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Latest Incidents

22nd February, 2020 - 2:27 PM : Crews have attended a fire in a domestic property involving a gas fire...Read more

22nd February, 2020 - 1:04 PM : Crews are in attendance at a lorry fire on the M4, the fire has been e...Read more

22nd February, 2020 - 1:06 PM : Crews are currently in attendance at a road traffic collision involvin...Read more

22nd February, 2020 - 10:37 AM: Crews have attended a chimney fire this morning in Weymouth...Read more

21st February, 2020 - 8:59pm: At 8:59pm one crew from Royal Wootton Bassett were sent to a property ...Read more

21st February, 2020 - 2.55pm: Two fire engines from Poole fire station attended a property in Norton...Read more

20th February, 2020 - 6:26pm: Bournemouth - A crew from Springbourne attended a dangerous structure ...Read more

20th February, 2020 - 12:04pm: Crews from Stratton, Swindon and Westlea Fire Station have attended to...Read more

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

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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