Press Releases 2013

Scroll down this page to find current and recently archived Press Releases available to download. These press releases are issued by the Communications and Consultation team of Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service. For copies of any recent Press Releases not listed here please contact the Communications and Consultation team (Press Office).

DECEMBER 2013

  • 24/12/2013 – Strike update (Christmas Eve).
  • 20/12/2013 – Take Extra Care over the festive period.
  • 18/12/2013 – Additional strike dates announced by Fire Brigades Union.
  • 14/12/2013 – Strike update (Saturday 14 December).
  • 13/12/2013 – Strike update (Friday 13 December).
  • 12/12/2013 – Take Extra Care this weekend.
  • 10/12/2013 – Stay warm but keep safe this winter.
  • 06/12/2013 – Further strike dates announced by Fire Brigades Union.

NOVEMBER 2013

OCTOBER 2013

  • 29/10/2013 – Take Extra Care this weekend.
  • 28/10/2013 – Weather round-up.
  • 25/10/2013 – Two more strike dates announced by Fire Brigades Union.
  • 22/10/2013 – Motorists warned: “don’t put yourself at risk” – after ford rescue.
  • 21/10/2013 – RBFRS supports national ‘Tick Tock Test’ campaign.
  • 17/10/2013 – Berkshire residents urged to ‘Take Extra Care’.
  • 11/10/2013 – Second strike action date announced by Fire Brigades Union.
  • 02/10/2013 – Fire Chief pays tribute to Newbury’s retained firefighters.

SEPTEMBER 2013

  • 25/09/2013 – Public thanked for taking extra care during strike action.
  • 25/09/2013 – RBFRS stand at Newbury Show hailed the ‘biggest and most successful’ yet.
  • 23/09/2013 – Berkshire residents urged to ‘take extra care’.
  • 23/09/2013 – Thundercats are go! Firefighter takes on powerboat race.
  • 17/09/2013 – Strike action date announced by the Fire Brigades Union.
  • 16/09/2013 – Electrical Fire Safety Week.
  • 16/09/2013 – Come and visit RBFRS at this year’s Royal County of Berkshire Show.
  • 09/09/2013 – Sweep your way to safety this autumn.
  • 09/09/2013 – Berkshire firefighter wins gold in weightlifting sport.

AUGUST 2013

  • 29/08/2013 – Public urged to take extra care during industrial action.
  • 13/08/2013 – ‘Keep looking when cooking’ to prevent a house fire.
  • 02/08/2013 – Appointment of new Chief Fire Officer.
  • 02/08/2013 – Store Manager fined for fire safety breaches.
  • 01/08/2013 – Aged 12 – 16? Why not join the Young Firefighters?

JULY 2013

  • 31/07/2013 – Slough landlord fined over £20k for fire safety breaches.
  • 18/07/2013 – Heatwave prompts water safety warning.
  • 04/07/2013 – Warning issued after increase in outbuilding fires.
  • 01/07/2013 – Stay safe outdoors this summer.

JUNE 2013

  • 25/06/2013 – Beenham compost fire extinguished.
  • 06/06/2013 – Could you escape safely from a fire in the home?

MAY 2013

  • 31/05/2013 – Beenham smouldering material update.
  • 23/05/2013 – RBFRS issues warning to childminders after an unofficial safety inspection.
  • 21/05/2013 – Vaisakhi celebrations raise £2000 for firefighter’s charity.
  • 16/05/2013 – Beenham mulch fire.
  • 14/05/2013 – Help your local firefighters clean up for charity.
  • 14/05/2013 – Location, location, location – are your smoke alarms in the right place ?

APRIL 2013

  • 18/04/2013 – Are your electrical appliances a fire risk?
  • 02/04/2013 – RBFRS warns smokers to take extra care.

MARCH 2013

  • 28/03/2013 – Slough firefighters hold charity car wash.
  • 13/03/2013 – Crews rescue four people by ladder from flat fire.
  • 12/03/2013 – Spring into action and promise to test your smoke alarms.
  • 12/03/2013 – Candle safety warning issued after flat fire.
  • 12/03/2013 – New fire safety service in West Berkshire libraries.

FEBRUARY 2013

  • 21/02/2013 – Fire Service budget agreed.
  • 11/02/2013 – House fire highlights importance of smoke alarms.
  • 07/02/2013 – Antony Worrall Thompson supports cooking safely campaign.

JANUARY 2013

  • 24/01/2013 – Family of six woken by smoke alarms during house fire.
  • 17/01/2013 – Microwave safety warning.
  • 17/01/2013 – Staying safe in the snow.
  • 04/01/2013 – Make testing your smoke alarms your new year’s resolution.
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