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

FORTHCOMING SOCIAL EVENTS

CARVERY LUNCH - Sunday 20th August 2017
3-course carvery lunch at Bowood Hotel, Derry Hill near Calne.
Booking form is now available.
Closing date for bookings 12th August 2017.

Go to SOCIAL EVENTS page.

WALKING SECTION

The next walk is Wednesday 16th August 2017. Details are now available.

All 2017 walk dates are now 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

The Great Fire of London

A report held by the Museum of London indicates that a Wiltshire man may have been responsible for deliberately starting the Great Fire. Go to ITEMS OF INTEREST, main page.

TOP SOLDIER CALLS FOR GALLANTRY AWARDS TO GRENFELL TOWER FIREFIGHTERS

Go to NEWS page.

SPRINKLERS IN TOWER BLOCKS

Two new articles on NEWS page.

WRFA Constitution

The Association's constitution has been updated following our 2017 AGM and is now posted on its own sub-page under the main page ABOUT US.

2 Fatal House Fires

Go to NEWS page.

Successful AGM

Go to SOCIAL EVENTS page.

LIGHTS FESTIVAL ORGANISERS UNDER FIRE

Go to NEWS page.

HOME OFFICE FIRE REFORM PROGRAMME

Go to NEWS page

CARING FOR THE ELDERLY

This item can be found on its own page, displayed as a sub page, under the main ITEMS OF INTEREST header.