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25th May, 2019 - 6:24pm: Ringwood, Ferndown and Poole went to a bbq cylinder alight at Hobbs Pa...Read more

25th May, 2019 - 14:58: One crew from Bridport attend RTC on the A35 in Chideock. No persons t...Read more

25th May, 2019 - 14:47: One crew from Poole extinguish a small fire close to Poole Stadium....Read more

25th May, 2019 - 13:21: One crew from Redhill attend a property where the occupier had locked ...Read more

25th May, 2019 - 13:17: Crews from Springbourne and Christchurch are in attendance at a proper...Read more

25th May, 2019 - 12:03: One crew from Westlea attend alarms sounding on Whitehill Way,  Swindo...Read more

25th May, 2019 - 11:17: One crew from Bridport, whilst returning from Portland Fire Station fo...Read more

25th May, 2019 - 11:02: One crew from Poole attend Domestic Fire Alarm. Confirmed as a false a...Read more

25th May, 2019 - 10:30: One crew from Devizes mobilised to a car fire between Urchfont and Lyd...Read more

25th May, 2019 - 10:11: Crews from Weymouth, Portland, Bere Regis and two officers attended re...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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