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 2 - 3 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 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 page.

PUBLICATIONS

The Branch publishes a local newsletter called "The Branch"

GOV.UK

The websites of all government departments and many other agencies and public bodies have been merged into www.gov.uk. Simpler - Clearer - Faster

WHAT’S NEW

THE BRANCH Newsletter

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

FORTHCOMING SOCIAL EVENTS

Our first 2018 event will be a Sunday Lunch at The Bell House Hotel, Sutton Benger near Chippenham, on 25th February 2018.
Menu/booking form is now available.

Last date for bookings Saturday 17th February 2018.

Go to SOCIAL EVENTS page.

WALKING SECTION

The next walk will be on Wednesday 14th March 2018.
Details to follow.

2018 walk dates are now available.

Go to WALKING SECTION page.

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

MULTI-STOREY CAR PARK BLAZE RAISES QUESTIONS

Go to NEWS page.

SHOCK FIGURE OF NUMBER OF 999 CALLS FOR AMBULANCE THAT GET A RESPONSE FROM FIRE CREWS

Go to NEWS page.

VACANCIES ON WRFA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (NEWS page)

DEATH OF CFO KEVIN PEARSON (NEWS page)

PENSION INCREASE

It has now been confirmed that both State Pensions and pensions paid under the Fire Service Scheme will be increased by 3% from April 2018.

Greater Manchester FRS withdraws from support to Ambulance Service

Go to NEWS page.