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New Rescue Pump presented to Tregaron Station

30/01/2018 15:00
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 they serve.”

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.”