Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service

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Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service
Mid & Weast Wales FRS area.png
Operational area
Country  Wales
Region Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Neath Port Talbot, Pembrokeshire, Powys, Swansea
Agency overview
Established 1996 (1996)
Employees 1,400
Chief Fire Officer Chris Davies
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 Scottish 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/Appliances[edit]

Station Callsign Station Name Command Duty System Appliances
M01 Newtown North Powys Day Manned/Retained/Cross Crewed* 2x WrL, 1x HRT, 1x EPU*, 2x GPV
M02 Machynlleth North Powys Retained 1x WrL, 1x RRP
M03 Montgomery North Powys Retained 1x WrL, 1x CRV
M04 Welshpool North Powys Retained 1x WrL, 1x RRP
M05 Llanfair Caereinion North Powys Retained 1x WrL
M06 Llanfyllin North Powys Retained 1x WrL, 1x L4P
M07 Llaniloes North Powys Retained 1x WrL, 1x GPV
M08 Knighton North Powys Retained 1x WrL
M09 Rhayader South Powys Retained 1x WrL, 1x L4P
M10 Brecon South Powys Day Manned/Retained 1x WrL, 1x RRP, 1x HRT, 2x GPV
M11 Abercave South Powys Retained 1x WrL, 1x L4P
M12 Crickhowell South Powys Retained 1x WrL, 1x L4P
M13 Llandrindod Wells South Powys Retained 1x WrL, 1x RRP, 1x ALP, 1x HRT
M14 Builth Wells South Powys Retained 1x WrL, 1x WrC
M15 Llanwrtyd Wells South Powys Retained 1x WrL, 1x L4P
M16 Hay-On-Wye South Powys Retained/Cross Crewed* 1x WrL, 1x WIU+IrbT*, 1x CRV
M17 Presteigne North Powys Retained 1x WrL
M18 Talgarth South Powys Retained 1x WrL
M21 Aberystwyth Ceredigion Day Manned/Retained/Cross Crewed* 1x WrL, 1x RRP, 1x HRT, 1x WIU+IrbT*, 4x GPV
M22 Tregaron Ceredigion Retained 1x WrL, 1x L4P
M23 New Quay Ceredigion Retained 1x WrL
M24 Aberaeron Ceredigion Retained 1x WrL
M25 Lampeter Ceredigion Retained 1x WrL, 1x RRP, 1x CRV
M26 Cardigan Ceredigion Retained 1x WrL, 1x CRV
M27 Borth Ceredigion Voluntary 1x L4P/CRV
M31 Haverfordwest Pembrokeshire Wholetime/Retained/Cross Crewed 1x ARP, 1x RRP, 1x WrC, 1x HRT, 1x WIU+IrbT*, 1x GPV
M32 Milford Haven Pembrokeshire Day Manned/Retained/Cross Crewed* 1x WrL, 1x RRP, 1x WIU+IrbT*, 1x GPV, 1x PM* for: BASU, BFU, SEU, WelU
M33 Fishguard Pembrokeshire Retained 1x WrL
M34 St. Davids Pembrokeshire Retained 1x WrL
M35 Narbeth Pembrokeshire Retained 1x WrL
M36 Pembroke Dock Pembrokeshire Wholetime/Retained/Cross Crewed* 2x WrL, 1x CEPU*, 1x IRU*, 2x GPV, 1x PM* for: BASU, WrC
M37 Tenby Pembrokeshire Retained 1x WrL, 1x RRP
M38 Crymych Pembrokeshire Retained 1x WrL, 1x L4P/CRV
M39 Caldey Island Pembrokeshire Voluntary 1xWrl, 1x L4P/CRV
M41 Gorseinon Swansea Retained 1x WrL
M42 Pontardulais Swansea Retained 1x WrL
M43 Reynoldston Swansea Retained 1x WrL, 1x CRV
M44 Morriston Swansea Wholetime/Retained/Cross Crewed* 1x WrL, 1x RRP, 1x L4P, 1x ALP, 1x HRT, 1x LiRU*, 1x SDU, 1x PC, 1x GPV, 1x FlbdU*, 3x PM* for: HLU, BFU, BASU, WelU, 3x PM+5x USAR Pods
M45 Swansea Central Swansea Wholetime/Cross Crewed* 1x WrL, 1x WIU+IrbT*
M46 Swansea West Swansea Wholetime 1x ARP, 1x RRP
M51 Neath Neath Port Talbot Wholetime 1x WrL
M52 Glynneath Neath Port Talbot Retained 1x WrL
M53 Cymmer Neath Port Talbot Retained 1x WrL, 1x RRP
M54 Port Talbot Neath Port Talbot Wholetime/Retained/Cross Crewed* 1x WrL, 1x RRP, 1x PM+MDU*, 1x GPV
M55 Seven Sisters Neath Port Talbot Retained 1x WrL
M56 Pontardawe Neath Port Talbot Wholetime 1x WrL, 1x RRP
M57 Amman Valley (Gwaen Cae Gurwen) Neath Port Talbot Retained 1x WrL
M61 Llanelli Carmarthenshire Wholetime/Retained/Cross Crewed* 1x WrL, 1x RRP, 1x WIU+IrbT*, 1x EPU*, 1x IRU*, 1x GPV
M62 Carmarthen Carmarthenshire Day Manned/Retained/Cross Crewed* 1x WrL, 1x RRP, 1x HRT, 1x WIU+IrbT*, 1x ICCU*, 2x GPV
M63 Kidwelly Carmarthenshire Retained 1x WrL
M64 Pontyates Carmarthenshire Retained 1x WrL
M65 Ammanford Carmarthenshire Day Manned/Retained/Cross Crewed* 1x WrL, 1x RRP, 1x PM+HVP*, 1x PM+HVHL*, 1x GPV
M66 Tumble Carmarthenshire Retained 1x WrL, 1x WrC
M67 Newcastle Emlyn Carmarthenshire Retained 1x WrL, 1x CRV
M68 Llandyssul Carmarthenshire Retained 1x WrL, 1x CRV
M69 Llandello Carmarthenshire Retained 1x WrL
M70 Llandovey Carmarthenshire Retained 1x WrL
M71 Whitland Carmarthenshire Retained 1x WrL

Fire Appliance Glossary/Callsigns[edit]

  • Water 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 + High Volume Pump (PM+HVP): T9
  • Prime Mover + Double Hose Layer Unit (PM+HVHL): T8
  • Heavy Rescue Tender (HRT): R1
  • Line Rescue Unit (LiRU): R2
  • Water Incident Unit (WIU) + Inshore Rescue Boat (IrbT): B1
  • Flatbed Unit (FlbdU): T7
  • Chemical and Environmental Protection Unit (CEPU): H1
  • Environmental Protection Unit (EPU): H2
  • Incident Command and Control Unit (ICCU): C1
  • Co-Responder Vehicle (CRC): V1
  • General Purpose Vehicle (GPV): T1/T2/T3/T4
  • Prime Mover (PM): T1/T2/T3

Pods:

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


CBRN Response:

  • Incident Response Unit (IRU): H9
  • Prime Mover + Mass Decontamination Disrobe (PM+MDD): T9


Urban Search and Rescue (USAR):

  • Personnel Carrier (PC): T2
  • Search and Rescue Dog Unit (SDU): R3
  • Prime Mover (PM): T6/T7/T8

Pods:

  • Module 1 - Technical Search Equipment
  • Module 2 - Heavy Transport, Confined Space & Hot Cutting
  • Module 3 - Breaching & Breaking Equipment
  • Module 4 - Multi Purpose Vehicle
  • Module 5 - Shoring Operations

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]