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24th April, 2017 - 7.49pm: Chippenham crew attended a chimney fire at a domestic property and ext...Read more

24th April, 2017 - 7.30pm: Crew from Westbourne attended a small grass fire extinguished using ba...Read more

24th April, 2017 - 7.20pm: Crews from Swindon and Stratton mobilised to a cooker fire which was o...Read more

24th April, 2017 - 6.10pm: Crews from Christchurch, Springbourne and Redhill mobilised to a fire ...Read more

24th April, 2017 - 16:03: At 16:03 we received a call to an area of heath on fire near to Moorsi...Read more

24th April, 2017 - 15:40: At 15:40 we received a call to a caravan on fire at an address near to...Read more

24th April, 2017 - 09:15: At 09:15 we received a call to a fire inside a domestic property in Le...Read more

24th April, 2017 - 07:33: At 07:33 we received a call to a fire inside an industrial building in...Read more

24th April, 2017 - 4.02am: One pump from Wareham and one pump from Bere Regis called to a report ...Read more

23rd April, 2017 - 9.55pm: One pump from Salisbury attended a report of rubbish on fire at a prem...Read more

Authority responsibilities

The Fire Authority’s statutory core functions, as laid down in the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004, are to:

DWFRA has a statutory duty to provide the financial and other resources necessary to ensure an efficient and effective service. To this end, the Members set an annual budget after considering professional advice on the level of resources required.

In addition to overseeing the Service’s finances, DWFRA considers any new policy initiatives; these are often required or suggested by national government but can be of a more local nature.

Members also have a legal duty to monitor the operational performance of the FRS and consider best practice, and this is done through workstreams and committees, as well as the full Fire Authority.

Click here for details of the various committee memberships.

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