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Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service

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Country  Wales
Chief Fire Officer  Chris Davies
Founded  1996
Stations  57
Established  1996 (1996)
Phone  +44 370 606 0699
Number of employees  1,400
Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service
Region  Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Neath Port Talbot, Pembrokeshire, Powys, Swansea
Address  Plough Road, Knighton, Powys LD7 1HA, UK
Similar  Shropshire Fire and Rescue, Staffords Fire and Rescue S, Hereford & Worcester Fire and, Newtown, Llandrind

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.

The service is the largest by area in England and Wales 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 Appliance Glossary/Callsigns

  • Water Ladder (WrL): P1/P2
  • Rural Response Pump (RRP): M1
  • 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
  • Heavy Rescue Tender (HRT): R1
  • Line Rescue Unit (LiRU): R2
  • Water Incident Unit (WIU) + Inshore Rescue Boat (IrbT): B1
  • 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 (CRC): V1
  • General Purpose Vehicle (GPV): T1/T2/T3/T4
  • Prime Mover (PM): T1/T2/T3
  • Pods:

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

  • CBRN 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
  • 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

    Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service Wikipedia

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