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21st October, 2019 - 6.34pm: Bournemouth - Crews from Christchurch and Springbourne have extinguish...Read more

21st October, 2019 - 12:41pm: A crew from Beaminster Fire Station have attended a property in Kings ...Read more

21st October, 2019 - 12:12pm: Crews from Chippenham, Corsham and Bath Fire Station have attended to ...Read more

21st October, 2019 - 9:56am: A crew from Portland Fire Station have assisted the RSPCA in recoverin...Read more

21st October, 2019 - 8:04am: A crew from Redhill Fire Station have assisted with releasing a 3 year...Read more

21st October, 2019 - 12:15hrs: A crew from Swindon Fire Station have attended a premises in Groundwel...Read more

20th October, 2019 - 5.55pm: Pulham - One crew from Sturminster Newton and one crew from Sherborne ...Read more

20th October, 2019 - 11:58am: Two crews from Poole and Wimborne are currently in attendance at a roa...Read more

19th October, 2019 - 03:56pm: A crew from Dorchester attended a report of smoke issuing from a manho...Read more

19th October, 2019 - 12:54pm: At 12:54pm crews from Westbourne and Poole were mobilised to a report ...Read more

National resilience

Following the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001, the Government reviewed and improved the UK’s capacity to respond to new global threats.

The ‘New Dimension’ programme considered what would happen in the event of incidents involving chemical, biological or radioactive materials, which would require a mass decontamination of large numbers of people, or rescue from collapsed structures.

Nationally, this led to new resources being provided to the Fire and Rescue Service to deal with:

All FRSs have mobilising procedures and policies in place to be able to respond to any such incident anywhere in the country. There are different levels of response, depending on the severity and location of the incident, set nationally by the Government.

In Dorset and Wiltshire, we have a High Volume Pump (HVP), located at Christchurch fire station. HVPs are used to transport large quantities of water over a long distance, which has benefits for large fires where water is scarce or serious incidents of flooding where water needs to be moved away.

 

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