Aberdyfi fire station forms part of North Wales fire and rescue service. Located in the centre of the village its 1 rescue pump covers a geographical area running along the Dyfi estuary up to Corris, also providing third appliance cover for Machynlleth and second appliance cover for Tywyn in the other direction Although in theory it is possible to be mobilised anywhere as far as Bala or Barmouth and even Aberystwyth.
The station has a crew of 10 consisting of 2 Watch Managers, 1 Crew Manager and 7 Firefighters. The station is run on the Retained Duty System which means all the crew have primary jobs and are then alerted to their fire service duties by alerter. The crew are proud to say that although they recieve an average of around 30 calls per year they managed to be 'on the run' for 99.5% in 2007 meaning they were unavailable for just 44 hours.
Aberdyfi Fire Station is at the heart of Aberdyfi. Located at the end of the main car park it is the ideal place for a constant reminder to check those smoke alarms or just take that little bit more time on the roads.
It was built in its current location in 1967 as part of the Meirionethshire Fire Service and is now serving as a North Wales Fire Station.
We have just taken delivery of a New fire engine at the station after our last fire engine was involved in a collision on its was to an emergency in 2008. The new appliance pictured below is a 2004/5 Volvo appliance and is built to the All Wales Standard Model and is a frontline rescue pump.