Impact of Funding Cuts on Fire & Rescue Services

  The National Audit Office has been reviewing the impact of funding cuts on the Fire & Rescue Service. It says: Funding for fire and rescue authorities has fallen significantly between 2010-11 and 2015-16. The sector has, so far, coped well with financial changes, according to two complementary reports today […]

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Tanker Fire Today #Holsworthy

  A tanker carrying 10,000 litres of red diesel and 600 litres of kerosene was engulfed in flames this morning (around 8.16am) on the A388, Holsworthy. Six pumping appliances and two special appliances were at the scene.   Foam jets were used and environmental protection measures put in place. Roads were […]

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How Safe is Your Tumble Dryer?

Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service are warning residents to take extra care when using tumble dryers. In the last year they responded to 23 property fires caused by tumble dryers. Meanwhile, on Boxing Day, in Cornwall, two appliances from Launceston also attended a washing machine fire. These electrical […]

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Stratton Hospital Ceiling Collapse

Fire crews from Bude Community Fire Station attended Stratton Hospital shortly after midnight, after a report was made of water coming through a ceiling, causing it to partially collapse. The firefighters isolated the water and electricity supplies to the affected area and carried out salvage work. The fire crews left […]

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Fire Service Industrial Action Today

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) is urging residents and businesses to be prepared and to think about fire safety following the announcement that industrial action by the Fire Brigades Union is due to take place from 12 noon to 4pm today.   CFRS Chief Fire Officer Des Tidbury says: “We have […]

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BBQ Disposal Warning

One fire appliance from Bude Community Fire Station attended a fire  shortly before midnight this week, involving refuse bins. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus quickly extinguished the fire using two hosereels. It is believed that the fire was started by a hot barbecue that had been carelessly disposed of. Fire Safety […]

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Bullock in Difficult Bog Rescue

A fire engine from Holsworthy, together with the Specialist Rescue Team from Barnstaple attended a farm in Pancrasweek, Holsworthy, yesterday evening at 8.44pm, after a call from the farmer stating he had a bullock trapped in a bog. It proved to be an extremely difficult rescue as the location was […]

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10th Feb is Year of the Snake

I’m not sure how big Chinese New Year is down here, but Chinese New Year is the longest and most important celebration in the Chinese calendar. On the 10 February it will be the year of the snake, which you can find out more about here , so while celebrations […]

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Devon Animal Rescues

Devon and Somerset Fire Service have carried out some animal rescues today… This afternoon at Arlington Court,  one appliance and the specialist rescue team were mobilised following a call to the Fire Service reporting a deer stuck in silt in the middle of a lake. On arrival at the scene […]

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New Year – Protect Your Loved Ones From Fire

With the New Year underway, Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service are asking people to make one of their resolutions in 2013 to check that their smoke alarms are up to date and are in the right place to protect their home. Many people see January as an opportunity […]

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What is Happening on the B3254?

Locals have expressed shock at the number of accidents which seem to be occurring on the B3254 road between Red Post and Launceston, predominantly around the Red Post area. Yesterday’s coincided with a hail storm just prior to the incident, according to one person commenting on Facebook.   On 2nd […]

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Devon Fire Service Talks Sprinklers

Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service is promoting the installation of sprinkler systems in commercial premises. Sprinklers play a positive role in protecting life, reducing the economic and environmental cost of fire in any building they are installed in. Recently a sprinkler system saved a business from potentially severe […]

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Fire at Woodford, Bude

A call was received to a fire in a property at Woodford, Bude, at 5.46 this morning and 2 crews were mobilised from Bude. Upon arrival, the crews found the property to be smoke logged and used four breathing apparatus and two hosereels to extinguish a fire on the ground […]

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Anvil Corner Road Traffic Collision

The Fire Service received a call from Police reporting a road traffic collision at Anvil Corner near Holsworthy on the A3072 late yesterday morning.  One fire appliance from Holsworthy and one from Hatherleigh attended. Fire crews confirmed a two vehicle road traffic collision on the public highway with two persons […]

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Poughill Road Traffic Collision

Shortly after 9pm last night, two fire appliances from Bude Fire Station attended  a single vehicle road traffic collision in Poughill. They assisted paramedics with releasing one casualty from the vehicle, who was then left in the care of ambulance personnel. The police were also in attendance at the scene. […]

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