In 2013 SWFRS
carried out more than 240 animal rescues, including 27 horses, 17 sheep, eight cows and two goats - often in precarious situations.
On June 14 this year at Cardiff Magistrates' Court, Zheng pleaded guilty to charges of breaching the prohibition notice issued by SWFRS
, admitting the premises had, on four separate occasions, been used for residential purposes.
Bridgend station commander Stephen Richards told the inquest that "it is not fire service protocol to close the road" unless there is a road traffic collision and it is needed to ensure the safety of officers.
Huw Jakeway, Chief Fire Officer for SWFRS
, said: "As a service, we recognise the impact deliberate grass fires have on the communities of South Wales and we continue to direct our resources to prevent these fires occurring in the first place.
Hosted by SWFRS
, the event saw 600 firefighters battle it out in trauma, water, extrication, rope and urban search and rescue challenges showcasing the very best in rescue skills and techniques from services across the UK.
Union chiefs backed SWFRS
's decision to retain and then reinstate Watkins as a reghter.
The South Wales Fire and W Rescue Service (SWFRS
) was called to the refuse fire in Caroline Street, Newport, Gwent, at 8.47pm on Thursday.
Andrew Thomas, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service Assistant Chief Fire Officer, said: "The majority of calls received by SWFRS
are to rescue cattle, horses and dogs from areas such as trenches, mud flats and slurry pits.
A team of 30 from South Wales Fire and Rescue Service (SWFRS
) will take part in the Tunnel to Towers 5k Run/Walk on Sunday, September 30.
Neil Davies, incident commander with South Wales Fire and Rescue Service (SWFRS
), said: "The incident is still ongoing and SWFRS
currently have three appliances, four special appliances and 25 firefighters on scene and the fire service is likely to remain on the scene until at least Friday.
It continued: "The buildings involved are mixed in use and ownership and SWFRS
are working closely with all parties.