Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service

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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
Official website

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.

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 RP, 1x 4x4 RP*, 1x TL
JC12 Bletchley Wholetime/On Call 1x RP, 1x WTT*, 1x FESS*
JC13 Broughton Wholetime/On-Call 1x RP, 1x RP*, 1x OSU*
JC14 Newport Pagnell Day-Crewed 1x RP, 1x WRU†, 1x WRBt†
JC15 Olney On-Call 1x RP*
JC21 Aylesbury Wholetime/On Call 2x RP, 1x 4x4 RP*, 1x ICU*, 1x WrC, 1x EPU/ARU*
JC22 Buckingham Day-Crewed/On-Call 1x RP, 1x LRP
JC23 Winslow On-Call 1x RP*
JC24 Brill On-Call 1x RP*
JC25 Waddesdon On-Call 1x RP
JC26 Haddenham On-Call 1x RP*
JC29 Aylesbury (USAR) Wholetime 4x PM for 5x USAR modules†
JC31 Amersham Day-Crewed/On-Call 1x RP, 1x RP*
JC32 Chesham On-Call 1x RP*
JC33 Great Missenden On-Call 1x RP*
JC41 High Wycombe Wholetime/On-Call 2x RP, 1x 4x4 RP*, 1x TL†
JC42 Princes Risborough On-Call 1x RP*, 1x WFT*
JC43 Stokenchurch On-Call 1x RP*
JC44 Marlow On-Call 1x RP*, 1x OSU*
JC51 Beaconsfield Wholetime/On-Call 1x RP, 1x RP*, 1x WRU†, 1x WRBt†
JC52 Gerrards Cross Day-Crewed 1x RP, 1x WT†

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

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

Fire Appliance Glossary/Callsigns[edit]

  • (RP) - Rescue Pump P1/P2
  • (LRP) - Light Rescue Pump P2
  • (TL) - Turntable Ladder: A8
  • (WRU) - Water Rescue Unit: R1,
  • (WRBt) - Water Rescue Boat: B1
  • (OSU) - Operational Support Unit: S6
  • (ICU) - Incident Control Unit: C7
  • (WTT) - Water Tanker Tender: PW1/PW2
  • (WT) - Water Tanker: W5
  • (FT) - Foam Tanker: W5
  • (WFT) - Water 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


  • 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 Hub[edit]

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 also[edit]


  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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