Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service

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Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service
Operational area
Country  Wales
Region Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Neath Port Talbot, Pembrokeshire, Powys, Swansea
Agency overview
Established 1996 (1996)
Employees 1,400
Chief Fire Officer Richard Smith
Facilities and equipment
Stations 57
Website
Official website

The Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service (Welsh: Gwasanaeth Tân ac Achub Canolbarth a Gorllewin Cymru) is the fire and rescue service covering the Welsh principal areas of Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Neath Port Talbot, Pembrokeshire, Powys and Swansea.

The service was created in 1996 by the Local Government (Wales) Act 1994 which reformed Welsh local government. It was created by a merger of the earlier Dyfed, Powys and West Glamorgan fire brigades.[1]

The service is the largest by area in England and Wales[2] covering a predominantly rural area of 4,500 square miles (11,700 km2) and the third largest in the United Kingdom behind the Highland and Islands and Northern Ireland fire services. It has 57 fire stations, and around 1,400 staff.

The fire authority which administers the service is a joint-board, made up of councillors appointed from Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Neath Port Talbot, Pembrokeshire, Powys and Swansea councils.

Fire stations[edit]

Fire stations of the M&WWFRS are located in the following places[2] They are a mixture of full-time, part-time, retained and volunteer stations.

References[edit]

  1. ^ About us From official website
  2. ^ a b Station location map From official website

External links[edit]