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The Welsh Firefighter Challenge

The Welsh Firefighter Challenge is a regional sporting event run. alongside The British Firefighter Challenge. It is for both serving and retired firefighters. The aims of this event are to raise much needed funds for The Firefighters Charity and also to raise awareness within the communities in which we serve.

The Firefighters Charity offers specialist lifelong support for members of the UK Fire Service community, empowering individuals to live happier and healthy lives. Find out more here

Our most recent event took place in Swansea City Centre on Saturday 3rd june 2023. Check out our highlights below as posted by The Firefighters Charity.



Held annually, the Welsh Firefighter Challenge is part of the British Firefighter Challenge series and is a set of grueling physical and mental tests designed to showcase the skills and strength of firefighters in Wales. This year’s event will take place on June 3rd, and we encourage all firefighters to consider signing up to participate.

The Welsh Firefighter Challenge is more than just a competition – it’s an opportunity to come together as a community, to support and celebrate each other’s achievements, and to demonstrate the professionalism and dedication of firefighters.

So why should you consider competing in the Welsh Firefighter Challenge? Here are a few reasons:

It’s a great way to stay in top physical shape. Firefighters are required to be in excellent physical condition, and the Welsh Firefighter Challenge is a perfect way to test and improve your fitness.

You’ll get to meet and bond with other firefighters. The Welsh Firefighter Challenge is a great way to build camaraderie and friendships with your fellow firefighters.

You’ll have the opportunity to showcase your skills and abilities. The Welsh Firefighter Challenge is a chance to demonstrate your strength, endurance, and teamwork skills to the rest of the community.

It’s a lot of fun! The Welsh Firefighter Challenge is a thrilling and rewarding experience that you’ll never forget.

So why wait? Sign up for the Welsh Firefighter Challenge today and show the world what you’re made of!


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Welsh Firefighter Challenge 2023 – A Roaring Success!

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CFO Roger Thomas

A Word with the Chief

Mid & West Wales Fire & Rescue Service is delighted to be hosting the Welsh Firefighters Challenge at Castle Square, in the heart of Swansea. Last year’s event, held at Parc y Scarlets in Llanelli, was a resounding success and we are keen to build on these strong foundations to deliver another outstanding competition. Teams from all over the United Kingdom will take part in the event which is an integral part of the British Firefighter Challenge series and serves to promote physical fitness, wellbeing and teamwork. This year we will also be using the event to promote community engagement with a wide range of partners including Swansea City Council, South Wales Police, Natural Resources Wales, Welsh Ambulance Services Trust and local Voluntary Groups. We will also be raising vital funds for The Firefighters Charity who provide a range of health and wellbeing services for serving and retired members of the Fire & Rescue Service community. Please come and join us and show your support for our amazing Firefighters !



Meet The Team

Lee Rees

CM – Haverfordwest Station

James Sheen

FF – Haverfordwest Station

Tim Frost

CM Narberth Station,           FF – Morriston Station

Luke Fisher

FF – Neath Station.               FF – Peterchurch Station

Dom Norcross

WM – Llanelli Station,           WM – Narberth Station

Hayden Ralph

WM/SLO/Operational Resilience Officer – Pembrokeshire

Nina Bishop

FF – Haverfordwest Station

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