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These instructions have been prepared by Ray Goldring.

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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!

GET THE PEOPLE OUT FIRST IN THE EVENT OF A FIRE

Fighting the Fire

The fire trailer is on Trelissick Loop, opposite the playground on the rise next to Trelissick Lodge (see red marker in map below).

Get 6 items from the fire trailer

  1. Standpipe – screws into street hydrant
  2. Key – a pointed bar to open lid on hydrant box
  3. Bar – long tap bar to turn on the water
  4. Fire hoses – enough 25 metre lengths to reach fire
  5. Nozzle – adjustable tube to direct water jet
  6. Protective clothes – boots, gloves, coat and helmet

Action

  1. Open nearest hydrant cover with key-bar; remove cap to water main
  2. With tap-bar, open valve to flush rust and debris from water main
  3. Turn OFF valve and screw on standpipe
  4. Make sure one of the outlets in the standpipe is closed (capped)
  5. Connect end of first hose to standpipe
  6. Roll out hoses in zigzag pattern towards the fire – join them as you go
  7. Attach nozzle to last hose
  8. Get someone to slowly turn on the water
  9. Advance slowly; aim hose at fire (use wide spray to protect from heat)
  10. Attack fire from a doorway or through broken window
  11. If/when help arrives, turn off water and connect second hose to standpipe – continue the attack from two sides
  12. Keep fighting the fire until the brigade arrives

DO NOT ENTER ANY BUILDING WHERE THERE IS FIRE!

Hints

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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Center, view and zoom of the map
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