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

Dee Road

Dee Road Fire Station is strategically placed in the heart of west Reading between the arterial routes of Oxford Road and the A4 Bath Road. Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS)'s headquarters was based next to the fire station for five decades, before staff moved to the Newsham Court headquarters, Calcot, in late 2014. 
Dee Road Fire Station is home to a Mercedes Atego fire engine and the Service’s specialist Heavy Rescue Unit. 
The Heavy Rescue Unit was designed to enhance RBFRS’ provision while also creating a safer working environment for personnel. The vehicle boasts a rear-mounted crane which is capable of heavy lifting. Its capabilities provide an interim Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) capability for the Service, to complement national resilience USAR provision. 
Firefighters at Dee Road are all trained to be qualified in breaking and breaching, technical searches, lifting and moving.
Crew Type
1x fire engine, Heavy Rescue Unit
101 Dee Road, Tilehurst, Reading, Berkshire, RG30 4BW
Dee Road Fire Station has no step free access to the station. There is no fully accessible toilet in the station’s grounds.
101 Dee Road
RG30 4FS
United Kingdom