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26th July, 2017 - 10.52pm: Verwood - A crew from Verwood were called to a vehicle on fire followi...Read more

26th July, 2017 - 9.40pm: Shaftesbury - A crew from Shaftesbury attended a small vehicle well al...Read more

26th July, 2017 - 7.02pm: Bournemouth - A crew from Westbourne attended a road traffic collision...Read more

26th July, 2017 - 6.08pm: Bournemouth - A crew from Westbourne attended a small butane propane m...Read more

26th July, 2017 - 3:08pm: 2 crews from Poole went to Limbelost to a RTC car into a hedge with on...Read more

26th July, 2017 - 11:35am: Trowbridge and Bradford on Avon went to a paper recycling bin fire on ...Read more

26th July, 2017 - 07.29am: Crews from Malmesbury and Royal Wootton Bassett extricated one female ...Read more

26th July, 2017 - 7:29am: Malmesbury and Royal Wootton Bassett went to an RTC where a female pas...Read more

26th July, 2017 - 6.52am: Swindon - Shed fire in Cullerne Road, one hose reel used to extinguish...Read more

26th July, 2017 - 4.44am: Wingfield - Fire involving hay in a barn. Two hose reel jets, drags an...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:

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

Relevant fire safety advice can be found on our High Rise Living leaflet

Leaflet courtesy of Hampshire Fire and Rescue

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