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18th October, 2018 - 07:58am: An appliance from Trowbridge is currently attending to a van fire on t...Read more

17th October, 2018 - 04:00: One crew from Swindon attend a property to assist the Ambulance Servic...Read more

17th October, 2018 - 02:15: Swindon and Westlea attend Domestic Property Fire. This was confirmed ...Read more

16th October, 2018 - 1:26pm: At 13:26 One fire engine from Poole and an officer were sent to report...Read more

16th October, 2018 - 12:37pm: At 12:37 one fire engine from Bridport fire station was sent to report...Read more

16th October, 2018 - 11:54am: At 11:54am fire control took a 999 call to reports of thick black smok...Read more

16th October, 2018 - 08:32am: At 08:32 Fire control took a 999 call to reports of a fire in a shop i...Read more

15th October, 2018 - 10.46pm: Two crews from Swindon and Westlea attended a property Fire Fly Avenue...Read more

15th October, 2018 - 7.58pm: Shortly before 8pm last night a 999 call was received from a neighbour...Read more

15th October, 2018 - 10.29am: Lower Seagry - Two crews from Chippenham attended a road traffic colli...Read more

Equality, diversity and inclusion

We place equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of everything we do. We want to ensure that we provide the communities of Dorset and Wiltshire with services that are accessible to everyone.

We are committed to:

We recognise that people have different needs, and that some groups within our community share protected characteristics and have specific requirements. We try to ensure that we identify risk factors for vulnerable people and address these in our work and within the workplace.

The nine protected characteristics are:

Evaluating our commitment

We evaluate our work in this area in a number of ways. Understanding the diversity, needs and expectations of our local communities and our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion helps us to improve our performance.

Our performance

We benchmark ourselves against national equality standards to monitor, evaluate and continually improve our performance in diversity practice.

Code of Conduct

Our reputation relies on the trust we build within the communities we serve. High ethical standards are an essential part of public life and it is important that the public and our customers have confidence in us. We have a Code of Conduct, which sets out the standards that we expect from our staff and volunteers.

Impact Assessments

A Impact Assessment (IA) is a tool to help make sure that we carry out our functions and deliver our services in the way they are intended. IAs ensure that we meet our legal equality duties by assessing the likely (or actual) effects of our proposals, policies, functions or services on our diverse populations. This includes looking for opportunities to promote equality that have been previously missed, as well as negative impacts that can be removed, mitigated or justified.

When looking at who could be affected by our proposals, we have to include those with protected characteristics, vulnerable groups, all aspects of Fire & Rescue Service workforce, and the impact on the community.

Human Rights Act 1998

The Human Rights Act 1998 outlines a minimum set of standards that help to ensure a society based on fairness and respect. We have ensured that these principles are embedded throughout the Service by incorporating them into the IA process, our training and our values.

Equality Information Reports

These reports give us an opportunity to highlight the work undertaken to maintain our ‘One Team’ approach and to ensure we meet our corporate vision of being ‘Passionate about Changing and Saving Lives’

Equality Information Report 2016

 

 

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