Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service
|Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service|
Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service area
|Area||Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Neath Port Talbot, Pembrokeshire, Powys, Swansea.|
|Size||4,500 square miles (11,700 km2)|
|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.
The service is the largest by area in England and Wales 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.
Fire stations of the M&WWFRS are located in the following places They are a mixture of full-time, part-time, retained and volunteer stations.
- Builth Wells
- Llandrindod Wells
- Llanfair Caereinion
- Milford Haven
- New Quay
- Newcastle Emlyn
- Pembroke Dock
- Port Talbot
- Seven Sisters
- St Davids
- Swansea Central
- Swansea West