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Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service

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

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service
Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service.jpg
"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 five constituent councils and is chaired by Dorset county councillor Spencer Flower.[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]

Contents

StationsEdit

Location[6] Type Appliances
Amesbury On-call Two fire engines
Beaminster On-call and co-responder One fire engine, 4×4 Land Rover pump, co-responding vehicle
Bere Regis On-call One fire engine, 4×4 Land Rover pump
Blandford On-call One fire engine, one fire engine with heavy rescue capability, 4×4 Land Rover pump
Bournemouth (Redhill Park) Wholetime One fire engine, 4x4 Land Rover pump
Bournemouth (Springbourne) Wholetime One fire engine, British Red Cross emergency response unit
Bournemouth (Westbourne) Wholetime One fire engine, Aerial ladder platform
Bradford on Avon On-call One fire engine
Bridport On-call One fire engine, one fire engine (with off road, wading team and CAFS capability), Water carrier
Calne On-call One fire engine
Charmouth On-call One fire engine, 4×4 Land Rover pump
Chippenham Day crewed and on-call Two fire engines, Water/rope rescue, rescue boat
Christchurch Wholetime and on-call 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
Corsham On-call Two fire engines
Cranborne On-call One fire engine, 4x4 Land Rover pump
Cricklade On-call and co-responder One fire engine, co-responding vehicle
Devizes On-call Two fire engines, Incident command vehicle
Dorchester On-call One fire engine, one fire engine with heavy rescue capability
Ferndown Weekday crewed and on-call One fire engine, 4x4 Land Rover pump, Welfare Unit
Gillingham On-call and co-responder One fire engine, Environmental Support Unit, co-responding vehicle
Hamworthy On-call One fire engine, 4x4 Land Rover pump, Command Support Unit
Ludgershall On-call and co-responder One fire engine, 4x4 Land Rover pump, co-responding vehicle
Lyme Regis On-call and co-responder One fire engine, co-responding vehicle
Maiden Newton On-call One fire engine, Breathing Apparatus Support Unit (BASU)
Malmesbury On-call One fire engine
Marlborough On-call Two fire engines
Melksham On-call One fire engine
Mere On-call and co-responder One fire engine, co-responding vehicle
Pewsey On-call One fire engine, Water carrier
Poole Wholetime and on-call Two fire engines, one fire engine (with off road and CAFS capability), Water carrier, Incident Support Unit, Animal Rescue, Water/rope rescue
Portland On-call Two fire engines
Ramsbury On-call One fire engine, Water carrier
Royal Wootton Bassett On-call and co-responder One fire engine, Water carrier, co-responding vehicle
Salisbury Wholetime and on-call Two fire engines, Aerial appliance, Operational support unit, water/animal rescue
Shaftesbury On-call One fire engine, one fire engine (with off road and CAFS capability)
Sherborne On-call Two fire engines
Stratton Wholetime and on-call Two fire engines, Incident command vehicle, water/animal rescue
Sturminster Newton On-call One fire engine, one fire engine (with off road, wading team and CAFS capability)
Swanage On-call and co-responder One fire engine, one fire engine (with off road and CAFS capability), 4×4 Land Rover pump, co-responding vehicle
Swindon Wholetime and on-call Two fire engines, Aerial appliance, Operational support unit, British Red Cross emergency response unit
Tisbury On-call and co-responder One fire engine, co-responding vehicle
Trowbridge Day crewed and on-call Two fire engines, Heavy rescue unit, water/rope rescue
Verwood On-call One fire engine, 4×4 Land Rover pump
Wareham On-call Two fire engines, Unimog 4×4 water/foam carrier
Warminster On-call Two fire engines
Westbury On-call One fire engine, 4x4 Land Rover pump
Westlea, Swindon Day crewed One fire engine
Weymouth Wholetime One fire engine, one fire engine (with off road and CAFS capability), Aerial ladder platform, Water/rope/animal rescue
Wilton On-call One fire engine, water carrier
Wimborne On-call One fire engine, one fire engine (with off road and CAFS capability), 4×4 Land Rover pump

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 "About Us". dwfire.org.uk. Retrieved 23 August 2016.
  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. ^ "New Fire and Rescue Authority meets for first time". Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Authority. 12 June 2018. Retrieved 2 January 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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