by selecting the related link below: ]]>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 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 GMT