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Bala is a Retained Duty System (RDS) station.
RDS firefighters are skilled individuals who do ordinary jobs and offer evening, daytime and/or weekend cover.
Geographical area covered:
Bala's station has one of the largest turn out areas in North Wales, stretching from theBerwynmountains in the East, towards the Arenig mountains in the West.
Sites of risk:
As well as the town's own industrial parks, the area has the busy A494, stretching some 15 miles through the turn out area. This main arterial road leads to the holiday resorts of Dolgellau, Barmouth and theLlynPeninsula.
The surrounding mountain and forestry areas provide a constant risk to this rural station during dry periods.
Built in 1964, Bala was originally part of the Meirionydd and Gwynedd Fire Service, before the amalgamation in 1996 to North Wales Fire Service. Bala was originally built as a flat roof station so that it could be extended upwards - some original predictions estimated that Bala's population would multiply ten fold in the decades following the 1960s.
Work in the Community:
The station takes part in various charity fundraising activities, including the annual car wash. It also takes an active part in the annual Welsh music festival in the town, Wa Bala, visiting the 'family day' with the fire engine and taking free home fire safety check referrals.