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Rescue Tenders

Cornwall has 2 Rescue Tenders (RTs). These are based at Tolvaddon and Bodmin Community Fire Stations. 6 specially trained wholetime and on-call firefighters crew the RTs. They are designed to attend more complex road traffic collisions (RTCs). These are incidents where specialist cutting and spreading tools maybe required. They will also attend other incidents where stabilization of an object is required.

Some of the equipment the RTs carry includes:

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  • Heavy duty hydraulic cutters, spreaders and rams
  • Lifting and stabilization airbags (both high and low pressure bags)
  • Poweshore stabilization equipment
  • Still saw
  • Working platforms.
  • Webber “Stabfast” stabilization equipment.

These are designed to complement the crash rescue equipment carried on Pumping Appliances. They are also able to deal with incidents involving heavy goods vehicles. The cutters carried on the RT have a cutting force of up to 48,000kg. The spreaders are capable of spreading up to 32,000kg. 

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