Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service to deploy new FireWatch app to support greater mobile working, increase digitalisation and enhance agility

Infographics today announced that Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) is the first UK FRS to adopt the new cross-platform FireWatch Mobile app – with other Services expected to follow suit in the near future. The FireWatch app provides…

Make Fire Safety your New Year’s Resolution

With the New Year underway, Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) would like to remind residents to make home fire safety a priority. This month, we’re supporting the Fire Kills campaign, which asks people to make sure they fit…

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…

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…

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…

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…

200 mile Marathon for Firefighter’s Fundraising Finale

A determined Berkshire firefighter is urging the public to help spur him over the finish line of his extraordinary endurance series as he prepares to embark on its ambitious finale. Andy Grist, from White Watch at Slough fire station, will…

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