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20th February, 2020 - 8:04am: A crew from Wimborne Fire Station have responded to alarms activating ...Read more

18th February, 2020 - 22:14: At 22:14, crews from Royal Wootton Bassett and Westlea attended a car ...Read more

18th February, 2020 - 09:52: A crew from Westlea attended Oakham Close, Toothill, Swindon where a 7...Read more

18th February, 2020 - 08:41: Crews from Bradford on Avon and Trowbridge were mobilised to Staverton...Read more

17th February, 2020 - 21:33: At 21:33, a crew from Malmesbury attended a road traffic collision inv...Read more

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

Hearing and sight difficulties

Hearing difficulties

If you or someone you care for has difficulty hearing, smoke alarms are available that use a strobe light and vibrating pads.

These alarms systems work in the same way as other smoke alarms and are available following an assessment.  Please contact us via email at [email protected] or phone us for free on 0800 038 2323.

Another consideration is fitting interlinked smoke alarms that connect to the telecare, carecall or lifeline system.

If you have specialist communication, such as a text phone or Minicom, you can contact the emergency services on 18000.

Register for the SMS 999 service, it will link you automatically to the emergency services. To register, text ‘register’ to 999. You will get a reply – then follow the instructions.

Sight difficulties

Limited sight can make escaping the property in the event of a fire more difficult, so consider placing a tactile indicator along your escape route to make it easier to find the exit.

If you or the person you care for has trouble seeing the smoke alarm to test it, try putting a brightly coloured sticker on it.

Consider fitting bump-ons (also known as plastic blisters) to appliances as a way of making sure they are switched off properly.

Check electrical leads regularly by touch. If they are frayed or faulty, don’t plug them in or switch them on. If electrics are giving off a burning smell, turn them off and unplug them immediately.

Click here for our downloadable advice leaflet Sight Loss.

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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