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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
We Save Lives
Operational area
Country England
County Buckinghamshire
Agency overview
Established1 April 1997 (1997-04-01)
Annual calls8090 (2016-17)
Employees470 (2019)
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]

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, 08:00 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 1x Rescue Pump

1x Turntable Ladder

1x 4x4 Rescue Pump*

JC12 Bletchley Wholetime / On Call 1x Rescue Pump

1x Water Tanker/Tender*

1x Fire Emergency Support Service*

JC13 Broughton Wholetime / On Call 1x Rescue Pump

1x Rescue Pump*

1x Operational Support Unit*

JC14 Newport Pagnell Day Crewed 1x Rescue Pump

1x Water Rescue Unit †

1x Water Rescue Boat †

JC15 Olney On Call 1x Rescue Pump*
JC21 Aylesbury Wholetime / On Call 2x Rescue Pumps

1x 4x4 Rescue Pump*

1x Incident Command Unit*

1x Environmental Protection / Animal Rescue Unit*

JC22 Buckingham Day Crewed / On Call 1x Rescue Pump

1x LRP

JC23 Winslow On Call 1x Rescue Pump*
JC24 Brill On Call 1x Rescue Pump*
JC25 Waddesdon On Call 1x Rescue Pump
JC26 Haddenham On Call 1x Rescue Pump*
JC29 Aylesbury (USAR) Wholetime 4x Prime Movers for 5x USAR Pods †
JC31 Amersham Day Crewed / On Call 1x Rescue Pump

1x Rescue Pump*

JC32 Chesham On Call 1x Rescue Pump*
JC33 Great Missenden On Call 1x Rescue Pump*
JC41 High Wycombe Wholetime / On Call 2x Rescue Pumps

1x Turntable Ladder †

1x 4x4 Rescue Pump*

JC42 Princes Risborough On Call 1x Rescue Pump*

1x Water/Foam Tanker*

JC43 Stokenchurch On Call N/A
JC44 Marlow On Call 1x Rescue Pump*

1x Operational Suuport Unit*

JC51 Beaconsfield Wholetime / On Call 1x Rescue Pump

1x Water Rescue Unit †

1x Water Rescue Boat †

1x Rescue Pump*

JC52 Gerrards Cross Day Crewed 1x Rescue Pump

1x Water Tanker †

Appliances marked with an asterisk (*) are crewed by on-call firefighters.

Appliances marked with an obelisk (†) are switch crewed.

Fire Appliance Glossary/CallsignsEdit

  • (RP) - Rescue Pump P1/P2
  • (WT) - Water Tender P1/P2/P4
  • (LRP) - Light Rescue Pump P2
  • (TL) - Turntable Ladder: A8
  • (WRU) - Water Rescue Unit: R1,
  • (WRB) - Water Rescue Boat: 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
  • (EPU/ARU) - Environmental Protection Unit / Animal Rescue Unit: S61
  • (FESS) British Red Cross Fire and Emergency Support Service: S7
Urban Search and Rescue (USAR)Edit
  • Prime Mover (PM): T6/T7/T8/T9

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


Blue Light HubEdit

On the 10th February 2016, Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes Fire Authority (BMKFA) approved plans for a new combined fire, police, and ambulance station, provisionally named the "Blue Light Hub" to be built.[5] The new station will house over 200 fire, police, and ambulance staff who will be relocating from various locations across Milton Keynes to work together in one central location. As a result of the new site, both Bletchley and Great Holm Fire Stations will be closed, with the appliances and firefighters being moved to the new site on the West Ashland estate, in Milton Keynes.[6]

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)
  5. ^ "Fire Authority Approves Milton Keynes Station Marger". www.miltonkeynes.co.uk. Retrieved 2019-07-19.
  6. ^ "Two Bucks Fire Stations To Merge". Heart Four Counties. Retrieved 2019-07-19.

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