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15th December, 2019 - 06:39 AM: A crew from Blandford have attended a car fire, the fire has been exti...Read more

14th December, 2019 - 11:35 PM : A crew from Westbourne have attended a property with water flooding in...Read more

14th December, 2019 - 8:53 PM : A crew from Trowbridge have extinguished a chimney fire this evening, ...Read more

14th December, 2019 - 4.00pm: Minety - Crews from the Cricklade fire station were mobilised to an in...Read more

14th December, 2019 - 11.09am: Wareham - One crew from the Wareham fire station were mobilised to a r...Read more

14th December, 2019 - 11.07am: Sherborne - Both crews from the Sherborne fire station and assistance ...Read more

13th December, 2019 - 11:03: At 11:03 fire engines from Poole extinguished a car fire on the off-sl...Read more

12th December, 2019 - 6.02pm: One pump from Wincanton were mobilised to a report of an alarm actuati...Read more

12th December, 2019 - 5.46pm: Two pumps from Weymouth and a flexi-duty officer were mobilised to a r...Read more

12th December, 2019 - 1:58 PM : A crew have extinguished a car fire this afternoon using 2 breathing a...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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