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24th June, 2017 - 04:07pm: A crew from Devizes attended an alarms call in New Park Street which t...Read more

24th June, 2017 - 02:24pm: Crews from Westbourne, Springbourne, Poole, Redhill and Christchurch e...Read more

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24th June, 2017 - 12:08pm: Crews from Marlborough, Stratton and Pewsey attended a report of straw...Read more

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24th June, 2017 - 08:46am: Crews from Blandford and Sturminster Newton, along with a technical re...Read more

23rd June, 2017 - 6.57am: Ferndown - crews from Ferndown used a high pressure hose reel to extin...Read more

23rd June, 2017 - 5.47am: Durrington - Crews from Amesbury and Salisbury were mobilised to Churc...Read more

22nd June, 2017 - 8.24pm: Devizes - One hose reel and drags used by Devizes crew to extinguish a...Read more

22nd June, 2017 - 7.49pm: Devizes - One crew mobilised to a domestic property that had a fire in...Read more

Evacuation strategies

Subject to the findings of a fire risk assessment, purpose-built blocks of flats, or flats converted in accordance with Building Regulations 1991 or later, should provide a similar level of fire protection as would be expected in a house.

Where this is the case, a fire should be contained within the flat of origin and evacuation of other flats need only be necessary if:

A ‘stay put’ policy will not be suitable where the degree of fire separation between flats does not meet the required standards. Such premises are unlikely to require a communal fire warning system.

Most other premises will require a robust evacuation strategy that is understood by all residents and made clear to visitors by the use of appropriate signs. The fire risk assessment should identify the most appropriate strategy for the building.

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