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26th March, 2019 - 11:06am: A crew from Chippenham Fire Station attended to a child locked in a ca...Read more

26th March, 2019 - 09:52am: Crews from Verwood and Blandford Fire Station as well as a technical r...Read more

25th March, 2019 - 23:05: 23:05 A crew from Swindon was mobilised to a small Fire involving a wh...Read more

25th March, 2019 - 13:49: Just before 2pm DWFRS received a call to Old Christchurch Road, Bourne...Read more

25th March, 2019 - 12:10: Just after mid-day DWFRS received a call from Dorset Police to a burnt...Read more

25th March, 2019 - 08:07: Springbourne Fire Station attended a fallen tree fire in Shelley Park ...Read more

24th March, 2019 - 21:53: One crew from Redhill Park attend a Carbon Monoxide alarm activation. ...Read more

24th March, 2019 - 21:43: One crew from Salisbury attend reports of smoke in the area with an un...Read more

24th March, 2019 - 18:40: One crew from Verwood attend a small fire involving woodland on Moorla...Read more

24th March, 2019 - 17:31: Crews from Wareham and Swanage attend a Domestic Fire in Corfe Castle....Read more

Smoke alarms for landlords

Since 1 October 2015, new regulations have required landlords to ensure the fire safety of their tenants, as well as offer protection against carbon monoxide poisoning.

Landlords are now required to:

Enforcement of the regulations is the responsibility of the local housing authority. If a landlord fails to fit and maintain alarms in their properties, the council has power to levy a penalty charge of up to £5,000.

All ‘specified tenancies’ are affected by the change in rules, i.e. residential premises where a person or persons have a right to occupy the premises and rent is payable.

The regulations specifically exclude registered social landlords from these obligations. Certain types of properties and arrangements are also excluded, such as houses in multiple occupation (HMOs), lodgers, long leases, student halls of residence, hostels and refuges, care homes, hospitals and hospices. However, other appropriate legislation applies in most cases.

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