Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is reminding people to be careful about what they throw away during this hot, dry spell of weather. Two recycling sites suffered significant fires yesterday (23 July) and, while the causes are unlikely to be established because of the scale of the incidents, the Service knows from experience … Continue reading THINK before you throw it away…
Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is reminding people to take care around heathland and open spaces during this warmer weather, as the heatwave the UK is experiencing means a heightened risk of wildfires. DWFRS Wildfire Tactical Advisor Andy Elliott said: “With a period of hot, dry weather being forecast, we would urge people … Continue reading Wildfire Warning After Heatwave Is Forecast
With a Siberian blast of cold weather continuing over the coming days, Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service has issued advice to local people on the best ways to stay safe and warm. Area Manager Craig Baker said: “The Met Office is warning of an exceptionally cold snap over the next few days and, … Continue reading Safety warning as temperatures plummet
A resolution worth keeping - test your smoke alarms every month... Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is asking local people to make monthly testing of their smoke alarms one of their New Year’s resolutions. Many of us see January as an opportunity for a fresh start, and safety should be top of the … Continue reading Resolve to test your fire alarms
Festive Fire Safety Christmas dinner, wrapping presents, decorating your home – there’s lots to think about this Christmas. But one thing is urging residents to put top of their Christmas lists this year, is fire safety. While fire safety is vital throughout the year, the extra distractions of Christmas make it especially important to be … Continue reading Fire Safety counts – stay safe this Christmas
Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is warning people to not let Halloween become scary for all the wrong reasons. Every year on 31 October, children and adults are injured in accidents where candles or fireworks have set fire to costumes and hair. Plastic capes and bin liners, often used as costumes, are also … Continue reading Stay safe from fire this Halloween
Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is encouraging women and other under-represented parts of the community to ‘have a go’ at being a firefighter, ahead of a wholetime recruitment campaign next month. Six events have been organised at fire stations across the Service area, to give hands-on experience to people who might otherwise think … Continue reading Like to ‘Have A Go’ at Firefighting?
The recent bad weather has meant lots of households with tumble dryers have probably had them working overtime. As such, Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service has issued some timely advice on how to avoid the risk of fire. Station Manager Graham Kewley said: “Tumble dryers contain powerful motors with fast moving parts that … Continue reading Tumble Dryer safety advice
Fire statistics reveal that one smoke alarm may not be enough to provide you with the best chance of escaping a fire in the home. Most people know that working smoke alarms save lives. They provide the vital early warning that allows for a safe escape and a tragedy avoided. But, despite the majority of … Continue reading How many smoke alarms do you have?