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Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service

Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service, is the Local Authority Fire Service serving the ceremonial county of Buckinghamshire. It comprises the four districts of Buckinghamshire – Aylesbury Vale, Chiltern, South Bucks and Wycombe – and the unitary authority of Milton Keynes.

Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service
Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service.jpg
Operational area
Country England
County Buckinghamshire
Agency overview
Established1 April 1997 (1997-04-01)
Employees683
Chief Fire OfficerJason Thelwell
Facilities and equipment
Stations20
USARYes
Website
Official website

The Combined Fire Authority became operational on 1 April 1997 as a result of the Buckinghamshire Fire Services(Combination Scheme) Order 1996 which was approved in November 1996.[1]

Contents

Fire Stations/Appliances[2][3]Edit

Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service operates 20 fire stations, of which six are crewed day and night (wholetime), four are day-crewed (on station everyday, 09:00 to 18:00 and respond from their homes in the night) the remainder are crewed by on call firefighters who live near to their fire station and can arrive there within five minutes of a call being received. Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service also operate a pool of "flexi-firefighters" who fill in gaps in wholetime crewing.[4]

Station Callsign Station Name Duty System Appliances
JC11 Great Holm Wholetime / On Call 2x RP, 1x TL,
JC12 Bletchley Wholetime / On Call 1x RP, 1x WTT*, 1x FESS*
JC13 Broughton Wholetime / On Call 1x RP, 1x WT*, 1x OSU*
JC14 Newport Pagnell Day Crewed 1x RP, 1x WRU
JC15 Olney On Call 1x WT
JC21 Aylesbury Wholetime / On Call 3x RP, 1x OSU*, 1x ICCU*, 1x EPU/ARU
JC22 Buckingham Day Crewed / On Call 1x RP, 1x WT*
JC23 Winslow On Call 1x WT
JC24 Brill On Call 1x WT
JC25 Waddesdon On Call 1X WTT
JC26 Haddenham On Call 1x RP
JC29 Aylesbury (USAR) Wholetime 5x PM for 5x USAR Pods
JC31 Amersham Day Crewed / On Call 2x RP
JC32 Chesham On Call 1x RP
JC33 Great Missenden On Call 1x RP
JC41 High Wycombe Wholetime / On Call 3x RP, 1x TL
JC42 Princes Risborough On Call 1x RP, 1x FT
JC43 Stokenchurch On Call 1x SFU
JC44 Marlow On Call 1x RP, 1x OSU
JC51 Beaconsfield Wholetime / On Call 2x RP, 1x WRU,
JC52 Gerrards Cross Day Crewed 1x RP 1x WTa

Fire Appliance Glossary/CallsignsEdit

  • (RP) - Rescue Pump P1/P2
  • (WT) - Water Tender P1/P2/P4
  • (TL) - Turntable Ladder: A8
  • (WRU) - Water Rescue Unit: B1
  • (OSU) - Operational Support Unit: S6
  • (ICU) - Incident Command and Control Unit: C7
  • (WTT) - Water Tanker Tender: PW1/PW2
  • (WTa) - Water Tanker: W5
  • (FT) - Foam Tanker: W5
  • (SFU) - Small Fires Unit (SP4)
  • (EPU/ARU) - Environmental Protection Unit / Animal Rescue Unit: S61
  • (FESS) British Red Cross Fire and Emergency Support Service: S7

Urban Search and Rescue (USAR):

  • Prime Mover (PM): T6/T7/T8

Pods:

  • Module 1 - Technical Search Equipment
  • Module 2 - Heavy Transport, Confined Space & Hot Cutting
  • Module 3 - Breaching & Breaking Equipment
  • Module 4 - Multi Purpose Vehicle
  • Module 5 - Shoring Operations

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS 1996 No. 2924". Legislation.gov.uk. 19 November 1996. Retrieved 13 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Bucks Fire & Rescue Service | Our Fire Stations | Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes". bucksfire.gov.uk. Retrieved 2017-02-10.
  3. ^ "Bucks Fire & Rescue Service | Meet The Fleet | Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes". bucksfire.gov.uk. Retrieved 2017-02-10.
  4. ^ (PDF) http://bucksfire.gov.uk/files/2114/7333/8207/ITEM_8_Fire_Reform_Report_Executive_21092016__Appendices.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)

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