Ebbw Vale Fire Station

Ebbw Vale Fire Station 

Ebbw Vale Fire Station serves the towns of Ebbw Vale and Cwm. The estimated population of the area is 28,000 people, covering an area of approximately 13 square miles.

Ebbw Vale Fire Station serves a range of industrial, business and residential properties as well as a large retail park on the site of the 1992 Garden Festival, a busy town centre and a number of out-of-town supermarkets.

Community Initiatives

  • Arson reduction group meetings.
  • Various local schools and community groups.
  • Firewatch scheme with Ebbw Vale Comprehensive School and Glyncoed Comprehensive School
  • Mentoring session with year 10 Glyncoed Comprehensive School.

Staff

39 uniformed staff comprising 4 Watches and a Station Manager.

History

The Station opened in 1974 as a shift Station with a retained compliment.  In the mid 80’s it was changed to Day Crewed status.  However, in 2010 as a result of the significant changes in the Service, the Station returned to a 4 shift system with an increase of 19 personnel.  As a result of the changes, the Service introduced additional emergency resources to the Station including, crewing the Rescue Tender on a full time basis, 2 emergency boats for flooding and water rescue and a swift water rescue capability. 

Station Address

Cemetery Road
Ebbw Vale
Blaenau
Gwent
NP23 6LE

Station Overview

Type: 4 shift system
Personnel: 39
Appliances:
1 x Water Ladder
Water Ladder

1 x Rescue Tender
Rescue Tender

1 x Rope Rescue Unit
Rope Rescue Unit

2 x Emergency Boats
Swift Water Rescue
 
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Page Last Updated on 10/9/2014
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