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28th April, 2017 - 07.53pm: A fire crew from Springbourne and a Landrover pump from Christchurch h...Read more

28th April, 2017 - 07.21pm: Fire crews from Wilton and Tisbury have extinguished a chimney fire at...Read more

28th April, 2017 - 06.57pm: One fire crew from Westbourne have extinguished a fire involving a sma...Read more

28th April, 2017 - 05.58pm: Fire crews from Maiden Newton and Yeovil (Devon and Somerset Fire and ...Read more

28th April, 2017 - 5.04pm: Yatton Keynell - One crew from Chippenham were called to a fire in a g...Read more

28th April, 2017 - 2.59pm: Upton - 2 pumps were mobilised from Poole to a car fire on the Upton B...Read more

28th April, 2017 - 12.20pm: Trowbridge - A crew from Bradford On Avon who were standing by at Trow...Read more

28th April, 2017 - 10.13am: Trowbridge - Crews from Trowbridge were called to a premises in Wingfi...Read more

28th April, 2017 - 9.00am: Bournemouth - A crew from Springbourne attended a property where they ...Read more

28th April, 2017 - 7.28am: Tetbury - A crew from Malmesbury assisted Gloucestershire Fire and Res...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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