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June 25, 2012, at 05:35 PM by Conor Boyd - Added overlooked hydrant location in Porter Place
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June 25, 2012, at 01:49 PM by Conor Boyd - Added 2 hydrants in Porter Place and at petanque court
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June 25, 2012, at 08:55 AM by Conor Boyd - Fire fighing info from Ray Goldring
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!!Procedures
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'-These instructions have been prepared by Ray Goldring.-'
!!Preparation
Each house owner should be familiar with their own fire prevention/management requirements.

The local fire brigade is '''{+50 minutes away AFTER a 111 call!+}'''

It is up to '''YOU''' to get your people out safely.
!!!At home - Preparation
Know your fire exits and ensure you have an evacuation plan!
* Always look for a second exit when you are staying at a new place
* Before retiring, ensure fireplace is secure, candles are out, stove is off and close internal doors
* Check placement of fire extinguishers (one in kitchen and one by main exit) and hoses (these will freeze in winter – drain before storing)
* Check smoke alarms (upstairs, downstairs, by bedrooms)
* Mow long grass near your house
* Store ashes in metal container (do not dispose of in Village rubbish skips)
* Do not vacuum up ashes – empty vac-sac if in doubt (not into skip bins)
* In winter make sure everyone has a set of warm clothes, boots and car keys handy for a quick escape
!!!GET THE PEOPLE OUT FIRST IN THE EVENT OF A FIRE
* Make sure everyone is out (count). Put any kids in a safe place
* Close windows and doors as you leave to slow fire down
* Take these instructions with you
* Alert neighbours; sound car horns – get them to ring 111
* Grab coats and blankets on your way out
* Move cars and turn off any gas cylinders
* Go to fire trailer by fastest method
!!Fighting the Fire
The fire trailer is on Trelissick Loop, opposite the playground on the rise next to Trelissick Lodge (see red marker in [[#LocationOfFireTrailerAndHydrants|map below]]).
!!!Get 6 items from the fire trailer
# Standpipe – screws into street hydrant
# Key – a pointed bar to open lid on hydrant box
# Bar – long tap bar to turn on the water
# Fire hoses – enough 25 metre lengths to reach fire
# Nozzle – adjustable tube to direct water jet
# Protective clothes – boots, gloves, coat and helmet
!!!Action
# Open nearest hydrant cover with key-bar; remove cap to water main
# With tap-bar, open valve to flush rust and debris from water main
# Turn OFF valve and screw on standpipe
# Make sure one of the outlets in the standpipe is closed (capped)
# Connect end of first hose to standpipe
# Roll out hoses in zigzag pattern towards the fire – join them as you go
# Attach nozzle to last hose
# Get someone to slowly turn on the water
# Advance slowly; aim hose at fire (use wide spray to protect from heat)
# Attack fire from a doorway or through broken window
# If/when help arrives, turn off water and connect second hose to standpipe – continue the attack from two sides
# Keep fighting the fire until the brigade arrives
{+'+'''DO NOT ENTER ANY BUILDING WHERE THERE IS FIRE!'''+'+}
!!!Hints
* The more people who can help the better
* Hand signals for - {+water on+} (arm up) & {+water off+} (arm waving low in cutting motion) – will help over distance or noise
* '''Locate and remember''' your nearest fire hydrant
* '''During winter – keep the snow clear of your nearest fire hydrant – it could be your place that needs access to it!'''
[[#LocationOfFireTrailerAndHydrants]]
April 27, 2012, at 05:25 PM by Conor Boyd - Added Springfield FB info and formatting
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!Location of Fire Trailer and Hydrants
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The nearest volunteer fire brigade is at Springfield. Being at least 30 mins away, realistically the village community is on it's own in terms of a first response.

Take the time to acquaint yourself with the hydrant nearest to your house and the equipment provided in the fire trailer.
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!Location of Fire Trailer and Hydrants
April 27, 2012, at 05:21 PM by Conor Boyd - Added hydrant map
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!Location of Fire Trailer and Hydrants
The map below shows you the location of the village fire trailer and the yellow in
-ground hydrant points around the village.
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April 27, 2012, at 04:51 PM by Conor Boyd - Initial CH map
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