In case of fire: Get Out. Stay Out. Call 999.
Retained (part-time) firefighter recruitment
We are currently holding a number of 'Have A Go' recruitment awareness sessions for
retained (part-time) firefighters. Come along and find out what's involved...
retained firefighter recruitment
Spring into action and promise to test your smoke alarms
Test your smoke alarms regularly this spring. One of our latest safety campaigns
coincides with the promotion of a new hard-hitting video from Fire Kills to remind people exactly what is at stake in a
Watch the video now - On Your Child's Life
Statistics show that you are four times as likely to die in a fire if you don’t
have working smoke alarms.
Click here for more information
Do you use extension leads in your home? It is not always safe to use 4-way
bar adaptors to increase the number of appliances you can plug into a wall
socket. Different electrical appliances use different amounts of power.
Find out how to avoid overloading your sockets
by using the 'socket overload calculator'
Keep Looking When Cooking
As most accidental fires in the home start in the kitchen, it is essential to
take extra care and not allow yourself to get sidetracked when cooking. Of the 388
accidental house fires in Berkshire during 2011-12, 221 (57%) started in the kitchen
and of those 92 (42%) were caused by people getting distracted or falling asleep.
Find out how to stop your culinary creations turning into a cooking catastrophe
“Test Your Smoke Alarm Every Week!”
Are you Blue Light Aware ?
Watch a short video to find out the best way to react when you see an emergency
service vehicle on a ‘blue light’ run. Find out how to prevent placing yourself in danger,
avoid beaking the law or risking damage to your vehicle in the process.
Watch the: Blue Light Aware video
Fire Angel Smoke Detectors
RBFRS is aware of concerns raised by Humberside Fire and Rescue Service in relation to smoke detectors that
they have fitted. We are awaiting the results of their investigation before considering whether any action is
required regarding the use of this type of detector.
Public information: Fire Angel smoke detectors
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.