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Safety Campaign for Youth Launched

Run, hide, tell - counter terrorism PolicingCounter Terrorism Policing have enlisted the support of celebrities from entertainment and sport to launch their first-ever safety campaign aimed at children and teenagers.

TV star Bear Grylls and England footballer Jamie Vardy are among the leading stars supporting the first phase of a new initiative designed to teach 11-16 year olds how to react in the unlikely event they are caught in a gun or knife terror attack.

Councils have preparations in place ahead of winter season

Winter in WiltshireBoth our local Councils have put plans in place ready for the coming Winter.

Swindon Borough Council is stocked up with twelve hundred tonnes of salt should freezing temperatures hit the Borough over the coming months.  Wiltshire Council is stocked up with 11,000 of salt this year. This year's supply is well over what was spread on the County's road's in 2016/17.

Exercise Astral Bend

On Thursday 13th September 2017, local agencies including Wiltshire Police, Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service, South Western Ambulance Service and Wiltshire Council conducted a ‘live’ exercise with colleagues from the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) at Aldermaston called ‘Astral Bend’.   This was a full day and took place at MOD Lyneham, and was based around a simulated emergency during the air transport of Special Nuclear Material.

Terrorism

TerrorismActs of terrorism in the UK are rare but sadly there is a likelihood that terrorists will try to attack us. Recent events around the world are a reminder of the threat we face. 

It is important that communities remain vigilant and aware of how to protect themselves if the need arises. Further advice and information can be found in this article.

Get Ready for Winter

Get ready for winterWinter is nearly upon us and the LRF is keen that all communities are as prepared as possible in the event of bad weather. 

Local agencies have been working together in the months preceeding winter to prepare for bad weather associated with the winter months. There are plans in place for organisations to work together in the event of a sever weather incident. 

 

Seasonal Flu

Health professionals in Wiltshire and Swindon are encouraging people to get the flu vaccine before winter sets in.

Flu is highly contagious, can lead to serious complications for those in high-risk groups and, in extreme cases, can prove fatal.

Warm & Safe Wiltshire Advice Service

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Would you be at risk during a power cut?

If so, you may be eligible for enrollment on to the  Priority Services Register.

 

Floods Destroy. Be Prepared!

Floods destroy, be prepared1 in 6 properties in England is at risk of flooding and this is only going to increase with a changing climate. Many people think that flooding will never happen to them. The fact is – it could! We experienced widespread flooding across Wiltshire during the Winter of 2013/14. 

 

Inquest highlights importance of working smoke alarms

Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and RescueDorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is reiterating the importance of working smoke alarms, after an inquest was told how two people died following a fire in Swindon last year.

 

Wiltshire's Emergency Services Show Returns

Emergency services showSunday 3rd September 2017 saw the return of the Wiltshire Emergency Services Show at its new venue of Cotswolds Airfield in Kemble.

Despite the rain, thousands flocked through the gates to see first-hand the work of the emergency services and their partner agencies.

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