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10th August, 2020 - 14.38: Two fire crews from Swanage are extinguishing a bonfire in Ferry Road,...Read more

10th August, 2020 - 11.16: Five pumping appliances from Shaftesbury,  Gillingham, Yeovil, Tisbury...Read more

10th August, 2020 - 11.15: A fire crew from Blandford Forum rescued a small kitten which was stra...Read more

10th August, 2020 - 05.56: Fire crews from the Bournemouth area were called to a house fire in Br...Read more

9th August, 2020 - 12.27: Fire crews from Marlborough and Pewsey are responding to a fire involv...Read more

9th August, 2020 - 11.41: A fire crew from Westbourne Fire Station are currently dealing with a ...Read more

8th August, 2020 - 3.33am: One pump from Blandford was mobilised to a report of a fire in the ope...Read more

7th August, 2020 - 7.32pm: Two pumps from Weymouth were mobilised to a report of a road traffic c...Read more

7th August, 2020 - 7.38pm: Pumps from Redhill and Westbourne were mobilised to an alarm activatin...Read more

7th August, 2020 - 7.18pm: One pump from Wareham was mobilised to a report of a bin fire on Trini...Read more

Diversity and inclusion

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is committed to putting equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of everything we do. We want to ensure that we are providing our workforce and local communities across Dorset and Wiltshire with accessible services.

DWFRS embraces the Equality Act, the Public Sector Equality Duty and the requirements it places upon us to do the right thing for our staff and our communities. We are committed to providing services that do not discriminate against any section of our communities or staff groups, as well as seeking to identify ways in which to advance opportunities and foster good relations between all groups. How we achieve this is set out in our Community Safety Plan.

How do we show our commitment to diversity?

DWFRS values diversity and the opportunities it brings to both our workforce and local communities. Diversity of thought is particularly important in a workplace that is designed to offer support and services to meet the demands of the broader public groups. As such the diversity within our workforce along with the data we collect around our communities enables us to continually improve our services.

The Equality Act 2010 was introduced to consolidate previous equality laws into one place, removing some of the complexity around having multiple pieces of legislation. As a service we utilise the legislation to ensure all our staff, volunteers and members of our communities are protected. The legislation sets out the personal characteristics that are protected by the law and the behaviour that is unlawful. The legislation is in place to help Britain become a fairer society, improve public services, and help business performance.  DWFRS is committed to making a real difference to the lives of people in Dorset and Wiltshire. We want to reduce the level of risk and harm to our communities targeting those most at risk, we have used the protected characteristics outlined by the Equality Act 2010 to identify opportunities to enhance our services to better support our communities and our workforce.

Equality and Diversity can often become a large and complex subject, to simplify our approach we have identified 4 key areas that we are fully committed to, these are:

  1. Knowing our communities, staff and volunteers
  2. Protecting our most vulnerable people
  3. Taking action to make a difference
  4. Evaluating our performance
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