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

Slough

About
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.
Crew Type
Wholetime
Opened
1956
Appliances
2x fire engine
Address
Tuns Lane, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 2XA
Accessibility
Slough Fire Station has step free access via the rear gate on the ground floor. There is a fully accessible toilet on site, on the ground floor, next to the first appliance bay.
Tuns Lane
Berkshire
Slough
Slough
SL1 2XA
United Kingdom