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18th August, 2019 - 04:38am: DW Fire Control received a call from Ambulance requesting our attendan...Read more

18th August, 2019 - 1.52am: Ashley Heath - Crews from Verwood and Ringwood attended a single vehic...Read more

17th August, 2019 - 6.10pm: Melksham - Fire Control received a call from the ambulance service rep...Read more

17th August, 2019 - 5.56pm: Bournemouth - Redhill Park crew attended the scene of a road traffic c...Read more

17th August, 2019 - 5.49pm: Malmesbury - Crews from Malmesbury and Chippenham were mobilised to a ...Read more

17th August, 2019 - 12:31pm: A crew from Trowbridge Fire Station have attended a property in Paxman...Read more

16th August, 2019 - 09:42pm: Crews from Blandford station were mobilised to a report of alarms actu...Read more

16th August, 2019 - 06:30pm: A crew from Salisbury was mobilised to a report of alarms sounding at ...Read more

16th August, 2019 - 12:06pm: At 12:16 fire control took an emergency call to reports of a child tha...Read more

16th August, 2019 - 09:52: At 09:52 fire control took an emergency call to reports of a tent on f...Read more

Hoax and malicious calls

Making hoax and malicious calls is a criminal offence. Such calls tie up emergency crews so they are not available for real, potentially life-threatening incidents.

The Fire and Rescue Service receives dozens of such calls every year, made from payphones, mobile phones and landlines. We also have issues with people deliberately smashing break-glass alarm points.

Malicious callers are not only an enormous drain on resources; their thoughtless behaviour endangers the lives and safety of the public.

All calls to our Control room are recorded and can be instantly traced back to the caller. This doesn’t just apply to landlines; even calls from payphones and mobiles are taped and can be traced. The 141 function or equivalent does not block the number when you call 999.

The consequences of making hoax or malicious calls

How you can help

If you know of someone who makes hoax or malicious calls, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

 

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