North Wales Fire and Rescue Service
|North Wales Fire and Rescue Service|
North Wales Fire and Rescue Service area
|Area||North Wales, incl: Anglesey, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd and Wrexham|
|Size||2,400 square miles (6,200 km2)|
|Chief Fire Officer||Simon Smith|
|Fire authority||North Wales Fire and Rescue Authority|
|Website||North Wales Fire and jRescue Service|
The North Wales Fire and Rescue Service (Welsh: Gwasanaeth Tân ac Achub Gogledd Cymru) is the fire and rescue service covering the predominantly rural principal areas of Anglesey, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd and Wrexham in the north of Wales.
The service was created in 1996 by the Local Government (Wales) Act 1994 which reformed Welsh local government, by a merger of the previous Clwyd and Gwynedd fire services. It covers an area of 2,400 square miles (6,200 km2) with around 670,000 people. The Service employs over 1000 staff in operational and support roles.
Fire stations operated by NWFRS are a mixture of full-time, part-time and retained stations. They are located in the following places:
- Blaenau Ffestiniog
- Colwyn Bay
- Menai Bridge
- St Asaph