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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WHAT’S NEW

FORTHCOMING SOCIAL EVENTS

Christmas Lunch at The Bear Hotel, Devizes, Saturday 15th December 2018.

Menu/booking form now available.

Latest date for receipt of bookings is Saturday 1st December 2018.

Go to SOCIAL EVENTS page.

WALKING SECTION

The next walk will be on Wednesday 5th December 2018.

Full details are not yet available.

Go to WALKING SECTION page.

THE BRANCH Newsletter

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

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

FIRE & RESCUE CAROL SERVICE

The Dorset & Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service will hold a carol service on 13th December 2018 at 7.00pm at St Andrew’s Methodist/URC Church, Long Street, Devizes. All are invited to attend with family and friends.

The WRFA is invited to provide two members to read from the Bible at the service. Volunteers are asked to contact JOHN CRAIG on 01380 726343 in the first instance.

‘ON CALL’ FIREFIGHTER SHORTAGE IN WILTSHIRE

Go to NEWS page.

DEATH OF JAMES (‘JIM’) GUY

We regret to announce the death of Jim Guy.

Funeral arrangements are not yet known.

Go to NEWS page.

DAILY TELEGRAPH CHRISTMAS APPEAL

One of the three national charities that the Daily Telegraph will be nominating for its Christmas Appeal this year is The fire Fighters Charity.

Go to NEWS page.