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15th November, 2019 - 3.36pm: One pump from Westbourne and two pumps from Poole were mobilised to a ...Read more

15th November, 2019 - 2.36pm: One pump from Stratton St. Margaret, one pump from Swindon and one pum...Read more

15th November, 2019 - 12.52pm: Two pumps from Chippenham, one pump from Malmesbury, water carrier fro...Read more

15th November, 2019 - 9.45am: One pump from Westlea and one pump from Stratton St. Margaret were mob...Read more

14th November, 2019 - 8.29pm: Easton Royal - Crews from the Pewsey fire station were mobilised to a ...Read more

14th November, 2019 - 7.49pm: Moreton - Crews from Bere Regis and Wareham fire stations were mobilis...Read more

14th November, 2019 - 2:52pm: Three appliances from Springbourne, Redhill Park and Christchurch were...Read more

14th November, 2019 - 08:19am: A crew from Trowbridge have rescued a cat which was stuck between two ...Read more

13th November, 2019 - 12:22 PM : A crew from Weymouth has attended a bin fire near the Kings Statue on ...Read more

13th November, 2019 - 10:01 AM : Crews have released 1 elderly female from a vehicle that had driven in...Read more

Healthcare equipment

Healthcare equipment and products used in the home allow people to be cared for in familiar surroundings. Whilst these items can ease discomfort and improve healthcare outcomes, it is important to be aware that – in the event of a fire – they may increase the spread and intensity of the flames.

If you care for someone who needs specialist healthcare equipment, make sure that you always follow the manufacturer’s safety advice.

Dynamic airflow pressure relieving mattresses and overlays

These items are used to prevent and treat pressure sores and ulcers, which can be caused by extended periods of immobility. The mattress is filled with air by a pump, which adjusts pressure according to the patient’s needs.

When punctured by a heat source, such as a match, the escaping airflow can cause a fire to spread rapidly. The emergency battery back-up may continue to pump air, which can then cause the fire to burn longer.

Incontinence products

Incontinence pads and pants help people live at home with more dignity. However, these products are often supplied in large quantities and they can be bulky and difficult to store.

Further guidance

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.

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

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