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.
Retained duty system 5 uniformed staff
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.