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

FORTHCOMING SOCIAL EVENTS

WRFA Remembrance Event at Devizes Town Hall – Saturday 11th November 2017
Menu/booking form is now available. 

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 

Go to SOCIAL EVENTS page.

WALKING SECTION

The next walk will be on Wednesday 11th October 2017. Details to follow.

All 2017 walk dates are published.

Go to WALKING SECTION page.

NEW WEBPAGE

A new webpage has been added, titled "TIMES GONE BY".

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

HOUSTON’S FIRE CHIEF UNDER FIRE

Go to NEWS page.

DEATH OF ROBERT (“DAN”) GURNEY

With much sorrow the death of WRFA member, Bob (Dan) Gurney is announced. The death occurred at 1.30pm on Thursday 31st August, 2017 in GWH, Swindon where Dan had been a patient for some time. Our condolences have been passed to his widow, Janet.

The funeral will be held at St Philips Church, Beechcroft Road, Swindon at 1.00pm on Tuesday 26th September 2017.  No flowers but donations to WRFA.

LFB MOVES FORWARDS TO THE PAST!

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POLICE INSPECTORATE TO MONITOR FIRE & RESCUE SERVICES

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CONTRACTORS WORKING ON THE OLD FIRE HQ SITE, POTTERNE

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WILTSHIRE COUNCIL LEADER TO HELP SORT OUT AFTERMATH OF GRENFELL TOWER

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LONDON FIRE BRIGADE FACING HUGE COSTS FROM GRENFELL

Go to NEWS page.