Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service
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|Established||1 April 1997|
|Annual calls||8090 (2016-17)|
|Chief Fire Officer||Jason Thelwell|
|Facilities and equipment|
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.
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.
|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†|
|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|
|JC29||Aylesbury (USAR)||Wholetime||4x PM for 5x USAR modules†|
|JC31||Amersham||Day-Crewed/On-Call||1x RP, 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*|
|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
- (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)
- 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
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. 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.
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- "Bucks Fire & Rescue Service | Our Fire Stations | Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes". bucksfire.gov.uk. Retrieved 2017-02-10.
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- "Fire Authority Approves Milton Keynes Station Marger". www.miltonkeynes.co.uk. Retrieved 2019-07-19.
- "Two Bucks Fire Stations To Merge". Heart Four Counties. Retrieved 2019-07-19.
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