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20th October, 2019 - 5.55pm: Pulham - One crew from Sturminster Newton and one crew from Sherborne ...Read more

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19th October, 2019 - 03:56pm: A crew from Dorchester attended a report of smoke issuing from a manho...Read more

19th October, 2019 - 12:54pm: At 12:54pm crews from Westbourne and Poole were mobilised to a report ...Read more

19th October, 2019 - 11:13am: Two crews from Salisbury were mobilised to a report of a two vehicle c...Read more

18th October, 2019 - 1.45pm: Verwood - One crew from Verwood fire station and one crew from Ferndow...Read more

18th October, 2019 - 00:16am: At 00:16 Fire control take the 2nd fire domestic with persons reported...Read more

17th October, 2019 - 21:09pm: At 21:09 fire control took a 999 call to reports of a fire alarm sound...Read more

17th October, 2019 - 22:18pm: At 22:18 Fire control took the first of 17 emergency calls in 4 minute...Read more

17th October, 2019 - 23:39pm: At 23:39 Fire control take a 999 call to reports of a house that had b...Read more

Hoarding

We all keep things we don’t really need. Some of us have more possessions than we have storage for. But hoarding is a complex issue that goes far beyond untidiness or indecisiveness.

Hoarders can fill entire rooms from floor to ceiling, leaving themselves the minimum space in which to live. This retention of property presents a real fire risk, and makes it far harder for firefighters to be able to tackle any blaze.

The Fire and Rescue Service can’t solve the problem of hoarding; however, where we know there is an issue, we can work with other agencies to try and reduce the risk of fire.

Evidence from across the country shows that:

By offering Safe and Well visits, and installing smoke alarms, we can work with hoarders to try and make their homes more fire safe. If they want help in dealing with their hoarding compulsion, then we can refer them to other agencies for that support. However, we know that not every hoarder is ready to take that step and we want to ensure that they are as fire safe as possible, whatever the circumstances of their home.

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