Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service

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Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service
Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service.jpg
"passionate about changing and saving lives"
Operational area
CountryUnited Kingdom
CountryEngland
CountyWiltshire 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 Edit this at Wikidata

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

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 four constituent councils and is chaired by Dorset county councillor Rebecca Knox.[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]

Stations[edit]

The service uses a variety of duty systems including wholetime, retained (on-call) and day-crewed 08:30–18:30 Monday to Friday.

Some stations also have Fire service co-responders, working on behalf of South Western Ambulance Service.

Call Sign Location[6] Duty system Appliances Co-responder
KT01 Lyme Regis Retained One fire engine, co-responding vehicle Yes
KT02 Charmouth Retained One fire engine, 4×4 Land Rover pump
KT03 Bridport Retained One fire engine, one fire engine (with off-road, wading team and CAFS capability), Water carrier
KT04 Beaminster Retained One fire engine, 4×4 Land Rover pump, co-responding vehicle Yes
KT05 Maiden Newton Retained One fire engine
KT06 Portland Retained Two fire engines
KT07 Weymouth Wholetime One fire engine, one fire engine (with off-road and CAFS capability), Aerial ladder platform, Water/rope/animal rescue
KT08 Dorchester Retained One fire engine, one fire engine with heavy rescue capability
KT09 Sherborne Retained Two fire engines, Breathing Apparatus Support Unit (BASU)
KT10 Sturminster Newton Retained One fire engine, one fire engine (with off-road, wading team and CAFS capability)
KT11 Gillingham Retained One fire engine, Environmental Support Unit, co-responding vehicle Yes
KT12 Shaftesbury Retained One fire engine, one fire engine (with off-road and CAFS capability)
KT13 Blandford Retained One fire engine, one fire engine with heavy rescue capability, 4×4 Land Rover pump
KT14 Bere Regis Retained One fire engine, 4×4 Land Rover pump
KT15 Wareham Retained Two fire engines, Unimog 4×4 water/foam carrier
KT16 Swanage Retained One fire engine, one fire engine (with off-road and CAFS capability), 4×4 Land Rover pump, co-responding vehicle
KT17 Hamworthy Retained One fire engine, 4x4 Land Rover pump, Breathing Apparatus Support Unit (BASU)
KT18 Poole Wholetime / Retained Two fire engines, one fire engine (with off-road and CAFS capability), 4x4 Land Rover pump, Water carrier, Incident Support Unit, Animal Rescue, Water/rope rescue
KT19 Wimborne Retained One fire engine, one fire engine (with off-road and CAFS capability), 4×4 Land Rover pump
KT20 Cranborne Retained One fire engine, 4x4 Land Rover pump
KT21 Ferndown Wholetime (weekday-crewed) / Retained One fire engine, 4x4 Land Rover pump, Welfare Unit
KT22 Redhill Park (Bournemouth) Wholetime One fire engine
KT23 Westbourne (Bournemouth) Wholetime One fire engine, Aerial ladder platform
KT24 Springbourne (Bournemouth) Wholetime One fire engine, British Red Cross emergency response unit
KT25 Verwood Retained One fire engine, 4×4 Land Rover pump
KT26 Christchurch Wholetime / Retained 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
KT31 Salisbury Wholetime / Retained Two fire engines, Aerial appliance, Operational support unit, water/animal rescue
KT32 Wilton Retained One fire engine, water carrier
KT33 Tisbury Retained One fire engine, co-responding vehicle Yes
KT34 Mere Retained One fire engine, co-responding vehicle
KT35 Amesbury Retained Two fire engines
KT36 Ludgershall Retained One fire engine, 4x4 Ford Ranger pump, co-responding vehicle Yes
KT37 Pewsey Retained One fire engine, Water carrier
KT41 Trowbridge Wholetime (day-crewed) / Retained Two fire engines, Heavy rescue unit, water/rope rescue
KT42 Bradford on Avon Retained One fire engine
KT43 Melksham Retained One fire engine
KT44 Westbury Retained One fire engine, 4x4 Ford Ranger pump
KT45 Warminster Retained Two fire engines
KT46 Devizes Retained Two fire engines, Incident command vehicle
KT51 Swindon Wholetime / Retained Two fire engines, Aerial appliance, Operational support unit, British Red Cross emergency response unit
KT52 Cricklade Retained One fire engine, co-responding vehicle Yes
KT53 Ramsbury Retained One fire engine, Water carrier
KT54 Stratton Wholetime / Retained Two fire engines, Incident command vehicle, water/animal rescue
KT55 Marlborough Retained Two fire engines
KT56 Royal Wootton Bassett Retained One fire engine, Water carrier, co-responding vehicle Yes
KT57 Westlea, Swindon Wholetime (day-crewed) One fire engine
KT58 Malmesbury Retained One fire engine, co-responding vehicle, 4x4
KT59 Chippenham Wholetime (day-crewed) / Retained Two fire engines, Water/rope rescue, rescue boat
KT60 Corsham Retained Two fire engines
KT61 Calne Retained One fire engine

Other facilities[edit]

  • 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 also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service: Your Fire and Rescue Service". dwfire.org.uk. Retrieved 24 September 2019.
  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. ^ "Authority Members". Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Authority. Retrieved 24 September 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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