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18th September, 2019 - 4.38pm: Chippenham - Two crews from the Chippenham fire station and a water ca...Read more

18th September, 2019 - 2:36pm: Crews from Devizes and Chippenham are currently in attendance at a roa...Read more

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18th September, 2019 - 11:32am: A crew from Trowbridge were mobilised to a domestic smoke alarm soundi...Read more

18th September, 2019 - 11:19am: Crews from Shaftesbury and Warminster are in attendance at a road traf...Read more

18th September, 2019 - 09:25: A crew from Devizes attended a tree fire in the wooded area off of Gro...Read more

16th September, 2019 - 07.10pm: One fire crew from Swindon Central have extinguished a fire involving ...Read more

16th September, 2019 - 3.16pm: Charlton All Saints - One crew from the Fordingbridge Fire station wer...Read more

16th September, 2019 - 3.11pm: Netheravon - One crew from the Salisbury fire station were mobilised t...Read more

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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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