Vol­un­teers rally to help fam­ily af­ter garage fire

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

FIRE­FIGHT­ERS had to call in help from the British Red Cross as they tack­led a garage fire last week.

A first floor bed­room had also been dam­aged by the blaze, which hap­pened at around 7pm on The Poyn­ings, Iver, on Fri­day (April 8).

One ap­pli­ance and crew from Lan­g­ley, one from Slough and one from Wind­sor at­tended, along with the vol­un­teers from the British Red Cross Fire and Emer­gency Sup­port Ser­vice, whose ve­hi­cle is based at Mar­low Fire Sta­tion, and two of­fi­cers.

The Red Cross vol­un­teers sup­ported a fam­ily of six by pro­vid­ing prac­ti­cal and emo­tional sup­port, food, hy­giene items such as tooth­brushes, tooth­paste and sham­poo and re­fresh­ments.

They also pro­vided as­sis­tance con­tact­ing the in­sur­ance com­pany and ar­rang­ing tem­po­rary ac­com­mo­da­tion overnight.

Their emer­gency re­sponse vol­un­teers are called out by the emer­gency ser­vices and ar­rive in a spe­ciallyadapted ve­hi­cle which acts as a safe haven for those af­fected by emer­gen­cies.

Fire­fight­ers used two main jets, two hose reels, six sets of breath­ing ap­pa­ra­tus, a 10.5-me­tre lad­der, a tool­kit and a pos­i­tive pres­sure ven­ti­la­tion fan.

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