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Latest Incidents

26th September, 2021 - 10:14: Crews from Trowbridge and Chippenham were sent to a fire in the back g...Read more

24th September, 2021 - 21:19: Fire fighters from Westbourne, Redhill Park and Springbourne Fire Stat...Read more

24th September, 2021 - 19:44: Fire fighters from Christchurch Fire Station attended a road traffic c...Read more

24th September, 2021 - 19:27: Fire Control received 2 calls to 2 small fires on Studland beach.  A f...Read more

24th September, 2021 - 08:22: Crews from Devizes and Trowbridge attended reports of a shed fire in W...Read more

22nd September, 2021 - 19:00: A rubbish fire in a wooded area, which included a discarded fridge, wa...Read more

22nd September, 2021 - 12:04: Multiple calls received in Fire Control for a fire to the rear of a ga...Read more

22nd September, 2021 - 09:21: Fire engines from Chippenham, Calne and Westlea plus a water carrier f...Read more

22nd September, 2021 - 09:23: Fire engine from Springbourne extinguished a small refuse fire using o...Read more

21st September, 2021 - 14.39: A fire crew from Blandford has extinguished a small fire in a refuse b...Read more

Taking action to make a difference

Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service do much more than just fight fires, and whilst fighting fires remains a primary responsibility of the Service, it is far from our only role in the community. Fostering good relations between communities is a key role of the service and therefore offering support to those most vulnerable forms a large part of our role.

Community Safety is a top priority for the Service, our Community Safety Plan sets out our ambition over the next few years. It has five priorities: 1. Making safer and healthier choices 2. Protecting you and the environment from harm 3. Being there when you need us 4. Making every penny count. 5. Supporting and developing our people. As you can see from these priorities Prevention forms a large part of our roles and responsibilities. On an annual basis we complete a strategic assessment of risk, this helps us to identify emerging opportunities and challenges.

From this we have identified that the number of households requiring our assistance is set to rise, we therefore target the highest risk groups when completing much of our prevention work.

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It isn’t just in our communities that we take action, we proactively seek to make improvements for our workforce as well. In order to obtain this feedback we run an annual survey which goes to all staff, we hold discussion forums, culture surveys and networking groups to gain staff feedback. Below are some examples of some recent actions we have taken to better support our workforce, making DWFRS a great place to work.

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