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

FORTHCOMING SOCIAL EVENTS

Remembrance Evening at Devizes Town Hall, Saturday 10th November 2018.

Menu/booking form now available.

Latest date for receipt of bookings is Friday 2nd November.

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.

THE BRANCH Newsletter

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

WALKING SECTION

The next walk will be on Wednesday 14th November 2018.

Full details are not yet available.

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

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.

DEATH OF ANGELA JACKSON

With much sorrow the death of Angela (“Angie”) Jackson is announced.

The funeral will be held at 1.00pm Wednesday 24th October 2018, in the chapel in Westbury Cemetery.

Go to NEWS page.

REVD. DAVID WAKEFIELD IS VERY ILL

Go to NEWS page.

REFLECTIONS ON WORLD WAR ONE

A concert of songs, war poetry and prose will be held at St Andrews Methodist/URC Church, Devizes on Saturday 3rd November 2018.

Go to OTHER EVENTS page for details.

BBC4 BLAZES AND BRIGADES

This programme was broadcast on 20th September but can still be accessed.

Go to NEWS page.