Work with us, not against us,  say emergency workers after rise in assaults ASSAULTS on emergency workers in Wales are on the rise, new data has revealed. More than 4,240 assaults were committed against emergency workers, including police, fire and ambulance crews, in the period April 2019 – November 2020, representing a monthly average increase from 202 in 2019 to 222 in 202 ...

As the weather improves and the Covid-19 restrictions begin to ease, an increase in staycations is predicted with many choosing to holiday in Wales’ beauty hotspots. Fire Service’s across Wales are working in partnership with Visit Wales and holiday home owners to ensure they are familiar with new and updated guidance to continue keeping themselves and their customers safe this ...

Over the coming weeks and months, many of us will be busy giving our homes a spring clean and sprucing up our gardens in preparation for the wonderful Welsh summer!!  Whilst having an uncluttered home and a tidy garden is a pleasing outcome, disposing of the waste can often be a chore that many people might prefer to tackle by burning their waste, using a garden incinerator.  ...

Mid & West Wales Fire & Rescue Service Support Register My Appliance Week 26th-30th April 2021 As we return to the new normal, during Register My Appliance Week, Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service is reminding households to look around their homes and register the more than 100 million older appliances that helped sustain and often entertain them through lockdo ...

Our stations are designated 'Safe Havens', where any member of the public – including children and young people – can go if they feel unsafe in any situation. If crews are out and you need immediate help, ring 999. ...

Working together to Protect our Countryside and our Country Operation Dawns Glaw, a multi-agency taskforce of specialist from key agencies across Wales has reformed to reduce, and where possible eliminate the impact of grass fires across Wales. The task force, which was initially established in 2016 to tackle the incidents of deliberately set grass fires across Wales, will a ...

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service is calling on all residents to take extra care when driving this winter, with 138 Road Traffic Collisions having already been recorded across our Service area. Road Safety Manager, Station Manager Spencer Lewis, said:  “With the numbers of RTC recorded this winter so far, its imperative that we take more care on the roads to help red ...

What is your new year’s resolution? Being of service to your community? Helping those around you? Finding a new career? If so, have you considered a career as an On-Call Firefighter? Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service’s Powys Command is currently recruiting for On-Call Firefighters at its fire stations in Machynlleth, Newtown, Presteigne and Llanidloes. On-Call Firef ...

The 7th of December has been designated Welsh Language Rights Day, and so Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service wishes to take advantage of this day to remind our staff and the public that they have the right to use the Welsh language with the Fire and Rescue Service. Clare Grist, Welsh Language Officer for Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service said, “We, as a Fire ...

Station Manager Spencer Lewis, Road Safety Manager said:  “During the month of November, we have attended 52 Road Traffic Collisions across the Service, and by making some simple changes to driving habits it would help to reduce the chances of being involved in a collision” He added, “At this time of year, driving conditions can be treacherous.  I urge motorists to be prepare ...