WELCOME TO OUR WEBSITE

This is a stand-alone website, launched and managed by our own members, although we continue to maintain a close association with Dorset and Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service.

We have tried to avoid making it unnecessarily complex to use and recognise that it will grow and become a much busier website in time.

This is not intended to replace The Branch newsletter which will continue to be published 3 – 4 monthly and available to view/download/print direct from this website.

Members are encouraged to give feedback using the CONTACT US form.

WHO CAN JOIN

Membership is open to those who have served in any fire service for 5 or more years. Former wholetime, retained, control and non-uniformed members are eligible to join. Membership is also open to widows and widowers of fire service members.

SUBSCRIPTIONS

The annual subscription falls due on 1st April. The subscription is only £10 and you are sure to find this represents value for money.

Don't delay - join us today

Click here to view/print an application form.

ABOUT US

For more information about our Association, go to ABOUT US main page.

PUBLICATIONS

The Branch publishes a local newsletter called "The Branch"

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WHAT’S NEW

THE BRANCH Newsletter

The latest SEPTEMBER 2019 edition of The Branch newsletter is now published. Go to THE BRANCH page to access.

FORTHCOMING SOCIAL EVENTS

CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION LUNCH at Shaw Country Hotel, Shaw on Sunday 15th December 2019

This event is now fully booked.

Go to SOCIAL EVENTS page.

WALKING SECTION

The next walk will be Wednesday 11th December 2019.

Full details to follow.

Go to WALKING SECTION page.

70+ SCAMS AND HOW TO AVOID THEM

To access a comprehensive list of common scams, schemes and fraud (online and offline) together with guidance on how to avoid them, go to webpage STAYING SAFE ONLINE.

BE FRAUD SMART

Fraudulent or scam emails are on the increase and the criminals behind them are getting cleverer by the day. Some are claiming to be from High Street banks and even HMRC. Whilst some are readily detectable due to poor spelling or grammar, others can appear very convincing.

A bank will never ask you to click on a link contained in an email. If wishing to correspond with them over the internet, do so directly using your internet browser and not via email.

A bank will never ask you to confirm a password or PIN via email or over the phone.

WHAT’S NEW

CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE

The Dorset & Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service Carol Service will be held on Thursday 12th December 2019 at 7.00pm at St Andrews Methodist/URC Church, Long Street, Devizes.  All WRFA members and families are warmly invited to attend.

2020 STATE PENSION INCREASE

Go to NEWS page.

‘SHOUT’ MAGAZINE

The Winter 2019/20 edition of SHOUT magazine is now out and all members of the WRFA should have received their free copy through the post. ‘SHOUT’ is published by the FIRE FIGHTERS CHARITY and it is aimed at retired members of the fire & rescue service.

If you think you are entitled to a copy but have not received one please contact the FIRE FIGHTERS CHARITY on 01256 366566 and ask to be added to the mailing list.

BRISTOL CITY COUNCIL CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO HELP FUND SPRINKLERS IN HIGH RISE RISKS

Go to NEWS page.

It’s official; the staff at Jubilee House are “OUTSTANDING”

Go to NEWS page.