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

WRFA Skittles Tournament and lunch at The Rose & Crown, Lea near Malmesbury on Saturday 18th August 2018.

Menu/booking form now available.

Latest date for receipt of bookings is Friday 10th August.

Go to SOCIAL EVENTS page.

THE BRANCH Newsletter

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

WALKING SECTION

The next walk will be on Wednesday 8th August 2018.

Details 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.

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.

WHAT’S NEW

DAVID BERRY VERY ILL

Go to NEWS page.

CAR TAX—DIRECT DEBIT PROBLEM

Someone is using the WRFA to pay for their car tax by direct bank debit!  Can you help?

Go to NEWS page.

DEATH OF GRAHAM BIRT

We regret to announce the death of Graham Birt, a former wholetime firefighter at Swindon fire station.

The funeral will be held on Thursday 2nd August 2018 at 10.30am at Kingsdown Crematorium, Stratton St Margaret.

Go to NEWS page.

DEATH OF GRACE NASH

We regret to announce the death of Grace Nash, wife of Jo Nash.

The funeral will be held on Monday 30th July, commencing 2.00pm at St Bartholomew’s Church, High Street, Royal Wootton Bassett.

Go to NEWS page.

SPIRIT OF FIRE AWARD TO CHRIS WANNELL

Go to NEWS page.

‘MARTHA’ NEEDS REPAIR (go to NEWS page)