September sees the start of Home Fire Safety month and we are encouraging households to do some basic safety checks within their homes to reduce the risk of fires.  At the start of the month we will be focusing on Chimney Safety.  If you have an open fire or woodburning stove in your home, it’s likely that it hasn’t been used over the summer period.  It is important to properl ...

With the warm, sunny and dry weather we have recently been experiencing and with the lockdown rules starting to be relaxed in Wales, the message has changed from “stay home” to “stay local, which seems like a perfect opportunity to start to enjoy the wonderful countryside and beaches that we have to offer. However, since the announcement was made on Friday 29th May, Mid and Wes ...

Fire Services across Wales have been faced with an increase in deliberate grass fires this April caused by a mixture of anti-social behaviour, householders burning refuse waste and a number of farmers and landowners burning grassland outside the permitted winter burn dates. Operation Dawns Glaw is an all-Wales multi-agency taskforce supported by a range of partners whose aim i ...

Mid & West Wales Fire and Rescue Service would like to wish the Muslim communities of Mid & West Wales ‘Ramadan Mubarak’ and offer them support and advice as they observe the holy period of Ramadan. During Ramadan, a period of fasting is often observed during daylight hours, meaning cooking takes place before sunrise and after sunset. It is essential that people alway ...

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service would like to introduce their new friend Sbarc! Sbarc will help spread messages to young children on the dangers of playing with fire and how to keep safe in your home and in your community. In the Summer of 2019, the three Welsh Fire and Rescue Services came together and designed a character that would the help spread the Fire and R ...

The bog habitat on Pyllau Cochion common is an important deep-peat site that started forming almost 10,000 years ago following the last ice age. In 2017 the depth of the peat on the site was measured to be 5.2 m making one of the deepest peat bogs in Carmarthenshire. The capacity of our natural habitats to store carbon in peat bogs and peaty soils plays an important role in l ...

This week sees the launch of Operation Dawns Glaw, a multi-agency partnership to reduce deliberate fires across Wales   With the dry and warm weather over the weekend and predicted for the forthcoming weeks, Fire Services across Wales are urging members of the public to act responsibly.  This year to date the Welsh Fire and Rescue Services have attended 67 grass fires, 52 of ...

Celebrate Chinese New Year Safely Are you planning on celebrating the Chinese New Year? Taking place on Saturday 25th January, it’s the longest and most important celebration in the Chinese calendar. It’s a time to celebrate the end of an old year and the beginning of a new one, and traditionally this involves cooking a special meal for family and friends. Whilst this is grea ...

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service is calling on all residents to take extra care when driving this winter. Station Manager Spencer Lewis, Road Safety Manager said: “Over the last year we attended 529 Road Traffic Collisions across the Service,” “Driving during poor wintry conditions requires a different approach and by making some simple changes to driving habits, d ...