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

Fire & Rescue Service CAROL SERVICE

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service will hold a Christmas Carol Service on 14th December 2017 at 7.30pm at St Andrew’s Methodist/URC Church, Long Street, Devizes.

ALL ARE WELCOME!

The WRFA has been invited to provide two of the eight Bible readers. Members wishing to volunteer for this privilege are requested to contact John Craig 01380 726343.

THE BRANCH Newsletter

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

FORTHCOMING SOCIAL EVENTS

Royal Marines Band Concert at Cheltenham Town Hall – Tuesday 28th November 2017

WRFA Christmas Lunch at The Bear Hotel, Market Place, Devizes – Saturday 16th December 2017
Menu/booking form is now available.
Latest date for receipt of bookings 8th December 2017.

Go to SOCIAL EVENTS page.

WALKING SECTION

The next walk will be on Wednesday 6th December 2017. Full details are awaited.

2018 walk dates are not yet 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

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 next year.

Greater Manchester FRS withdraws from support to Ambulance Service

Go to NEWS page.

BFSA & RED POPPY BADGE

Go to NEWS and ITEMS FOR SALE pages.

VERY CLEVER CREDIT CARD SCAM!

Go to STAYING SAFE ONLINE page.

ASBESTOSIS

GO to HEALTHY LIVING page.

‘WHAT’s APP’ SCAM

Go to STAYING SAFE ONLINE page.

HOUSTON’S FIRE CHIEF UNDER FIRE

Go to NEWS page.