Truro firefighters take to the airwaves to host ‘The Truro Fire Takeover’ radio show this March

Three firefighters from Truro Community Fire Station are set to host their own radio show – ‘The Truro Fire Takeover’ on CHBN radio 100.8FM broadcasting live from studios based at Treliske, Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust.

People in the Truro area and hospital patients in other parts of Cornwall will be able to hear from the experts about home, road and community safety as well as enjoy discussion, music and features when firefighters Andrew, John and James (Jimbo) from Cornwall Fire and Rescue and Community Safety Service take to the airwaves for their live shows. 

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They will be hosting five two hour shows every Friday in March, starting on 2 March, from 8pm to 10pm.

The firefighters have first-hand experience and can help people realise how important it is for them to know what to do in the event of a fire, how to prevent a fire in the home, have working smoke alarms as well as night time routines and escape routes.

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service firefighter John Wilkins said: “Andrew, James and I are looking forward to going on air and really appreciate this opportunity to help our communities stay safe.  As a service we know that some of the people most at risk from fire are older people, people with long-term health conditions, people with disabilities and those with mobility issues.”

Firefighter James Collins adds: “This initiative, which is being run and aired at Treliske and other hospitals, will allow us to reach these key target groups while they are receiving treatment in hospital. It will also help us to raise awareness with family members and staff who will be taking care of these particularly vulnerable people.”

Firefighter Andrew Ayre: “We’re also looking forward to having some fun as we play our own choice of music, host our own features and discuss hot topics.  We’ll also be welcoming some special guests – you’ll have to tune in to find out who but you can be sure it’ll be worth a listen!”

There are many ways to get involved and members of the community can listen via one of the following ways:

  • Online via CHBN website 
  • iTunes radio,
  • Tunein Radio app – search CHBN
  • 100.8FM within Truro or
  • If you miss the live show you can catch up or listen again via Mix Cloud or the stations social media accounts.

Area Manager for Service Delivery Kathryn Billing said: “This is a fantastic initiative and a perfect example of Working together to make Cornwall safer. I am immensely proud of the firefighters who have developed, designed and delivered this innovative community safety project which will convey important messages to some of the most vulnerable people.”

Cabinet Member for Environment & Public Protection Sue James said: "Our fire crews use #MoreThanJustFires on social media and this is a true example of their role in prevention and their striving to support the most vulnerable in our communities. It also shows how closely our fire crews work with health professionals and contribute to wider health and well-being work. Well done Truro crew!"

Keep up to date via Truro Community Fire Stations Facebook and Twitter accounts for more news as well as posters and banners around Truro. Make sure to tune in to Andrew, John and Jimbo on Friday 2 March.

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Story posted 19 February 2018