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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 SEPTEMBER 2023 edition of The Branch magazine is now published. Go to THE BRANCH page to access.
Please note, there has been a change of date and venue for our CHRISTMAS LUNCH.
It will now be held at BOWOOD HOTEL, DERRY HILL on Monday 11th December 2023.
Booking form and details are now available.
Go to SOCIAL EVENTS page.
Our next walk will be in Lacock on Thursday 7th December 2023.
Go to WALKING SECTION page for details.
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.
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.
With great sadness, we announce the death of Roy Harris,.
Go to NEWS page for details.
The funeral is taking place on Monday 27th November at 2pm at North Wiltshire Crematorium, Swindon Road, Royal Wootton Bassett SN4 8ET and afterwards at Bassett Down Golf Complex, Hay Lane, Swindon SN4 9QW.
The Fire Fighters Charity have launched a new 24/7 Crisis help line.
For details, go to Fire Fighters Charity web page.
With great sadness we announce the sudden death of Mark Hillier, watch manager in charge of Pewsey fire station.
Go to NEWS page.
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Scammers are getting so sophisticated that at times it’s almost impossible to distinguish between genuine and fraudulent phone calls, emails and texts.
Go to STAYING SAFE ONLINE page.
Six tips are offered to help protect you.