Service Redesign Consultation (12 December 2016 – 13 March 2017)

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) is inviting people to have their say on the future of their fire and rescue service by taking part in a public consultation, which was launched on Monday 12 December 2016 and will run for 13 weeks, ending 5pm on 13 March 2017.

This consultation will focus on changes we need to make to our Prevention, Protection and Response work in order to save £2.4 million by April 2020. The response proposals contain a set of options, each of which would create required savings in the region of £1.4 million.

The three key outcomes of this consultation are:

  1. We need to make changes that will maximise our contribution to enabling people across Royal Berkshire to lead safe and fulfilling lives.
  2. We must ensure that we continue to balance the Fire Authority’s budget, in an environment of shrinking financial resources.
  3. We must do all that we can to align any changes we make to the aspirations of our staff.

You can find out more by watching the video below:

Service Redesign Consultation

We really value your feedback and it is vital to us that you have your say about the proposed changes. You feedback will help The Fire Authority make their final decision about the changes that will happen to Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service.

To respond to the consultation, please read our consultation document here . There are also a number of supporting documents that you should read in conjunction with this. These are listed below and are also available as hyperlinks throughout the consultation document.

You can respond to the consultation online via the green button below, by telephone, email and post, using the details within the consultation document or see the ‘Get in Touch’ section on this page.

Complete the online survey here
To get in touch with us or for assistance in accessing the information in an alternative format or language, please contact: or telephone 0118 9384 331.

We are holding several information events in relation to the consultation. They are free to attend and you can drop in.

Friday 20 January 2017, between 1pm and 5pm and Saturday 18 February 2017, Pangbourne Fire Station, between 10am and 5pm. Find out more here: here

Thursday 26 January 2017, Wargrave Fire Station, between 1.30pm and 5.30pm and Sunday 19 February 2017, 10am-5pm. Find out more here: here

Tuesday 31 January 2017, Windsor Library, Bachelors Acre, between 1pm and 5pm and Saturday 25 February 2017, 10am-5pm. Find out more here: here