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We provide strategic direction and support to fire and rescue authorities (FRAs) through the provision of statutory and non-statutory guidance.  
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The responsibility for fire and rescue services is devolved in Wales.

Since devolution in 2004, there has been a reduction of over 50% in fires and fire-related casualties. 

Fire and Rescue Authorities (FRAs) provide these services. 

North Wales FRA (External link) Covering: Anglesey, Gwynedd, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham

Mid and West Wales FRA (External link) Covering: Powys, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire, Swansea and Neath Port Talbot

South Wales FRA (External link) Covering: Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Bridgend, Vale of Glamorgan, Cardiff, Caerphilly, Blaenau Gwent, Torfaen, Newport and Monmouthshire

FRAs work within a policy and legal framework which the Welsh Government sets. More details of this are in the National Framework for Fire and Rescue Services.

Responding to emergencies is at the core of the Service’s work, particularly fires, flooding/ water incidents and road traffic collisions. However there are also other emergencies to which they will respond including rail or air crashes, building collapses or chemical incidents.

If you want to contact the Welsh Government on fire policy issues, you can do so by email.  

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