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PPE equipment

Wiltshire & Swindon LRF is working with fellow responders across the South West and are grateful to businesses and others for their support in providing essential PPE supplies. PPE continues to present a huge challenge, and a national request is being made of organisations or others able to help with making PPE such as visors and gowns for our frontline workers. If you think you may be able to assist please use the following link to check the required specifications and register your offer here.


Fire and Building Evacuation

Posted by Chris

If there’s a fire, get out, stay out and call 999

You are responsible for preparing and protecting your property so it is vital you take steps to insure and protect your home and possessions. We will do our best to give you the guidance you need, but it’s down to you to follow it.

  • Reduce fire hazards in your home
  • Fit and maintain smoke alarms (at least one per floor)
  • Plan an escape route should fire break out at night (most fire related deaths occur while people are sleeping)
  • Do not use a lift
  • If you are trapped or moving in smoke – stay close to the floor where the air is cleaner
  • Never re-enter a building until the Fire and Rescue Service have made it safe
  • Consider storing important documents in a fire safe box
  • Never overload sockets

Building Evacuation

If you are told to evacuate your home by the Emergency Services, you should do so for your own safety. Refusing to do so will not only endanger yourself but also the lives of those trying to rescue you.

Fire Evacuation

Rest centres are operated by the Local Authority and can take time to set up. It is normally more comfortable to stay with family or an emergency friend than use a rest centre. If you have pets remember to plan where you would take them in an emergency. Rest centres will aim to cater for pets but the facilities are likely to be limited