South Wales Fire and Rescue Service

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South Wales Fire and Rescue Service
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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
S01 Bridgend Wholetime/Retained/Cross Crewed* 2x WrL, 1x L4P, 1x TRU, 1x FltbdU*
S02 Porthcawl Retained 1x WrL
S03 Kenfig Hill Retained 1x WrL
S04 Cowbridge Day Manned 1x WrL, 1x L4P
S05 Pencoed Retained 1x WrL
S06 Ogmore Vale Retained 1x WrL
S07 Pontycymmer Retained 1x WrL
S08 Maesteg Wholetime/Retained/Cross Crewed* 2x WrL, 1x L4P, 1x WrC*
S09 Treorchy Retained 1x WrL
WS10 Tonypandy Wholetime/Retained/Cross Crewed* 2x WrL, 1x L4P, 1x GPV, 1x BASU*, 1x WelU*
S11 Ferndale Retained 1x WrL
S13 Gilfach Goch Retained 1xWrL
S14 Pontyclun Retained 1x WrL
S15 Pontypridd Wholetime/Retained/Cross Crewed* 2x WrL, 1x L4P, 1x WrC*, 1x HRU
S16 Hirwaun Retained 1x WrL
S17 Aberdare Wholetime/Retained/Cross Crewed* 2x WrL, 1x L4P, 1x WrC*, 1x PM+HLU*, 1x GPV
S18 Abercynon Retained 1x WrL
S19 Llantwit Major Retained/Cross Crewed* 1x WrL, 1x FoT*
S20 Barry Wholetime/Cross Crewed* 2x WrL, 1x ALP, 1x WrC*, 1x SRU, 1x GPV
S21 Aberbargoed Wholetime/Retained 2x WrL, 1x WrC, 1x L4P, 1x BASU, 1x TRU
S22 Penarth Wholetime/Cross Crewed* 1x WrL, 1x CIU*, 1x WIU+IrbT*
S24 Caerphilly Wholetime/Retained/Cross Crewed* 2x WrL, 1x L4P, 1x GPV, 1x EPU
S25 Treharris Retained 1x WrL
S26 Merther Tydfil Wholetime/Retained/Cross Crewed* 2x WrL, 1x ALP, 1x TRU, 1x GPV, 1x IRU
S27 Tredegar Retained 1x WrL, 1x L4P
S28 Rhymney Retained 1x WrL, 1x L4P
S30 Abercarn Day Manned/Cross Crewed* 1x WrL, 1x L4P, 1x CIU*, 1x GPV
S31 Risca Retained 1x WrL
S32 Cwmbran Wholetime/Retained/Cross Crewed* 2x WrL, 1x WrC*, 1x ICCU*, 1x PM+MDU*, 1x GPV
S33 New Inn Wholetime/Cross Crewed* 1x WrL, 1x CIU*, 1x PM+HVP*, 1x GPV
S34 Abersychan Retained 1x WrL, 1x L4P
S35 Abertillery Day Manned/Cross Crewed* 1x WrL, 1x L4P, 1x GPV, 1x BASU*
S37 Ebbw Vale Day Manned/Cross Crewed* 1x WrL, 1x TRU, 1x LiRU*, 2x WIU+IrbT*
S38 Brynmawr Retained 1x WrL, 1x L4P
S39 Blaenavon Retained 1x WrL, 1x L4P
S40 Abergavenny Retained 2x WrL, 1x L4P, 1x GPV
S41 Monmouth Retained 2x WrL, 1x L4P
S42 Usk Retained/Cross Crewed* 1x WrL, 1x L4P, 1x PM+HLU*
S43 Chepstow Retained 2x WrL
S44 Caldicot Day Crewed/Cross Manned* 1x WrL, 1x L4P, 1x GPV, 1x RRIU*
S45 Malpas Wholetime/Cross Crewed* 1x Wrl, 1x SRU, 1x TRU, 3x PM+5x USAR Pods, 1x GPV, 1x RRIU*
S46 Maindee Wholetime/Cross Crewed* 1x WrL, 1x ALP, 1x WIU+IrbT*
S47 Duffryn Wholetime/Cross Crewed* 1x WrL, 1x SRU, 1x GPV, 1x DIM*, 1x IRU*
S49 Whitchurch Wholetime/Cross Crewed* 1x WrL, 1x L4P, 1x FoT*, 1x PM+SalU*, 1x FltbdU*
S50 Roath Wholetime 1x WrL, 1x GPV
S51 Cardiff Central Wholetime 2x WrL, 1x ALP, 1x GPV
S52 Ely Wholetime 1x WrL, 1x TRU, 1x GPV

Fire Appliance Glossary/Callsigns[edit]

  • Water Ladder (WrL): P1/P2
  • Light 4x4 Pump (L4P): L8
  • Aerial Ladder Platform (ALP): A4
  • Water Carrier (WrC): W7
  • Foam Tender (FoT): S6
  • Prime Mover + Hose Layer Unit (PM+HLU): T4
  • Prime Mover + High Volume Pump (PM+HVP): T9
  • Prime Mover + High Volume Hose Layer (PM+HVHL): T8
  • 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 (TRU): R5
  • Line Rescue Unit (LiRU): R1
  • 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