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19th November, 2017 - 5.41pm: Salisbury - Two crews from Salisbury have attended a domestic property...Read more

19th November, 2017 - 06.08am: Crew from Devizes attended an electricity pole fire.  Crew stood by an...Read more

19th November, 2017 - 00.38am: Crew from Melksham extinguished a small refuse fire using one hose ree...Read more

19th November, 2017 - 00.56am: Crews from Westbourne & Poole attended a kitchen fire out on arriv...Read more

18th November, 2017 - 10.10pm: Crews from Trowbridge mobilised to a domestic property persons reporte...Read more

18th November, 2017 - 10.03pm: Crews from Poole and Hamworthy extinguished a domestic garage fire inv...Read more

18th November, 2017 - 7.30pm: Crew from Portland attended a large bonfire in the open.  Crew used on...Read more

18th November, 2017 - 7.11pm: Crews from Swindon and Stratton mobilised to reports of a fire alarm a...Read more

18th November, 2017 - 6.43pm: Crew from Springbourne extinguished a skip fire using 1 hose reel jet....Read more

18th November, 2017 - 6.04pm: Crew from Ferndown and Ringwood attended a microwave fire and extingui...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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