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16th November, 2019 - 8:49pm: B4039 - Tiddlywink, Yatton Keynell - Two appliances from Chippenham ar...Read more

16th November, 2019 - 8:41pm: Salisbury - two crews from Salisbury attended a fire involving a build...Read more

16th November, 2019 - 7:49pm : Swindon - an appliance from Stratton attended a road traffic collision...Read more

16th November, 2019 - 6:24PM: Bournemouth - Two pumps from Springbourne and Westbourne attended a ro...Read more

16th November, 2019 - 09:43: Crews from Springbourne, Westbourne, Redhill and Christchurch attended...Read more

15th November, 2019 - 3.36pm: One pump from Westbourne and two pumps from Poole were mobilised to a ...Read more

15th November, 2019 - 2.36pm: One pump from Stratton St. Margaret, one pump from Swindon and one pum...Read more

15th November, 2019 - 12.52pm: Two pumps from Chippenham, one pump from Malmesbury, water carrier fro...Read more

15th November, 2019 - 9.45am: One pump from Westlea and one pump from Stratton St. Margaret were mob...Read more

14th November, 2019 - 8.29pm: Easton Royal - Crews from the Pewsey fire station were mobilised to a ...Read more

Our history

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service came into being on 1 April 2016, following a formal combination between the former Fire Authorities of Dorset and Wiltshire & Swindon.

Both county FRSs were originally formed in 1948, with the introduction of the Fire Service Act of 1947 that saw control of fire brigades being handed to local authorities, usually county councils.

In 1997, local government reorganisation created the new unitary authorities of Swindon Borough Council, Bournemouth Borough Council and the Borough of Poole. As a result, new Combined Fire Authorities were formed – Wiltshire & Swindon, and Dorset.

It was these Authorities which agreed in November 2014 to formally combine with one another, forming a new Fire and Rescue Service to serve the two geographic counties of Dorset and Wiltshire.

The combined Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service now serves the local authority areas of Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole, Dorset, Swindon, and Wiltshire.

Our badge

Every Fire and Rescue Service in the UK has its own unique badge, which is based upon the eight pointed star that represents the cross of St John. The eight points or ‘tenets’ are said to represent the knightly virtues of:

The badge is based on the Wiltshire Wyvern and the Dorset Salamander, which featured in the old Authority designs, with both carrying the torch for the organisation.

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