Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is a modern Fire Service bringing two counties together and serving the local authorities of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, Swindon, Dorset and Wiltshire.
We are proud that Her Majesty’s Inspectorate has graded us as ‘Good’ across the three inspection pillars of Effectiveness, Efficiency and People and we continue to strive to be the best we can be.
Dorset and Wiltshire has 50 fire stations serving our local communities and crews are available to respond 24 hours a day.
Alongside emergency response, our work also focuses on prevention, protection and resilience – working for and with our communities to ensure that local people are as safe as they can be.
Our 1,350 staff comprise of:
- 404 wholetime firefighters
- 610 On Call Firefighters
- 35 Fire Control
- 301 Corporate Staff
We have 74 pumping appliances, three aerials, 57 other appliances including 4X4, water carriers, technical rescue, operational support, as well as two training centres, one headquarters, and several support offices.
Being there when you need us
In 2019-20 we dealt with:
- 14,208 incidents;
- 3,251 fires (984 deliberate);
- 706 accidental fires in the home;
- 276 fires in non-domestic buildings;
- 172 animal rescue incidents; and
- we rescued 116 people from fires.
Protecting you and the environment from harm
In 2019-20 we completed:
- 1,173 fire safety audits;
- 5,000+ positive engagements with businesses;
- 1,278 building regulation consultations.
Help to make safer choices
In 2019-20 our Prevention Team delivered:
- safety messages to 41,252 children;
- 24 intensive youth courses;
- 12,934 safe & well checks; and
- road safety advice to 18,127 people.
We are working for and with our communities to ensure that local people are as safe as they can be.
These are our wholetime stations, use the links for specific information on each: