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Small Fires Unit (SFU)

Small Fires Unit

The SFU is a Mercedes sprinter which has been converted into a specialist fire appliance. It will respond to incidents involving secondary fires and minor special service calls. It can carry up to five persons and has a water tank of 450L. It has two pumps - a waterous and wildfire pump; both have foam capabilities.

The role of the vehicle is to attend small fires within the Service area. This increases the availability of frontline appliances to attend life threatening incidents and to ensure their availability for Community Safety activities and Safety Critical training.

The Service currently has one SFU based at Swansea West fire station which responds to all small fires within the urban areas of Swansea and Neath Port Talbot.