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18th October, 2019 - 1.45pm: Verwood - One crew from Verwood fire station and one crew from Ferndow...Read more

18th October, 2019 - 00:16am: At 00:16 Fire control take the 2nd fire domestic with persons reported...Read more

17th October, 2019 - 2.02am: At 02:02 we received a call from a member of public to say the alarm i...Read more

17th October, 2019 - 17:43pm: At 17:43 Fire control took the first of 7 999 calls reporting a fire w...Read more

17th October, 2019 - 18:14pm: At 18:14 Fire control took an emergency call to reports of a van on fi...Read more

17th October, 2019 - 18:15pm: At 18:15 Fire control took a 999 call to reports of fire alarms soundi...Read more

17th October, 2019 - 18:25pm: At 18:25 Fire control took a 999 call to reports of a chimney that was...Read more

17th October, 2019 - 21:09pm: At 21:09 fire control took a 999 call to reports of a fire alarm sound...Read more

17th October, 2019 - 22:18pm: At 22:18 Fire control took the first of 17 emergency calls in 4 minute...Read more

17th October, 2019 - 23:39pm: At 23:39 Fire control take a 999 call to reports of a house that had b...Read more

Evacuation strategies

Subject to the findings of a fire risk assessment, purpose-built blocks of flats, or flats converted in accordance with Building Regulations 1991 or later, should provide a similar level of fire protection as would be expected in a house.

Where this is the case, a fire should be contained within the flat of origin and evacuation of other flats need only be necessary if:

A ‘stay put’ policy will not be suitable where the degree of fire separation between flats does not meet the required standards. Such premises are unlikely to require a communal fire warning system.

Most other premises will require a robust evacuation strategy that is understood by all residents and made clear to visitors by the use of appropriate signs. The fire risk assessment should identify the most appropriate strategy for the building.

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