Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service

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Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service
Operational area
Country  United Kingdom
Country  England
County Berkshire
Facilities and equipment
Stations 18
Official website

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/Appliances[edit]

Station Callsign Station Name Duty System Appliances
Y01 Reading, Caversham Rd Wholetime 1x WrL, 1x WRU
Y02 Reading, Wokingham Rd Wholetime 1x WrL
Y03 Reading, Dee Rd Wholetime 1x WrL, 1x HRV, 1x MRV
Y04 Newbury Wholetime 2x WrL
Y05 Hungerford Retained 1x WrL
Y06 Lambourne Retained 1x WrL
Y07 Pangbourne Retained 1x WrL, 1x WrC
Y09 Wargrave Retained 1x WrL
Y10 Wokingham Wholetime 1x WrL
Y11 Mortimer Retained 1x WrL
Y14 Ascot Retained 1x WrL
Y15 Crowthorne Retained 1x WrL
Y16 Bracknell Wholetime/Retained 2x WrL, 1x PM+HVP, 1x PM+HVHL
Y17 Slough Wholetime 2x WrL
Y18 Langley Wholetime 1x WrL
Y19 Maidenhead Wholetime/Retained 2x WrL, 1x L6P, 1x ICU
Y20 Reading, Whitley Wood Wholetime 1x WrL, 1x ALP, 1x EPU, 1x IRU, 1x OSU
Y21 Windsor Wholetime 1x WrL

Fire Appliance Glossary/Callsigns[edit]

  • Water Ladder (WrL): P1/P2
  • Light 6x6 Pump (L6P): M1
  • Water Carrier (WrC): W1
  • Aerial Ladder Platform (ALP): A1
  • Water/Animal Rescue Unit (WRU): B1
  • Multi Role Vehicle (MRV): C3
  • Incident Command Unit (ICU): C1
  • Heavy Rescue Vehicle (HRV): R1
  • Prime Mover + High Volume Pump (PM+HVP):T2
  • Prime Mover + High Volume Hose Layer (PM+HVHL): T3
  • Incident Response Unit (IRU): H9

See also[edit]


  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. 

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