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 Floods Destroy - Be Prepared!

Floods Destroy - Be Prepared!

Posted by LRF Manager Pinned

1 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.

The Environment Agency leads work to protect communities from flooding and, locally through the LRF, it leads our Severe Weather Sub-Group which coordinates the activities of local agencies to prepare for a flooding event.

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Coping with Hot Weather

Coping with Hot Weather

Posted by LRF Manager

Hot weather is something many people look forward to every year.It’s a great time to go out, have some fun and enjoy yourself. But it’s worth remembering that sunny spells can pose health risks for some people

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Business Continuity Awareness Week 2019

Business Continuity Awareness Week 2019

Posted by LRF Manager

Business Continuity Awareness Week (BCAW) is running from Monday 13 May through to Friday 17 May 2019.

The theme is Investing in Resilience and is aimed at businesses to think about Business Continuity and invest in Business Continuity Management within your organisation; however large or small

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Improvised Explosive Devices Sent via Mail

Improvised Explosive Devices Sent via Mail

Posted by LRF Manager

Members of the public should always remain alert to the danger of terrorism and report any suspicious activity to
the police on 999 or via the confidential hotline: 0800 789 321. Advice to assist you to identify suspect packages are contained in this article.

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Counter Terrorism Policing

Counter Terrorism Policing

Posted by LRF Manager

Although terrorist attacks are rare within our community, it remains as important as ever that the public remain vigilant and aware of how they can protect themselves if the need arises.
The events in Salisbury in 2018 led to one of the most complex and intensive pieces of work undertaken by Counter Terrorism Policing of the year, and are a timely reminder that major incidents can occur anywhere.

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Business Continuity

Business Continuity

Posted by LRF Manager

Granted Business Continuity is a boring name and surely if it was named Disaster Plan it would certainly get more attention – but it is in fact a very important part of any organisation or service. The aim is that having a plan will limit the operational damage in an incident and will enable us to continue to work in some form.

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Safe and well

Safe and well

Posted by LRF Manager

A Safe and Well visit is a totally free service offered by Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service. During a Safe and Well visit, a specially trained advisorcomes to your home, at a time convenient to you, to see what can be done to make you safer.

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NHS England urge people to wrap up warm this winter

NHS England urge people to wrap up warm this winter

Posted by LRF Manager

This week we felt temperatures across the South West plummet and as we prepare for freezing fog and icy temperatures NHS England are reminding people of the simple steps they can take to stay warm and well this winter.

NHS England’s winter campaign encourages patients and NHS staff to work together and Help Us, Help You by following advice from health care workers to help us help you stay well, prevent illness and take the best course of action to get well again sooner.

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No-one wants norovirus for Christmas

No-one wants norovirus for Christmas

Posted by LRF Manager

With only 12 days to go until Christmas Day, Public Health England is urging people across the South West to protect themselves and their loved ones against the winter vomiting bug norovirus by taking simple steps to stop the spread of the virus, particularly to vulnerable people.

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Helping SSEN customers prepare for winter

Helping SSEN customers prepare for winter

Posted by LRF Manager

Customers of Distribution Network Operator Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) are being encouraged to get ready for winter and the possibility of adverse weather events that could lead to power cuts.

Customers across SSEN’s central southern England and north of the central belt of Scotland networks are being encouraged to empower themselves and strengthen their resilience during adverse weather in a number of ways.

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Make a new year’s resolution: test your smoke alarms every month!

Make a new year’s resolution: test your smoke alarms every month!

Posted by LRF Manager

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service (DWFRS) is asking people to make monthly testing of their smoke alarms one of their New Year’s resolutions. Why not circle the first of every month on your new calendar and tick it off when you have tested your alarms?

Many people see January as an opportunity for a fresh start, and safety should be top of the list. So DWFRS is encouraging everyone to make sure they have enough smoke alarms in their home and that they work. It only takes a few seconds and can save lives.

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