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"

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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

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

Sunday Lunch & AGM at Devizes Conservative Club, 10th June 2018.

Menu/booking form now available.

Latest date for booking is 1st June 2018.

Go to SOCIAL EVENTS page.

THE BRANCH Newsletter

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

WRFA ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTIONS

Members are reminded that annual subscriptions are due on 1st April.

Go to NEWS page for details.

WALKING SECTION

The next walk will be on Wednesday 13th June 2018.

Details to follow.

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

NOMINATIONS FOR WRFA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Members of the WRFA are now invited to make nominations to stand for election or re-election to the Executive Committee at the 2018 Annual General Meeting on Sunday 10th June 2018.

For full details, go to AGM 2018 page.

HONORARY MEMBERSHIP OR LIFE MEMBERSHIP OF WRFA

An amendment to the constitution is being proposed, requiring ratification by the members.  Accordingly, members attending the AGM on 10th June 2018 will have an opportunity to vote on this change.

Go to main menu page AGM 2018 for full details.

50,000 A YEAR HAVE “NEEDLESS” FULL KNEE REPLACEMENT OPERATIONS

Go to HEALTHY LIVING page.

FBU OBJECTS TO £2.5m MASONIC GIFT

Go to NEWS page.

MONITOR YOUR FIRE PENSION

The administration of fire pensions paid through Dorset & Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service has been outsourced to West Yorkshire Pension Fund from 1st April 2018.

Go to NEWS page.

HARCOMBE HOUSE RECOVERY CENTRE DEVELOPMENT – go to FIRE FIGHTERS CHARITY page

HOME SECRETARY “IN AWE” OF WORK DONE BY EMERGENCY SERVICES AT NERVE AGENT INCIDENT

Go to NEWS page.