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23rd August, 2017 - 11.46pm: Swindon- Crews from Swindon and Stratton attended alarms on Brookdene,...Read more

23rd August, 2017 - 11.40pm: Poole- Two crews from Poole attended a fire on Rockley road, Poole. Th...Read more

23rd August, 2017 - 11.50am: Hello from Fire Control, Blue Watch on duty today looking after everyb...Read more

23rd August, 2017 - 00.54am: Crew from Chippenham extinguished a shed fire on an allotment using on...Read more

22nd August, 2017 - 9.20pm: Crew from Blandford extinguished a fire involving a small quantity of ...Read more

22nd August, 2017 - 9.11pm: Crew from Maiden Newton mobilised to a fire in the open which on atten...Read more

22nd August, 2017 - 8.14pm: Crew from Marlborough attended a chimney fire in a domestic property o...Read more

22nd August, 2017 - 1.04pm: Brinkworth- A crew from Royal Wootton Bassett were mobilsed to alarms ...Read more

22nd August, 2017 - 10:37am: Bournemouth crews attended a property in Holdenhurst Road. The fire wa...Read more

22nd August, 2017 - 9.00am: Sherborne- Two crews from Sherborne attended a small domestic fire on ...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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