The current fire station in Tuns Lane was opened in 1956, and included an Ambulance station on the same site. It was originally operated by Buckinghamshire Fire Brigade. The Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Brigade was formed in 1974, as local government re-organisation introduced Langley and Slough to the county’s coverage.
Slough Fire Station currently has two wholetime fire engines and is the base for the crew of the Tinkers Lane station in Windsor. Some notable incidents attended by Slough firefighters include The Botham Hotel fire in 1882, Eton College fire in 1965 and the Windsor Castle Fire of 1992. In 1992, Slough’s firefighters won the International World Extrication Title, held in the USA. To this day, RBFRS still has an extrication team with a trophy cabinet full of honours.