New Technology Fitted To Fire Engines

Royal Berkshire Fire Authority has invested in new tablet devices and software to assist firefighters in providing the best possible response to the people of Royal Berkshire. The Mobile Data Terminals (MDTs) have been fitted in the front of every…

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…

Reading landlord handed £177k fine for failing fire safety regulations

A successful prosecution was brought by Royal Berkshire Fire Authority against a landlord who put tenants’ lives at serious risk in the event of fire. A company trading as ‘Crestcourt Properties Ltd’, was fined a substantial total of £177,000 for…

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…

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.…

Blue light partners begin forced entry trial to improve medical response in the Thames Valley

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) has joined its emergency service partners in the Thames Valley for a six month trial which aims to improve access to patients who are experiencing certain medical emergencies. The trial began on Monday…

RBFRS’ Water Safety Week A Great Success

On an unusually cold day in early June, a large passenger boat collides with a second, smaller boat, on the River Thames near Mapledurham Lock in Reading. The collision has caused a fire on the larger boat, which is now…

Royal Berkshire launch Co-responding Pilot Scheme

The official launch of the Wokingham Fire Station co-responding pilot scheme took place on 18th January. The scheme involves crews from Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) working alongside South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS) to provide…

HRH The Earl of Wessex Officially opens Newsham Court

His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex officially opened Newsham Court, the new headquarters of Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS), on Tuesday 8 September. The Earl was received by James Puxley, Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire, before being introduced…

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service receives a hat-trick of Award Nominations

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) has been shortlisted for a hat-trick of honours at this year’s prestigious Spirit of Fire Awards. The Spirit of Fire Awards is held annually to honour fire and rescue service staff and members…

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