Abercarn Fire Station

Gorsaf Dân Abercarn  

Abercarn fire station is situated on the Prince of Wales industrial estate adjacent to the A467, and serves the main towns of Abercarn, and Newbridge, and the surrounding villages of Cwmcarn, Crumlin, and Swffryd. It serves an estimated population of 22,000 people, and covers an area of 5180 hectares/20sq miles.

Abercarn fire station serves a wide array of risks from commercial and industrial premise, residential property, currently increasing at a steady growth rate, and substantial forested area, which incorporates the “Cwmcarn scenic drive” tourist site.

Community Initiatives

  • Community home fire safety visits
  • Educational visits-key stages one and two
  • Visits to local retirement complexes/residential care establishments
  • Seasonal campaigns
  • Joint RTC initiatives with police force, and welsh ambulance service
  • Fire safety courses with local scout group
  • Duke of Edinburgh scheme
  • Firewatch scheme at local high schools
  • “Pass plus cymru” presentation
  • “Safety with sparklers” presentation

Staff

15 uniformed staff comprising 2 Watches of 7 (Red and White) and a Station Manager.

Retained duty system 5 uniformed staff

What’s Happening Now?

Following SWF&RS Risk Reduction Plan, which commenced in 2007, the Station is undergoing a change to the crewing system. It is currently actively recruiting personnel within the locality to undertake Retained Duty System duties which eventually will replace the Day-Crewed system as it now stands. At the moment both systems are running side-by-side until the newly appointed personnel attain the required training and competencies.

History

  • Station built in 1975 on the site of the Prince of Wales Colliery.
  • In 1878 the colliery suffered the 2nd worst mining disaster in the UK.
  • Replaced the station at "The Old Council Yard West End Abercarn" which had 1 WDS WRL, 1 RDS WRL and a Rescue Tender.
  • Changed from Shift to Day Crewing in 1979.
  • Prior to amalgamation served as Divisional HQ, Fire Safety HQ and Training school for Gwent Fire Brigade.

Station Address

Darren Drive
Prince of Wales Industrial Estate
Abercarn
NP11 5AR

Station Overview

Type: Day Crewed/Retained
Personnel: 21
Cerbydau:
1x Ysgol Ddŵr
1x Uned Diogelu'r Amgylchedd
1x 4X4
Useful Links
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