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The County of Neath Port Talbot covers an area of 442 square kilometres and with a population of approximately 139,000 is the 8th highest populated Unitary Authority in Wales. The majority of the people who live in the County, live in or around the three principle towns of Neath, Port Talbot and Pontardawe, whilst the remainder live within the many small and medium sized communities sprinkled throughout the region.
The County contains a wide and varied range of risks, including sites such as Tata Steel, BOC, Vale Inco, the UK’s largest Biomass Power Plant and the 320,000 square metres Intertissue Paper Mill. Alongside this, the County also has a deep water harbour, the M4 Motorway, Dual Carriageways, high speed rail links, extensive forested areas and numerous Coastal and Inland Waterways, making the Command an interesting and challenging place in which to work.
The Unitary Authority of Neath Port Talbot is one of six that make up the area of Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service. The administrative headquarters is located on the first floor at Neath Fire Station.