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16th February, 2020 - 1:32pm: Swindon crew were mobilised to flooding of several properties. Good pr...Read more

16th February, 2020 - 12:12pm: We were called to assist a private property that were making their own...Read more

16th February, 2020 - 09:43am: A member of public made an emergency call as they had witnessed two sm...Read more

13th February, 2020 - 10.55am: 1) Driver and vehicle stuck in flood water Matchams Lane, Hurn - advic...Read more

14th February, 2020 - 7:02 PM : An Officer and the aerial platform from Swindon attended a dangerous s...Read more

14th February, 2020 - 7:26 PM : Crews have extinguished a kitchen fire involving a microwave oven usin...Read more

14th February, 2020 - 0924: One tipper lorry containing soil was on its side. BT cable involved an...Read more

14th February, 2020 - 2.31am: Two Crews and aerial appliance from Swindon and a further appliance fr...Read more

13th February, 2020 - 9.53pm: We were called to a report of a fire where there was no confirmation t...Read more

13th February, 2020 - 9.36pm: A crew from Poole were mobilised to the railway station car park in Po...Read more

Do you know a CHARLIE?

More than 6.5 million people in the UK are currently caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is older, disabled or seriously ill. Yet many people don’t identify themselves as carers, they simply see themselves as spouses, partners, parents, children or friends.

The Fire and Rescue Service offers free Safe & Well checks, and the ‘Do you know a CHARLIE?’ campaign focuses on asking carers, both paid and unpaid, to help identify those people who are most vulnerable to the risk of fire.

To be a CHARLIE, a person needs to meet at least one of the following criteria:

We know from our data that at least one of the CHARLIE factors comes into play in almost all of our fatal fires. We have specialist Safe & Well Advisors who can visit the home, provide advice and, wherever possible, introduce safeguards to reduce the risk of fire. However, we also know that the most vulnerable people often don’t see themselves in that way, which is why we need the help of carers to contact us and make a referral.

The Safe & Well team is also providing referral prompt cards to domiciliary care providers, GP practices, reablement teams and other professionals who will potentially be visiting people at home.

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