Llanelli Fire Station
Tel. 0370 6060699
Fax. 01267 220562
Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service is working to tackle climate change, resource depletion and pollution issues. We recognise that our operations have an effect on the global and local environment and are committed to minimising adverse environmental impacts within financial, operational and resource constraints.
We know that the greatest effect on achieving waste minimisation and energy conservation will be to adopt policies and practices that will change the way we conduct our business to have less negative impacts on the environment. We have committed to do this within the parameters of the Green Dragon 2016 Environmental Standard.
Our Sustainability and Environmental Strategy sets out the main principles, proposals, and required actions to reduce the environmental impacts of the Services activities and operations.
This is the third Environmental Strategy published by Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Services which will set out our environmental priorities up to the end of March 2025.
Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service has produced its first Biodiversity Action Plan 2020-2023 to outline what we can do to enhance and encourage biodiversity onto our sites. There are a number of Objectives within the document to help the Service work towards our Section 6 duty under the Environment (Wales) Act 2016.
A Biodiversity Action Plan Working Group has been set up to work towards the objectives over the next 3 years. An annual update on progress against these objectives will be included within the Annual Environmental Report along with all environmental projects and performance throughout the year.
Our vision remains to be a Fire and Rescue Service where the sustainable use of resources and environmental issues are embedded in all our decision-making processes and enhancing the economic, social and environmental well-being of our communities.
The Section 6 (S6) duty was introduced under the Environment (Wales) Act 2016 to improve biodiversity and the resilience of ecosystems in Wales, essential to our well-being. Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service (MAWWFRS) is committed to excellence with a vision to become a world class organisation. We recognise the increasing importance of the need to protect the environment and conserve the habitats and resources within the area we serve. As a Service, we have made a commitment to be an environmentally responsible Service, and as such achieved the Level 5 Green Dragon EMS Standard in 2014.
This is the sixth Annual Environmental Report produced by Mid and West Wales Fire Service. It covers the 2018/19 financial period and summarises achievements made in terms of our environmental performance in the last year and outlines the progress towards our Environmental Objectives.
Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service covers the unitary Authority areas of Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Neath Port Talbot, Pembrokeshire, Powys and Swansea. It is committed to protecting the environment. The Service has a responsibility to protect the community it serves and to nurture the natural environment of the region. This Environmental Policy sets out MWWFRS Vision and Objectives. It demonstrates the Services’ commitment to managing the environmental impacts of its activities and improving its environmental performance.
Firefighters and Community Fire Safety staff from the Service will now visit domestic properties to provide home safety advice and will supply and install a smoke alarm free of charge, where appropriate.
These checks are the cornerstone of the proactive role the Service is adopting in its drive to reduce the deaths and injuries that are caused by accidental fires.
The provision of smoke alarms and other home safety items by Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service is supported by funding from Welsh Government.