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15th September, 2019 - 6.09pm: Two pump from Salisbury were mobilised to a report of an electrical fu...Read more

14th September, 2019 - 9.08pm: Marlborough - One crew from Pewsey and one crew from the Ramsbury fire...Read more

14th September, 2019 - 7.44pm: Toothill - Crews from the Swindon and Westlea fire stations were mobil...Read more

14th September, 2019 - 15:36: Sturminster Newton in attendance assisting the Ambulance Service with ...Read more

14th September, 2019 - 14:53: Both crews from Stratton and a water carrier from Royal Wooton Bassett...Read more

14th September, 2019 - 09:02: Ferndown and Animal Rescue from Poole rescue a 9 year old horse near w...Read more

14th September, 2019 - 08:46: Crews from Gillingham, Mere, Shaftesbury and Blandford, along with 2 o...Read more

13th September, 2019 - 1029 am : Tidworth - One year old child locked in private car - released by Fire...Read more

13th September, 2019 - 1052 am: Bournemouth - Called to private car into wall - one casualty extricate...Read more

13th September, 2019 - 1130 am: Bowerhill, Melksham - called to alarms at the premises from an Alarm C...Read more

Fire detection and warning

You must have means of detecting a fire and warning people.

The means of giving warning of fire should be suitable for the particular event or venue, taking account of its size, layout, numbers of people likely to be present and the nature of the event.

For many open air events, the people present are the most practicable solution for fire detection and a shout of ‘fire’ may be all that is required. Where a shouted warning is insufficient, a manually-operated device such as a gong or air horn that can be heard by everyone may be appropriate.

At larger, more complex sites, a public address system is likely to be the most effective means of providing a warning and directing the evacuation. In larger structures, tents or marquees, a simple warning may not be sufficient. An electrical warning system may be required incorporating sounders and manually-operated break-glass call points.

In all cases, sufficient stewards or marshals should be trained and available to ensure the emergency action plan can be implemented swiftly on hearing the alarm.

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