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 MARCH 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.
SORRY – THIS EVENT HAS HAD TO BE CANCELLED.

WRFA LUNCH and AGM at Bowood Golf & Country Club, Derry Hill – Sunday 14th 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

In light of the new guidance on gatherings we are cancelling the April/May walks and will decide nearer the time what to do about the June walk.

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

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The Wiltshire Retired Firefighters Association AGM will be held 11.00am on Sunday 14th June 2020, at The Kerry Suite, Bowood Golf and Country Club, Derry Hill, Calne.

NOMINATIONS FOR ELECTION TO WRFA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Nominations are now being invited for members of the WRFA to be elected at the Annual General Meeting on 7th June to serve on the Executive Committee.

Go to AGM 2020 page.

HELPING THOSE IN SELF-ISOLATION

Go to NEWS page.

PROBABLE BAN ON FOAM CONTAINING FLOURINE

Go to NEWS page.

MINISTER QUESTIONED ABOUT “COMPETENT FIRE SAFETY INSPECTORS”

Go to NEWS page.

DWP PUBLISHES EXPAT PENSION GUIDANCE AHEAD OF BREXIT

Go to NEWS page.

GRENFELL ADVISOR APPOINTMENT CRITICISED

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.

This page was updated February 2020.