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Latest Incidents

24th May, 2019 - 11:38pm: Two crews from Sherborne Fire Station have attended reports of a prope...Read more

24th May, 2019 - 2.26pm: One pump from Ferndown, one pump from Ringwood, and one pump from Chri...Read more

24th May, 2019 - 01:22pm: 4 appliances from Sturminster Newton and Sherborne attended a large bo...Read more

24th May, 2019 - 1:26am: A crew from Weymouth Fire Station have attended a vehicle fire at the ...Read more

24th May, 2019 - 1:02am: A crew from Hamworthy Fire Station have attended a vehicle fire at the...Read more

23rd May, 2019 - 9:11pm: Two crews from Stratton Fire Station have attended an address in The G...Read more

23rd May, 2019 - 4:18pm: 2 pumps from Dorchester and an officer are at an RTC on the A354 at Mo...Read more

23rd May, 2019 - 2:43pm : One crew from Westlea were sent to Forest Park Road in Swindon to a sm...Read more

23rd May, 2019 - 1:07pm: Crews from Portland and Weymouth went to an electrical fire in an unde...Read more

23rd May, 2019 - 1:06pm: 3 crews from Poole and the aerial ladder platform from Westbourne went...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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