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 JANUARY 2020 edition of The Branch newsletter is now published. Go to THE BRANCH page to access.

FORTHCOMING SOCIAL EVENTS

WRFA SPRING LUNCH at The Wyndham Arms, Hindon Road, Dinton – Sunday 29th March 2020

Booking form is now available.

WRFA LUNCH and AGM at Shaw Country Hotel, Shaw – Sunday 7th June 2020

WRFA AUTUMN LUNCH at The Horse Guards pub/restaurant, Brokenborough, Malmesbury – Sunday 27th September 2020

WRFA CHRISTMAS LUNCH at Shaw Country Hotel, Shaw – Sunday 13th December 2020

Go to SOCIAL EVENTS page.

WALKING SECTION

The 2020 walks programme is now published.  The first walk will be on Wednesday 11th March 2020. Full details to follow.

Go to WALKING SECTION page.

2 NEW EMAIL SCAMS

Go to STAYING SAFE ONLINE for details.

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

GRENFELL ADVISOR APPOINTMENT CRITICISED

Go to NEWS page.

DEATH OF RUTH CRUDGE

We regret to announce the death of Ruth Crudge.  Ruth was the partner of the late Bert Goodship.

The funeral will be held on Wednesday 29th January 2020 commencing 2.00pm at St Andrews Church, Long Street, Devizes.

Go to NEWS page.

AUSTRALIAN WILDFIRES

Go to NEWS page.

LUDO AWARDED MBE

Go to NEWS page.

URGENT ACTION REQUIRED

HOTPOINT and INDESIT washing machines.

Whirlpool have identified a number of models that have a flaw with the door locking system that could lead to them overheating and potentially catching fire.

Go to OTHER EVENTS page to check if your washing machine is one of these models.