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Latest Incidents

17th May, 2021 - 15.50: A fire crew from Redhill Park responded to a domestic fire alarm activ...Read more

17th May, 2021 - 14.29: A fire crew from Poole has extinguished a chimney fire in a domestic p...Read more

17th May, 2021 - 13.21: A fire crew from Swanage attended a report of an alarm activation at a...Read more

17th May, 2021 - 08.29: A fire appliance from Poole was called to a vehicle fire in New Street...Read more

17th May, 2021 - 02:38am: Northacre Industrial Park, Westbury - Three crews from Westbury, Trowb...Read more

16th May, 2021 - 7:37pm: Minety - A crew from Cricklade have attended a road traffic collision ...Read more

16th May, 2021 - 6:59pm: Salisbury - A crew from Salisbury are currently in attendance at a fir...Read more

16th May, 2021 - 14:07: A crew from Maiden Newton sent to assist paramedics release a casualty...Read more

15th May, 2021 - 12:39: Crews from Swanage, Wareham and Westbourne attended a fire at a superm...Read more

14th May, 2021 - 8.23pm: DW Fire Control received many emergency calls reporting a fire in the ...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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