Halloween is great fun for children, but there are real fire risks with many of the ways of celebrating – so it’s important to take extra care.
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.
Counter Terrorism Policing is asking you to support our campaign to help keep crowded places safe over the festive period.
The NHS are reminding people of the simple steps they can take to reduce the spread of norovirus in their communities, and ultimately play their part in protecting people for whom a simple case of D&V could be much more serious.
The health service in England has prepared for its largest ever flu protection drive to help keep people well and ease pressure on urgent care services over the colder months.
The Environment Agency and emergency services are teaming up to test ways to protect Salisbury from flooding. Exercise Touchpaper will last three days and is led by the Environment Agency, who will supply flood barriers, about 50 staff and all the necessary equipment for a pump.
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
Health experts today have launched their skin cancer campaign “Cover Up, Mate”, aimed at agricultural and construction workers, gardeners and sports-players – who may find themselves outside longer during the summer months and often don’t use sun cream.
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
The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory’s Ministry of Defence Police led a major exercise which brought together regional first-responders, highly-trained hostage negotiators from the Metropolitan Police and other key security services staff to model the response to a major incident.
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.
People living in Dorset, Salisbury Plain and Wiltshire South Downs are urged to check their groundwater flood risk and sign up for alerts.
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.
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.
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.
Wiltshire and Swindon LRF urges the public to help the police tackle terrorism and save lives by reporting suspicious behaviour and activity. Reporting it won’t ruin lives, but it might save them. If it doesn’t feel right, ACT !
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.
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.
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.
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.