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21st February, 2018 - 10:23pm: Crews from Swindon attended a fire involving a cooking utensil that ha...Read more

21st February, 2018 - 7:50pm: Crews from Salisbury attended a chimney fire at a property in Westbour...Read more

21st February, 2018 - 6:06pm: Two appliances from Pewsey and Amesbury, and an aerial appliance from ...Read more

20th February, 2018 - 6:39pm: 2 Crews from Weymouth Fire Station a fire in a property in Chapelhay H...Read more

20th February, 2018 - 3:44pm: 2 Crews from Devizes Fire Station and 2 officers respond to a domestic...Read more

20th February, 2018 - 2:17pm: A crew from Corsham Fire Station attend alarms at Waverley Court, Cors...Read more

20th February, 2018 - 2:15pm: A crew from Swindon Fire Station attend a premises in Chamberlain Road...Read more

20th February, 2018 - 9:52am: A crew from Redhill Fire Station attend a fire in the openĀ  on Ashley ...Read more

20th February, 2018 - 9:25am: A crew from Blandford Fire Station have attended a premises in Hedding...Read more

20th February, 2018 - 3.31am: Walcot - One crew from Swindon mobilised to reports of a vehicle on fi...Read more

Advice for people living with dementia

Dementia is a National Health Priority in the UK, as the number of people living with the condition continues to increase. Dementia is also a substantial factor in increasing the risk of injury or death from fire in the home. Fire and Rescue Services across the UK are aware of the link between serious home fires and the elderly. Especially those with mobility and memory loss health needs.

 

Our Safe and Well Advisors have attended Dementia Awareness Sessions so they have knowledge of different types of Dementia and the signs and symptoms to be aware of. By understanding the person and their individual situation, we can discuss with the person and their families or carers, the risks within the home and advise on ways to keep the person living safer in their home for longer.

 

It has also been identified that the early use of Assistive Technology or Telecare is very beneficial for people living with Dementia. Having a simple careline linked to Smoke Alarms can make the difference between a small kitchen fire and a fire fatality.

 

If you feel you would benefit from more advice about living safer from fire within your home, or you have a relative, neighbour or friend you have concerns about, please contact the Safe and Well Freephone number on 0800 038 2323 or click here for the link.

 

Useful links

Bournemouth University Dementia Institute living well with dementia video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWUZFiy2Qy8

 

https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/

 

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/social-care-and-support-guide/pages/telecare-alarms.aspx

 

 

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