Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service
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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.
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
- 01 Caversham Rd, Reading, 02 Wokingham Rd, Reading, 03 Dee Road, Reading, 10 Wokingham, 13 Windsor, 17 Slough, 18 Langley, 20 Whitley Wood, Reading
Berkshire Wholetime / 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.