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24th June, 2017 - 04:07pm: A crew from Devizes attended an alarms call in New Park Street which t...Read more

24th June, 2017 - 02:24pm: Crews from Westbourne, Springbourne, Poole, Redhill and Christchurch e...Read more

24th June, 2017 - 01:36pm: Two crews from Bridport assisted Police and Ambulance at a road traffi...Read more

24th June, 2017 - 12:08pm: Crews from Marlborough, Stratton and Pewsey attended a report of straw...Read more

24th June, 2017 - 11:26am: A crew from Sturminster Newton attended a road traffic collision in Ha...Read more

24th June, 2017 - 08:46am: Crews from Blandford and Sturminster Newton, along with a technical re...Read more

23rd June, 2017 - 6.57am: Ferndown - crews from Ferndown used a high pressure hose reel to extin...Read more

23rd June, 2017 - 5.47am: Durrington - Crews from Amesbury and Salisbury were mobilised to Churc...Read more

22nd June, 2017 - 8.24pm: Devizes - One hose reel and drags used by Devizes crew to extinguish a...Read more

22nd June, 2017 - 7.49pm: Devizes - One crew mobilised to a domestic property that had a fire in...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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