Fire Stations

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Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) provides cover 24 hours a day, 365 days a year from 18 fire stations across the county of Berkshire, ranging from Langley and Slough in the east to Lambourn and Hungerford in the west.

Fire stations are crewed by a mix of wholetime (full-time) and on-call (retained) firefighters dependent on the risk determined for each area. Fire stations are crewed by a rotating watch duty system of operational personnel, where these watches work the following:

  • Two days of 9am to 6pm 
  • Two nights of 6pm to 9am
  • Four days off-duty

Newbury

About
Newbury Fire Station has been located at Hawthorn Road in Newbury since 5 December 1956, with historic records suggesting there has been a fire brigade of some description serving the area and its surroundings since the early 1900s. 
 
The wholetime station has two fire appliances which respond to a wide range of incidents including road traffic collisions, industrial accidents, property fires, flooding, rescuing people from water, mud and ice as well as animal rescues. 
 
Firefighters hone their skills in a specialist training block on the site which can recreate different scenarios and dangers with moveable walls and obstacles.
Crew Type
Wholetime
Opened
1956
Appliances
2x Mercedes Atego fire engine, 2x Fiat Ducato vans
Address
Hawthorn Road, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 1LD
Accessibility
Newbury Fire Station does not have step free access to the whole site. There is a fully accessible toilet at the station
Hawthorn Road
Berkshire
Newbury
West Berkshire
RG14 1LB
United Kingdom