Small Fires Unit (SFU)
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.