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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.
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.
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For more information about our Association, go to ABOUT US main page.
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.
The latest APRIL 2022 edition of The Branch magazine is now published. Go to THE BRANCH page to access.
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.
In accordance with our constitution, nominations for election to the Executive Committee are invited.
Go to AGM 2022 page for details.
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For more information, go to STAYING SAFE ONLINE page.
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We regret to announce the death of Patrick Gilliam-Hill.
The funeral will be held at All Saints Church, West Lavington on Monday 6th June 2022 at 1.00pm.
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The Spring 2022 edition of ‘Shout!’ magazine has now been published and distributed by the FIRE FIGHTERS CHARITY. This is a free magazine intended for retired members of the fire & rescue service. If you are a member of WRFA you are entitled to be on the mailing list for ‘Shout!’. If you are not receiving your copies of the magazine please call the charity on 01256 366566 and ask to be added to the mailing list. Have you changed address and failed to get the mailing list corrected?
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