About TVFCS

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) has joined forces with Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service and Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes Fire and Rescue Service to establish a shared emergency call handling centre.

The Thames Valley Fire Control Service (TVFCS), which is based at RBFRS’ headquarters in Calcot, Reading, answers 999 calls and mobilises fire engines on behalf of the three fire and rescue services to incidents across the Thames Valley, serving a combined population of over 2 million people. The new facility became fully operational on Thursday 23 April 2015. For more information, read the press release.

TVFCS Joint Committee Agenda

Meetings are open to the public. The next TVFCS meeting will be held on the following date:

  • Monday 31 July 2017, 2pm in Meeting Room 3, Oxfordshire Fire & Rescue Service, Brigade Headquarters, Sterling Road, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 2DU. Agenda papers, Item 9 Appendix A (Budget Monitoring 12 month up to 31st March 2017) and Item 10 Appendix A (Finance Update – spend up until 31 May 2017.

The following agenda papers are available:

Thames Valley Fire Control Service officially opened by Fire Minister

Official opening of Thames Valley Fire Control Service by the Fire MinisterThe Thames Valley Fire Control Service (TVFCS) was officially opened on Friday 17 July by the Rt Hon Mark Francois MP, Minister of State for Communities and Resilience.

The TVFCS, the shared emergency Control centre for Royal Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes Fire and Rescue Services, answers 999 calls and mobilises resources on behalf of the three services to incidents across the Thames Valley. The new facility became fully operational on 23 April this year.

For more information, please click here.