Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service


Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is a statutory emergency fire and rescue service covering the local authority areas of Wiltshire, Swindon, Dorset and Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.[1]

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service
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"passionate about changing and saving lives"
Operational area
Country United Kingdom
Country England
County Wiltshire and  Dorset
AddressFive Rivers Health & Wellbeing Centre, Hulse Road, Salisbury, SP1 3NR
Agency overview
Established1 April 2016 (1 April 2016)
Annual budget£54.8 million (2016)
Fire chiefBen Ansell
Facilities and equipment
Stations50
Website
www.dwfire.org.uk

The service was created on 1 April 2016 by the merger of Dorset Fire and Rescue Service and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service.[1] Its headquarters is at Salisbury, Wiltshire, some 10 miles (16 km) from the Dorset county boundary. The former headquarters at Poundbury, Dorset, and Potterne, Wiltshire, are retained as area offices;[2] emergency calls for the combined area have been answered by a control centre at Potterne since August 2015.[3]

Provision of the service is by the Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Authority, which has 18 elected members from all four constituent councils and is chaired by Dorset county councillor Rebecca Knox.[4]

In September 2016 Ben Ansell was appointed as the Service's second Chief Fire Officer, succeeding Darran Gunter with effect from December 2016.[5]

StationsEdit

Call Sign Location[6] Type Appliances
KT01 Lyme Regis RDS/Co-Responder One fire engine, co-responding vehicle
KT02 Charmouth RDS One fire engine, 4×4 Land Rover pump
KT03 Bridport RDS One fire engine, one fire engine (with off-road, wading team and CAFS capability), Water carrier
KT04 Beaminster RDS/Co-Responder One fire engine, 4×4 Land Rover pump, co-responding vehicle
KT05 Maiden Newton RDS One fire engine
KT06 Portland RDS Two fire engines
KT07 Weymouth WDS One fire engine, one fire engine (with off-road and CAFS capability), Aerial ladder platform, Water/rope/animal rescue
KT08 Dorchester RDS One fire engine, one fire engine with heavy rescue capability
KT09 Sherborne RDS Two fire engines, Breathing Apparatus Support Unit (BASU)
KT10 Sturminster Newton RDS One fire engine, one fire engine (with off-road, wading team and CAFS capability)
KT11 Gillingham RDS/Co-Responder One fire engine, Environmental Support Unit, co-responding vehicle
KT12 Shaftesbury RDS One fire engine, one fire engine (with off-road and CAFS capability)
KT13 Blandford RDS One fire engine, one fire engine with heavy rescue capability, 4×4 Land Rover pump
KT14 Bere Regis RDS One fire engine, 4×4 Land Rover pump
KT15 Wareham RDS Two fire engines, Unimog 4×4 water/foam carrier
KT16 Swanage RDS/Co-Responder One fire engine, one fire engine (with off-road and CAFS capability), 4×4 Land Rover pump, co-responding vehicle
KT17 Hamworthy RDS One fire engine, 4x4 Land Rover pump, Breathing Apparatus Support Unit (BASU)
KT18 Poole WDS/RDS Two fire engines, one fire engine (with off-road and CAFS capability), 4x4 Land Rover pump, Water carrier, Incident Support Unit, Animal Rescue, Water/rope rescue
KT19 Wimborne RDS One fire engine, one fire engine (with off-road and CAFS capability), 4×4 Land Rover pump
KT20 Cranborne RDS One fire engine, 4x4 Land Rover pump
KT21 Ferndown WDS(Weekday Crewed)/RDS One fire engine, 4x4 Land Rover pump, Welfare Unit
KT22 Redhill Park (Bournemouth) WDS One fire engine
KT23 Westbourne (Bournemouth) WDS One fire engine, Aerial ladder platform
KT24 Springbourne (Bournemouth) WDS One fire engine, British Red Cross emergency response unit
KT25 Verwood RDS One fire engine, 4×4 Land Rover pump
KT26 Christchurch WDS/RDS One fire engine, one fire engine (with off-road, wading team and CAFS capability), High Volume Pump (national resilience appliance), 4×4 Land Rover pump, Water carrier
KT31 Salisbury WDS/RDS Two fire engines, Aerial appliance, Operational support unit, water/animal rescue
KT32 Wilton RDS One fire engine, water carrier
KT33 Tisbury RDS/Co-Responder One fire engine, co-responding vehicle
KT34 Mere RDS/Co-Responder One fire engine, co-responding vehicle
KT35 Amesbury RDS Two fire engines
KT36 Ludgershall RDS/Co-Responder One fire engine, 4x4 Ford Ranger pump, co-responding vehicle
KT37 Pewsey RDS One fire engine, Water carrier
KT41 Trowbridge WDS(Day Crewed)/RDS Two fire engines, Heavy rescue unit, water/rope rescue
KT42 Bradford on Avon RDS One fire engine
KT43 Melksham RDS One fire engine
KT44 Westbury RDS One fire engine, 4x4 Ford Ranger pump
KT45 Warminster RDS Two fire engines
KT46 Devizes RDS Two fire engines, Incident command vehicle
KT51 Swindon WDS/RDS Two fire engines, Aerial appliance, Operational support unit, British Red Cross emergency response unit
KT52 Cricklade RDS/Co-Responder One fire engine, co-responding vehicle
KT53 Ramsbury RDS One fire engine, Water carrier
KT54 Stratton WDS/RDS Two fire engines, Incident command vehicle, water/animal rescue
KT55 Marlborough RDS Two fire engines
KT56 Royal Wootton Bassett RDS/Co-Responder One fire engine, Water carrier, co-responding vehicle
KT57 Westlea, Swindon WDS(Day Crewed) One fire engine
KT58 Malmesbury RDS One fire engine, co-responding vehicle, 4x4
KT59 Chippenham WDS(Day Crewed)/RDS Two fire engines, Water/rope rescue, rescue boat
KT60 Corsham RDS Two fire engines
KT61 Calne RDS One fire engine

WDS - Wholetime Duty System

RDS - Retained Duty System/On-Call

Co-Responder - Medical Co-Responding for South West Ambulance Trust

Weekday Crewed - Wholetime on duty 0830-1830 Mon-Fri

Other facilitiesEdit

  • Fire & Rescue Service Headquarters, Salisbury
  • Devizes Training Centre
  • West Moors Training Centre
  • Support offices in Poundbury (behind the fire station)
  • Equipment & fleet workshops in Charminster
  • Equipment workshop in Trowbridge (behind the fire station)
  • Fleet workshop in Bowerhill, Melksham

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service: Your Fire and Rescue Service". dwfire.org.uk. Retrieved 24 September 2019.
  2. ^ Phillips, Alison (30 March 2016). "Wiltshire Fire Service flag lowered for last time". Wiltshire Gazette and Herald. Retrieved 26 August 2016.
  3. ^ Moore, Joanne (9 September 2015). "New joint control centre for Wiltshire and Dorset fire services opens". Swindon Advertiser. Retrieved 26 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Authority Members". Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Authority. Retrieved 24 September 2019.
  5. ^ Moore, Joanne (15 September 2016). "Service names new fire chief". Gazette and Herald. Retrieved 17 September 2016.
  6. ^ "Fire stations". Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue. Retrieved 24 February 2019.

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