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16th December, 2018 - 15:07: 15:07 A crew from Swindon was mobilised to alarms actuating at a Resid...Read more

16th December, 2018 - 11:56: 11:56 Crews from Swindon and Stratton were mobilised to alarms soundin...Read more

16th December, 2018 - 08:18: 08:18 A crew from Poole was mobilised to alarms sounding at a Resident...Read more

15th December, 2018 - 2.25pm: Trowbridge- Crews from Trowbridge and Bradford on Avon attended report...Read more

15th December, 2018 - 1.45pm: Winterborne Clenston- A crew from Blandford attended a car fire in Win...Read more

15th December, 2018 - 12.39pm: West Ashton- Crews from Trowbridge and Westbury attended a road traffi...Read more

15th December, 2018 - 8.03am: Weymouth- A crew from Weymouth attended a bus shelter on fire on King ...Read more

14th December, 2018 - 5.07pm: One pump from Stratton St. Margaret was mobilised to a report of a roa...Read more

14th December, 2018 - 1:16pm: At 13:16 fire control took a 999 call to reports of smoke in a propert...Read more

14th December, 2018 - 11:29am: At 11:29 fire control took a 999 call to reports of a car that had gon...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 your 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 to request a visit.

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