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 ...

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service have attended 10 flooding incidents in the past 24 hours, 07:50am 21/01/2021 to 07:50am 22/01/21.   At 12:23pm yesterday, Thursday 21st January 2021, Joint Fire Control received the first call to a flooding incident in Skewen, Neath   A major incident was declared after at least eight streets, including Goshen Park, flooded and a l ...

Emergency services and other agencies remain at the scene of a flooding incident in Skewen. Residents from around an additional 20 houses were evacuated at around 9pm last night. Chief Supt Trudi Meyrick said: “We would like to thank residents and the wider community for their co-operation in this difficult time for them all. “We appreciate people are eager to get back to th ...

Over the past 24 hours, 08:00 am 20/01/2021 to 08:00 am 21/01/2021, Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service (MAWWFRS) have received 233 calls through its Joint Fire Control. Of the 233 calls, Joint Fire Control received 140 flood-related calls. 71 calls of external flooding, 57 calls of internal flooding and 12 calls where the flooding posed a risk to life.* Amongst the bu ...

Emergency services will remain overnight at the scene of a flooding incident in Skewen. A major incident was declared after at least eight streets, including Goshen Park, flooded and a large number of properties needed to be evacuated. Everyone who was evacuated has been found accommodation for tonight, estimated at around 80 residents. There have been no reported injuries and ...

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service is warning drivers to take care on the roads over the next 24 hours.  On Wednesday 20th January, crews from Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service attended a number of flooding incidents across the Service area, with further flood warnings in place across Carmarthenshire. At 07:30 this morning crews from Machynlleth were called ...

In the 9th episode of the Microsoft Stories podcast, Chief Fire Officer Chris Davies QFSM, Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service (MAWWFRS), discussed how MAWWFRS are using the latest technology to help its firefighters at incidents and in their training.  In this episode, Microsoft Stories Podcast focus on Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service, one of the largest fir ...

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 ...

As the festive period fast approaches, please think carefully about what you ‘should do’ rather than what you ‘can do’. Coronavirus is spreading faster and wider in Wales than at any other point in this pandemic. Our public services are under intense pressure as they work around the clock to care for and keep people safe. Frontline workers are putting our health and care first ...

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 ...