Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service

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Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service
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Operational area
CountryUnited Kingdom
PartWales
RegionMid & West Wales
Agency overview
Established1996 (1996)
Employees1,400
Chief Fire Officer Chris Davies
Facilities and equipment
Stations 58
Website
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The Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service (Welsh : Gwasanaeth Tân ac Achub Canolbarth a Gorllewin Cymru) is the fire and rescue service covering the Welsh principal areas of Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Neath Port Talbot, Pembrokeshire, Powys and Swansea.

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The service was created in 1996 by the Local Government (Wales) Act 1994 which reformed Welsh local government. It was created by a merger of the earlier Dyfed, Powys and West Glamorgan fire brigades. [1]

The service is the largest by area in England and Wales, [2] covering a predominantly rural area of 4,500 square miles (11,700 km2) and the third largest in the United Kingdom behind the Scottish and Northern Ireland fire services. It has 57 fire stations, and around 1,400 staff.

The fire authority which administers the service is a joint-board, made up of councillors appointed from Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Neath Port Talbot, Pembrokeshire, Powys and Swansea councils.

Fire Stations/Appliances

Station CallsignStation NameCommandDuty SystemAppliances
M01NewtownNorth PowysRDSWrL, RRP, EPU*, 2x GPV
M02MachynllethNorth PowysRDSWrL, RRP, CRC
M03MontgomeryNorth PowysRDSWrL, CRV
M04WelshpoolNorth PowysRDSWrL, RRP, WIU & IRBt
M05Llanfair CaereinionNorth PowysRDSWrL
M06LlanfyllinNorth PowysRDSWrL, L4P
M07LlanidloesNorth PowysRDSWrL, GPV
M08KnightonNorth PowysRDSWrL
M09RhayaderSouth PowysRDSWrL, L4P
M10BreconSouth PowysRDSWrL, RRP
M11AbercaveSouth PowysRDSWrL, L4P
M12CrickhowellSouth PowysRDSWrL, L4P
M13Llandrindod WellsSouth PowysRDSWrL, RRP, WrC
M14Builth WellsSouth PowysRDSWrL, CRV
M15Llanwrtyd WellsSouth PowysRDSWrL, L4P
M16Hay-On-WyeSouth PowysRDSWrL, WIU & IRBt*, CRV
M17PresteigneNorth PowysRDSWrL
M18TalgarthSouth PowysRDSWrL
M21AberystwythCeredigionDC/RDS/CC*WrL, RRP, ALP, WIU & IRBt*, 4x GPV
M22TregaronCeredigionRDSWrL
M23New QuayCeredigionRDSWrL
M24AberaeronCeredigionRDSWrL
M25LampeterCeredigionRDSWrL, RRP, CRV
M26CardiganCeredigionRDSWrL, CRV
M27BorthCeredigionVOLL4P/CRV
M31HaverfordwestPembrokeshireDC/RDS/CC*ARP, WrL, RRP, WrC
M32Milford HavenPembrokeshireDC/RDS/CC*WrL, RRP, WIU & IRBt*, GPV, PM*, pods: BASU, BFU, SEU, WelU
M33FishguardPembrokeshireRDSWrL
M34St. DavidsPembrokeshireRDSWrL
M35NarbethPembrokeshireRDSWrL
M36Pembroke DockPembrokeshireDC/RDS/CC*WrL, RRP, CEPU*, IRU*, 2x GPV, PM*, pods: BASU, WrC
M37TenbyPembrokeshireRDSWrL, RRP
M38CrymychPembrokeshireRDSWrL, CRV
M39Caldey IslandPembrokeshireVOLWrL, RRP, L4P/CRV
M41GorseinonSwanseaRDSWrL
M42PontardulaisSwanseaRDSWrL
M43ReynoldstonSwanseaRDSWrL, CRV
M44MorristonSwanseaWT/RDS/CC*WrL, FoT
M45Swansea CentralSwanseaWT/CC*WrL, WIU & IRBt*
M46Swansea WestSwanseaWTARP, RRP
M51NeathNeath Port TalbotWTWrL
M52GlynneathNeath Port TalbotRDSWrL
M53CymmerNeath Port TalbotRDSWrL
M54Port TalbotNeath Port TalbotWT/RDS/CC*WrL, GPV, PM, pod: MDU*
M55Seven SistersNeath Port TalbotRDSWrL
M56PontardaweNeath Port TalbotWTWrL, LiRU
M57Amman Valley (Gwaen Cae Gurwen)Neath Port TalbotRDSWrL
M61LlanelliCarmarthenshireWT/RDS/CC*WrL, EPU, CRC, CEPU
M62CarmarthenCarmarthenshireDC/RDS/CC*WrL, RRP, WIU & IRBt*, ICCU*, 2x GPV
M63KidwellyCarmarthenshireRDSWrL
M64PontyatesCarmarthenshireRDSWrL
M65AmmanfordCarmarthenshireDC/RDS/CC*WrL, RRP, GPV, 2x PM, pods: HVP* & HVHL*, BASU
M66TumbleCarmarthenshireRDS1x WrL, WrC
M67Newcastle EmlynCarmarthenshireRDSWrL, CRV
M68LlandyssulCarmarthenshireRDSWrL, CRV
M69LlandelloCarmarthenshireRDSWrL
M70LlandoveyCarmarthenshireRDSWrL
M71WhitlandCarmarthenshireRDSWrL

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References

  1. About us Archived 2007-02-20 at the Wayback Machine From official website
  2. Station location map Archived 2007-02-23 at the Wayback Machine From official website