Pirate FM News

Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.

Fire Victim Support Gets Royal Approval

royal fire
Submit this page to redditDelicious

2:55pm 17th July 2014

 

A new support service for Cornish fire victims gets the royal seal of approval.

Princess Alexandra is at Falmouth Fire Station to see how Red Cross volunteers provide back up at blazes.

She has watched a mock rescue and met volunteers who turn up to help families cope with the emotional stress and practicalities.

The Fire and Emergency Support (FES) service are scrambled alongside firefighters with food, clothes, shelter and can chat things through.

They offer support during a time of trauma.

Since the Cornwall FES service launched in December 2012 it has responded to 75 emergencies and helped 80 people.

Rich Williams heads it up, he said: "The difference it makes is whilst they're in a position where they think they've just lost everything, all their possessions are going up in flames, we're able to give them some direction and some support that helps put their lives back on track."

royal fire 2fire royal 4

2:55pm 17th July 2014

Share This Story

Submit this page to redditDelicious
Suggested articles
coach stuck in st ives 5

PHOTOS: Coach gets stuck on narrow Cornish lane

And it's not the first time it's happened in the town...

support

Cornwall amputee support group 'great addition'

It has been dubbed a shining example of community spirit

Most read
police tv show 3

WATCH: Third show to air on Cornwall's cops

And we can expect soaring temperatures in this next episode...

speed camera

WATCH: New speeding rules hit Cornwall

We could now be fined a lot more money...

Top articles

UPDATE: Trains delayed as lorry hits bridge

Cornwall News: Services between Plymouth and Liskeard running again

Pirate FM Cornwall News Update - 7th January 2016

Cornwall Video News: Officials say they’re holding talks to find new jobs for hundreds of workers in Bodmin.

Madeleine McCann: Met Police rules out its four official suspects

National News: The only four official suspects investigated by the Met Police over the abduction of Madeleine McCann have been ruled out of the inquiry.

UPDATE: Body found on popular Cornish beach

Cornwall News: Police say death at Watergate Bay 'isn't suspicious'

Tom Hardy tackles motorbike theft suspect in south west London

Showbiz News: Actor Tom Hardy has proved he is not just an action hero on screen after chasing down and catching a suspected thief in south west London.

Madeleine McCann: Met Police rules out its four official suspects

World News: The only four official suspects investigated by the Met Police over the abduction of Madeleine McCann have been ruled out of the inquiry.

Serena Williams brands Ilie Nastase's comments 'racist' and 'sexist'

Sports News: Serena Williams has accused Ilie Nastase of racially abusing her and her unborn child.

Rare US Declaration of Independence copy discovered in Sussex

Strange News: A handwritten parchment of the US Declaration of Independence - only the second known to exist - has been found hidden away in a small English city.

Newer article

Charges For Dumping Rubbish

Cornwall News: We are going to have to pay to ditch some waste in tips.

Older article

Cornwall Crime Figures

Cornwall News: Violent crime and shoplifting continue to rise

Cornwall's Pirate FMPirate Extra Footer LogoEscape to Cornwall radioLoveCornwall.com - The Cornish Business DirectoryPirate Education and Training

 

© Copyright Pirate FM

Pirate FM cannot be held responsible for the content of external links.