Fire control praised for work during Saturday night's fire strike

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Fire control praised for work during Saturday night's fire strike Fire control praised for work during Saturday night's fire strike

Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service’s manage in charge of operational response has praised the work of the Control room operators during the weekend’s industrial action.

Maintaining fire cover across the county when there are limited resources is a challenge, and it falls to the Control room to make sure appliances are located in the right places at all times.

 Julian Parsons said: “During the strike on Friday night, we had a small house fire in Purton. When the 999 call was first made by a neighbour, the occupant was still in the property.

Control Firefighter Chris Lee kept the neighbour on the phone, talked him through how to persuade the occupant to leave, and also gained valuable information about the fire. The whole Blue Watch Control team showed great professionalism in maintaining the information flow, and that definitely contributed to the occupant being removed from the house both quickly and safely.”


On the Saturday night, there was a significant fire involving a thatched property in the hamlet of Fyfield, near Pewsey. In the initial stages of the fire, half of the Service’s 16 available appliances were sent to the scene, and the remaining fire engines were moved around to ensure fire cover elsewhere in the county.

AM Parsons said: “Thatch fires are always challenging for the Control room, even without the additional pressures of industrial action. White Watch at time of call and then Green Watch throughout the evening maintained all of the informatives through an extraordinarily busy period and this undoubtedly had a positive impact on how we managed the incident.”

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12:41pm Sun 15 Dec 13

shed says...

Significant fire is an understatement, the house at Fyfield is, this morning, a heap of hot rubble, a total loss.
Fortunately there have been no injuries to anyone as far as I can ascertain.
Significant fire is an understatement, the house at Fyfield is, this morning, a heap of hot rubble, a total loss. Fortunately there have been no injuries to anyone as far as I can ascertain. shed

12:45am Tue 17 Dec 13

The.Central.Scrutinizer says...

shed wrote:
Significant fire is an understatement, the house at Fyfield is, this morning, a heap of hot rubble, a total loss.
Fortunately there have been no injuries to anyone as far as I can ascertain.
Thatch fires are always challenging for the Control room, even without the additional pressures of industrial action.


in the continual fight against fire and ongoing development of protection against fire is it time to abolish the thatched roof
this would reduce the above mentioned challenges for the control room and reduce pressures of industrial action.
[quote][p][bold]shed[/bold] wrote: Significant fire is an understatement, the house at Fyfield is, this morning, a heap of hot rubble, a total loss. Fortunately there have been no injuries to anyone as far as I can ascertain.[/p][/quote]Thatch fires are always challenging for the Control room, even without the additional pressures of industrial action. in the continual fight against fire and ongoing development of protection against fire is it time to abolish the thatched roof this would reduce the above mentioned challenges for the control room and reduce pressures of industrial action. The.Central.Scrutinizer

6:51pm Sat 21 Dec 13

devilstail says...

"Fire control praised for work during Saturday night's fire strike"

Shouldn't that read - "Fire control did what they are paid for!"

No news here, move along please!
"Fire control praised for work during Saturday night's fire strike" Shouldn't that read - "Fire control did what they are paid for!" No news here, move along please! devilstail

6:54pm Sat 21 Dec 13

devilstail says...

The.Central.Scrutini
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wrote:
shed wrote:
Significant fire is an understatement, the house at Fyfield is, this morning, a heap of hot rubble, a total loss.
Fortunately there have been no injuries to anyone as far as I can ascertain.
Thatch fires are always challenging for the Control room, even without the additional pressures of industrial action.


in the continual fight against fire and ongoing development of protection against fire is it time to abolish the thatched roof
this would reduce the above mentioned challenges for the control room and reduce pressures of industrial action.
Lovely bit of victim blaming going on there!

Perhaps we should do away with match, lighters, candles and anything else that is combustible, just so the firefighters can go on strike more!
[quote][p][bold]The.Central.Scrutini zer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shed[/bold] wrote: Significant fire is an understatement, the house at Fyfield is, this morning, a heap of hot rubble, a total loss. Fortunately there have been no injuries to anyone as far as I can ascertain.[/p][/quote]Thatch fires are always challenging for the Control room, even without the additional pressures of industrial action. in the continual fight against fire and ongoing development of protection against fire is it time to abolish the thatched roof this would reduce the above mentioned challenges for the control room and reduce pressures of industrial action.[/p][/quote]Lovely bit of victim blaming going on there! Perhaps we should do away with match, lighters, candles and anything else that is combustible, just so the firefighters can go on strike more! devilstail

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