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Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service

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Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service
Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service badge.jpg

Mid & Weast Wales FRS area.png
Operational area
CountryUnited Kingdom
RegionMid & West Wales
Agency overview
Established1996 (1996)
Chief Fire OfficerChris Davies
Facilities and equipment
Website Edit this at Wikidata

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.

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 and appliances

  • WT - Wholetime Duty System.
  • DC - Day Crewing Duty System.
  • RDS - Retained Duty System.
  • VOL - Volunteer Unit.
Station Callsign Station Name Command Duty System Appliances
M01 Newtown North Powys RDS WrL, RRP, EPU*, 2x GPV
M02 Machynlleth North Powys RDS WrL, RRP, CRV
M03 Montgomery North Powys RDS WrL, CRV
M04 Welshpool North Powys RDS WrL, RRP, WIU & IRBt
M05 Llanfair Caereinion North Powys RDS WrL
M06 Llanfyllin North Powys RDS WrL, L4P
M07 Llanidloes North Powys RDS WrL, CRV
M08 Knighton North Powys RDS WrL
M09 Rhayader South Powys RDS WrL, L4P
M10 Brecon South Powys RDS WrL, RRP, GPV
M11 Abercave South Powys RDS WrL, L4P
M12 Crickhowell South Powys RDS WrL, L4P
M13 Llandrindod Wells South Powys RDS WrL, RRP, WrC, GPV
M14 Builth Wells South Powys RDS WrL, CRV
M15 Llanwrtyd Wells South Powys RDS WrL, CRV
M16 Hay-On-Wye South Powys RDS WrL, WIU & IRBt*, CRV
M17 Presteigne North Powys RDS WrL, CRV
M18 Talgarth South Powys RDS WrL
M21 Aberystwyth Ceredigion DC/RDS/CC* WrL, RRP, ALP, WIU & IRBt*, 4x GPV
M22 Tregaron Ceredigion RDS WrL
M23 New Quay Ceredigion RDS WrL
M24 Aberaeron Ceredigion RDS WrL
M25 Lampeter Ceredigion RDS WrL, RRP, CRV
M26 Cardigan Ceredigion RDS WrL, CRV
M27 Borth Ceredigion VOL L4P/CRV
M31 Haverfordwest Pembrokeshire DC/RDS/CC* ALP, WrL, RRP, WrC
M32 Milford Haven Pembrokeshire DC/RDS/CC* WrL, RRP, WIU & IRBt*, GPV, PM*, pods: BASU, BFU, SEU, WelU
M33 Fishguard Pembrokeshire RDS WrL
M34 St. Davids Pembrokeshire RDS WrL
M35 Narbeth Pembrokeshire RDS WrL
M36 Pembroke Dock Pembrokeshire DC/RDS/CC* WrL, RRP, CEPU*, IRU*, 2x GPV, PM*, pods: BASU, WrC
M37 Tenby Pembrokeshire RDS WrL, RRP
M38 Crymych Pembrokeshire RDS WrL, CRV
M39 Caldey Island Pembrokeshire VOL WrL, RRP, L4P/CRV
M41 Gorseinon Swansea RDS WrL
M42 Pontardulais Swansea RDS WrL
M43 Reynoldston Swansea RDS WrL, CRV
M44 Morriston Swansea WT/RDS/CC* WrL x2, FoT, ALP
M45 Swansea Central Swansea WT/CC* WrL, WIU & IRBt*
M46 Swansea West Swansea WT WRL, RRP
M51 Neath Neath Port Talbot WT WrL
M52 Glynneath Neath Port Talbot RDS WrL
M53 Cymmer Neath Port Talbot RDS WrL
M54 Port Talbot Neath Port Talbot WT/RDS/CC* WrL, GPV, PM, pod: MDU*
M55 Seven Sisters Neath Port Talbot RDS WrL
M56 Pontardawe Neath Port Talbot WT WrL, LiRU
M57 Amman Valley (Gwaen Cae Gurwen) Neath Port Talbot RDS WrL
M61 Llanelli Carmarthenshire WT/RDS/CC* WrL x2, EPU, CRV, CEPU
M62 Carmarthen Carmarthenshire DC/RDS/CC* WrL, RRP, WIU & IRBt*, ICCU*, 2x GPV
M63 Kidwelly Carmarthenshire RDS WrL
M64 Pontyates Carmarthenshire RDS WrL
M65 Ammanford Carmarthenshire DC/RDS/CC* WrL, RRP, GPV, 2x PM, pods: HVP* & HVHL*, BASU
M66 Tumble Carmarthenshire RDS WrL, WrC
M67 Newcastle Emlyn Carmarthenshire RDS WrL, CRV
M68 Llandyssul Carmarthenshire RDS WrL, CRV
M69 Llandello Carmarthenshire RDS WrL
M70 Llandovey Carmarthenshire RDS WrL
M71 Whitland Carmarthenshire RDS WrL

Fire appliance glossary / callsigns

  • Water Ladder (WrL): P1/P2
  • Rural Response Pump (RRP): M2
  • Aerial Rescue Pump (ARP): A2
  • Light 4x4 Pump (L4P): L1
  • Aerial Ladder Platform (ALP): A1
  • Water Carrier (WrC): W7
  • Prime Mover + High Volume Pump (PM+HVP): T9
  • Prime Mover + Double Hose Layer Unit (PM+HVHL): T8
  • Line Rescue Unit (LiRU): R2
  • Water Incident Unit (WIU) + Inshore Rescue Boat (IRBt): R1
  • Flatbed Unit (FlbdU): T7
  • Chemical and Environmental Protection Unit (CEPU): H1
  • Environmental Protection Unit (EPU): H2
  • Incident Command and Control Unit (ICCU): C1
  • Co-Responder Vehicle (CRV): V1
  • General Purpose Vehicle (GPV): T1/T2/T3/T4
  • Prime Mover (PM): T1/T2/T3


  • Breathing Apparatus Support Unit (BASU)
  • Hose Layer Unit (HLU)
  • Bulk Foam Unit (BFU)
  • Water Carrier (WrC)
  • Special Equipment Unit (SEU)
  • Welfare Unit (WelU)

Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response:

  • Incident Response Unit (IRU): H9
  • Prime Mover + Mass Decontamination Disrobe (PM+MDD): T9

Urban Search and Rescue (USAR):

  • Personnel Carrier (PC): T2
  • Search and Rescue Dog Unit (SDU): R3
  • Prime Mover (PM): T6/T7/T8


  • 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

See also


  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

External links

This page was last edited on 3 March 2021, at 20:45
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