South Wales Fire and Rescue Service

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South Wales Fire and Rescue Service
Operational area
Country  Wales
Region South Wales
Agency overview
Established 1996 (1996)
Employees 1000
Chief Fire Officer Huw Jakeway
Facilities and equipment
Stations 52
Website
Official website

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 & Appliances[edit]

Station Callsign Station Name Duty System Appliances
FWS 01 Bridgend Wholetime/Retained 2x WrL, 1x L4P, 1x TRU, 1x FltbdU
FWS 02 Porthcawl Retained 1x WrL
FWS 03 Kenfig Hill Retained 1x WrL
FWS 04 Cowbridge Day Manned 1x WrL, 1x L4P
FWS 05 Pencoed Retained 1x WrL
FWS 06 Ogmore Vale Retained 1x WrL
FWS 07 Pontycymmer Retained 1x WrL
FWS 08 Maesteg Wholetime/Retained 2x WrL, 1x L4P, 1x WrC
FWS 09 Treorchy Retained 1x WrL
FWS 10 Tonypandy Wholetime/Retained 2x WrL, 1x L4P, 1x GPV, 1x BASU,

1x WelU

FWS 11 Ferndale Retained 1x WrL
FWS 12 Porth Retained 2x WrL, 1x L4P
FWS 13 Gilfach Goch Retained 1xWrL
FWS 14 Pontyclun Retained 1x WrL
FWS 15 Pontypridd Wholetime/Retained 2x WrL, 1x L4P, 1x WrC, 1x HRU
FWS 16 Hirwaun Retained 1x WrL
FWS 17 Aberdare Wholetime/Retained 2x WrL, 1x L4P, 1x WrC, 1x PM+HLU,

1x GPV

FWS 18 Abercynon Retained 1x WrL
FWS 19 Llantwit Major Retained 1x WrL, 1x FoT
FWS 20 Barry Wholetime 2x WrL, 1x ALP, 1x WrC, 1x SRU, 1x GPV
FWS 21 Aberbargoed Retained 1x WrL
FWS 22 Penarth Wholetime 1x WrL, 1x CIU, 1x WIU+IrbT
FWS 24 Caerphilly Wholetime/Retained 2x WrL, 1x L4P, 1x WrC, 1x GPV, 1x

BASU

FWS 25 Treharris Retained 1x WrL
FWS 26 Merther Tydfil Wholetime/Retained 2x WrL, 1x ALP, 1x TRU, 1x GPV,

1x IRU

FWS 27 Tredegar Retained 1x WrL, 1x L4P
FWS 28 Rhymney Retained 1x WrL, 1x L4P
FWS 30 Abercarn Day Manned 1x WrL, 1x L4P, 1x CIU, 1x GPV
FWS 31 Risca Retained 1x WrL
FWS 32 Cwmbran Wholetime/Retained 2x WrL, 1x WrC, 1x ICCU, 1x PM+MDU,

1x GPV

FWS 33 New Inn Wholetime 1x WrL, 1x CIU, 1x PM+HVP, 1x GPV
FWS 34 Abersychan Retained 1x WrL, 1x L4P
FWS 35 Abertillery Day Manned 1x WrL, 1x L4P, 1x GPV, 1x BASU
FWS 37 Ebbw Vale Day Manned 1x WrL, 1x TRU, 1x LiRU, 2x WIU+IrbT
FWS 38 Brynmawr Retained 1x WrL, 1x L4P
FWS 39 Blaenavon Retained 1x WrL, 1x L4P
FWS 40 Abergavenny Retained 2x WrL, 1x L4P, 1x GPV
FWS 41 Monmouth Retained 2x WrL, 1x L4P
FWS 42 Usk Retained 1x WrL, 1x L4P, 1x PM+HLU
FWS 43 Chepstow Retained 2x WrL
FWS 44 Caldicot Daymanned 1x WrL, 1x L4P, 1x GPV, 1x RRIU
FWS 45 Malpas Wholetime 1x Wrl, 1x SRU, 1x TRU, 3x PM+5x USAR Pods, 1x

GPV, 1x RRIU

FWS 46 Maindee Wholetime 1x WrL, 1x ALP, 1x WIU+IrbT
FWS 47 Duffryn Wholetime 1x WrL, 1x SRU, 1x GPV, 1x DIM, 1x IRU
FWS 49 Whitchurch Wholetime 1x WrL, 1x L4P, 1x FoT, 1x PM+SalU, 1x

FltbdU

FWS 50 Roath Wholetime 1x WrL, 1x GPV
FWS 51 Cardiff Central Wholetime 2x WrL, 1x ALP, 1x GPV
FWS 52 Ely Wholetime 1x WrL, 1x TRU, 1x GPV

Fire Appliance Glossary:

  • Water Rescue Ladder (WrL): P1/P2
  • Light 4x4 Pump (L4P): L8
  • Aerial Ladder Platform (ALP): A4
  • Water Carrier (WrC): W7
  • Foam Tender (FoT): S6
  • Prime Mover (PM) + High Volume Pump (HVP): T9
  • Prime Mover (PM) + Hose Layer Unit (HLU): T4
  • Breathing Apparatus Support Unit (BASU): S1
  • Welfare Unit (WelU): S2
  • Salvage Unit (SalU): S1
  • General Purpose Vehicle (GPV): T1
  • Incident Command & Control Unit (ICCU): C1
  • Special Rescue Unit (SRU): R1
  • Technical Rescue Unit (HRU): R5
  • Line Rescue Unit (LiRU): R1
  • Water Incident Unit (WIU) + Inshore Rescue Boat (IrbT): B1
  • Flatbed Unit (FltbdU): T3
  • Prime Mover (PM) + USAR Pods: T7/T8/T9
  • Road/Rail Incident Unit (RRIU): S3
  • Chemical Incident Unit (CIU): H1
  • Environmental Protection Unit (EPU): H2
  • Detection Identification & Monitoring Unit (DIM): H8
  • Incident Response Unit (IRU): H9
  • Prime Mover (PM) + Mass Decontamination Unit (MDU): T9

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Where We Are". 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