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21st February, 2018 - 10:23pm: Crews from Swindon attended a fire involving a cooking utensil that ha...Read more

21st February, 2018 - 7:50pm: Crews from Salisbury attended a chimney fire at a property in Westbour...Read more

21st February, 2018 - 6:06pm: Two appliances from Pewsey and Amesbury, and an aerial appliance from ...Read more

20th February, 2018 - 6:39pm: 2 Crews from Weymouth Fire Station a fire in a property in Chapelhay H...Read more

20th February, 2018 - 3:44pm: 2 Crews from Devizes Fire Station and 2 officers respond to a domestic...Read more

20th February, 2018 - 2:17pm: A crew from Corsham Fire Station attend alarms at Waverley Court, Cors...Read more

20th February, 2018 - 2:15pm: A crew from Swindon Fire Station attend a premises in Chamberlain Road...Read more

20th February, 2018 - 9:52am: A crew from Redhill Fire Station attend a fire in the open  on Ashley ...Read more

20th February, 2018 - 9:25am: A crew from Blandford Fire Station have attended a premises in Hedding...Read more

20th February, 2018 - 3.31am: Walcot - One crew from Swindon mobilised to reports of a vehicle on fi...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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