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Take precautions when using barbecues, warn fire teams

Take precautions when using barbecues, warn fire teams

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service is reminding everyone to ‘chill that grill’ and make sure they take sensible precautions when using and disposing of instant barbecues. Firefighters attend an incident where barbecuse have been discarded when hot. Photograph Fire and...

New tri-service safety officers welcomed

Cornwall’s blue light family has welcomed seven new tri-service safety officers (TSSOs), who will soon be helping to protect Cornish communities and responding to emergency incidents. The passing out ceremony for the officers The TSSO role is unique to Cornwall. First...

Stay safe in the water this winter

RNLI lifeguards have hung up their wetsuits after finishing their safety patrols on all beaches across the south west for 2020. But with unpredictable weather conditions, the charity is reminding people using the coast over the winter to take extra care and to heed...

Beware the power of the rip current, say lifeguards

With the school summer holidays now in full swing, and many families choosing to staycation in the south west, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and HM Coastguard are urging every parent to be aware of the potential dangers when visiting the coast....