22 March 2017 – Jam-packed weekend for the Crowthorne community

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue (RBFRS) staff are going to be taking on a chilling challenge to raise as much as possible for Comic Relief and The Fire Fighters Charity! Read the press release here.

22 March 2017 – Charity car wash at Slough Fire Station

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) firefighters will be holding a charity car wash on Saturday, 25 March in an effort to raise as much money as possible for a very deserving cause. Read the press release here.

22 March 2017 – Newbury firefighters holding charity car wash for two worthy causes

Newbury firefighters will be holding a charity car wash on Saturday 25 March in an effort to raise as much money as possible for two worthy causes. The car wash will take place at Newbury Fire Station on Hawthorn Road between 10am – 4pm, with all money raised going to the Firefighters Charity and West Berkshire Mencap. Read the press release here.

20 March 2017 – Emergency responders test skills on Slough skyline

The changing landscape in the key commuter town of Slough provided a dramatic setting for three emergency services to train together. Months of planning resulted in a challenging exercise for fire crews and ambulance service colleagues to rescue a pseudo casualty from the top of a crane at a development of apartments on Windsor Road. Read the press release here.

13 March 2017 – 1000 life saving blood donation made in Berkshire fire stations

One thousand blood donations have now helped save the lives of others through sessions held at Berkshire fire stations, following a blood donation session at Caversham Road Fire Station on Monday 6 March. Read the press release here.

7 March 2017 – Public Access Defibrillators to be installed at all Royal Berkshire Fire Stations

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) is installing Public Access Defibrillators (PADs) outside all fire stations across the County in an effort to help save the lives of people who suffer a cardiac arrest.

 

24 February 2017 – Bracknell firefighters bring the force for charity car wash

Bracknell firefighters will be welcoming some special guests from a galaxy “far far away” for a charity car wash, in an effort to raise as much money as possible for two very worthy causes. The car wash will take place at Bracknell Fire Station on Downshire Way on Saturday 4 March, between 10am and 4pm to fundraise for the John Radcliffe Hospital (Kamran’s Ward) in Oxford and The Fire Fighters Charity.  Read the press release here.

22 February 2017 – ‘Pawsitive’ step for pet fire safety

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) has taken a ‘pawsitive’ step for pet fire safety by preparing to equip all fire engines across the County with pet oxygen masks.  Read the press release here.

20 February 2017 – Upcoming ‘Have a go’ events

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) is calling for more people to join the Service as retained (on-call) firefighters. If you are motivated, ready for a challenge, a team player and would like a role that fits around your lifestyle, this could be just what you are looking for! Read the press release here.

14 February 2017 – Second consultation drop-in event to be held in Windsor

RBFRS has announced a second day of drop-in sessions in Windsor, in which local people can come and meet fire service representatives to hear about the ongoing public consultation. The event will take place on Saturday 25 February 2017, 10am-5pm at Windsor Library, Bachelors Acre. Read the press release here.

14 February 2017 – RBFRS no longer accepting vehicle donations

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) is no longer accepting vehicle donations from members of the public. This change in policy is effective immediately and is because of environmental issues and the cost of sanitising and disposing of the vehicles.

Previously members of the public could donate their vehicles, which would be used by our crews for training purposes, to simulate rescue situations from road traffic collision incidents. RBFRS will continue to use vehicles for training, which will be supplied by registered providers that we have agreements with.

10 February 2017 – Public invited to Wargrave Fire Station for consultation drop-in event

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) has announced a second day of drop-in sessions at Wargrave Fire Station, Victoria Road on Sunday 19 February 2017 which will provide an opportunity for people to find out more about the consultation, the options identified and what they could mean for the local community.Read the press release here>

3 February 2017 – Keep looking when cooking: stay safe in the kitchen this February

With the school holidays about to begin and other events such as Valentine’s Day and Shrove Tuesday coming up, Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) is urging residents to avoid distractions in the kitchen to reduce the risk of an accidental fire breaking out in their home.  Read the press release here>