Volunteers rally to help family after garage fire
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.