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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 open  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

19th February, 2018 - 10:43pm: North Wraxall - Crews from Chippenham mobilised to reports of a vehicl...Read more

19th February, 2018 - 2:55pm: A crew from Westbury were mobilised by Dorset & Wiltshire Emergenc...Read more

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High rise flats

Blocks housing high rise flats are designed with safety in mind. Outside the building, roads and other areas are designed so that emergency vehicles can get as near as possible. The walls, doors and floors are specially designed to resist fire and stop the spread of smoke.

Here are some top tips for making your home safer:

If the smoke alarm sounds:

If a fire breaks out elsewhere in the building:

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions following the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

National checks on high rise safety

Following the Grenfell Tower fire in June 2017, a national programme of safety checks was started on all high rise residential blocks. Details of how these checks are being carried out and the testing that is taking place can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/explanatory-note-on-safety-checks-and-testing

Click Relevant fire safety advice can be found on our High Rise Living leaflet – leaflet courtesy of Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service.

 

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