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1st March, 2021 - 21:19: 21:19 A crew from Wimborne were mobilised to reports of a Fire involvi...Read more

1st March, 2021 - 18:19: 18:19  A crew from Beaminster were mobilised to a Fire involving a num...Read more

1st March, 2021 - 17:43: 17:43 A crew from Verwood was mobilised to reports of a Fire involving...Read more

1st March, 2021 - 00:10: Co-Responder vehicle from Ludgershall mobilised to Cat 1 call alongsid...Read more

28th February, 2021 - 9.25pm: Salisbury - One crew from Salisbury mobilised to a domestic property t...Read more

28th February, 2021 - 20:32: One pump from Swindon and two from Stratton attended a fire in a derel...Read more

28th February, 2021 - 19:18: An appliance from Pewsey fire station attended a chimney fire at a dom...Read more

28th February, 2021 - 19:48: The wholetime crew and on-call crew from Swindon along with a crew fro...Read more

28th February, 2021 - 19:32: Warminster crew attended a property on Thornhill Rd to gain access for...Read more

28th February, 2021 - 19:10: Westbourne attended a bin fire on the sea front near Undercliff Drive....Read more

Boat safety

Boat safety is a priority in Dorset and Wiltshire, as hundreds of people live and work on our waterways, in addition to the thousands of visitors who come each year to enjoy a peaceful holiday in our seaside towns or aboard a narrowboat.

The dangers

In the past 20 years, national figures show that 60 boaters have been killed as a result of a boat fire or carbon monoxide incident. CO poisoning is most likely to be caused by the exhaust emissions of portable generators, or problems with solid fuel stoves including flue pipes.

Although boat fires on inland waters are less common than fires on land, when they do occur, they can have devastating consequences. Boats are often in remote locations with difficult access, which may result in firefighters taking longer to arrive at an incident and allowing a fire to totally destroy a boat and everything on-board.

Top tips

Our Safe and Well visits include people who live on boats – click here to request a visit.

See also:

The Fire Kills campaign has produced a handy leaflet on Boat Safety

For further information about general boat fire and CO safety, visit www.boatsafetyscheme.org/stay-safe

For broader safety advice, visit the Maritime & Coastguard Agency website www.gov.uk/government/organisations/maritime-and-coastguard-agency and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution www.rnli.org

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