We are recruiting for Emergency Fire Crews and LGV Drivers
We are looking for Temporary Emergency Fire Crews (EFC) and LGV Drivers to provide support to our fully-trained firefighters during
periods of industrial action.
For further details and application forms select the links below.
Applications need to be returned by Midnight
on Sunday 20 July 2014
Looking for a new hobby? Aged 12-16? Join Young Firefighters!
If you are aged 12 -16 and want something fun and exciting to do on a weekday evening, Royal Berkshire
Fire and Rescue Service’s (RBFRS) Young Firefighters scheme could be just what you are looking for.
Young Firefighters is a youth initiative run by firefighters, with educational support from RBFRS’ Prevention department. Working as a team,
Young Firefighters take part in practical and theoretical fire service activities, including hose drills, breathing apparatus procedures and fire
safety awareness sessions. The scheme also teaches young people essential life skills such as self-discipline, confidence and leadership.
There are Young Firefighters units at Crowthorne, Hungerford, Maidenhead and Whitley Wood (Reading) fire stations. The Crowthorne and
Whitley Wood units meet every Wednesday evening from 7-9pm during term time, and the Hungerford and Maidenhead units meet every Thursday
from 7-9pm during term time.
RBFRS currently has spaces at all of the Young Firefighters units and is looking for young people to join from this September. To register
your interest or for more information, please email your nearest unit directly:
Whitley Wood: firstname.lastname@example.org
Retained (part-time) Firefighter Recruitment
We are currently recruiting Retained (part-time) Firefighters please
click here to find out more
Blazed & Wasted - don't drink drive
Road safety teams across Berkshire are working together to draw attention to the risk of drink driving
during the 2014 FIFA World Cup tournament.
A series of ‘Blazed and Wasted
’ events have been held in Wokingham, Slough, Newbury, Bracknell and
Maidenhead to coincide with UK Road Safety Week 2014 (9-13 June).
Non-alcoholic drinks have been served
at the events, a ‘World Cup Shots’ football competition and a new film about the risks of drink and drug
driving. Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) has also demonstrated the process of rescuing
someone from a crashed car at some of the events.
Click here for further information:
Blazed and Wasted (further information)
New Headquarters Update
The new headquarters site at Theale Cross is now entering its final of completion.
Select the following link to view the JESIP (Joint Emergency Services Interoprability Programme)
video. This short version runs for approximately 6 minutes.
Click to view video:
Carbon Monoxide Awareness
If your home is flooded, you may be tempted to use other appliances to cook, heat, or to dry out or
pump water from your property, most of which are not designed to be used inside the home.
Download: Carbon Monoxide Awareness leaflet
Safety Advice: electrical safety
See the latest electrical product recall
Electrical Safety Council - Home safety advice, news and guides
Are you Blue Light Aware ?
Watch a short video to find out the best way to react and prevent placing yourself
in danger or breaking the law when you see an emergency service vehicle on a
’blue light’ run. Watch the
: Blue Light Aware video
In case of fire: Get Out. Stay Out. Call 999.
“Test Your Smoke Alarm Every Week!”
Fire Station Open Days
Open days are often held at a number of our fire stations, giving you opportunity to find out first-hand more
about what our firefighters and support staff do. Watch out for details of the latest events.