There are upwards of 290 operational and support staff within the Command, operating 23 major pumping appliances and 18 specialist and support vehicles, based in fire stations located in each of the eighteen principal towns in Powys. The County Command Headquarters are based at the new combined services headquarters in Llandrindod Wells.
Due to the size of Powys service delivery is divided into two groups. The North Powys group are based at Llanidloes Road, Newtown, and the South Powys Group are based at the Llandrindod Wells site, with a further base at Camden Road, Brecon to provide a geographical coverage for this vast area. .
The command consists of:
Station Manager Swindlehurst - Assistant County Commander / Manager for the North Powys Group of Stations. With: -
Station Manager Richards - Operational response manager.
Station Manager Rowlands - Community safety manager.
Station Manager Evison - Fire Safety manager.
Station Manager Sheppard - Assistant County Commander / Manager for the South Powys Group of Stations. With: -
Station Manager Prince - Operational response manager.
Station Manager Evans - Community safety manager.
Station Manager Saunders - Fire Safety manager. Station
The Command covers an area of approximately 1980 square miles and has Industrial, Domestic and Rural Risks with many hotels and elderly people’s homes and military bases in the Brecon area. A resident population of approximately 130,000 increases by many thousands during the tourist season. The Command has a large number of agricultural and remote communities, which provide a challenge in responding to emergencies.
Llanwrtyd Wells, Hay-on-Wye, Presteigne and Montgomery Fire Stations are involved in a First Responder partnership, providing emergency care to casualties whilst awaiting the arrival of an ambulance, other stations will hopefully be added to this scheme in the near future.
The Command participates in the Powys Local Service Board, Powys Community Safety Partnership, road safety partnership and many other local partnerships, like the Powys Licensing Forum, and other collaborative initiatives including National Science week events with Chwarae Teg.
The Command works with many statutory and voluntary agencies, which greatly assist our aim to make Powys a safer place to live and work.