South Wales Fire and Rescue Service

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South Wales Fire and Rescue Service
South Wales 2.png
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 Appliance Callsigns
S01 Bridgend Wholetime/Retained/Cross Crewed* 2x WrL, 1x HRT, 1x L4P, 1x TRU, 1x FltbdU* WS01P1, WS01P2, WS01L8, WS01R3, WS01T3
S02 Porthcawl Retained 1x WrL WS02P1
S03 Kenfig Hill Retained 1x WrL WS03P1
S04 Cowbridge Retained 1x WrL, 1x L4P WS04P1, WS04L8
S05 Pencoed Retained 1x WrL WS05P1
S06 Ogmore Vale Retained 1x WrL WS06P1
S07 Pontycymmer Retained 1x WrL WS07P1
S08 Maesteg Wholetime/Retained/Cross Crewed* 2x WrL, 1x L4P, 1x WrC* WS08P1, WS08P2, WS08L8, WS08W7
S09 Treorchy Retained 1x WrL WS09P1
S10 Tonypandy Wholetime/Retained/Cross Crewed* 2x WrL, 1x L4P, 1x GPV, 1x BASU*, 1x WelU* WS10P1, WS10P2, WS10L8, WS10T1, WS10S1, WS10S2
S11 Ferndale Retained 1x WrL WS11P1
S13 Gilfach Goch Retained 1xWrL WS13P1
S14 Pontyclun Retained/Training School 1x WrL WS14P1
S15 Pontypridd Wholetime/Retained/Cross Crewed* 2x WrL, 1x L4P, 1x WrC*, 1x HRT WS15P1, WS15P1, WS15L8, WS15R1
S16 Hirwaun Retained 1x WrL WS16P1
S17 Aberdare Wholetime/Retained/Cross Crewed* 2x WrL, 1x L4P, 1x WrC*, 1x PM+HLU*, 1x GPV WS17P1, WS17P2, WS17L8, WS17W7, WS17W2
S18 Abercynon Retained 1x WrL WS18P1
S19 Llantwit Major Retained/Cross Crewed* 1x WrL, 1x FoT* WS19P1, WS19S6
S20 Barry Wholetime/Retained/Cross Crewed* 2x WrL, 1x WrC*, 1x SRU, 1x GPV, 1xIrbT WS20P1, WS20P1, WS20W7, WS20T1, WS20R5, WS20B1
S21 Aberbargoed Wholetime/Retained 2x WrL, 1x WrC, 1x L4P, 1x BASU, 1x TRU WS21P1, WS21P2, WS21W7, WS21L8, WS21S1, WS21R5
S22 Penarth Wholetime/Cross Crewed* 1x WrL, 1x CIU*, 1x WIU+IrbT* WS22P1, WS22H1, WS22B1
S24 Caerphilly Wholetime/Retained/Cross Crewed* 2x WrL, 1x L4P, 1x GPV, 1x EPU WS24P1, WS24P2, WS24L8, WS24T1, WS24H2
S25 Treharris Retained 1x WrL WS25P1
S26 Merther Tydfil Wholetime/Retained/Cross Crewed* 2x WrL, 1x ALP, 1x HRT, 1x GPV, 1x IRU WS26P1, WS26P2, WS26A4, WS24R1, WS24T1, WS24H9
S27 Tredegar Retained 1x WrL, 1x L4P WS27P1, WS27L8
S28 Rhymney Retained 1x WrL, 1x L4P WS28P1, WS28L8
S30 Abercarn Retained/Cross Crewed* 1x WrL, 1x L4P, 1x CIU*, 1x GPV WS30P1, WS30L8, WS30H1, WS30T1
S31 Risca Retained 1x WrL WS31P1
S32 Cwmbran Wholetime/Cross Crewed* 1x WrL, 1x ICCU*, 1x PM+MDU*, 1x GPV WS32P1, WS32C1, WS32T9, WS32T1
S33 New Inn Wholetime/Cross Crewed* 1x WrL, 1x CIU*, 1x PM+HVP*, 1x GPV WS33P1, WS33H1, WS33W9, WS33T1
S34 Abersychan Retained 1x WrL, 1x L4P WS34P1, WS34L8
S35 Abertillery Retained/Cross Crewed* 1x WrL, 1x L4P WS35P1, WS35L8
S37 Ebbw Vale Wholetime/Cross Crewed* 2x WrL, 1x HRT, 1x LiRU*, 2x WIU+IrbT* WS37P1, WS37R1, WS37R4, WS37B1, WS27B2
S38 Brynmawr Retained 1x WrL, 1x L4P WS38P1, WS38L8
S39 Blaenavon Retained 1x WrL, 1x L4P WS39P1, WS39L8
S40 Abergavenny Retained 2x WrL, 1x L4P, 1x GPV WS40P1, WS40P2, WS40L8, WS40T1
S41 Monmouth Retained 2x WrL, 1x L4P WS41P1, WS41P2, WS42L8
S42 Usk Retained 1x WrL, 1x L4P, 1x PM+HLU WS42P1, WS42W2
S43 Chepstow Retained 2x WrL WS43P1, WS43P2
S44 Caldicot Retained/Cross Manned* 1x WrL, 1x L4P, 1x GPV WS44P1, WS44L8, WS44T1
S45 Malpas Wholetime/Cross Crewed* 1x Wrl, 1x SRU, 1x HRT, 3x PM+5x USAR Pods, 1x GPV, 1x RRIU* 1x WIU+IrbT* WS45P1, WS45R5, WS45R1, WS45T1, WS45S3, WS45T7, WS45T8, WS45T9, WS45B1
S46 Maindee Wholetime/Cross Crewed* 1x WrL, 1x ALP, 1x WrC WS46P1, WS46A4, WS46W7
S47 Duffryn Wholetime/Cross Crewed* 1x WrL, 1x SRU, 1x GPV, 1x DIM*, 1x IRU* WS47P1, WS47R5, WS47T1, WS45H8, WS45H9
S49 Whitchurch Wholetime/Cross Crewed* 1x WrL, 1x L4P, 1x FoT*, 1x PM+SalU*, 1x FltbdU* WS49P1, WS49L8, WS49S6, WS49S1, WS49T3
S50 Roath Wholetime 1x WrL WS50P1
S51 Cardiff Central Wholetime 2x WrL, 1x ALP, 1x GPV WS51P1, WS51P2, WS51A4, WS51T1
S52 Ely Wholetime 1x WrL, 1x HRT, 1x GPV WS52P1, WS52R1, WS52T1

Fire Appliance Glossary/Callsigns[edit]

  • Water Ladder (WrL): P1/P2
  • Light 4x4 Pump (L4P): L8
  • Heavy Rescue Tender (HRT): R1
  • Aerial Ladder Platform (ALP): A4
  • Water Carrier (WrC): W7
  • Foam Tender (FoT): S6
  • Prime Mover + Hose Layer Unit (PM+HLU): W2
  • Prime Mover + High Volume Pump (PM+HVP): W9
  • Prime Mover + High Volume Hose Layer (PM+HVHL): W8
  • 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): R5
  • Technical Rescue Unit (TRU): R3
  • Line Rescue Unit (LiRU): R4
  • Water Incident Unit (WIU) + Inshore Rescue Boat (IrbT): B1
  • Flatbed Unit (FltbdU): T3
  • Road/Rail Incident Unit (RRIU): S3
  • Chemical Incident Unit (CIU): H1
  • Environmental Protection Unit (EPU): H2


CBRN Response:

  • Detection Identification & Monitoring Unit (DIM): H8
  • Incident Response Unit (IRU): H9
  • Prime Mover (PM) + Mass Decontamination Unit (MDU): T9


Urban Search and Rescue (USAR):

  • General Purpose Vehicle (GPV): T1
  • Prime Mover (PM): T7/T8/T9

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. ^ "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