Brecon Fire Station
Brecon is a traditional Mid Wales market town nestling in the foothills of the Brecon Beacons National Park with a population of 14,300. Brecon is the administrative centre of Brecknockshire.
The main risks for Brecon and its surrounding communities are the road networks which consist of several arterial trunk roads including the A40, A470, A478 and other A and B roads. Notable premises include the Brecon War Memorial Hospital, a large college and a comprehensive school. Other risks include the Rivers Usk and Wye and the many inland water features which attract an increasing numbers of leisure users.
Priority for 2014-2015
• Reduction in Primary Fires.
The station has experienced an increase in Primary Fires and will work with the command’s business fire safety team and partners to identify those commercial buildings that would benefit from advice, guidance and enforcement by way of Fire Safety Legislation. Additional business safety advice and guidance is available via www.mawwfire.gov.uk
The station has experienced an increase in dwelling fires and will in conjunction with key partners and the command community safety team identify and prioritize those deemed to be at greatest risk from fire in the local community areas. The service’s free Home Fire Safety check initiative will be offered and delivered to those who need it most, supported by an on-going schools educational programme, as both initiatives are vital components in reducing the incidents of fire. Additional home fire safety advice and guidance is available via www.mawwfire.gov.uk