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 ...

At 09:13am, on Tuesday, 22/02/2022, crews from Welshpool were mobilised to an incident near Llandrinio Bridge, Llanymynech, where a number of properties had been flooded.  A Swift Water Rescue Team rescued four people from their properties. During the incident, at 03:32pm, Joint Fire Control was alerted by the Police of a search for a missing male in the Llandrinio area. The ...

Effective in reducing the risk of a fire at home, securing a property, preventing trips and falls, raising awareness of scams and tackling loneliness and isolation; a Safe & Well Visit is a service that Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service provides, free of charge.

During a 24-hour period between Sunday and Monday, 07:00am to 07:00am 20th and 21st February 2022, Joint Fire Control received 100 calls of flooding within the Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service area, with the majority of incidents in the Powys area. Amongst the incidents was a water rescue of residents in Llandinam and a rescue of people from vehicles near Welshpool. ...

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service’s (MAWWFRS) Environmental Management System (EMS) is a set of key Policies, Procedures and Practices which enable the Service to identify and manage the environmental impacts of its activities and operations.  The EMS assist in ensuring that we, MAWWFRS, comply with relevant legislation and other environmental requirements.   MAWWFRS ...

Iwan Cray, current Assistant Chief Fire Officer, has been confirmed as the new Deputy Chief Fire Officer of Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service.