Emergency? Call 999

For general enquiries

Contact Us

Latest Incidents

15th February, 2019 - 11.35pm: Ringstead - Crews from the Weymouth, Dorchester and a Water Carrier fr...Read more

15th February, 2019 - 6.38pm: A303 - One crew from the Devon and Somersets Wincanton fire station an...Read more

15th February, 2019 - 12:42pm: Three appliances from Chippenham, Corsham and Trowbridge attended a fi...Read more

15th February, 2019 - 12:26pm: Two appliances from Shaftesbury and Blandford are in attendance at a r...Read more

15th February, 2019 - 11:45am: Two appliances from Chippenham attended a fire in a first floor bedroo...Read more

15th February, 2019 - 11:34am: An appliance from Ferndown attended a vehicle fire in Medway Road. The...Read more

15th February, 2019 - 10:57am: Three appliances from Amesbury and Salisbury attended a fire involving...Read more

15th February, 2019 - 08:47am: A crew from Stratton are currently attending to a gas leak from a refr...Read more

14th February, 2019 - 7.36pm: Melksham - Crews from Melksham and Trowbridge attended a road traffic ...Read more

14th February, 2019 - 5.37pm: Bournemouth - Crews from Springbourne and Christchurch were called to ...Read more

Army road safety programme starts in Dorset


Date: 20th July, 2017

Over 300 soldiers will benefit from a hard hitting road safety initiative next week.

Since 2008, the Safe Drive Stay Alive road safety presentation has been delivered to military personnel and contractors based at garrisons in Wiltshire.

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service, in partnership with Dorset Road Safe, is now expanding the scheme into Dorset, with two presentations being held at Allenby Barracks in Bovington on Tuesday (25 July).

Ian Hopkins, the Service’s road safety manager, said: “Since 2001, there has been an average of 37 military personnel killed on the UK’s roads each year, and road traffic collisions are one of the most common causes of death for people in the military. We have been working with the Wiltshire garrisons for some years, and these will be our first shows in Dorset.”

He added: “We are actually working with the British Army to take the Safe Drive Stay Alive presentation to all of its bases in the UK, as it has recognised that there is a risk its soldiers and wants to make its people safer.”

Safe Drive Stay Alive is a mixture of powerful personal testimony – from firefighters, medics, police officers, bereaved parents and people who have been directly involved in crashes – and dramatic video footage, which has been designed to relate specifically to a military audience.

Amongst the speakers at Allenby Barracks will be representatives of Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service, Dorset Police and the Major Trauma Operational Network, plus a number of volunteers who have had their lives shattered by road traffic collisions.

 

results found.

Name:
Post Holders:
Grade: