Dorset Fire and Rescue Service and Poole Harbour Commissioners have launched a partnership agreement to ensure a swift response to emergency incidents on any of the Poole Harbour Islands.

The new Memorandum of Understanding covers all the Poole harbour islands Brownsea, Furzey, Round, Green and Long. The Poole Harbour Commissioners have agreed to transport DFRS crews and equipment to any of the islands in Poole harbour in the event of an emergency incident. In return, Dorset Fire and Rescue Service are providing emergency fire training for Poole Harbour Commissioners staff.

Crew Manager John Powell based at Poole Fire Station, who has managed this project, said: "This agreement will ensure a fast and efficient response to an incident on any of the islands in Poole Harbour. Dorset Fire and Rescue has several procedures in place to ensure an effective response to the Poole Harbour Islands and this new agreement between the two agencies has allowed us to make all those who live, work and visit the islands safer."

Captain Brian Murphy, the Poole Harbour Master, said "Poole Harbour Commissioners are delighted to be providing this vital waterbourne resource which will allow Dorset Fire and Rescue Service to respond quickly and safely, improving the safety of all those involved." 

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