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

Langley

About
Langley Fire Station was opened in 1963 and was directed from Buckinghamshire until a change in governmental boundaries handed it to Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service in 1974. 
 
The station serves Langley, the east of Slough, Datchet, Poyle, Colnbrook, Wraysbury, Wexham, Horton and areas of the M25 and M4. It also assists Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes Fire and Rescue Service in the villages of Iver and Iver Heath. 
 
The station made the national news in 1978 following a huge fire at the now Total Oil Plant near the rail station. 
 
In the 1980s the station had a water tender ladder fire appliance, a foam tender fire appliance and a Breathing Apparatus/ Chemical Incident Unit. The station sent a vehicle with lighting to assist the response to the sinking of the Marchioness pleasure boat in London in 1989. More recently the building at Langley won a design award for its creative architectural approach and originality.
Crew Type
Wholetime
Opened
1963
Appliances
1x Mercedes Atego fire engine, Fiat Ducato van, LDV Maxus bus
Address
London Road, Langley, Berkshire, SL3 7HS
London Road
Berkshire
Langley
Slough
SL3 7HS
United Kingdom