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22nd September, 2017 - 06:09: 06:09 A crew from Swindon was mobilised to alarms sounding at a Commer...Read more

21st September, 2017 - 22:11: 22:11 Crews from Wareham, Poole and the Rope Rescue team from Weymouth...Read more

21st September, 2017 - 22:11: 22:11 A crew from Devizes mobilised to a small fire involving a bin on...Read more

21st September, 2017 - 21:54 : 21:54 Crews from Wimborne and Poole mobilised to a fire involving a Ch...Read more

21st September, 2017 - 21:22: 21:22 A crew from Melksham mobilised to a fire involving a private veh...Read more

21st September, 2017 - 21:00: 21:00-INCIDENT UPDATE- All  Crews have now come away from the Incident...Read more

21st September, 2017 - 19:29: 19:29 19:29 A crew from Swindon was mobilised to a small fire in Fanst...Read more

21st September, 2017 - 19:05 : 19:05 Crews from Weymouth and Portland mobilised to reports of a Fire ...Read more

21st September, 2017 - 17:38: 17:38 A crew from Sturminster Newton mobilised to alarms sounding at a...Read more

21st September, 2017 - 3.15pm: Salisbury crew attended a road traffic collision involving two vehicle...Read more

New season for Safe Drive Stay Alive roadshows – Dorset area

22nd September 2017 08:01

Over 4,000 students from across Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole will experience a hard-hitting road safety presentation over the…

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Stratton fire station needs new recruits!

19th September 2017 10:15

Stratton fire station is opening its doors next week to encourage local people to become on-call firefighters. Although…

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Charity car wash at Calne fire station this Saturday

18th September 2017 15:01

A charity car wash is being held in Calne this Saturday (23 September) in aid of the Fire…

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Sprinkler demonstration unit to feature at national trade show

18th September 2017 09:38

A sprinkler demonstration unit owned by Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service will feature at a national…

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New season for Safe Drive Stay Alive roadshows – Swindon & Wiltshire

18th September 2017 08:30

Some 2,500 students from across the Swindon area will experience a hard-hitting road safety presentation over the next…

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Fire Service pledges its support for Gas Safety Week 2017

15th September 2017 07:37

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service (DWFRS) has pledged its support for Gas Safety Week (18-24 September…

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Last call for the Prince’s Trust Team Programme

11th September 2017 09:13

There are a final few spaces remaining for the upcoming Prince’s Trust Team programme being delivered by Dorset…

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Fire Service Supporting UK Business Safety Week

11th September 2017 07:32

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service (DWFRS) is offering businesses fire safety advice as part of the…

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Smoke warning as works starts to extinguish large bonfire

10th September 2017 13:14

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is returning to the site of a former hotel in Swindon…

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Warning given as bonfire burns

9th September 2017 17:47

People living in the area of Old Vicarage Lane, South Marston are being warned to take care as…

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Rescue underway at Jurassic Skyline

5th September 2017 18:50

Fourteen people trapped in the gondola of the Jurassic Skyline tower on Festival Pier, Weymouth are being winched…

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Get Sweeping for Chimney Fire Safety Week

4th September 2017 07:52

Between April 2015 and March 2016 chimney fires in England accounted for over 4,200 incidents dealt with by…

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Looking for the Next Generation of Fire Fighters

30th August 2017 08:29

Three south Dorset fire stations are holding on-call firefighter recruitment sessions in the first week of September. Did…

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Final countdown to this Sunday’s Emergency Services Show

29th August 2017 13:08

This Sunday (3 September) is the eleventh Emergency Services Show – and the first to be held at…

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False alarm at Swindon flats

28th August 2017 12:19

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service was called to Wellington House, a block of flats on Wellington…

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Firefighting course for young people and adults with Down’s syndrome

23rd August 2017 07:16

A week-long firefighting course for young people and adults with Down’s syndrome will finish this Friday (25 August)…

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Last chance to register as an exhibitor at Emergency Services Show

21st August 2017 09:03

Anyone wanting to exhibit or trade at this year’s Emergency Services Show has until this weekend to register…

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Charity Car Wash at Pewsey Fire Station this Saturday

15th August 2017 09:50

Pewsey Fire Station are holding a charity car wash this Saturday, 19 August, to raise money for the…

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Fun for thrill seekers at Emergency Services Show

11th August 2017 14:01

Thrill seekers will be spoilt for choice at this year’s Emergency Services Show. Visitors to the event, at…

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Service welcomes Government funding for Swindon

10th August 2017 15:34

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service has welcomed the confirmation that £278,000 of Government funding is being…

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Advice on keeping tumble dryers fire safe

10th August 2017 15:18

The recent bad weather has meant lots of households with tumble dryers have probably had them working overtime.…

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Apply now for The Prince’s Trust Team programme

8th August 2017 14:12

Applications are now being invited for The Prince’s Trust Team programme being delivered by Dorset & Wiltshire Fire…

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Coffee and chat at Amesbury fire station next week

8th August 2017 09:19

Amesbury fire station is hosting a special coffee afternoon on Tuesday 15 August to help local people to…

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How many smoke alarms do you have?

8th August 2017 08:36

Fire statistics reveal that one smoke alarm may not be enough to provide you with the best chance…

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Grain dryer safety advice to farmers

7th August 2017 08:37

The recent wet weather has meant that local farmers will potentially be making their grain dryers work overtime…

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Charities to benefit from 24 hour cycling challenge

7th August 2017 07:55

An epic 24 hour cycling challenge is happening this weekend to raise money for the Fire Fighters Charity…

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Less than a month until the Emergency Services Show!

4th August 2017 13:31

It’s now less than a month until the 11th Emergency Services Show, this year being held at its…

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Salisbury family saved by working smoke alarms

2nd August 2017 08:58

A Salisbury family had a lucky escape this morning (2 August) after fire broke out in their house.…

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Bournemouth woman receives prestigious bravery commendations

31st July 2017 12:03

Bournemouth woman Sally-Ann Hadden received a Chief Fire Officer’s Commendation and a Certificate of Recognition from the Society…

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Backdraft Wheelie Fire Truck to star at Emergency Services Show

28th July 2017 08:02

This year’s Emergency Services Show will feature a fire engine with a difference! Alongside the more traditional fire…

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Army road safety programme starts in Dorset

20th July 2017 13:58

Over 300 soldiers will benefit from a hard hitting road safety initiative next week. Since 2008, the Safe…

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Final Countdown to the Emergency Services Family Fun Day

18th July 2017 07:37

The Emergency Services Family Fun Day comes to Kings Park, Bournemouth this Saturday (22 July) from 11am to…

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New community safety plan published

17th July 2017 11:10

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Authority has set out its intentions for the next four years with…

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Open day at Stratton Fire Station this Saturday

11th July 2017 07:07

Stratton Community Fire Station is throwing open its doors to the public this weekend, with a day that…

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A303 at Chicklade partially reopened following fire

10th July 2017 20:39

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is still at the scene of a significant fire by the…

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A303 closed at Chicklade due to fire

10th July 2017 16:55

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is currently dealing with a significant fire by the A303 in…

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Fire Service team wins Three Peaks event

7th July 2017 11:32

A team from Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue has won a national Three Peaks Challenge. Each year,…

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Car wash planned to support Channel swim challenge

7th July 2017 11:18

Three Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service firefighters are getting ready to swim the English Channel –…

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Safety warning over Box stone mines

5th July 2017 12:53

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is warning people to think twice before visiting the former stone…

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Open Day at Weymouth Fire Station

4th July 2017 12:14

Weymouth fire station and SafeWise are hosting an open day on Sunday 9 July 2017 from 11am to…

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Fire Service and Specialist Flood Rescue Unit Sign Agreement

4th July 2017 09:03

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service (DWFRS) has signed an agreement with Surf Life Saving GB, Wessex…

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Charity car wash at Devizes fire station this Saturday

4th July 2017 09:00

A charity car wash is being held in Devizes this Saturday (8 July) in aid of the Fire…

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Swindon residents reminded to take care when cooking

29th June 2017 09:02

Swindon residents are being reminded to take care when cooking, after more than half of all accidental fires…

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Community road safety course comes to Lyme Regis

29th June 2017 08:41

  Lyme Regis fire station is hosting a free community road safety session on Saturday 8 July from…

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Busman’s Holiday for French Firefighter

28th June 2017 12:50

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service (DWFRS) this week welcomed French firefighter Geoffrey Fillet to Service Headquarters…

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Fire Authority elects new Chairman

28th June 2017 11:10

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Authority has a new Chairman. At its meeting on 27 June, Cllr…

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Fire and Rescue Service inspecting residential high rises

28th June 2017 06:44

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is working with building owners to inspect and check almost 250…

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On-line registration and ticket sales now open for Emergency Services Show

26th June 2017 15:37

Registration is now open for this year’s Emergency Services Show, which is being held on Sunday 3 September…

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New on-call firefighters wanted in Swanage

15th June 2017 12:16

A recruitment event is being held next month at Swanage fire station to encourage local people to become…

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Reassurance given following London fire tragedy

14th June 2017 10:45

Following the tragic incident at Grenfell Tower in London early this morning (14 June), Dorset & Wiltshire Fire…

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Safety advice given following heath fire

14th June 2017 08:53

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is reminding people to take care around heathland, following a significant…

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Sprinklers prevent serious fire

13th June 2017 11:59

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is again promoting the installation of automatic fire sprinklers in residential…

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Fire Cadets scheme to start in Trowbridge

13th June 2017 10:39

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is looking for young people from the Trowbridge and surrounding areas…

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The Emergency Services Family Fun Day comes to Bournemouth this summer

12th June 2017 12:46

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service will be bringing its Emergency Services Family Fun Day to Kings…

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Woman dies in Royal Wootton Bassett house fire

9th June 2017 11:10

An investigation is underway after an elderly woman died in a house fire in Royal Wootton Bassett this…

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Fire Safety doesn’t stop when you leave the house

6th June 2017 08:11

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service (DWFRS) is asking residents and visitors to stay safe this summer…

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Safe Drive Stay Alive shows for Chippenham-based business

5th June 2017 13:52

Around 400 employees of Siemens Rail Automation are to benefit from a hard-hitting road safety presentation in Chippenham…

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Join the Great Get Together at Stratton fire station

5th June 2017 10:10

Stratton fire station in Swindon will be holding a community event on Saturday 17 June as part of…

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New Swindon Fire Cadets scheme to launch

31st May 2017 08:29

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is looking for young people from the Swindon area to join…

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Service looks for new on-call firefighters

23rd May 2017 08:18

A recruitment event is being held next week at Ludgershall fire station to encourage local people to become…

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Advice ‘drop ins’ planned for Boat Safety Week

22nd May 2017 08:30

Boat Fire Safety Week starts on 29 May, and firefighters from Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service…

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Places available for young people’s development course

17th May 2017 08:40

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service still has a few places available on a half term course…

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Inquest highlights importance of working smoke alarms

16th May 2017 15:30

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is reiterating the importance of working smoke alarms, after an inquest…

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New on-call firefighters needed at Swindon

5th May 2017 07:29

Swindon fire station after hosting an open day on Monday 15 May to encourage local people to become…

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How a Spring Clean Could Save Your Life

2nd May 2017 08:57

It may be the last month of spring, but there’s still time to squeeze in a final spring…

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Warning over safe storage of rubbish

26th April 2017 07:42

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is reminding people in Swindon to take extra care with how…

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Still time to enter charity cycling event

25th April 2017 10:34

There’s still time to enter a special family cycle sportive, being held in and around Salisbury next month…

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Fire station car wash for Mayor’s charities

24th April 2017 11:15

A car wash is being held at Devizes fire station this Saturday (29 April) to raise money for…

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Salisbury firefighters to wash cars for charity

24th April 2017 09:44

Salisbury firefighters will be washing cars at one of the city’s supermarkets this weekend – and it’s all…

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Service supports Water Safety Week

24th April 2017 08:20

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service has joined a call by UK fire chiefs to raise awareness…

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Firefighters to Tackle the London Marathon in Full Kit

20th April 2017 10:11

Two Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service firefighters will be joining the thousands of runners in the…

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Thatched property fire in Bishops Cannings

13th April 2017 07:24

Crews from Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service have spent the night tackling a significant fire in…

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Urban Heath Partnership continues to help protect heathland

7th April 2017 08:04

The Urban Heath Partnership (UHP) are launching ‘Operation Heathlands’ on Monday 10th April to raise awareness of fire,…

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Wake up to the deadly risk: Smoking is the biggest fire killer

4th April 2017 08:01

Did you know that a third of all deaths in house fires are caused by cigarettes? Smoking is…

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Authority reflects on its first year

23rd March 2017 12:23

As the first anniversary of Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Authority approaches, elected Members have been reflecting…

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Charity car wash at Beaminster fire station this Saturday

22nd March 2017 14:24

A charity car wash is being held in Beaminster this Saturday (25 March) in aid of the Fire…

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Charity car wash at Redhill Park fire station this Saturday

22nd March 2017 14:14

A charity car wash is being held at Redhill Park fire station in Bournemouth this Saturday (25 March)…

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Automatic Sprinklers Help Save Business

21st March 2017 16:58

Last week, automatic sprinklers helped save a Chippenham business after a fire broke out in the early hours…

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Swindon students to see Safe Drive Stay Alive shows

20th March 2017 15:52

Some 400 Swindon students will experience a hard-hitting road safety presentation later this week. Safe Drive Stay Alive…

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Cricklade houses to be used for firefighter training

20th March 2017 13:35

Houses in Cricklade that are earmarked for demolition are to be used by local firefighters for training over…

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Sign up now for charity cycle sportive

17th March 2017 16:15

A family cycle sportive is being held in and around Salisbury in May to raise money for two…

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Network Rail staff to see Safe Drive Stay Alive presentations

15th March 2017 09:49

Some 2,000 employees of Network Rail and its sub-contractors are to benefit from a hard-hitting road safety presentation.…

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Family disco fundraiser for epilepsy charity

13th March 2017 13:06

A family disco is being hosted at Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Training & Development Centre…

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Firefighters take on fire walk!

13th March 2017 08:46

Four Poole on-call firefighters will be tackling a different sort of blaze this week when they take part…

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Paul takes the plunge for charity

10th March 2017 13:05

Devizes firefighter Paul Vickery is taking part in the Marie Curie Cancer Care Swimathon next month to raise…

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Janine’s marathon effort for charity

10th March 2017 10:32

A Bournemouth firefighter is organising a number of events to support her fundraising efforts in this year’s London…

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The Emergency Services Show is back with new venue!

10th March 2017 09:48

After a year’s break, the Emergency Services Show is back for 2017 – and it has a new…

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Service looks for new on-call firefighters

6th March 2017 11:30

Recruitment events are being held month at Shaftesbury and Gillingham fire stations to encourage local people to become…

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Charity car wash at Gillingham fire station

6th March 2017 11:24

A charity car wash is being held in Gillingham this Saturday (11 March) in aid of the Fire…

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Service volunteers to walk half a marathon for charity

6th March 2017 10:42

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service volunteers will be taking on the challenge of walking between the…

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Liam to run London Marathon in fire kit

1st March 2017 09:17

A Swanage firefighter is tackling the London Marathon next month - in full fire kit! Liam Blake will…

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Charity car wash supports marathon effort

28th February 2017 11:03

A Pewsey firefighter is running the London Marathon in April to raise money for a cancer charity. The…

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Statement regarding our Control System

22nd February 2017 09:21

Below is our response to todays news coverage regarding our control system. Assistant Chief Fire Officer John Aldridge…

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Increased chimney fires from January to March spark warning in Wiltshire and Dorset

20th February 2017 16:22

It usually takes place before the first fire of the season is lit, but insurer NFU Mutual is…

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Authority approves its budget for 2017/18

9th February 2017 15:59

At its meeting today (9 February), Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Authority approved a budget of £53.735…

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Wartime incendiary devices found in Trowbridge

8th February 2017 19:58

An Explosive Ordnance Disposal team from the Army is due to detonate a number of wartime incendiary devices…

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Stay Safe in the Kitchen

6th February 2017 10:33

With Shrove Tuesday and the February half term rapidly approaching, many children across Dorset and Wiltshire are likely…

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Could you be a Firefighter?

26th January 2017 16:21

Ludgershall and Amesbury Fire Stations are hosting on-call firefighter recruitment open days in the coming weeks, looking for…

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Warning to drivers as foggy weather continues

25th January 2017 14:38

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is reminding drivers to take extra care while the current freezing…

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Three rescued after flat fire in Trowbridge

25th January 2017 08:25

A fire investigation will be carried out later today (25 January) to find the cause of a blaze…

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Fire Service warns of the combination of sun and glass following lucky escape

24th January 2017 11:19

Even in these colder months, the sun has the power to set fire to household items, especially when…

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Fire Service and Dorset County Hospital launch Help You Home

17th January 2017 09:32

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service (DWFRS) is joining forces with Dorset County Hospital (DCH) and Dorset…

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New Year, New You, New Smoke Alarm

13th January 2017 15:28

Are you looking forward to an exciting 2017? Many people see January as an opportunity for a fresh…

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Service promotes sprinklers in schools

12th January 2017 10:08

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is again urging all local schools to have sprinklers…

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Support continues for fire-affected community

12th January 2017 10:07

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is continuing to offer support to communities in the…

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Reminder to keep chimneys swept

3rd January 2017 10:12

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is reminding local people of the importance of getting their chimneys…

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Specialist pet resuscitation kits now being used across Dorset and Wiltshire

30th December 2016 10:37

Pets at Home, the KONG Company and local businesses, including Westbrook Computers, have donated life-saving pet resuscitation kits…

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Stay safe and warm in 2017

22nd December 2016 11:38

With colder weather on the horizon, Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service has issued advice to local…

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Fire safety advice to keep you safe at Christmas

19th December 2016 11:18

With just under week until Christmas, Dorset & Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service has released 12 top tips…

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Fire Service Chaperone Santa

16th December 2016 15:51

Local firefighters will be chaperoning Father Christmas through the local community on Monday 19th December, delivering fire safety…

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Put fire safety top of your Christmas list

15th December 2016 14:09

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging local people to have fire safety at the top…

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Service accepts the Mannequin Challenge

13th December 2016 14:19

On call (retained) fire crews from Amesbury are using the global Mannequin Challenge trend that has swept social…

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Stratton fire station supports road safety campaign

12th December 2016 16:34

Firefighters at Stratton fire station are again supporting the Christmas drink and drug driving campaign with a dramatic…

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Firefighters take Santa round West Swindon

12th December 2016 10:59

Firefighters from Westlea fire station have been out and about in West Swindon to help Santa visit local…

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Weymouth Fire Cracker event this Sunday!

7th December 2016 10:23

This Sunday (11 December) will see Weymouth Fire Station host their free charity Christmas Fire Cracker event, raising…

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Safe Drive presentation for military

5th December 2016 15:21

Around 5,000 military personnel based in Wiltshire will see the Safe Drive Stay Alive presentation next week. Safe…

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New Chief Fire Officer

1st December 2016 09:50

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service has a new Chief Fire Officer from today (1 December). Ben…

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Service supports Electrical Fire Safety Week

22nd November 2016 10:19

This week, Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service are supporting Electrical Fire Safety Week alongside Electrical Safety…

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Man arrested in connection with suspicious fires in Salisbury and Amesbury

19th November 2016 17:28

Wiltshire Police are investigating a number of suspicious fires which occurred overnight during the early hours of Saturday 19…

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Service supports National Road Safety Week

16th November 2016 15:56

National Road Safety Week is running between 21 and 27 November, and Wiltshire & Swindon Road Safety Partnership…

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Service supports National Road Safety Week with Dorset events

16th November 2016 15:54

National Road Safety Week is running between 21 and 27 November, and Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue…

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Planning underway for Fire Cracker event

15th November 2016 08:47

A charity Christmas fayre is being organised at Weymouth fire station on Sunday 11 December to raise money…

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Thanks to community following thatch fire

14th November 2016 09:32

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service has thanked the community of Chirton for its help during a…

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Support continues for Swindon community affected by fatal fire

10th November 2016 13:39

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is continuing to support communities in the Manchester Road area of…

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New on-call firefighters needed at Swindon

9th November 2016 10:59

  A ‘have a go’ evening is being held at Swindon fire station next week to encourage local…

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Supporting the community following Swindon fire

9th November 2016 09:01

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service will be working with colleagues from Swindon Borough Council and other…

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Six hospitalised after severe fire in Swindon

7th November 2016 09:00

A fire investigation is being carried out this morning into a severe fire in Swindon last night (6…

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Fire caused by unattended candle

4th November 2016 08:58

At 10.35pm on 2 November, crews from Springbourne and Redhill Park were alerted to a property fire in…

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Remember remember… to stay safe this Bonfire Night

2nd November 2016 15:59

Bonfire Night is just around the corner and Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service, along with Dorset…

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Firefighters and scouts hold charity car wash

1st November 2016 09:17

A charity car wash is being held in Weymouth this Saturday (5 November) in aid of the Fire…

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Sentencing of waste site owners welcomed

27th October 2016 11:42

  Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service has welcomed the sentences handed down today (27 October) to…

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Timely reminder on importance of working smoke alarms

25th October 2016 08:28

As the clocks change for the winter this Sunday (30 October), Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service…

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Safety warning ahead of Halloween

24th October 2016 14:15

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is warning people to not let Halloween become scary for all…

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Government minister visits Marlborough Fire Station

24th October 2016 11:57

The Minister of State for Policing and the Fire Service, Rt Hon Brandon Lewis MP, visited Marlborough Community…

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Staff and residents at Somerleigh Court enhance fire safety with new sprinkler system

17th October 2016 10:19

Staff and residents at Somerleigh Court care home operated by LifeCare Residences in Dorchester, will be safer from…

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Safe Drive roadshows in Trowbridge and Devizes

13th October 2016 14:47

  Over 1,200 Year 11 students will experience a hard-hitting road safety presentation next week. Safe Drive Stay…

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Fire station holds open night for Carnival

13th October 2016 12:29

Warminster people will have the chance to look around their fire station and meet their local firefighters on…

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Recruitment event at Malmesbury fire station

11th October 2016 07:47

A ‘have a go’ evening is being held at Malmesbury fire station to encourage local people to become…

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Safe Drive Stay Alive goes to Dorset schools

3rd October 2016 10:00

Some 2,500 students from across the Dorset area will experience a hard-hitting road safety presentation over the next…

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Bradford on Avon fire station needs new recruits!

3rd October 2016 09:59

  A ‘have a go’ evening is being held at Bradford on Avon fire station to encourage local…

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Charity car wash at Verwood fire station

27th September 2016 11:14

  A charity car wash is being held in Verwood this Saturday (1 October) in aid of the…

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Fire risks highlighted by safety week campaign

26th September 2016 14:14

  The Chief Fire Officers’ Association is using UK Home Safety Week to highlight the risk of fire…

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Salisbury fire station needs new recruits!

20th September 2016 07:13

A ‘have a go’ evening is being held at Salisbury fire station next week to encourage local people…

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Government rethink urged regarding sprinklers in schools

20th September 2016 06:40

At their meeting on 14 September, Members of Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue…

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New Chief Fire Officer for Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service

14th September 2016 14:06

Following the recent retirement notice of Chief Fire Officer Darran Gunter, the Appointments Committee of the Dorset and…

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Charity car wash at Redhill Park this weekend

6th September 2016 11:18

A charity car wash is being held in Bournemouth this Sunday (11 September) in aid of the Fire…

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Charity car wash at Westlea this weekend

6th September 2016 11:17

A charity car wash is being held in Swindon this Saturday (10 September) in aid of the Fire…

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Home safety reminder following bedroom fire

1st September 2016 09:38

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is reminding people about the importance of the safe disposal of…

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Thatch safety advice events being held

31st August 2016 13:30

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is using National Chimney Fire Safety Week to highlight the risk…

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Service supports UK Business Safety Week

30th August 2016 15:47

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service will be offering local businesses safety advice to share with their…

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Firefighters take on new charity challenge

23rd August 2016 08:19

A group of firefighters from Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service are looking to complete a hat-trick…

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Firefighter organises charity abseil

18th August 2016 11:54

A Blandford on-call firefighter is organising a charity abseil on 27 August to raise money for the Fire…

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Reminder to farmers on staying fire safe

12th August 2016 08:12

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is reminding farmers of the importance of keeping up cleaning and…

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Firefighting course for young people with Down’s Syndrome

10th August 2016 10:29

Young people with Down’s syndrome are again working with Swindon firefighters to develop their skills. A group of…

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Westbury fire station needs new recruits!

8th August 2016 14:24

A ‘have a go’ evening is being held at Westbury fire station next week to encourage local people…

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Safety reminder after house fire

2nd August 2016 12:14

The dangers of unattended candles and the importance of working smoke alarms have been highlighted by a fire…

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Amesbury fire station holds open day

1st August 2016 12:55

Amesbury fire station is holding an open day between 10am and 4pm this Saturday (6 August). Visitors will…

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SafeWise Weymouth and Weymouth Fire Station throw open the doors!

29th July 2016 13:45

Weymouth Fire Station and SafeWise Weymouth will be holding an open day extravaganza next Saturday (6th August) between…

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Firefighters continue to tackle derelict hotel blaze

28th July 2016 07:54

Firefighters are continuing to tackle a blaze that started in a former hotel last night (27 July). Dorset…

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Fire at derelict Swindon hotel

27th July 2016 19:01

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is currently tackling a significant fire at the derelict Madison Hotel…

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Firefighters take on charity cycle challenge

25th July 2016 08:20

Four firefighters from Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service are cycling 100 miles for charity at the…

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Warning about water safety

21st July 2016 11:28

Whilst the recent warm weather is enjoyable, it also carries risks to safety, so Dorset & Wiltshire Fire…

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Corsham fire station needs new recruits

18th July 2016 15:10

Two ‘have a go’ events are being held at Corsham fire station next week to encourage local people…

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Emergency Services Family Fun Day this weekend!

18th July 2016 14:53

The final planning is in hand for this weekend’s Emergency Services Family Fun Day, which is being held…

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Smoke warning at Swindon fire

12th July 2016 18:56

People living in the Thornhill Road area of South Marston are tonight (12 July) being recommended to keep…

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Former Chief receives Queen’s Fire Service Medal

12th July 2016 13:31

The former Chief Fire Officer of Wiltshire, Simon Routh-Jones, has been presented with the Queen’s Fire Service Medal.…

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Christchurch fire station holds open day

11th July 2016 10:15

Christchurch fire station is holding an open day between 11am and 3pm this Saturday (16 July). Visitors will…

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Wilton fire station needs new recruits!

5th July 2016 09:30

A ‘have a go’ evening is being held at Wilton fire station next week to encourage local people…

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Open day at Stratton fire station

4th July 2016 13:59

One of Swindon’s three fire stations is throwing open its doors to the public this Saturday (9 July),…

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Charity car wash at Devizes fire station

4th July 2016 11:21

A charity car wash is being held in Devizes on Saturday 9 July in aid of the Fire…

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Service supports Bourne Free

4th July 2016 08:38

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is supporting this weekend’s Bourne Free event. Firefighters and other Service…

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Fire at plastics storage yard in Chippenham

2nd July 2016 15:40

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is currently dealing with a fire in a storage yard belonging…

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Fire crews remain at Westbury processing plant

30th June 2016 12:12

Crews from Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service remain at the scene of a fire at a…

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Fire at Westbury processing plant

30th June 2016 10:42

A fire at a chemical recycling and disposal business in Westbury is being tackled by Dorset & Wiltshire…

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Safe Drive roadshow focuses on motorcyclists

29th June 2016 10:23

Around 400 Army personnel at Wiltshire’s newest military establishment have recently seen the Safe Drive Stay Alive presentation,…

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New fire service volunteers needed in Wiltshire

28th June 2016 09:24

New volunteers are needed to support Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service. Working alongside staff at local…

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Road safety initiative adopted by British Army

28th June 2016 08:06

A road safety initiative developed in Wiltshire is being adopted by the British Army.

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Heath Watch information events

24th June 2016 10:03

The Urban Heaths Partnership is calling on everyone who regularly walks on the heathlands in the Bournemouth, East…

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Recruitment event at Cricklade fire station

24th June 2016 09:43

A‘have a go’ event is being held at Cricklade fire station next week to encourage local people to…

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Planning underway for Emergency Services Family Fun Day

24th June 2016 09:41

Planning is now well underway for this year’s Emergency Services Family Fun Day, which will be held at…

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Poole couple escape fire thanks to working smoke alarm

22nd June 2016 15:28

A working smoke alarm potentially saved the lives of a Poole couple when fire broke out in their…

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Junior Good Citizen in Wiltshire

22nd June 2016 12:43

The annual Junior Good Citizen (JGC) scheme engages young people in a safe learning environment to equip them…

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New Service holds first awards ceremony

21st June 2016 13:11

Sixteen Long Service and Good Conduct medals will be presented to members of Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and…

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MBE for Swindon firefighter

11th June 2016 06:21

A Swindon firefighter has been awarded the MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Watch Manager Mark Evans,…

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Junior Good Citizen underway in Swindon

10th June 2016 15:31

The annual Junior Good Citizen (JGC) scheme engages young people in a fun and safe learning environment to…

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New Safety Centre for Wiltshire

9th June 2016 08:40

A state-of-the-art interactive educational facility is due to open on the Wiltshire/Swindon border in 2018.

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Open day at Westbourne fire station

7th June 2016 11:27

Westbourne fire station is holding an open day between 11am and 3pm this Saturday (11 June). Visitors will…

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Firefighter to tackle 100km walk challenge

20th May 2016 10:38

A Royal Wootton Bassett firefighter is tackling a 100km walk over the Whitsun weekend to raise money for…

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Heathwatch Information Events

17th May 2016 14:35

The Urban Heaths Partnership is calling on everyone who regularly walks on the heathlands in the Purbeck, East…

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Keeping canal users safe

16th May 2016 15:33

Boat Fire Safety Week starts on 30 May, and firefighters from Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service…

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Illicit cigarette warning after fire death in Bournemouth

5th May 2016 12:18

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service are urging the public to think about where they buy cigarettes,…

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New name, new contact details, same Service

5th May 2016 08:16

Since combination on 1st April, Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service has continued to build upon the…

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New command and control system for three fire services now fully live

3rd May 2016 11:04

A new single command and control system for the Fire and Rescue Services (FRSs) in Devon & Somerset,…

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Exercise tests multi-agency response to major collision

27th April 2016 08:13

A three-day exercise to test the emergency response to, and aftermath of, a serious collision started on 26…

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Significant farm fire near Sherborne

26th April 2016 08:26

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service remain at the scene of a significant…

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Warning given over Chinese lanterns

25th April 2016 13:17

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service has issued a safety reminder about the use of Chinese lanterns.…

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Charger unit leads to house fire

20th April 2016 11:22

A remote controlled car left to charge overnight is believed to have been the cause of a fire…

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Cranborne fire crews NEED YOU!

15th April 2016 11:58

Firefighters at Cranborne will be holding an open evening on Tuesday 26 April between 7pm and 9pm at…

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Dogs rescued from house fire

5th April 2016 16:12

Three dogs were rescued from a house in Pewsey earlier today (5 April) after…

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Watch Manager retires after 31 years’ of service

5th April 2016 10:35

A Bradford on Avon on-call firefighter who served his community for more than 30 years has retired. Sean…

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New Chairman elected for Fire Authority

1st April 2016 15:22

Councillor Rebecca Knox has been elected as the first chairman of the new Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and…

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New Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service comes into being

30th March 2016 06:46

A new era will begin in Dorset and Wiltshire on 1 April, when the two county fire and…

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End of an era for Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service

30th March 2016 06:45

Thursday 31 March will mark the end of an era in Wiltshire, as the county’s Fire & Rescue…

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Dorset Fire and Rescue Service celebrates ‘end of an era’

30th March 2016 06:44

Thursday 31 March 2016 will see the end of Dorset Fire and Rescue Service as we know it,…

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Countdown to new combined Fire & Rescue Service

7th February 2016 13:06

It is now less than three months until the new Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service comes…

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