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 main and sub-pages pages.

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

FORTHCOMING SOCIAL EVENTS

LUNCH at Bishopstrow House Hotel on Saturday 24th August 2019

Booking form now available.

Latest date for bookings 13th August 2019, although tickets are expected to be sold out before.

REMEMBRANCE EVENT at Devizes Town Hall on Saturday 9th November 2019

CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION LUNCH at Shaw Country Hotel, Shaw on Sunday 15th December 2019

Go to SOCIAL EVENTS page.

THE BRANCH Newsletter

The latest APRIL 2019 edition of The Branch newsletter is now published. Go to THE BRANCH page to access.

WALKING SECTION

The next walk will be Wednesday 21st August 2019.

Details to follow.

Go to WALKING SECTION page.

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

NHS IN SCRAMBLE FOR FLU VACCINE

Go to NEWS page.

DEFENCE FIRE & RESCUE SERVICE PRIVATISED

Go to NEWS page.

FBU THREATEN TO STRIKE IN HEREFORD

Go to NEWS page.

CHRIS WANNELL – UPDATE

Go to NEWS page.

SUPREME COURT RULES IN FAVOUR OF FBU

Go to NEWS page.

DORSET & WILTSHIRE FRS ASSESSMENT BY INSPECTORATE (NEWS page)

LFB COMMISSIONER TO RETIRE

Go to NEWS page.

BLUE LIGHT DISCOUNT CARD

Go to ITEMS OF INTEREST main page.