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

Wokingham Road

About
Wokingham Road is one of four fire stations sited in Reading. 
 
The station was built around 1970 and is located on the corner of Wokingham Road and Holmes Road, opposite the Three Tuns public house. The station’s strategic position allows quick access to either Reading or Wokingham borough along the Wokingham Road. 
 
The crews respond to many different types of “shouts”, including road traffic collisions, flooding and water rescue, as well as to fires. 
 
Firefighters work alongside Red Cross volunteers, who also have a crew and vehicle that deploy from the station and assist people after an incident. 
 
The Red Cross partners offer the essential clothes, hygiene packs, baby and pet food to the public after a fire and can assist people to get temporary accommodation.
Crew Type
Wholetime
Opened
1970
Appliances
Mercedes Atego fire engine
Address
Wokingham Road, Earley, Berkshire, RG6 1JU
Wokingham Road
Berkshire
Earley
Reading
RG6 1JU
United Kingdom