Spring has definitely sprung but with the sun shining and dry weather, Fire and Rescue Services in Wales have a growing concern on the safety of its road users and in particular motorcyclists

The Plans set out the Authority’s vision, mission, values and commitments for the coming business year, highlighting what we will do to improve the services we provide to our  communities whilst continuing to develop our business.

Following 37 years of dedicated service, our Chief Fire Officer, Chris Davies QFSM, is retiring. In his final weeks before handing the reins over to our new CFO, Roger Thomas, Chris sat down with the Corporate Communications and Business Development Department to reminisce over a glittering career that has been served with great pride.  “I joined the Fire and Rescue Service 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.

The law around using a mobile phone while driving has changed. From 25 March 2022, the law on people using a mobile phone while driving has become stricter. Since 2003, when it became a specific offence to use a hand-held mobile phone or similar hand-held device while driving, mobile phones have developed to be capable of doing more than just make phone calls or send text mes ...

The three Fire and Rescue Services in Wales, along with Operation Dawns Glaw partners, are reminding farmers and landowners that the window to conduct controlled burning of grasslands, in upland areas, will close on Thursday, 31st March 2022. The closing date to carry out controlled burns in other areas was on Tuesday, 15th March.

This month is the launch of Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service’s Spring Safety campaign. The Spring months traditionally come with warmer weather and with the evenings getting increasingly lighter, we can start to enjoy the outdoors more.  This time of year also opens up many opportunities to catch up on the things we couldn’t do through the winter months.  Whether you ...

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service (MAWWFRS) has procured its first All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV), to assist in firefighting and operations in rural areas, which will be stationed at Brecon Fire Station in Powys.   The Polaris Ranger is an all-wheel-drive vehicle fitted with an ultra-high-pressure pump and a 300-litre water tank. The primary use of the vehicle will be to ...

At 12:16pm today, Friday 4th March 2022, crews from Brecon and Llandrindod Wells were mobilised to a water rescue on the River Usk near Brecon Promenade. A kayaker had got into difficulty on the water and was rescued by a fellow kayaker before the arrival of the Fire Service. Fire crews provided first aid to the casualty and left the incident at 01:02pm. Station Manager Neil ...

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 incidents of deliberately set grass fires across Wales, will also ...