South Wales Fire and Rescue Service

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South Wales Fire and Rescue Service
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South Wales Fire and Rescue Service area
Coverage
Area South Wales incl: Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Newport, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Torfaen, Vale of Glamorgan local authority areas.
Size 1,000 square miles (3,000 km2)
Population 1.5 million
Operations
Formed 1996
HQ Llantrisant
Staff 1000
Stations 52
Chief Fire Officer Huw Jakeway
Fire authority South Wales Fire and Rescue Authority
Website www.southwales-fire.gov.uk

The South Wales Fire and Rescue Service (Welsh: Gwasanaeth Tân ac Achub De Cymru) is the fire and rescue service covering the ten Welsh principal areas of Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Newport, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Torfaen and Vale of Glamorgan.

The SWFRS was created in 1996 by the Local Government (Wales) Act 1994 which reformed Welsh local government. It was created by a merger of the previous fire brigades of Mid Glamorgan, South Glamorgan and Gwent. It covers an area of around 1,000 square miles (3,000 km2) with a population of around 1.4 million.[1]

The fire authority which runs the service is a joint-board made up of councillors from the ten principal areas covered by the service.

Fire stations[edit]

SWFRS fire stations are a mixture of full-time, day crewed and retained stations. They are located in the following places:[2]

Wholetime[edit]

  • 20 Barry (Water Tender Ladder (x2), Hydraulic Platform, Special Rescue Unit, Water Bowser)
  • 22 Penarth (Water Tender Ladder, Chemical Incident Unit)
  • 33 New Inn (Water Tender Ladder, Chemical Incident Unit, High Volume Pump)
  • 45 Malpas (Water Tender Ladder, Road/Rail Incident Unit, Technical Rescue Unit, Heavy Rescue Tender, Water Rescue Unit, RIB Rescue Boat)
  • 46 Maindee (Water Tender Ladder, ALP, )
  • 47 Duffryn (Water Rescue Ladder, Special Rescue Unit)
  • 49 Whitchurch (Water Tender Ladder, 4x4 Pump Unit, Foam Tender Unit)
  • 50 Roath (Water Tender Ladder)
  • 51 Cardiff Central (Water Tender Ladder (x2), Hydraulic Platform)
  • 52 Ely (Water Tender, Rescue Tender)

Wholetime/Retained[edit]

  • 1 Bridgend (Water Tender Ladder (x2), Rescue Tender, 4x4 Pump Unit)
  • 8 Maesteg (Water Tender Ladder (x2), 4x4 Pump Unit, Water Bowser)
  • 10 Tonypandy (Water Tender Ladder (x2), 4x4 Pump Unit, Argocat 8x8 wildfire vehicle, Breathing Apparatus Support Unit)
  • 15 Pontypridd (Water Tender Ladder (x2), Heavy Rescue Tender, 4x4 Pump Unit, Water Bowser)
  • 17 Aberdare (Water Tender Ladder (x2), 4x4 Pump Unit, ArgoCat 8x8 vehicle, Hose Laying Unit, Foam Tender, Water Bowser)
  • 24 Caerphilly (Water Tender Ladder (x2), 4x4 Pump Unit, Breathing Apparatus Support Unit, Water Bowser)
  • 26 Merthyr Tydfil (Water Tender Ladder (x2), 4x4 Pump Unit, Rescue Tender, Hydraulic Platform)
  • 29 Cefn Forest (Water Tender Ladder (x2), 4x4 Pump Unit)
  • 32 Cwmbran (Water Tender Ladder (x2), Control Unit, Water Bowser, Mass Decontamination Unit)

Day Crewed[edit]

  • 4 Cowbridge (Water Tender Ladder, 4x4 Pump Unit)
  • 30 Abercarn (Water Tender Ladder, 4x4 Pump Unit, Chemical Incident Unit)
  • 35 Abertillery (Water Tender Ladder (x2), 4x4 Pump Unit, Rescue Tender, Breathing Apparatus Support Unit)
  • 37 Ebbw Vale (Water Tender Ladder, Rescue Tender, Rope Rescue Unit)
  • 44 Caldicot (Water Tender Ladder, Road/Rail Incident Unit, 4x4 Rail Incident Unit)

Retained[edit]

  • 2 Porthcawl (Water Tender Ladder)
  • 3 Kenfig Hill (Water Tender Ladder)
  • 5 Pencoed (Water Tender Ladder)
  • 6 Ogmore Vale (Water Tender Ladder)
  • 7 Pontycymmer (Water Tender Ladder)
  • 9 Treorchy (Water Tender Ladder)
  • 11 Ferndale (Water Tender Ladder)
  • 12 Porth (Water Tender Ladder (x2), 4x4 Pump Unit)
  • 13 Gilfach Goch (Water Tender Ladder)
  • 14 Pontyclun (Water Tender Ladder, Control Unit)
  • 16 Hirwaun (Water Tender Ladder)
  • 18 Abercynon (Water Tender Ladder)
  • 19 Llantwit Major (Water Tender Ladder)
  • 23 Bargoed (Water Tender Ladder)
  • 25 Treharris (Water Tender Ladder)
  • 27 Tredegar (Water Tender Ladder, 4x4 Pump Unit)
  • 28 Rhymney (Water Tender Ladder, 4x4 Pump Unit)
  • 31 Risca (Water Tender Ladder)
  • 34 Abersychan (Water Tender Ladder, 4x4 Pump Unit)
  • 36 Blaina (Water Tender Ladder)
  • 38 Brynmawr (Water Tender Ladder, 4x4 Pump Unit)
  • 39 Blaenavon (Water Tender Ladder, 4x4 Pump Unit)
  • 40 Abergavenny (Water Tender Ladder, Rescue Tender, 4x4 Pump Unit)
  • 41 Monmouth (Water Tender Ladder, Rescue Tender, 4x4 Pump Unit)
  • 42 Usk (Water Tender Ladder (x1), HLU (x1), 4x4 Pump Unit)
  • 43 Chepstow (Water Tender Ladder, Rescue Tender, 4x4 Pump Unit)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Where We Are". South Wales Fire and Rescue Service. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Fire Stations". South Wales Fire and Rescue Service. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°33′12″N 3°23′52.25″W / 51.55333°N 3.3978472°W / 51.55333; -3.3978472