IN DAYS GONE BY
22nd OCTOBER 1962 - SHORTER CROSS - A385
From this a man was rescued alive and he joked as they set him free. For approximately an hour firemen toiled with heavy cutting gear as the man was trapped by his legs.
The accident happened on the Totnes to Avonwick road and involved two cars and a lorry. The lorry had to be dragged from the crushed car by two power winches.
The Emergency Tender from Torquay ( 177 ) was also in attendance.
10th July 1972 - Littlehempston
Two appliances from Totnes Fire Station attended a barn fire at Buckyette Farm, Littlehempston. Firemen are seen here tackling the blaze which destroyed 40 bales of hay.
Pictured below are local children paddling in the lake of water from the firemen's hoses.
(In the background of each picture you can see both Totnes appliances.)
24th March 1973 - Berry Farm
A large stone barn, well alight on arrival, 6 firefighters taken to hospital for a check up due to a large quantity of stored chemicals in the barn. None were detained.
30TH MARCH 1973 - STAVERTON VILLAGE
Totnes firemen rescue the driver who was trapped for nearly two hours yesterday when his skip lorry left the road at Staverton, near Totnes and somersaulted into a field.
4TH SEPT 1974 - TOTNES INDUSTRIAL ESTATE
Firemen busy on the industrial estate, DDV 531C outside the old cattle sale ring clearing the area of water. Eight pumps were used in the mopping up operation.
Terry Hooker - Stan Hannaford - Tony Bowhay