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23rd January, 2019 - 11:32am: At 11:32 Fire control took a 999 call to reports of a fire in the kitc...Read more

23rd January, 2019 - 10:40am: 10:40am one fire engine from Springbourne attended reports of alarms s...Read more

23rd January, 2019 - 10:39am: At 10:39 fire control took a call to reports of a car that was stuck i...Read more

23rd January, 2019 - 9:46am: At 09:46 fire control took a 999 call to reports of a car that had cra...Read more

22nd January, 2019 - 12:04 pm : Crews from Chippenham and Corsham attended a fire in a kitchen involvi...Read more

22nd January, 2019 - 10:10: Crews from Blandford & Shaftsbury are in attendance at a road traf...Read more

22nd January, 2019 - 08:32: 2 appliances from Wimborne are in attendance at a road traffic collisi...Read more

22nd January, 2019 - 08:06: Crews from Swindon & Stratton attended a road traffic collision ea...Read more

21st January, 2019 - 23:22: Wholetime crews from Swindon and Stratton fire stations, and an on cal...Read more

21st January, 2019 - 1:32pm: Two crews from Weymouth Fire Station attended reports of a property fi...Read more

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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