Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Authority recognises and values the rich diversity of our communities and the significance of our cultural heritage. As such, we are committed to ensuring that in conducting public business in Wales, the Welsh and English languages are treated on the basis of equality.
The Welsh Language (Wales) Measure 2011 sets out a legal framework for the imposition and monitoring of Welsh Language Standards on public bodies and other organisations. As a Service, we have a legal duty to comply with the set of Standards imposed on the Authority by the Welsh Language Commissioner on 30 September 2016. Our compliance notice, internal processes for implementation and monitoring, and annual reports are available on our Welsh Language Standards page.
As an Authority, we have responded positively to the Welsh Language Standards, utilising the Standards to further progress our commitment and aspiration to provide services equitably to all areas of mid and west Wales. We also acknowledge our duty towards our own staff, most of whom are residents of mid and west Wales and who themselves reflect the linguistic and cultural make-up of their own communities.
We will continue to look for opportunities to further collaborate with our partners and other fire and rescue services across Wales to promote, encourage and support the wider use of the Welsh language in our workplaces to meet individual language need and to provide a real language choice for our communities.
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