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.

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, control 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 page.

PUBLICATIONS

The Branch publishes a local newsletter called "The Branch"

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REACHING OUT

Recognising that WRFA members who live alone may be put in a particularly difficult situation by the present enforced lockdown caused by the pandemic, the WRFA has taken steps to ensure that our members in that situation are regularly contacted by telephone to ascertain their circumstances and do all that is possible to give assistance and reassurance.

WHAT’S NEW

THE BRANCH Newsletter

The latest AUGUST 2021 edition of The Branch newsletter is now published. Go to THE BRANCH page to access.

THE BRANCH – AUDIO VERSION

For those members suffering vision impairment,  an audio version of THE BRANCH is now available on request. Those members who have previously registered to receive audio versions on USB stick, will automatically continue to do so.

Copies of the August edition have been dispatched.

FORTHCOMING SOCIAL EVENTS

Sunday Lunch at Bowood Hotel, Derry Hill – Sunday 24th October 2021
Booking form now available.  Go to SOCIAL EVENTS page.

Xmas Lunch at Bowood Hotel, Derry Hill – Monday 20th December 2021
Details to follow.

WALKING SECTION

As a consequence of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, walks are currently on hold.

Go to WALKING SECTION page.

ACTION FRAUD

Action Fraud is the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime where you should report fraud if you have been scammed, defrauded or experienced cyber crime in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

You can sign up for free to Action Fraud Alert to receive direct, verified, accurate information about scams and fraud in your area.

For more information, go to STAYING SAFE ONLINE 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 STAYING SAFE ONLINE page.

WHAT’S NEW

BRITISH FIREFIGHTERS TO FIGHT GREEK WILDFIRES

Go to NEWS page.

OUR NEW CHAIRMAN

Louise Fielding has been elected as Chairman of our Association.

Go to NEWS page.

REPORT INTO 57 DAY FIGHT TO DEAL WITH SWINDON WASTE FIRE

Go to NEWS page.