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28th September, 2021 - 12:03: 12:03 Crews from Trowbridge and Bradford on Avon were mobilised to a F...Read more

28th September, 2021 - 10:49: 10:49 Crews from Dorchester, Beaminster and Bridport  along with an Of...Read more

28th September, 2021 - 09:47: 09:47 A crew from Westbourne were mobilised to alarms sounding at a Pu...Read more

28th September, 2021 - 09:08: 09:08 A crew from Gillingham were mobilised to reports of a vehicle Fi...Read more

28th September, 2021 - 08:57: 08:57 A crew from Salisbury were mobilised to alarms sounding at a Res...Read more

26th September, 2021 - 10:14: Crews from Trowbridge and Chippenham were sent to a fire in the back g...Read more

24th September, 2021 - 21:19: Fire fighters from Westbourne, Redhill Park and Springbourne Fire Stat...Read more

24th September, 2021 - 19:44: Fire fighters from Christchurch Fire Station attended a road traffic c...Read more

24th September, 2021 - 19:27: Fire Control received 2 calls to 2 small fires on Studland beach.  A f...Read more

24th September, 2021 - 08:22: Crews from Devizes and Trowbridge attended reports of a shed fire in W...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 more than 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. Click here for a useful advice leaflet.

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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