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28th May, 2020 - 5:18am: A well established fire in an industrial unit. Being extinguished usin...Read more

27th May, 2020 - 11:08 : Hurst Heath - Crews from the Bere Regis fire station were mobilised to...Read more

27th May, 2020 - 11:02: Bradford-on-Avon - Crews from the Bradford-on-Avon fire station were m...Read more

27th May, 2020 - 1.25pm: Bournemouth - Crews from Springbourne, Christchurch and Westbourne fir...Read more

27th May, 2020 - 8.30am: Poole - One crew from the Poole fire station were mobilised to a repor...Read more

25th May, 2020 - 1.05pm: Two pumps and the aerial from Swindon and one pumps from Stratton were...Read more

23rd May, 2020 - 01:13: At 01:13hrs Swindon were mobilised to a flood from internal source, cr...Read more

22nd May, 2020 - 20:48: At 20:48hrs Chippenham were mobilised to a fire in the open, this was ...Read more

22nd May, 2020 - 19:50: At 19:50hrs Swindon mobilised to alarms sounding, this turned out to b...Read more

22nd May, 2020 - 18:26: At 18:26hrs Ferndown mobilised to alarms sounding in a residential pro...Read more

British Red Cross emergency response volunteers

Every year, hundreds of families and individuals suffer damage to their home following a fire, flood or similar incident.

When this happens, specially trained British Red Cross volunteers can provide practical help, advice and comfort.

Using two purpose built vehicles – one in Dorset, based at Springbourne fire station, and one in Wiltshire, based at Swindon fire station – the team provides shelter, food, toiletries, clothing, access to a telephone and helping look after children and pets.

They can also provide information and advice in finding temporary accommodation, and help with producing an inventory of lost or damaged items.

The British Red Cross volunteers are mobilised by Fire Control, and they aim to arrive at the scene of the incident within 90 minutes of receiving a call out. The service is free to the people receiving it – all costs are met by charitable donations.

To find out more about the emergency response service, visit the British Red Cross website.

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