Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service wishes residents a safe and happy Christmas

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) is urging residents to take care this Christmas. Although fire safety is important year-round, the festive season brings extra fire hazards such as open fires, decorations and candles. However, the risk of a…

RBFRS Supports Candle Safety Week

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service will be supporting the National Fire Chiefs Council’s Candle Safety Week this month, from 14-20 October. As the weather begins to cool and the nights draw in, candles can be a welcome addition to…

HLM’s Emergency Services Design Expertise Brought to Life as Ground Broken at Crowthorne Community Fire Station

HLM, a leading design and architecture practice with studios in Belfast, has embarked upon a new project with Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS). An impressive ground breaking ceremony at Crowthorne Community Fire Station has started the redevelopment of…

Exercise Tests Emergency Services Response to Light Aircraft Crash in Water

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) has led a successful joint exercise with South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS), to test the response to a light aircraft crash and give crews an opportunity to practice essential water rescue and rescue…

Firehouse Officially Re-Opens To Provide Modern Training Facilities For Firefighters Serving the people Of Royal Berkshire

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service’s (RBFRS’) Firehouse has officially re-opened following Royal Berkshire Fire Authority’s investment. To mark the occasion, a ceremony was held on Friday, 16 November, where Councillor Colin Dudley, Chairman of Royal Berkshire Fire Authority, and…

Fire Service Donates IT Equipment To Local School

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) has handed over 12 laptops to Denefield School in Tilehurst, to aid the learning experience of students at the school. Councillor Angus Ross, Lead Member for Strategic Assets and Lee Arslett, ICT Service…

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service and Wellington College collaborate to continue to serve their local community

Crowthorne Fire Station is set to undergo a complete re-build to deliver a contemporary fire station. As part of this, Wellington College will be providing an alternative responding location for the firefighters, enabling them to continue to serve Crowthorne village…

RBFRS Awarded the Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Silver Award

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) has been awarded the Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Silver award. This comes as a result of RBFRS’ support to those that are part of the Armed Forces community, after signing the…

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service

In this feature, we speak to Chief Fire Officer (CFO) Trevor Ferguson about the journey of change and improvement for Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service. CFO Ferguson said: “In April 2017 I took up the post of CFO for…

RBFRS Breaks Ground On New Firehouse Facility

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service’s (RBFRS) Firehouse is set to be completely re-configured to provide a contemporary facility for firefighters’ training.  On Monday, 9 July, work began to refurbish the Firehouse and it is anticipated to be complete by September 2018.…

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