Aberbargoed Fire Station 

Overview

Aberbargoed Fire Station serves the town of Aberbargoed and the surrounding towns of Bargoed, Blackwood, Pontllanfraith, Markham, New Tredegar, Oakdale and Ystrad Mynach. The estimated population of the Station area is 56,000 covering an approximate area of 6,560 hectares.

Aberbargoed Fire Station serves a diverse range of light and heavy industries; business and residential areas; several retail parks, and rural and forested areas all within its station ground.

  • Our new Community Fire station was designed to meet the diverse needs of our community and as such contains many features to make any visit to the Station as pleasurable as possible.Within the Station there are two community meeting rooms which can be used by any appropriate local groups on a one off or regular basis free of charge. Each room can hold up to a maximum of 20 people and is fitted with air conditioning, a hearing induction loop and is wheelchair accessible. To book or view this facility please contact us direct on 01443232870.
  • We offer a range of Road Traffic Reduction Presentations which can be held at Station or local colleges/community workshops/youth centres.  The aims of the presentations are to highlight road safety issues to young drivers.  The presentations cover issues relating to accidents and how we can prevent them from occurring (i.e.) wearing seat belts/speeding/drink and drug driving/using mobile phones whilst driving and inexperience
  • We offer and carry out Home Fire Safety Checks and install free smoke alarms where required see details on the right on how to request a Home Fire Safety Check. In total we have fitted over 2400 households in the Aberbargoed area with smoke detectors over the past 4 years
  • We visit our local Schools to educate younger children in the dangers of fire, and older children on the dangers of hazards in the house and kitchen areas
  • We carry out local arson vulnerability assessments and work with local services to remove litter and other potential hazards (i.e. discarded gas bottles)We work with the police and the borough council to reduce the high number of deliberate car fires in and around the Aberbargoed area
  • We take an active role in the local PACT (Police And Community Together) meetings
  • We host and take an active role in the local monthly Police surgery meetings
  • We continue to visit factories and industrial sites on a regular basis to maintain local risk knowledge
  • We carry out 30 off station training exercises to make sure fire-fighters remain in a high state of readiness for all emergency incidents
  • We aim to increase the number of retained duty system fire fighters and would welcome applications from persons able to provide cover throughout the day (0700-1800hrs). We would also like to encourage applications from females and underrepresented ethnic groups.

Schools

Ysgol Bro Sannon, Aberbargoed

Blackwood Primary, Blackwood

Ysgol Gymraeg, Trelyn Pengam

Deri Primary, Bargoed

Ysgol Gymraeg, Gilfach Fargoed

Gilfach Fargoed Primary, Bargoed

Ysgol Penalltau, Ystrad Mynach

Libanus Primary, Blackwood

Ysgol Gymraeg Cwn Derwen, Oakdale

Park Primary, Bargoed

White Rose Primary, New Tredegar

Phillipstown Primary, New Tredegar

Glyn Gaer Primary

St Gwladys, Bargoed

Aberbargoed Primary, Bargoed

Bryn Primary, Pontllanfraith

Cefn Fforest Primary, Cefn Fforest

Derwendeg Primary

Fleur-De-Lys Primary

Greenhill Primary, Hengoed

Hengoed Primary, Hengoed

Maesycwmmer Primary, Hengoed

Markham Primary, Blackwood

Pengam Primary, Pengam

Penllwyn Primary, Pontllanfraith

Tir-Y-Berth Primary, Hengoed

Rhiw-Syr-Dafydd Primary, Oakdale

 

 
Staff

47 uniformed staff comprising 4 Watches of 7 (Red, Green, Blue, White), and a Retained Duty System Watch comprising of 18 personnel, a Station Commander plus 2 non-uniformed support staff.

History

Work commenced on the site in January 2013, the build was complete in November 2013. The result of which is a fantastic modern, energy efficient Community Fire Station.

This Station was opened on 14th June 2014 by Councillor David Tudor Davies, Chairman of South Wales Fire and Rescue Service.

 

Station Address

 St. Margarets Way, Aberbargoed, CF81 9GB

Station Overview

Type: Wholetime / Retained
Personnel:
Appliances:
2 x Water Ladder
1 x Breathing Apparatus Support Unit
1 x Rescue support Vehicle
1 x Water Bowser
1 x 4x4 Landrover & Polaris (Wildfire)
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Page Last Updated on 20/11/2017
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