Stuart Millington is the new interim Chief Fire Officer for South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, joining the service on…
South Wales FRS
The Welsh Government has taken the unprecedented step to remove the fire authority in South Wales and put in independent Commissioners. Hannah Blythyn told the Senedd why she had taken this step to deal with the problems identified in the January 2023 culture review.
Following the recent publication of the damning South Wales Fire and Rescue Service culture review, the Welsh Government has vowed to intervene to “oversee sustainable change and prevent a recurrence” of these failures
Having instigated an independent review of his service, Chief Fire Officer Huw Jakeway confirmed he is to retire and leave his successor to manage the fall out from a report that finds South Wales Fire and Rescue service has a ‘patriarchal mentality’ with ‘sexist and misogynistic behaviours.’
South Wales Fire and Rescue Service (SWFRS) is the first fire and rescue service to introduce accredited training for Wildfire response tactics, in conjunction with SFJ Awards.