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26th May, 2017 - 12.25pm: Swindon- A crew from Swindon attended a small grass fire on St Paul's ...Read more

26th May, 2017 - 11.37am: Purton- A crew from Cricklade attended a property on Station road in P...Read more

26th May, 2017 - 14.31pm: Bournemouth- Crews from Springbourne, Westbourne and Christchurch were...Read more

25th May, 2017 - 11.21pm: Westbourne crew extinguished a large industrial bin fire on pier appro...Read more

25th May, 2017 - 10.05pm: Springbourne crew extinguished one private motor vehicle destroyed by ...Read more

25th May, 2017 - 9.18pm: A crew from Weymouth extinguished a bin fire in Greenhill Gardens usin...Read more

25th May, 2017 - 8.07pm: A crew from Calne attended a Late Fire Call from occupants of a domest...Read more

25th May, 2017 - 7.56pm: Two crews from Salisbury attended a road traffic collision involving t...Read more

25th May, 2017 - 7.13pm: Crew from Stratton attended a small fire out on arrival in Sevenfields...Read more

25th May, 2017 - 2.15pm: Swindon - Swindon and Westlea were mobilised to a three vehicle road t...Read more

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Chief Fire Officer - Ben Ansell

Ben Ansell is Chief Fire Officer of Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Ben was born in Fareham, Hampshire and, at the age of 22, joined Dorset Fire Brigade in 1994. He served as an operational firefighter, Leading Firefighter and Sub Officer in the Bournemouth and Poole area and also at service training centre, becoming a Station Officer in 2002.

He then worked in operational planning, audit & review, response policy and area command teams.

During 2006, Ben was seconded to Her Majesty’s Fire Service Inspectorate as an Area Manager, where he led a team into seven fire and rescue authorities, as part of the Operational Assessment of Service Delivery inspection programme.

Upon his return to Dorset, he led Olympic planning, before becoming an Area Commander in 2009 and then in 2012 was promoted to Assistant Chief Fire Officer, with responsibility for prevention, protection and response in Dorset.

Following the decision to combine with Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service, Ben was appointed as Assistant Chief Fire Officer and Director of Operations for the new Service.

He took up the role of Chief Fire Officer on 1 December

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