Abertillery Fire Station

Abertillery Fire and Rescue Station 

Overview

Abertillery Fire Station serves the town of Abertillery and the surrounding villages of Cwmtillery, Llanhilleth, Aberbeeg, Trinant, Blaenau Gwent and Six Bells. The estimated population of the area is over 21,000 people, covering an area of approximately 11 square miles.

Abertillery Fire Station serves a range of industrial, business and residential properties, as well as several major retailers in the town centre.

Community Initiatives

  • Carrying out Home Fire Safety Checks
  • Working with local schools
  • Various other Community Safety activities

Staff

A Retained Duty System watch of 18 uniformed personnel. A Station Manager is also based at Abertillery, who is responsible for Abertillery, Blaina and Brynmawr Fire Stations.

Station History

Abertillery Fire Station was first opened in 1966, built on the old Railway Sidings.  The Station has won awards for its unusual chalet style design.

The station was once home to a 24 hour crewed fire appliance, a part time fire appliance, as well as a Hydraulic Platform vehicle and Foam Carrier. Now the station has one water ladder and a 4x4 vehicle for the more mountainous parts of the stations area.

In summer 2005, the local Ambulance station in Aberbeeg was flooded due to torrential rain, and Abertillery was one of the first Fire Stations in South Wales to offer accommodation to the Ambulance Personnel and their vehicles. There are now two Ambulances and a Rapid Response Vehicle permanently based at Abertillery Station, as well as the associated personnel. This has seen an increase in liaison and effectiveness between the emergency services, especially at operational incidents.

In February 2010 the duty system at Abertillery Fire Station changed from a Day Crewed System to a Retained Duty System.

Station Address

Station Hill
Abertillery
NP13 1UJ

Station Overview

Type:Retained Duty System
Personnel: 18
Appliances:
1 x Water Ladder
1 x Light Pump Unit 4x4
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Page Last Updated on 06/3/2017
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