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Latest Incidents

4th August, 2020 - 03.23am: Crew from Springbourne mobilised to reports of a fire alarm sounding i...Read more

4th August, 2020 - 03.14am: Two crews from Dorchester mobilised to a fire alarm sounding at a resi...Read more

4th August, 2020 - 02.53am: Two crews from Devizes and one from Calne mobilised to reports of a fi...Read more

2nd August, 2020 - 16.28: A fire crew from Royal Wootton Bassett is currently dealing with a fir...Read more

2nd August, 2020 - 11.39: A fire crew from Blandford Forum responded to an alarm activation in a...Read more

1st August, 2020 - 20:27: Just before 8.30pm this evening Dorset & Wiltshire Fire & Resc...Read more

1st August, 2020 - 19:27: Just before 7.30pm this evening Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue...Read more

1st August, 2020 - 14.47: A crew from Westlea and a land rover crew from Royal Wootton Bassett a...Read more

1st August, 2020 - 08.59: A fire crew from Wareham has extinguished a small fire on the beach at...Read more

1st August, 2020 - 07.53: Fire crews from Hamworthy and Poole are dealing with a fire involving ...Read more

Policies, Orders and Regulations


The core policy statements that underpin the Service’s governance

Standing Orders

The legal commitments of the Authority in running the Fire and Rescue Service

Financial Regulations

The legal commitments of the Authority in setting and spending its annual budget

Contract and Procurement Standing Orders

The legal commitments around how we enter into contracts and procure goods and services

Scheme of Delegation to Officers

Setting out which areas of business can be carried out by officers without the need for full Authority approval

Civil Contingencies Act 2004

Establishes a clear set of roles and responsibilities for those involved in emergency preparation and response at the local level.

Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004

An Act which clarifies the duties and powers of Fire and Rescue Authorities.

Fire and Rescue National Framework for England 2018

The national framework sets out the government’s expectations and requirements for fire and rescue authorities.

Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974

An Act to make further provision for securing the health, safety and welfare of persons at work.

Policing and Crime Act 2017

A Bill to make provision for collaboration between the emergency services; to make provision about the handling of police complaints and other matters relating to police conduct.

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

Guidance for fire and rescue authorities and other bodies about their duty to enforce fire safety in non-domestic premises.

The Fire and Rescue Services (Emergencies) (England) Order 2007

The Order places a duty on fire and rescue services (in England) to have the capability to remove chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive contaminants from people at an emergency.

General Data Protection Regulation

The GDPR mandates a baseline set of standards for companies that handle EU citizens’ data to better safeguard the processing and movement of citizens’ personal data.

Data Protection Act 2018

The Data Protection Act updates our data protection laws for the digital age.

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