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21st April, 2019 - 11:26: A crew from Ferndown attended an alarm activating at a property in Wes...Read more

21st April, 2019 - 02:01: At 02:01 Fire Control received several calls to what initially appeare...Read more

20th April, 2019 - 23:35: At 23:35 Fire Control received several calls to a fire in Beatty Road,...Read more

20th April, 2019 - 10.26pm: Swindon - Swindon and Stratton crews attended an address in Islandsmea...Read more

20th April, 2019 - 21:12: At 21:12 Fire Control received multiple calls to an out of control bon...Read more

20th April, 2019 - 20:40: At 20:40 Fire Control received several calls to a fire involving a tha...Read more

20th April, 2019 - 8.40pm: Norden - At 20:40 fire control received a call reporting that a proper...Read more

20th April, 2019 - 4:28pm: A crew from Marlborough are currently attending to a fire involving a ...Read more

20th April, 2019 - 1:15pm: A crew from Stratton attended a fire involving a field, measuring appr...Read more

20th April, 2019 - 12:07pm: A crew from Poole have attended a small fire in woodland located off o...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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