15 September 2011
Incident round-up 15 September
Fires, road traffic collisions and an ammonia leak.
A Road Traffic Collision (RTC) in Tarbert brought local crews to
Kilberry Road yesterday afternoon at around 1.40pm. Firefighters
used their extrication skills and equipment to free a man trapped
in the wreckage of a crashed car; he was then handed into the
care of the Scottish Ambulance Service.
Around an hour later, our staff were called to a second RTC,
this time in Graham Street, Johnstone. A car had crashed trapping
the driver inside. Our firefighters extricated the casualty, who
was taken by ambulance to the Royal Alexandra Hospital in
Our Environmental Protection Unit (EPU) was mobilised to attend
an ammonia leak in a factory in Glenburn Road, Prestwick yesterday
afternoon at around 3.30pm. The EPU joined crews from Kilmarnock,
Ayr, Ardrossan and Girvan, and brought a team of HAZMAT
specialists, including a Scientific Advisor, to support the
incident commander at the scene. The factory was immediately
evacuated and our firefighters, donned in gas suits rather than
their usual fire kit, worked with the factory's plant engineers to
identify and stop the leak. The incident was eventually brought to
a close at 8.23pm.
At 7.27pm last night, firefighters from Easterhouse Community
Fire Station were called to attend to a fire that had started in
the top floor flat of a three storey tenement block - luckily no
serious injuries to report.