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21st July, 2019 - 15:40: 15:40 A crew from Ludgershall was mobilised to a Fire involving scrubl...Read more

21st July, 2019 - 15:40: 15:40 Crews from Tisbury and Amesbury were mobilised to a two vehicle ...Read more

21st July, 2019 - 15:37: 15:37 A crew from Salisbury was mobilised to reports of a vehicle Fire...Read more

21st July, 2019 - 14:58: 14:58 A crew from Stratton was mobilised to alarms sounding at a Resid...Read more

21st July, 2019 - 14:12: 14:12 A crew from Trowbridge was mobilised to assist an elderly lady w...Read more

21st July, 2019 - 12:43: 12:43 A crew from Poole was mobilised to alarms actuating at a Public ...Read more

21st July, 2019 - 12:27: 12:27 A crew from Redhill Park was mobilised to a Domestic property in...Read more

21st July, 2019 - 12:22: 12:22 A crew from Sturminster Newton was mobilised to alarms sounding ...Read more

21st July, 2019 - 11:29: 11:29 A crew from Redhill Park was mobilised to reports of a Fire in L...Read more

21st July, 2019 - 10:12: 10:12 A crew from Redhill Park was mobilised to alarms sounding at a R...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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