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15th February, 2019 - 11.35pm: Ringstead - Crews from the Weymouth, Dorchester and a Water Carrier fr...Read more

15th February, 2019 - 6.38pm: A303 - One crew from the Devon and Somersets Wincanton fire station an...Read more

15th February, 2019 - 12:42pm: Three appliances from Chippenham, Corsham and Trowbridge attended a fi...Read more

15th February, 2019 - 12:26pm: Two appliances from Shaftesbury and Blandford are in attendance at a r...Read more

15th February, 2019 - 11:45am: Two appliances from Chippenham attended a fire in a first floor bedroo...Read more

15th February, 2019 - 11:34am: An appliance from Ferndown attended a vehicle fire in Medway Road. The...Read more

15th February, 2019 - 10:57am: Three appliances from Amesbury and Salisbury attended a fire involving...Read more

15th February, 2019 - 08:47am: A crew from Stratton are currently attending to a gas leak from a refr...Read more

14th February, 2019 - 7.36pm: Melksham - Crews from Melksham and Trowbridge attended a road traffic ...Read more

14th February, 2019 - 5.37pm: Bournemouth - Crews from Springbourne and Christchurch were called to ...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.

 

 

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