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21st October, 2020 - 08:49: 1 fire engine from Sherborne was mobilised to investigate alarms activ...Read more

21st October, 2020 - 08:14: Swindon crew attended alarms activating at a residential premises on O...Read more

20th October, 2020 - 16.45: Fire crews from Verwood and Ringwood attended a small kitchen fire in ...Read more

20th October, 2020 - 16.21: A fire crew from Swindon are currently in attendance at a tree fire in...Read more

20th October, 2020 - 14.09: A fire crew from Weymouth released a baby which was accidentally locke...Read more

20th October, 2020 - 15.15: Fire crews from Christchurch and New Milton responded to a report of a...Read more

20th October, 2020 - 13.04: A fire crew from Poole responded to an alarm activation at a a residen...Read more

20th October, 2020 - 11.09: Fire crews from Verwood and Ringwood were called to a report of a cabi...Read more

19th October, 2020 - 3:55pm: Animal Rescue, West Grafton - A crew from Pewsey attended to a horse s...Read more

19th October, 2020 - 4:08pm: Animal rescue, Firsdown - A crew from Salisbury are currently in atten...Read more

Advice for carers

If you care for a loved one, or work in the care sector, there is much you can do to help keep the person you care for safe.

Click here to download our Person Centred Fire Risk Assessment Guide

Anyone who needs care support is particularly vulnerable to the dangers of fire, for a variety of reasons:

To give the best possible care, you need to:

We offer free Safe & Well visits, where we come to the home at a convenient time to see what we can do together to make you or the person you care for safer. We will fit free smoke alarms where required.

The appointment normally lasts about an hour and covers topics such as using electricity safely, cooking safely, making an escape plan, what to do if there is a fire and night-time routines. We can also identify and discuss any further support you may need if necessary.

To request a free Safe and Well Visit, please call 0800 038 2323 or click here.

If you are a support worker providing care, there are some extra steps to take:

It’s also a good idea to get some training on how to recognise fire risks. This will help you to spot signs that may indicate the person you care for is at risk of injury from fire and what steps you can take to reduce those risks. There’s a good free online course available at www.tsa-voice.org.uk/fire-safety-in-the-home

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