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 3 – 4 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"

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

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

FORTHCOMING SOCIAL EVENTS

Sunday 1st August 2021
Lunch and AGM at Bowood Hotel, Derry Hill

Go to SOCIAL EVENTS page.

WALKING SECTION

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

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

Death of HRH Duke of Edinburgh

The Wiltshire Retired Firefighters Association joins with the whole nation in mourning the very sad loss of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. (Continued on NEWS page.)

HAMPSHIRE & ISLE OF WIGHT FRS

Go to NEWS page.

INDONESIAN OIL REFINERY ABLAZE

Go to NEWS page.

“SELF SERVING UNIONS MUST CHANGE OR DIE”

Go to NEWS page.

MASSIVE FIRE & EXPLOSION IN AFGHANISTAN

Go to NEWS page.

FRAUDULENT VACCINATION OFFERS

Scammers have not been slow to take advantage of the present pandemic.  Under the guise of being the NHS, scammers are sending out email forms and making telephone calls offering vaccination appointments but first the victim must provide sensitive personal information.  Be aware that the NHS will never ask for passwords, bank details, pin numbers or security codes and passport numbers.

The vaccinations against Covid-19 are given by the NHS free of charge.