Posted by: yelvertonfirestation | June 20, 2016

Fire Call, 4th of June, Carbon Monoxide Alarm, Bere Alston

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At 15:47 on the 4th of June, Yelverton appliance was called to a Carbon Monoxide Alarm at an address at Bere Alston. On arrival the crew found an elderly lady in the garden of a house with the Carbon Monoxide alarm outside to!!! The lady had taken it outside to silence it and had been in and out of the house!! All the windows and doors were wide open and the lady explained that the only thing active in the house was her Rayburn solid fuel cooker which she had closed down to put it out. Using our CO monitor we checked the property but were unable to get a reading anywhere. We advised the lady to get her rayburn serviced and the chimney swept and left her with her son to sort it out. CO is colourless, odourless and it doesn’t cause any chocking or gasping for breath!!! It is truly a silent killer!! If you have a gas boiler, solid fuel fire or cooker you need a CO alarm. Despite the woman’s attempts to silence it, it probably saved her life. CO alarms are available at all DIY stores and are roughly the same price as a smoke alarm. If the alarm goes off get yourself any anyone else in the property out, dont worry about venting the house we’ll do that in Breathing Apparatus.
Posted by: yelvertonfirestation | June 20, 2016

Fire Call, 4th of June, Stand By station 50 Greenbank.

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At 12:40 on the 4th of June, Yelverton appliance was called to an automatic fire alarm at Plymouth. Before we arrived at the scene we were stood down and sent to station 50 Greenbank for stand by duties. At 13:09 we were mobilised to “smoke in garage” at an commercial storage depot at Plymouth. On arrival we found a commercial premises with a small amount of smoke hanging in the air with no visible source. As this was a storage depot potentially any of the storage lockers could have been smouldering however we eventually discovered the smoke was caused by a small fire in a light fitting.

Posted by: yelvertonfirestation | June 20, 2016

Drills, 31st of May, Pumps standard test, Cadoverbridge.

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At drills on the 31st of May, Yelverton crew took the appliance to Cadoverbridge to standard test the main and portable pumps. I have included some photos.

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Posted by: yelvertonfirestation | June 16, 2016

Fire Call, 31st of May, Automatic Fire Alarm, Tavistock

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At 18:32 on the 31st of May, appliances from Tavistock and Yelverton were called to an automatic fire alarm at an address at Tavistock. Tavistock arrived at the scene first and quickly established no further appliances were required and we were returned home station.

Posted by: yelvertonfirestation | June 16, 2016

Fire Call, 30th of May, Make pumps three, Factory fire Belliver

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At 03:14 on the 30th of May, Yelverton appliance was called as part of the make pumps three for a factory fire at Belliver. The fire was in the electric switch room. Two Breathing apparatus wearers were deployed into the building to extinguish the fire, Yelverton crew as third pump, primarily assisted with command support.

Posted by: yelvertonfirestation | June 16, 2016

Fire Call, 27th of May, Car fire, A386 near the Moorland Gardens Hotel.

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At 19:07 on the 27th of May, Yelverton appliance was called to a car fire on the A386 near the Moorland Gardens Hotel. On arrival the crew found the car was not actually on the fire, the driver had mistaken the steam from a burst radiator hose as smoke. The crew ensured the vehicle was in a position of safety and technical help was on the way before they returned home station.

Posted by: yelvertonfirestation | June 16, 2016

Fire Call, 27th of May, Automatic Fire Alarm, Buckland Abbey

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At 17:49 on the 27th of May, Yelverton appliance was called to an automatic fire alarm at Buckland Abbey. On arrival the crew found the alarm had been caused by a faulty detector head.

Posted by: yelvertonfirestation | June 16, 2016

Fire Call, 22nd of May, Fire in the open, Walkhampton

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At 00:15 on the 22nd of May, Yelverton appliance was called to a fire in the open between walkhampton and Dousland. On arrival the crew found a barbeque in a barn that had set a bale of straw on fire. The crew used a high pressure hose to extinguish the fire. The fire was caused by using a disposable barbeque on top of a bale. The crew returned to the barn later the same day to make sure all was well. Sorry no photos.

Posted by: yelvertonfirestation | June 16, 2016

15th of May, RTC Demonstration, Yelverton Aerodrome

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On the 15th of May, Yelverton crew took the appliance to Yelverton aerodrome and staged an RTC demonstration at the request of the organisers of the “Tractor run” that have an event there every year. They supplied a willing volunteer and we supplied the car, the crew used the hydraulic cutting gear to remove the roof and perform a dash roll to release the casualty. I have a CD of the exercise kindly taken by a spectator who has presented it to the station but at present I’m unable to upload it.

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Posted by: yelvertonfirestation | May 18, 2016

Fire Call, 9th of May, House Fire, Plymouth

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On the way back from the High Rise Exercise, Yelverton appliance was called to a house fire at Embankment Rd, Plymouth as part of a “make up make pumps 4”. On arrival Yelverton crew were asked to send two BA wearers into the house to check for fire spread on the floors above the fire floor. The house had been converted to flats, only one flat had been damaged by the fire although heat smoke and water damage had affected the other flats. Once it was confirmed the fire was out the building was out, Yelverton crew used our Positive Pressure Ventilation to clear the smoke.

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