On Monday night, 29th January 2018, the crew and
community of Tregaron officially welcomed a brand-new rescue pump to its Fire
and Rescue Station.
The keys to the Volvo Rescue Pump were formally presented to
Watch Manager Aled Lewis by Cllr Rowland Rees-Evans, Chair of the Mid and West
Wales Fire and Rescue Authority during a blessing of the new appliance
by Canon Illtyd Protheroe,
Chaplain to the Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service.
Having received the keys to the Station’s newest vehicle,
Watch Manager Aled Lewis said, “We are delighted to receive this new rescue pump
to Tregaron Fire Station.
This is an outstanding vehicle and demonstrates the
commitment of Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service to provide only the
best equipment to protect our communities.
It is an honour to serve the community of Tregaron as an
on-call Firefighter, it is a career that places you at the heart of the
community. If you would like to help serve the community of Tregaron and the
surrounding area; live within 10 minutes of the Fire Station and are reasonably
fit and healthy, then call in during one of our drill nights, every Monday
night, or call our recruitment team on 01267 226832.”
Temporary Assistant Chief Officer Kevin Jones said, “To best
protect our communities, we must ensure that our firefighters are
well-equipped, well-trained and well-motivated to carry out their work.
Our firefighters respond to a wide range of
emergencies at a moment’s notice and must have the very best vehicles and resources
at their disposal to carry out this, often, dangerous work. Year on year, Mid and
West Wales Fire and Rescue Service continually invests in its fleet of vehicles
and equipment so that our firefighters have the best resources available
to them to deal with emergencies, protecting themselves and the communities
Cllr Rowland Rees-Evans, Chair of the Mid and West
Wales Fire and Rescue Authority said, “In the last 5 years, the crew at Tregaron
have attended 13 house fires, 46 road traffic collisions and also responded to 507
medical emergency calls in co-responder vehicles. They play an integral role within the
community, as do all on-call firefighters within rural communities in mid and
west Wales, therefore, it is of the upmost importance to equip our firefighters
to achieve our ambition of providing a world class emergency response.
The Fire and Rescue Service costs 13p every day,
that’s £4 a month, to each person in mid and west Wales. This value for money
is a testament to the dedication and
commitment of the crews at Tregaron and throughout our Service Area.”