Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service

The Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service is a statutory fire and rescue service covering the area of the ceremonial county of Berkshire in England. The fire service was formerly administered by Berkshire County Council, but when that was abolished the service became the responsibility of the Royal Berkshire Fire Authority, made up of representatives from the six unitary authorities of Bracknell Forest Borough Council, Reading Borough Council, Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, Slough Borough Council, West Berkshire Council, and Wokingham Borough Council.

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service
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Operational area
CountryEngland
CountyBerkshire
Facilities and equipment
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Website
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The service's headquarters are located at Newsham Court, Pincents Kiln, in the Reading suburb of Calcot. It operates from 18 fire stations across Berkshire.[1][2]

Berkshire Fire and Rescue appliance

Fire stations and appliancesEdit

The service operates 18 fire stations – 12 of which are wholetime and six use retained firefighters.[3]

As of April 2021, new fire station is being constructed in Theale, which will also house Thames Valley Police and South Central Ambulance Service.[4]

Fire station Duty System Appliances
Caversham Rd, Reading central Wholetime Fire engine, water & animal rescue unit
Dee Rd, Reading west Wholetime Fire engine, heavy rescue unit
Whitley Wood, Reading south Wholetime Fire engine, aerial ladder platform, operational support unit, 3 forklifts, den
Wokingham Rd, Reading east Wholetime Fire engine
Ascot Wholetime Fire engine
Bracknell Wholetime 2 fire engines, 2 high volume pumps, bus, van
Crowthorne Retained 2 fire engines
Hungerford Retained Fire engine, Young Firefighters programme fire engine
Lambourn Retained Fire engine, Land Rover
Langley Wholetime Fire engine, bus, van
Maidenhead Wholetime / Retained Fire engine, 4x4 fire engine
Mortimer Retained Fire engine
Newbury Wholetime 2 fire engines, 2 vans
Pangbourne Retained 4x4 fire engine, water carrier, Land Rover
Slough Wholetime 2 fire engines
Windsor Wholetime Fire engine
Wokingham Wholetime Fire engine

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "RBFRS Home Page". Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service. Retrieved 2008-09-11.
  2. ^ "RBFRS - About Us". Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service. Retrieved 2008-09-11.
  3. ^ "Fire Stations". Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service. Retrieved 22 April 2021.
  4. ^ "Theale Community Fire Station". Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service. Retrieved 22 April 2021.

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