South Wales Fire and Rescue Service

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South Wales Fire and Rescue Service
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Operational area
CountryFlag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom
PartFlag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales
RegionSouth Wales
Agency overview
Established1996 (1996)
Employees1000
Chief Fire Officer Huw Jakeway
Facilities and equipment
Stations 47
Trucks 61
Ladders 61
Website
Official website

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.

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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 1,100 square miles (2,800 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

Station CallsignStation NameDuty SystemAppliancesAppliance Callsigns
S01BridgendWholetime/Retained/Cross Crewed*2x WrL, 1x HRT, 1x L4P, 1x ARU,WS01P1, WS01P2, WS01L8, WS01R3, WS01T3, WS01R5
S02PorthcawlRetained1x WrLWS02P1
S03Kenfig HillRetained1x WrL 1X WrBWS03P1 WS03W7
S04CowbridgeRetained1x WrL, 1x L4PWS04P1, WS04L8
S05PencoedRetained1x WrL 1 X EPUWS05P1 WS05S2
S06Ogmore ValeRetained1x WrLWS06P1
S07PontycymmerRetained1x WrLWS07P1
S08MaestegWholetime/Retained/Cross Crewed*2x WrL, 1x L4P, 1x IRUWS08P1, WS08P2, WS08L8, WS08H9
S09TreorchyRetained1x WrL, 1x L4PWS09P1, WS09L8
S10TonypandyWholetime/Retained/Cross Crewed*2x WrL, 1x L4P, 1x GPV, 1x BASU*, 1x WelU*WS10P1, WS10P2, WS10L8, WS10T1, WS10S1, WS10S2
S11FerndaleRetained1x WrLWS11P1
S13Gilfach GochRetained1xWrLWS13P1
S14PontyclunRetained/Training School1x WrLWS14P1
S15PontypriddWholetime/Retained/Cross Crewed*2x WrL, 1x L4P, 1x WrB*, 1x HRTWS15P1, WS15P2, WS15L8, WS15R5, WS15W7
S16HirwaunRetained1x WrLWS16P1
S17AberdareWholetime/Retained/Cross Crewed*2x WrL, 1x L4P, 1 X EPU,WS17P1, WS17P2, WS17L8, WS17S2
S18AbercynonRetained1x WrLWS18P1
S19Llantwit MajorRetained/Cross Crewed*1x WrL,WS19P1,
S20BarryWholetime/Retained/Cross Crewed*2x WrL, 1x WrB*, 1x SRU, , 1xIrbTWS20P1, WS20P2, WS20W7, WS20T1, WS20R1, WS20B1
S21AberbargoedWholetime/Retained2x WrL, 1x WrC, 1x L4P, 1x BASUWS21P1, WS21P2, WS21W7, WS21L8, WS21S1
S22PenarthWholetime/Cross Crewed*1x WrL, 1x CIU*, 1x WIU+IrbT*WS22P1, WS22H2, WS22B1
S24CaerphillyWholetime/Retained/Cross Crewed*2x WrL, 1x L4P, 1x GPV, 1x ICUWS24P1, WS24P2, WS24L8, WS24T1, WS24C1
S25TreharrisRetained1x WrLWS25P1
S26Merthyr TydfilWholetime/Retained/Cross Crewed*2x WrL, 1x ALP, 1x HRT, 1x GPV, 1x IRU 1x L4PWS26P1, WS26P2, WS26A4, WS26R5, WS26T1, WS26H9 WS26L8
S27TredegarRetained1x WrL, 1x L4PWS27P1, WS27L8
S28RhymneyRetained1x WrL, 1x L4PWS28P1, WS28L8
S30AbercarnRetained/Cross Crewed*1x WrL, 1x L4P, 1x GPVWS30P1, WS30L8, WS30T1
S31RiscaRetained1x WrLWS31P1
S32CwmbranWholetime/Cross Crewed*1x WrL, 1x PM+MDU*, 1x GPV 2x PM+HVPWS32P1, WS32C1, WS32T9, WS32T1 WS32T9
S33New InnWholetime/Cross Crewed*1x WrL, 1x CIU*, 1x GPVWS33P1, WS33H1, WS33T1
S34AbersychanRetained1x WrL, 1x L4PWS34P1, WS34L8
S35AbertilleryRetained/Cross Crewed*1x WrL, 1x L4PWS35P1, WS35L8
S37Ebbw ValeWholetime/Cross Crewed*1x WrL, 1x HRT, 1x SRU*, 2x WIU+IrbT*WS37P1, WS37R1, WS37R5, WS37B1, WS37B2
S38BrynmawrRetained1x WrL, 1x L4PWS38P1, WS38L8
S39BlaenavonRetained1x WrL, 1x L4PWS39P1, WS39L8
S40AbergavennyRetained2x WrL, 1x L4P, 1x GPVWS40P1, WS40P2, WS40L8, WS40T1
S41MonmouthRetained2x WrL, 1x L4PWS41P1, WS41P2, WS41L8
S42UskRetained1x WrL, 1x L4PWS42P1, WS42L8
S43ChepstowRetained2x WrL, 1x L4PWS43P1, WS43P2, WS43L8
S44CaldicotRetained1x WrL, 1x L4P, 1x GPVWS44P1, WS44L8, WS44T1
S45MalpasWholetime/Cross Crewed*1x Wrl, 1x SRU, 1x HRT, 1x WIU+IrbT*, 1x GPVWS45P1, WS45R5, WS45R1, WS45T1, WS45T7, WS45T8, WS45T9, WS45B1
S46MaindeeWholetime/Cross Crewed*1x WrL, 1x ALP, 1x WrC 1 x RRIUWS46P1, WS46A4, WS46W7 WS46R3, WS46S3
S47DuffrynWholetime/Cross Crewed*1x WrL, 1x IRU*WS47P1, WS47H9
S49WhitchurchWholetime/Cross Crewed*1x WrL, 1x L4P, 1x FoT*, 1x DIMWS49P1, WS49L8, WS49S6, WS49S1, WS49T3 WS47H8
S50RoathWholetime1x WrLWS50P1 2XGPV, FireCadetAppliance
S51Cardiff CentralWholetime2x WrL, 1x ALP, 1x GPVWS51P1, WS51P2, WS51A4, WS51T1
S52ElyWholetime1x WrL, 1x HRT, 1x GPVWS52P1, WS52R5, WS52T1

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References

  1. "Where We Are". South Wales Fire and Rescue Service. Retrieved 5 January 2012.

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