Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) provides cover 24 hours a day, 365 days a year from 18 fire stations across the county.

RBFRS is responsible for an area of around 125,914 hectares, from Slough and Langley in the east to Lambourn and Newbury in the west. We employ more than 600 uniformed and support staff who serve a population of approximately 860,000 people.

Our highly-trained fire crews deal with incidents ranging from road and rail accidents to fuel and chemical spills, aviation and waterway accidents, collapsed buildings, large animal rescues and, of course, fires.

Along with providing a swift and effective response to incidents, one of our key aims is to educate people on how to prevent fire and other emergencies. To do this, we will work with schools, businesses, residents and community groups throughout Berkshire to raise awareness and educate people about a wide variety of safety issues.

Our Strategic Commitments