Fire Stations

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


Crowthorne is an on-call (retained) fire station. It has always been crewed by local people. Historically, shop owners and other workers would run from their homes near the High Street at the sound of a siren coming from the station. With the addition of pagers and additional phone lines, crews can come from further afield and the station is still a popular place to work in the community. 
The station is positioned next to Swinley Forest and its firefighters responded to the forest fires of 2011. Many of the station’s callouts today are to undergrowth fires in the woodland surrounding Crowthorne. 
Crowthorne Fire Station has one fire appliance for emergency calls and another for the Young Firefighters programme.
Crew Type
2x Dennis Sabre fire engines
High Street, Crowthorne, Berkshire, RG45 7AH
Crowthorne Fire Station has step free access to the station (there are no steps). There is no fully accessible toilet in the station’s grounds.
High Street
Bracknell Forest
RG45 7AH
United Kingdom