Safety first: Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service picks Civica cloud platform to increase compliance and deliver more efficient services

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service has invested in new smart cloud technology from Civica to bring all maintenance and tracking of fleet and firefighting assets into one single platform. The UK’s third largest fire service, Mid and…

Mid and West Wales FRS launches Halloween and Bonfire Night safety campaign

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service (MAWWFRS) has launched its Halloween and Bonfire Night safety campaign, which aims to raise awareness of the heightened risks at this time of year and to provide practical advice on celebrating safely.…

Chief Fire Officer of Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service announces his retirement

Chris Davies, Chief Fire Officer of Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service has announced his intention to retire from his role in April 2022, bringing to a close his distinguished 37 year career. Since joining South Glamorgan Fire…

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service launch Wholetime Firefighter recruitment drive

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service is seeking applicants for Wholetime Firefighters, with a recruitment process launching at 9am on Thursday, 9 September. Chief Fire Officer Chris Davies said: ‘This is an exciting opportunity for people to join…

Thinking about applying to be a Wholetime Firefighter? ‘If it scares you, go for it!’

Between 9 and 14 September, Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service (MAWWFRS) will welcome applications for the role of wholetime firefighters. Whilst information about the recruitment process can be found on their website, click here to visit the wholetime…

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service raises £95,080.33 for The Fire Fighters Charity

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service (MAWWFRS) recently received a Certificate of Appreciation from The Fire Fighters Charity for its efforts in raising £95,080.33 for the charity in 2020/2021. The Fire Fighters Charity supports the mental, physical and…

500 raised for The Fire Fighters charity from the sale of beanie hats

Buying a beanie hat will be the last thing on most people’s minds in the middle of summer, but sales of the limited edition, ‘25th anniversary of Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service’ branded, beanie hats have already…

Collaboration between Excelerate Technology and Unblur improves safety and situational awareness at major incidents

UK-leading technology partner to UK emergency response organisations, Excelerate Technology and leading data-driven solutions provider for front-line emergency services Unblur, based in Barcelona, have announced a non-exclusive partnership that marries market-leading communications infrastructure and an intelligent platform to revolutionise safety,…

Fire Safety Remote Video Inspections – a coronavirus success

Reacting to the coronavirus pandemic has meant a change in working practices for most industries, and the Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service’s Business Fire Safety department was not immune to this impact. As part of their regulatory…

Cutting-edge kit designed by firefighters for firefighters has been revealed for the very first time in Wales

It is a proud milestone for Welsh crews who collaborated to shape the new advanced design in a groundbreaking two-year project, which saw the final contract awarded to supplier Ballyclare. Brand-new recruits from South Wales Fire and Rescue Service proudly…

Fire Service and Health Board Collaborate to enhance Covid-19 vaccine roll-out

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service are collaborating with Hywel Dda University Health Board to enhance the roll out of the Covid-19 vaccine to the communities of Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire. With the next phase of their Covid-19…

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service (MAWWFRS) has upgraded its aerial rescue provisions

On Monday, 4 January 2021, three brand new Turntable Ladders were made operationally active by MAWWFRS and went on the run at Morriston, Aberystwyth and Haverfordwest fire stations. Group Manager Ricky Woodhead said: ‘We’re delighted to bring in these state-of-the-art…

Microsoft Stories podcast: episode 9 – Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service

In the ninth episode of the Microsoft Stories podcast, Chief Fire Officer Chris Davies QFSM, Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service (MAWWFRS), discussed how MAWWFRS is using the latest technology to help its firefighters at incidents and in…

Fire staff fundraiser for NHS

Eleven members of Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service (MAWWFRS) were due to cycle from Lands End to John O’Groats between the 1st of June and the 9th of June 2020. Sadly, due to Covid-19 this fundraising challenge…

Oxon Tech / Greeve Systems and Brandwidth progress to Phase 2 of GovTech Catalyst challenge

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service (MAWWFRS) is pleased to announce that it is progressing into Phase 2 of its GovTech Catalyst challenge. Phase 1 of the GovTech Catalyst challenge involved 5 companies who were each awarded up…

Fire Investigators recognised at Operation Heath Commendation Ceremony

Fire Investigators from Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service (MAWWFRS) have been recognised for their role within the investigation into the tragic fatal fire at Llangammarch Wells, Powys, on the 30th October 2017. The fire claimed the lives of…

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