Kimmeridge Emergency Response Volunteers provide a first strike fire capability together with a South West Ambulance Service Community Responder scheme. We respond to any ‘999’ fire or medical emergency calls for Kimmeridge and surrounding areas. This is all carried out by a team of volunteers who give of their time and resources free of charge, we are all unpaid volunteers.
Kimmeridge is a small village with a population of around 100 and approximately 40 dwellings, including a large manor house, outlying farms and camp sites. Many of the dwellings in the village are thatched.
A View from the top of the hill looking towards the bay.
The village is one mile from the sea where there is one of the few launching sites for small boats on this section of coast. In the summer months there are a large number of visitors to the bay including many scuba divers.
A view of the Bay and the Tower.
The roads in the area are small and there are some very steep hills. There is only one road for gaining access to the village and the sea. Access to the village can be subject to delays from heavy holiday traffic in the summer and adverse weather conditions in the winter.
Looking towards the bay in the snow of Dec 2010
The fact we are on a small unclassified road which does not get gritted, any snow or ice tends to hang around for quite a while. Being at the bottom of a very steep hill in and out of the village, we can quickly become cut off from the main roads, making it very difficult for the emergency services to reach us.
Looking back up the road towards Wareham during the snow of Dec 2010