Malpas Fire Station

Malpas Fire Station 

Malpas Community Fire Station serves part of the City of Newport in-conjunction with Maindee and Duffryn. Covering predominantly the areas of Bettws and Malpas up to the border of Cwmbran plus the surrounding villages of Caerleon, Rogerstone and Risca. The estimated population is 76,000, which covers on area of 20 sq. miles.

The Community Fire Station is situated toward the north of the city with easy access to all major roads networks, including close proximity to Junction 26 of the M4 Motorway, which is the main arterial route through South Wales.

Malpas station area has a varying range of industries and businesses expected from a thriving vibrant city, which includes a high proportion of sleeping risks, a main Swansea to London rail link, a port, residential areas, including 2 major hospitals, the Royal Gwent & St Woolos and a smaller private hospital St. Josephs.

Malpas also covers the city centre of Newport, which has a large retail and business establishment. The main industrial areas are located throughout the station area, including other major risks located just outside the station area, where Malpas is a key station within the Pre-determined attendance (PDA) of the major risks and smaller industrial risks situated throughout the station and surrounding area.

The city centre has the usual range of retail premises with other major retailers being present at various locations across the station area, with substantial investment and development programmed for the area. Residential areas vary from low socio-economic, multi-occupancy housing to larger housing in more affluent areas.

Four of Newport’s electoral wards feature within the list of Wales’ one hundred most deprived awards and a further six sub wards qualify for funding under the Assembly Government’s Communities First programme, Bettws being one of these wards.

Call Profile

The station activity is currently at approximately 2000 incidents per year with accidental dwelling fires, unwanted fire signal’s (UFS’s), Road Traffic Collisions and Malicious calls being high on the agenda for reduction:

Community Initiatives:

  • Dragon Program
  • Young Firefighters
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme
  • Firewatch Initiative with Year 8’s at Caerleon Comprehensive School (Mentoring pupils through fire Safety Inspections in to raise awareness & reduce the risk of fire at school) Additional initiative to commence shortly at Betts Comp
  • Key stage 1 & 2 initiatives at all schools within the area
  • School Arson Vulnerability assessments
  • Business Arson Vulnerability assessments
  • Arson Reduction group meetings
  • Gavo
  • Communities First
  • Surestart
  • Partnership working with other community groups to identify preventative measures and enhance communities knowledge of safety in the home etc.
  • Vehicle Crime awareness days

(The Community Safety Department run the Dragon Project and the Young Firefighters scheme from Malpas station, which engages with the young people within the community).

Malpas Community Station’s personnel are committed to the Vision of the organisation “To make our communities the safest places to live, work and visit”.

In doing so we welcome all groups and organisation within our community to share our knowledge and experiences. For further information contact 01443 232000 and ask for Malpas station or click here to book a FREE Fire Safety Check for your home.


Malpas Fire and Technical Rescue Station is the first Fire Station in Wales to have specific Technical Rescue Watch based personnel. It will be the First Station within the UK with a Community Water Ladder Watch working along side the specialised Technical Rescue Watch. Each Watch responds to role-specific incidents but both work cohesively on Station.

Malpas Fire and Technical Rescue Station provides 24-hour cover, 365 days a year, staffed by 64 personnel, which comprises of 28 personnel across four watches within the Community Waterladder section and 36 personnel across four watches within the Technical Rescue Unit. The Station Manager has the responsibility for the efficiency and effectiveness of the station and its performance, supported by the eight watches and two ancillary workers.

The four Community Waterladder watches comprise of the following personnel:

  • 1 x Watch Manager (WM)
  • 1 x Crew Manager (CM)
  • 5 x Firefighters (FF)

 The Four Technical Rescue Unit watches comprise of the following personnel:

  • 1 x Watch Manager (WM)
  • 1 x Crew Manager (CM)
  • 7 x Firefighters (FF)

 Appliances located at Malpas consist of:

  • 1 x Fire appliance (WRL)
  • 1 x Heavy Rescue Tender (HRT)
  • 1 x Line Rescue Vehicle
  • 1 x Category 1 road rail vehicle (primarily for incidents on railways and railway tunnels)

Malpas Fire and Technical Rescue Station’s personnel are committed to the Vision of the organisation “To make our communities the safest places to live, work and visit” and in order to achieve this vision they will:

  •  ensure all of our communities are aware of the risks
  •  work with partners to reduce the risks
  •  target our services according to need; and
  •  give an excellent and rapid response when our services are required in order to save and protect.


Station Address

Malpas Road
NP20 6YN

Station Overview

Type: Wholetime
Personnel: 64

1 x Water Ladder

1 x  Rescue Tender

1 x  Special Rescue Unit

3 x  Emergency Boat

1 x Rail Incident Unit


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Page Last Updated on 14/10/2015