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21st February, 2018 - 10:23pm: Crews from Swindon attended a fire involving a cooking utensil that ha...Read more

21st February, 2018 - 7:50pm: Crews from Salisbury attended a chimney fire at a property in Westbour...Read more

21st February, 2018 - 6:06pm: Two appliances from Pewsey and Amesbury, and an aerial appliance from ...Read more

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

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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