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28th April, 2017 - 07.53pm: A fire crew from Springbourne and a Landrover pump from Christchurch h...Read more

28th April, 2017 - 07.21pm: Fire crews from Wilton and Tisbury have extinguished a chimney fire at...Read more

28th April, 2017 - 06.57pm: One fire crew from Westbourne have extinguished a fire involving a sma...Read more

28th April, 2017 - 05.58pm: Fire crews from Maiden Newton and Yeovil (Devon and Somerset Fire and ...Read more

28th April, 2017 - 5.04pm: Yatton Keynell - One crew from Chippenham were called to a fire in a g...Read more

28th April, 2017 - 2.59pm: Upton - 2 pumps were mobilised from Poole to a car fire on the Upton B...Read more

28th April, 2017 - 12.20pm: Trowbridge - A crew from Bradford On Avon who were standing by at Trow...Read more

28th April, 2017 - 10.13am: Trowbridge - Crews from Trowbridge were called to a premises in Wingfi...Read more

28th April, 2017 - 9.00am: Bournemouth - A crew from Springbourne attended a property where they ...Read more

28th April, 2017 - 7.28am: Tetbury - A crew from Malmesbury assisted Gloucestershire Fire and Res...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 an Incident Response Unit, which is designed for use in mass decontamination. This vehicle is based at Westlea fire station, and is supported by disrobe modules(based at Warminster and Poole) and re-robe modules (based at Cricklade and Bridport).

We also 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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