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


Bracknell Fire Station became operational on 5 October 1966. 
It is located on Downshire Way and its strategic position serves the strong population of Bracknell and allows quick access to some of Berkshire’s busiest roads including the M4 and A329(M). 
The station is currently crewed by 44 wholetime personnel, who serve both Bracknell and Ascot. Bracknell has two full-time fire appliances, two high volume pumping appliances and an off-road water bowser. In recent years crews from Bracknell have demonstrated their skill and expertise at the Swinley Forest fire of 2011 and the severe flooding of 2014.
Crew Type
2x Mercedes Atego fire engines, 2x High Volume Pumps, LDB Maxus bus, Fiat Ducato van
Downshire Way, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 7AA
Bracknell Fire Station has step free access to parts of the station via the appliance bays, but there are limitations for wheelchair users. There is no fully accessible toilet on site.
Downshire Way
Bracknell Forest
RG12 7AA
United Kingdom