Butleigh had a major property fire earlier this year (2015) and the Parish emergency volunteers turned out to assist the emergency services in directing traffic and providing local information.

The emergency response teams were made aware of the surrounding community, especially of the vulnerable members of the community who might need more assistance.

Unfortunately the property was badly damaged but luckily, due to the level of local knowledge supplied to the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service, the disruption to the rest of the community was minimised.

For more information on establishing a scheme such as that seen in Butleigh and the support available to help, see the related links or get in touch.

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