Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service

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Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service
Operational area
Country  England
County  Buckinghamshire
Agency overview
Employees 683
Chief Fire Officer Jason Thelwell
Facilities and equipment
Stations 20
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.

Fire Stations/Appliances[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, 09:00 to 18:00 and respond from their homes in the night) 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.

Station Callsign Station Name Duty System Appliances
JC11 Great Holm Wholetime 1x WrL, 1x L4P, 1x GPV
JC12 Bletchley Wholetime/Cross Crewed* 1x WrL, 1x WrT, 1x BASU*
JC13 Broughton Wholetime/Cross Crewed* 2x WrL, 1x OSU*, 1x IRU*
JC14 Newport Pagnell Day Crewed/Cross Crewed* 1x WrL, 1x WRU+IrbT*
JC15 Olney Retained 1x WrtT, 1x SFU
JC21 Aylesbury Wholetime/Cross Crewed* 2x WrL, 1x L4P, 1x SEU*, 1x ICCU*, 1x CanV, 2x GPV, 3x PM for 5x USAR Pods
JC22 Buckingham Day Crewed 2x WrL
JC23 Winslow Retained 1xWrL
JC24 Brill Retained 1x WrT
JC25 Waddesdon Retained 1x WrtT
JC26 Haddenham Retained 1x WrL
JC31 Amersham Day Crewed 1x WrL, 1x WrT
JC32 Chesham Retained 1x WrL
JC33 Great Missenden Retained/Cross Crewed* 1x WrL, 1x OSU*
JC41 High Wycombe Wholetime 2x WrL, 1x L4P, 1x TL, 1x GPV
JC42 Princes Risborough Retained/Cross Crewed* 1x WrL, 1x W/FoT*
JC43 Stokenchurch Retained/Cross Crewed* 1x WrL, 1x HLRU*
JC44 Marlow Retained 1x WrL
JC51 Beakonsfield Wholetime/Cross Crewed* 2x WrL, 1x WRU+IrbT*
JC52 Gerrards Cross Day Crewed 1x WrL

Fire Appliance Glossary/Callsigns[edit]

  • Water Ladder (WrL): P1/P2
  • Water Ladder (WrT): P1/P2
  • Water Tanker Tender (WrtT): PW1
  • Light 4x4 Pump (L4P): P4
  • Small Fires Unit (SFU): L1
  • Water/Foam Tanker (W/FoT): W5
  • Hose Layer/Retrieval Unit (HLRU): W2
  • Turntable Ladder (TL): A8
  • Water Rescue Unit + Inshore Rescue Boat (WRU+IrbT): B5
  • General Purpose Vehicle (GPV): T1/T2
  • Special Equipment Unit (SEU): S61
  • Breathing Apparatus Support Unit (BASU): S5
  • Operational Support Unit (OSU): S6
  • Canteen Vehicle (CanV): S8
  • Incident Command & Control Unit (ICCU): C7

CBRN Response:

  • Incident Response Unit (IRU): H9

Urban Search and Rescue (USAR):

  • Prime Mover (PM): T6/T7/T8


  • 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

External links[edit]