Emergency? Call 999

For general enquiries

Contact Us

Latest Incidents

27th May, 2017 - 9.35pm: Bradford on Avon- A crew from Trowbridge and two crews from Bath atten...Read more

27th May, 2017 - 6.16pm: Swindon- A crew from Swindon attended a car fire on Colbourne street, ...Read more

27th May, 2017 - 6.02pm: Bournemouth- Crews from Redhill and Springbourne attended a small fire...Read more

27th May, 2017 - 05.02pm: One fire crew from Lyme Regis have extinguished a bin fire in the car ...Read more

27th May, 2017 - 04.33pm: Crews from various Wiltshire stations in the Swindon area providing co...Read more

27th May, 2017 - 03.55pm: Crews from Westlea and Royal Wootton Bassett have extinguished a car f...Read more

27th May, 2017 - 10.09am: Fire crews from Christchurch, Redhill and Ferndown have attended repor...Read more

27th May, 2017 - 08.27am: Crews from Poole and Redhill Park have extinguished a fire involving a...Read more

27th May, 2017 - 0007am: Salisbury crew extinguished a small fire in the open near the bus shel...Read more

26th May, 2017 - 1129pm: Crews from Poole mobilised to a Road Traffic Collision involving two v...Read more

Timely reminder on importance of working smoke alarms


Date: 25th October, 2016

As the clocks change for the winter this Sunday (30 October), Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is reminding householders of the importance of having working smoke alarms.

Area Manager Jim Mahoney said: “The cold winter weather is now arriving, which means people are lighting fires, switching on their central heating and bringing out electric blankets. Unfortunately, we know that such actions can increase the risk of fire in the home – which is why having smoke alarms fitted and making sure they work is so important.”

Mr Mahoney added: “Smoke alarms are inexpensive and can be bought in DIY stores and at many supermarkets. They should be fitted on every level of your home in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions provided. Get it, install it, check it – it could save your life.”

For longer term protection and peace of mind, it’s a good idea to fit ten year smoke alarms.

The Fire & Rescue Service’s advice is:

Mr Mahoney added: “You’re more than four times as likely to survive a fire if you have working smoke alarms. They can give you and your family the necessary warning to get out in the early stages of a fire, which should in turn allow firefighters to get to you more quickly. We would also encourage people to install carbon monoxide detectors, especially in homes with open fires or gas boilers.”

To request a free Safe and Well visit from Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service, call free on 0800 038 2323 or visit www.dwfire.org.uk

results found.