Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service

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Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service
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Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service area
Coverage
Area Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Neath Port Talbot, Pembrokeshire, Powys, Swansea.
Size 4,500 square miles (11,700 km2)
Population 867,400
Operations
Formed 1996
HQ Carmarthen
Staff 1,400
Stations 57
Co-responder 14 Stations
Chief Fire Officer Richard Smith
Deputy Chief Fire Officer Paul Bates
Fire authority Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Authority
Website Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service

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

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