Dorset Fire Fighters Prepared for Mayan Predicted Apocalypse
7:19am 11th December 2012
Dorset Fire and Rescue says they're ready next week's so called "End of the World".
They're one of a number of British organisations who've been issuing tongue in cheek advice on how to prepare for the upcoming Mayan-predicted apocalypse next Friday (21st December).
But millions around the world are taking the prediction very seriously. There have been reports of people in China, Russia and the US stock buying candles, batteries food and water as well as building storm shelters.
Scientists say an "end of the world" apocalypse type of event is very unlikely and an official US government blog has said it was "just rumours"
They say people are misinterpreting the ancient calendar.
Either way, Dorset Fire and Rescue says they're prepared for whatever happens with resources across the region to call upon should anything happen. A spokesman told Wessex FM;
'As a fire and rescue service, we are trained and experienced in dealing with a wide range of events and incidents. Without confirmation that the 'apocalypse' will happen on this date, it is difficult to prepare any more than we are right now.
We have a robust CBRNE capability, alongside our partners across the region, and can call upon other services' resources where necessary.
We are therefore prepared, practiced and will perform to within those resourcing limits should any extraordinary event happen inside the county.'