North Wales Fire and Rescue Service

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North Wales Fire and Rescue Service
Operational area
Country  Wales
County Region
Agency overview
Established 1996 (1996)
Chief Fire Officer Simon Smith
Facilities and equipment
Stations 44
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]

Station Callsign Station Name Duty System Appliances
N01 Caernarfon Day Manned/Retained/Cross Crewed* 2x WrL, 1x L2P, 1x ET*, 1x FoC*
N02 Bangor Day Manned/Retained/Cross Crewed* 2x WrL, 1x ALP, 1x WIU+IRB*, 1x IRU*
N03 Holyhead Day Manned/Cross Crewed* 2x WrL, 1x L2P, 1x EPU*
N04 Dolgellau Day Manned/Cross Crewed* 1x WrL, 1x DrP, 1x ET*
N05 Aberdyfi Retained 1x WrL
N06 Abersoch Retained 1x WrL
N07 Amlwch Retained 1x WrL, 1x DrP
N08 Bala Retained 1x WrL
N09 Barmouth Retained 1x WrL, 1x DrP
N10 Beaumaris Retained 1xWrL
N11 Benllech Retained 1x WrL
N12 Blaenau Festiniog Retained 1x WrL, 1x DrP
N13 Harlech Retained 1x WrL, 1x L2P
N14 Llanberis Retained 1x WrL
N15 Llangefni Retained 2x WrL
N16 Menai Bridge Retained 1x WrL
N17 Nefyn Retained 1x WrL
N18 Porthmadog Retained 2x WrL
N19 Pwllheli Retained 2x WrL, 1x DrP
N20 Rhosneigr Retained 1x WrL
N21 Tywyn Retained 1x WrL
N22 Llandudno Day Manned/Retained/Cross Crewed* 2x WrL, 1x ALP, 1x PM+HVP*, 1x PM+HVHL*, 1x GPV*
N23 Colwyn Bay Day Manned/Cross Crewed* 2x WrL, 1x ET*
N24 Rhyl Wholetime/Retained/Cross Crewed* 2x WrL, 1xALP, 1x ICCU*, 1x GPV*
N25 Abergele Retained 1x WrL, 1x DrP
N26 Betws-Y-Coed Retained/Cross Crewed* 1x WrL, 1x WIU+IRB*
N27 Cerrig-Y-Drudion Retained 1x WrL
N28 Conway Retained 1x WrL, 1x DrP
N 29 Corwen Retained 1x WrL, 1x DrP
N30 Denbigh Retained 1x WrL, 1x DrP
N31 Llanfairfechan Retained 1x WrL
N32 Llangollen Retained 1x WrL, 1x DrP
N33 Llanwrst Retained 1x WrL, 1x DrP
N34 Prestatyn Retained 1x WrL
N35 Ruthin Retained/Cross Crewed* 1x WrL, 1x WIU+IRB*
N36 St. Asaph Retained 1x WrL
N37 Wrexham Wholetime/Retained/Cross Crewed* 3x WrL, 1x ALP, 1x ET*, 1x EPU*
N38 Deeside Wholetime/Retained/Cross Crewed* 2x WrL, 1x WIU+IRB*, 1x FoC*, 1x IRU*, 1x GPV*
N39 Buckley Retained 1x WrL
N40 Chirk Retained 1x WrL, 1x DrP
WN41 Flint Retained 1x WrL
N42 Holywell Retained 1x WrL
N43 Johnstown Retained 1x WrL
N44 Mold Retained 1x WrL

Fire Appliance Glossary/Callsigns[edit]

  • Water Ladder (WrL): P1/P2/P3
  • Dual Role Pump (DrP): M1
  • Light 2x2 Pump (L2P): L1
  • Aerial Ladder Platform (ALP): A1
  • Prime Mover + High Volume Pump (PM+HVP): T9
  • Prime Mover + Hose Layer Unit (PM+HVHL): T8
  • Emergency Tender (ET): R1
  • Water Incident Unit + Inshore Rescue Boat (WIU+IRB): B1
  • Environmental Protection Unit (EPU): H1
  • Foam Carrier (FoC): S1
  • Incident Command & Control Unit (ICCU): C1
  • General Purpose Vehicle (GPV): T1/T7

CBRN Response:

  • Incident Response Unit (IRU): H9

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ About Us From official website