North Wales Fire and Rescue Service

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North Wales Fire and Rescue Service
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Operational area
Country United Kingdom
Part Wales
RegionNorth Wales
Agency overview
Established1996 (1996)
Chief Fire OfficerSimon Smith
Facilities and equipment
Stations44
Website
Official website


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.[1]

The fire authority which administers the service is a joint board made up of councillors from Anglesey, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd and Wrexham councils.

Fire stations/appliances[edit]

North Wales Fire & Rescue Service is the only fire service in the UK to not use sirens. All of their fire engines have either two tone horns or Martinhorns fitted

Station callsign Station name Duty system Appliances
WN01 Caernarfon Day crewed/retained/cross crewed* 2x WrL, 1x HVP
WN02 Bangor Day crewed/retained/cross crewed* 2x WrL, 1x ALP, 1x WIU+IrbT*, 1x IRU*
WN03 Holyhead Day crewed/cross crewed* 2x WrL, 1x EPU, 1x ET*
WN04 Dolgellau Nucleus/cross crewed* 1x WrL, 1x DrP, 1 crv
WN05 Aberdyfi Retained 1x WrL
WN06 Abersoch Retained 1x WrL
WN07 Amlwch Retained 1x WrL, 1x DrP
WN08 Bala Retained 1x WrL
WN09 Barmouth Retained 1x WrL,
WN10 Beaumaris Retained 1x WrL
WN11 Benllech Retained 1x WrL
WN12 Blaenau Festiniog Retained 1x WrL, 1x L6P
WN13 Harlech Retained 1x WrL, 1x L2P
WN14 Llanberis Retained 1x WrL
WN15 Llangefni Retained 1x WrL, 1x Drp
WN16 Menai Bridge Retained 1x WrL
WN17 Nefyn Retained 1x WrL
WN18 Porthmadog Retained 1x WrL, 1x DrP
WN19 Pwllheli Retained 2x WrL, 1xcrv
WN20 Rhosneigr Retained 1x WrL
WN21 Tywyn Retained 1x WrL
WN22 Llandudno Day crewed/retained/cross crewed* 2x WrL, 1x GPV*, 2x PM*, pods: 1x HVP, 1x HLU
WN23 Colwyn Bay Day crewed/cross crewed* 2x WrL
WN24 Rhyl Wholetime/retained/cross crewed* 2x WrL, 1x ALP, 1x GPV, 1x ICU*
WN25 Abergele Retained 1x WrL, 1x DrP
WN26 Betws-Y-Coed Retained/cross crewed* 1x WrL, 1x WIU+IrbT*
WN27 Cerrig-Y-Drudion Retained 1x WrL
WN28 Conwy Retained 1x WrL, 1x DrP
WN29 Corwen Retained 1x WrL, 1x DrP
WN30 Denbigh Retained 1x WrL, 1x DrP
WN31 Llanfairfechan Retained 1x WrL
WN32 Llangollen Retained 1x WrL, 1x DrP
WN33 Llanrwst Retained 1x WrL, 1x DrP
WN34 Prestatyn Retained 1x WrL
WN35 Ruthin Retained/cross crewed* 1x WrL, 1x WIU+IrbT*
WN36 St. Asaph Retained 1x WrL
WN37 Wrexham Wholetime/cross crewed* 3x WrL, 1x ALP, 1x ET*, 1x EPU*, 1x GPV
WN38 Deeside Wholetime/retained/cross crewed* 2x WrL, 1x WIU+IrbT*, 1x FoC*,
WN39 Buckley Retained 1x WrL
WN40 Chirk Retained 1x WrL, 1x DrP
WN41 Flint Retained 1x WrL
WN42 Holywell Retained 1x WrL
WN43 Johnstown Retained 1x WrL
WN44 Mold Retained 1x WrL,

Fire appliance glossary[edit]

  • Water Ladder (WrL): P1 / P2 / P3
  • Dual Role Pump (DrP): M1
  • Light 2x2 Pump (L2P): L1
  • Light 6x6 Pump (L6P): L1
  • Aerial Ladder Platform (ALP): A1
  • Water Incident Unit + Inshore Rescue Boat (WIU+IrbT): B1
  • Incident Command Unit (ICU): C1
  • Environmental Protection Unit (EPU): H1
  • Emergency Tender (ET): R1
  • Foam Carrier (FoC): S1
  • Incident Support Unit (ISU): S1
  • General Purpose Vehicle (GPV): T1 / T7
  • Prime Mover (PM): T8 / T9

Pods:

  • High Volume Pump (HVP)
  • Hose Layer Unit (HLU)

CBRN Response

  • Incident Response Unit (IRU): H9

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ About Us Archived 2 July 2007 at the Wayback Machine From official website