dfrsDorset Fire and Rescue Service has launched a brand new website focusing on making Dorset’s communities safer from fire.

The new site has been designed so that users can easily access the information they need, when they need it – whether it’s a local business needing fire safety advice, or a member of the public interested in what’s happening at their local fire station.

Vikki Shearing, Head of Information Management said: "We wanted to provide our communities with a site that met their needs and makes them safer – we know that our users want information about incidents we attend, what’s going on in their area, what jobs are available and how to keep safe."

There is a new postcode search facility which means in one place communities can find information about the team on their local fire station, what events and initiatives the staff are involved in, latest incidents the crews are attending and performance information for each station. On top of this, users can contribute to the safety of their community through safety advice and recruitment opportunities for volunteers and on-call firefighters.

Dorset are also looking to make the most of new technologies with links to social media channels, mobile site accessibility and videos to help promote and get Dorset residents involved.

There is a dedicated area for children as well as resources for teachers and community group leaders to help educate and inform.

Visit www.dorsetfire.gov.uk to see all the new site functionality.