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Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) aims to contribute to securing a safe society by reducing the incidence of death, injury and damage to property from fire and other emergencies.

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Your community needs you!
Are you looking for an active, rewarding job that makes a real difference to your local community? Do you enjoy a challenge, thrive on learning new skills and work well as part of a team? If so, we could have just the role for you!

We are currently recruiting for retained (part-time) firefighters at the following fire stations across Berkshire:
  • Hungerford
  • Lambourn
  • Pangbourne
  • Wargrave
  • Mortimer
  • Crowthorne
  • Maidenhead

Closing date for applications is Friday 19 December. Please click here for more information: vacancies
New Headquarters
Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters has relocated to a new location. Please note the address details: New BHQ: front entrance

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service
Newsham Court
Pincents Kiln
Calcot
Reading
Berkshire
RG31 7SD

Reception Opening Times:
Monday to Friday 09.00 -17.00

Direct Dial: 0118 945 2888
Email: reception@rbfrs.co.uk

The following location maps are available:
Fire and Rescue Peer Challenge
Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) took part in an external Fire and Rescue Peer Challenge in February 2014. The process is rigorous and designed to drive continuous improvement within the Fire and Rescue Service. It is based on scrutiny of a service’s own internal assessment and is a voluntary process that forms part of the Local Government Association’s (LGA) and Chief Fire Officers’ Association’s (CFOA) work on self-regulation and improvement. If you would like more information on the process, please contact Nicole Targett on 0118 938 4803 or via email at targettn@rbfrs.co.uk.

To read the Peer Challenge team’s report, click here. The report provides detailed information on the following key focus areas that were prioritised by RBFRS:
  • Leadership and Corporate Capacity
  • Risk Management
  • Operational Risk Information
  • Training and Development
Fire Authority sets future direction
Royal Berkshire Fire Authority (RBFA) is focusing on the future with a new policy direction and strategic commitments.

For more information:
JESIP Video
JESIP logo 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: mpg   | mov.
Flooding

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Downloads:
•  Flooding Advice for the Public PHE/EA leaflet
•  After Floods Advice TVP leaflet
•  Flood Safety Advice RBFRS leaflet

Read our Flood Safety Advice

Find out more about Sand bags, driving advice and other flooding guidance

For information about flooding in your area:
Contact the Environment Agency’s Floodline on 0845 988 1188 or visit their website: www.environment-agency.gov.uk

SAND BAGS
Please note that Fire and Rescue Services DO NOT hold stocks of sandbags. Please contact your local authority for advice.
Carbon Monoxide Awareness
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 [PDF]

Driving on flooded roads
Drivers are urged not to risk their lives by driving into floods. Firefighters have been called to rescue the occupants of vehicles that have become totally submerged, where people have been lucky to escape with their lives. Even if there is no Road Closed sign, use your common sense and take a different route where necessary. Allow plenty of time for your journey in case you have to take a detour and if you see a Road Closed sign, don't ignore it.

• Flooding: facts and figures
• Flood Safety Advice Inside Your Home
• Flood Safety Advice Outside Your Home
• Flood Safety Advice leaflet [PDF]

News
Safety Advice: electrical safety

See the latest electrical product recall information

Visit the Electrical Safety First website for - home safety advice, news and guides
Council Tax Information 2014-15
Find out more in our Council Tax Information Leaflet 2013-14.
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.
Safety Advice
In case of fire: Get Out. Stay Out. Call 999.
Useful Advice and Guidance
Find the latest up to date advice and guidance.

How to Call 999 for the Deaf / Speech Impaired
Find out how to call 999 for the deaf / speech impaired (SMS).


Test Your Smoke Alarm Every Week!


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Think about where you crash this Christmas
In 2012, there were 230 deaths nationally due to drink driving. Don’t take the risk - think before you drink and travel safely this Christmas.

Click here to watch South Wales Fire and Rescue Service’s ‘should have crashed’ video.

Don't let a fire ruin your festive fun
Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) is urging people to put fire safety at the top of their Christmas lists this year – or risk a fire ruining the festivities.

Although fire safety is important all year round, the extra distractions of Christmas such as using fairy lights or candles to decorate your home and preparing a feast for family and friends, mean that it is especially important to be vigilant at this time.

Last December, there were around 2,700 accidental fires in the home in England – more than any other month of the year. Shockingly, statistics also show that in December, 20 people a day are either killed or injured in accidental fires in the home in England

More information: press release
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Training Courses flames
Get trained up. Visit our Fire and Rescue Training website for details.

• courses
• refreshers
• book online

web: www.train4fire.com

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