Fire service urge residents who have bonfires to notify them

Fire service urge residents who have bonfires to notify them

Fire service urge residents who have bonfires to notify them

First published in News

DORSET Fire and Rescue are urging residents who have bonfires to notify them beforehand.

The service was called to a number of small fires on Tuesday night which turned out to be controlled burning.

A spokesperson said: "If you are going to have a bonfire in your garden then please call us on 01305 753166 to inform us, this could prevent a fire engine turning up unnecessarily.

"Please share this number with family and friends and ask them to do the same. Many thanks."

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8:40am Wed 13 Aug 14

cromwell9 says...

Bilmey the fire brigade would be at the Frenches farm every day at Upton .
He is an absolute MENACE,We cant even open our windows ,He is going to be prosecuted in October ,IFF he turnes up,Which I doubt.
Bilmey the fire brigade would be at the Frenches farm every day at Upton . He is an absolute MENACE,We cant even open our windows ,He is going to be prosecuted in October ,IFF he turnes up,Which I doubt. cromwell9
  • Score: 9

8:57am Wed 13 Aug 14

Controversial But True says...

It would be nice if people would have the common decency to notify their neighbours that they'll be having a bonfire too!!! Same goes for barbeque's!!!!!!!!!
It would be nice if people would have the common decency to notify their neighbours that they'll be having a bonfire too!!! Same goes for barbeque's!!!!!!!!! Controversial But True
  • Score: 9

9:26am Wed 13 Aug 14

oldgiraffe says...

Fire service should have a non-emergency number like the police have their 101.
Fire service should have a non-emergency number like the police have their 101. oldgiraffe
  • Score: 10

10:06am Wed 13 Aug 14

madras says...

Better to ban bonfires, sent fire brigade out to extinguish any and then in voice for cost of their services.
Better to ban bonfires, sent fire brigade out to extinguish any and then in voice for cost of their services. madras
  • Score: -4

10:12am Wed 13 Aug 14

Wageslave says...

Ridiculous, One pays ones gardener to work not be on phone. Book the the whole country in for Nov 5th.
Ridiculous, One pays ones gardener to work not be on phone. Book the the whole country in for Nov 5th. Wageslave
  • Score: 3

10:34am Wed 13 Aug 14

speedy231278 says...

So, now everyone has to phone the fire brigade every time they have a bonfire? How many operators will this tie up? Ridiculous! In your own garden, it shouldn't matter, as long as you are not covering the neighbour's washing. In a public area where people might get concerned and report a fire, then fair enough.

I actually had reason to call the above number a few days ago concerning a faulty fire alarm, and was told that it actually goes to the same bank of operators who deal with the area's 999 calls. Apparently if there isn't a spare operator the calls on the 01305 get cut off to answer them, but that's not quite the point!
So, now everyone has to phone the fire brigade every time they have a bonfire? How many operators will this tie up? Ridiculous! In your own garden, it shouldn't matter, as long as you are not covering the neighbour's washing. In a public area where people might get concerned and report a fire, then fair enough. I actually had reason to call the above number a few days ago concerning a faulty fire alarm, and was told that it actually goes to the same bank of operators who deal with the area's 999 calls. Apparently if there isn't a spare operator the calls on the 01305 get cut off to answer them, but that's not quite the point! speedy231278
  • Score: 1

10:37am Wed 13 Aug 14

hamworthygirl says...

Controversial But True wrote:
It would be nice if people would have the common decency to notify their neighbours that they'll be having a bonfire too!!! Same goes for barbeque's!!!!!!!!!
Absolutely we have a neighbour who lights one up on a sunny day and stinks the road out, good job I dont call the fire services everytime. We always let our neighbours know when were having a BBQ or party.
[quote][p][bold]Controversial But True[/bold] wrote: It would be nice if people would have the common decency to notify their neighbours that they'll be having a bonfire too!!! Same goes for barbeque's!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Absolutely we have a neighbour who lights one up on a sunny day and stinks the road out, good job I dont call the fire services everytime. We always let our neighbours know when were having a BBQ or party. hamworthygirl
  • Score: 2

11:23am Wed 13 Aug 14

flipflops says...

start doing that and it wont be long before you have to get a permit before burning your rubbish.
start doing that and it wont be long before you have to get a permit before burning your rubbish. flipflops
  • Score: 7

8:25pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Hessenford says...

Everyone used to burn their rubbish years ago, that's why we had smaller bin lorries and less landfill sites.
Everyone used to burn their rubbish years ago, that's why we had smaller bin lorries and less landfill sites. Hessenford
  • Score: -1

9:57pm Wed 13 Aug 14

MotorbikeSam says...

obviously the over paid strike prone fire service have nothing better to do than look out for garden rubbish fires and rushing to them the flashing lights and sirens....
obviously the over paid strike prone fire service have nothing better to do than look out for garden rubbish fires and rushing to them the flashing lights and sirens.... MotorbikeSam
  • Score: -1

10:31pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Abc1970 says...

Yawn.....another DFRS lecture, trying to reduce their workload even more as per usual. Obviously the person who phones the local rag every time they are woken up wasn't on strike. What a load of rubbish, if I want a bonfire, on my property burning my garden waste then I will, I do not need their permission and why should I spend my money on phoning them. What next, calling the police every time I pop out to the shops just in case my burglar alarm goes off
Yawn.....another DFRS lecture, trying to reduce their workload even more as per usual. Obviously the person who phones the local rag every time they are woken up wasn't on strike. What a load of rubbish, if I want a bonfire, on my property burning my garden waste then I will, I do not need their permission and why should I spend my money on phoning them. What next, calling the police every time I pop out to the shops just in case my burglar alarm goes off Abc1970
  • Score: 1

11:32pm Wed 13 Aug 14

APC303 says...

It's not for asking for permission!!!! It's letting them know so when Mrs Flaps from No.27 calls up to say "THERE'S FIRE, SEND HELP INNIT" the Fire geezers can go "Chill, Mrs Flaps, this is domestic and we know about it, no need for us to attend yergetme???".
It's not for asking for permission!!!! It's letting them know so when Mrs Flaps from No.27 calls up to say "THERE'S FIRE, SEND HELP INNIT" the Fire geezers can go "Chill, Mrs Flaps, this is domestic and we know about it, no need for us to attend yergetme???". APC303
  • Score: 4

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