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Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service

 

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS)
Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) area
Coverage
Area Berkshire
Size 1,262 km2 (487 sq mi)
700,000 households.
Population 812,200
Operations
HQ Tilehurst, Reading
Stations 18
Co-responder No stations
Chief Fire Officer Andy Fry
Deputy Chief Fire Officer Vacant
Fire authority Royal Berkshire Fire Authority
Website 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.

The service's headquarters are located in Dee Road, in the Reading suburb of Tilehurst. It operates from 18 fire stations across Berkshire.[1][2]

Fire Stations

Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service operates 18 fire stations, of which 11 are crewed day and night (wholetime) and the remainder are crewed by retained firefighters who live near to their fire station and can arrive there within five minutes of a call being received. The breakdown of stations is as follows:

  • 8 whole time stations
  • 3 whole time/retained stations
  • 7 Retained stations

Breakdown of the different areas and locations of each fire station station number: here

Berkshire Wholetime

Berkshire Wholetime / Retained

Berkshire Retained

Note, the station numbers go up to '20'. Sonning used to be 08 but was closed in 2008 and Cookham was 12 until closure.

See also

References

  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. 

External links

  • Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service website
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