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 and Appliances[edit]

Station Callsign Station Name Duty System Appliances
FWM 01 Newtown Day Manned/Retained 2x WrL, 1x HRT, 1x EPU, 2x GPV
FWM 02 Machynlleth Retained 1x WrL, 1x RRP
FWM 03 Montgomery Retained 1x WrL, 1x CRC
FWM 04 Welshpool Retained 1x WrL, 1x RRP
FWM 05 Llanfair Caereinion Retained 1x WrL
FWM 06 Llanfyllin Retained 1x WrL, 1x L4P
FWM 07 Llaniloes Retained 1x WrL, 1x GPV
FWM 08 Knighton Retained 1x WrL
FWM 09 Rhayader Retained 1x WrL, 1x L4P
FWM 10 Brecon Day Manned/Retained 1x WrL, 1x RRP, 1x HRT, 2x GPV
FWM 11 Abercave Retained 1x WrL, 1x L4P
FWM 12 Crickhowell Retained 1x WrL, 1x L4P
FWM 13 Llandrindod Wells Retained 1x WrL, 1x RRP, 1x ALP, 1x HRT
FWM 14 Builth Wells Retained 1x WrL, 1x WrC
FWM 15 Llanwrtyd Wells Retained 1x WrL, 1x L4P
FWM 16 Hay-On-Wye Retained 1x WrL, 1x WIU+IrbT, 1x CRC
FWM 17 Presteigne Retained 1x WrL
FWM 18 Talgarth Retained 1x WrL
FWM 21 Aberystwyth Day Manned/Retained 1x WrL, 1x RRP, 1x HRT, 1x

WIU+IrbT, 4x GPV

FWM 22 Tregaron Retained 1x WrL, 1x L4P
FWM 23 New Quay Retained 1x WrL
FWM 24 Aberaeron Retained 1x WrL
FWM 25 Lampeter Retained 1x WrL, 1x RRP, 1x CRC
FWM 26 Cardigan Retained 1x WrL, 1x CRC
FWM 27 Borth Voluntary 1x L4P/CRC
FWM 31 Haverfordwest Wholetime/Retained 1x ARP, 1x RRP, 1x WrC, 1x

HRT, 1x WIU+IrbT, 1x GPV

FWM 32 Milford Haven Day Manned/Retained 1x WrL, 1x RRP, 1x WIU

+IrbT, 1x GPV, 1x PM for: BASU, BFU, SEU, WelU

FWM 33 Fishguard Retained 1x WrL
FWM 34 St. Davids Retained 1x WrL
FWM 35 Narbeth Retained 1x WrL
FWM 36 Pembroke Dock Wholetime/Retained 2x WrL, 1x CEPU, 1x IRU,

2x GPV, 1x PM for: BASU, WrC

FWM 37 Tenby Retained 1x WrL, 1x L4P
FWM 38 Crymych Retained 1x WrL, 1x L4P/CRC
FWM 39 Caldy Island Voluntary 1x L4P/CRC
FWM 41 Gorseinon Retained 1x WrL
FWM 42 Pontardulais Retained 1x WrL
FWM 43 Raynoldston Retained 1x WrL, 1x CRC
FWM 44 Morriston Wholetime/Retained 1x WrL, 1x RRP, 1x L4P, 1x ALP, 1x

HRT, 1x LiRU, 3x PM+5x USAR Pods, 1x SardU, 1x PC, 1x GPV, 1x FlbdU, 3x PM

for: HLU, BFU, BASU, WelU

FWM 45 Swansea Central Wholetime 1x WrL, 1x WIU+IrbT
FWM 46 Swansea West Wholetime 1x ARP, 1x RRP
FWM 51 Neath Wholetime 1x WrL
FWM 52 Glynneath Retained 1x WrL
FWM 53 Cymmer Retained 1x WrL, 1x RRP
FWM 54 Port Talbot Wholetime/Retained 1x WrL, 1x RRP, 1x PM+MDU, 1x

GPV,

FWM 55 Seven Sistors Retained 1x WrL
FWM 56 Pontardawe Wholetime 1x WrL, 1x RRP
FWM 61 Llanelli Wholetime/Retained 1x WrL, 1x RRP, 1x WIU+IrbT, 1x

EPU, 1x IRU, 1x GPV

FWM 62 Carmarthen Day Manned/Retained 1x WrL, 1x RRP, 1x HRT, 1x

WIU+IrbT, 1x ICCU, 2x GPV

FWM 63 Kidwelly Retained 1x WrL
FWM 64 Pontyates Retained 1x WrL
FWM 65 Ammanford Day Manned/Retained 1x WrL, 1x RRP, 1x PM+HVP, 1x

PM+DHLU, 1x GPV

FWM 66 Tumble Retained 1x WrL, 1x WrC
FWM 67 Newcastle Emlyn Retained 1x WrL, 1x CRC
FWM 68 Llandyssul Retained 1x WrL, 1x CRC
FWM 69 Llandello Retained 1x WrL
FWM 70 Llandovey Retained 1x WrL
FWM 71 Whitland Retained 1x WrL

Fire Appliance Glossary:

  • Water Rescue Ladder (WrL): P1/P2
  • Rural Response Pump (RRP): M1
  • Aerial Rescue Pump (ARP): A2
  • Light 4x4 Pump (L4P): L1
  • Aerial Ladder Platform (ALP): A1
  • Water Carrier (WrC): W7
  • Prime Mover (PM) + High Volume Pump (HVP): T9
  • Prime Mover (PM) + Double Hose Layer Unit (DHLU): T8
  • Heavy Rescue Tender (HRT): R1
  • Line Rescue Unit (LiRU): R2
  • Prime Mover (PM) + USAR Pods: T7/T8/T9
  • Search and Rescue Dog Unit (SrdU): R3
  • Water Incident Unit (WIU) + Inshore Rescue Boat (IrbT): B1
  • Flat Bed Unit (FlbdU): T7
  • Chemical and Environmental Protection Unit (CEPU): H1
  • Environmental Protection Unit (EPU): H2
  • Incident Response Unit (IRU): H9
  • Prime Mover (PM) + Mass Decontamination Unit (MDU): T9
  • Incident Command and Control Unit (ICCU): C1
  • Co-Responder Vehicle (CRC): V1
  • Personel Carrier (PC): T2
  • General Purpose Vehicle (GPV): T1/T2/T3/T4
  • Prime Mover (PM): T1/T2/T3 for

Pods:

  • Breathing Apparatus Support Unit (BASU)
  • Hose Layer Unit (HLU)
  • Bulk Foam Unit (BFU)
  • Water Carrier (WrC)
  • Special Equipment Unit (SEU)
  • Welfare Unit (WelU)

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]