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 DECEMBER 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 available on request. Those members who have previously registered to receive audio versions on USB stick, will automatically continue to do so.

Audio copies are normally available within two weeks of publication of THE BRANCH.

FORTHCOMING SOCIAL EVENTS

Christmas Lunch at Bowood Hotel, Derry Hill – Monday 20th December 2021
Booking form is now available.

Go to SOCIAL EVENTS page.

WALKING SECTION

Next walk will be at Lacock on Wednesday 1st December 2021.

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.

WHAT’S NEW

WRFA CHRISTMAS LUNCH STILL ON

The tightening of Covid control measures announced by the Prime Minister on 27th November 2021 has NOT made it mandatory to wear face masks in businesses in the hospitality trade. Restaurants and pubs are not required to insist customers wear face masks. Plans for the WRFA Festive Christmas Lunch on 20th December are therefore going ahead and those wishing to attend are reminded to make their booking by the 10th December.

DEATH OF MICHAEL GRAY

With much sadness the death of Michael (‘Dolly’) Gray is reported.

Go to NEWS page.

TEN PUMP FIRE AT WARMINSTER

Go to NEWS page.

NINE BRAZILIAN FIREFIGHTERS KILLED

26 Brazilian firefighters were engaged in a rescue training exercise recently in a cave when a collapse took place killing 9 of them and injuring one other.

FBU BLOCKS INSPECTION OF ACCOUNTS

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