Broughton Fire Station
Childs Way, Broughton, Milton Keynes, MK10 9AP
Drill nights for Broughton Fire Station's retained firefighters are held on Tuesdays, starting at 7.30pm.
The current station has an operational complement of 42 personnel; 28 working a wholetime shift system split into four equal watches, a Retained Duty System (RDS) crew consisting of 12 staff and a Station Commander. Three support staff, and the Milton Keynes Fire Safety Department is also based at the station. The RDS crew were recently presented with a Chief Fire Officer’s Letter of Congratulation for their dedication and commitment to maintain the crew’s availability.
The station covers varying amount of risks; the city centre, Milton Keynes Hospital, support to Cranfield airport, a large number of housing estates as well as a significant section of the M1 motorway. The rescue pump is also used as back-up to all other fire stations in the city (Great Holm , Bletchley and Newport Pagnell), as well as the crew at Olney.
The Incident Response Unit (IRU), which contains equipment to carry out mass decontamination of members of the public, provides operational cover in the county and also has a responsibility to respond to all areas of the country in times of national crisis.
Away from the operational element of the job, a major role of the modern firefighter is the mitigation of all types of incident. The station personnel are heavily involved in local initiatives to reduce fire deaths and injuries.
The station celebrated its 30th anniversary in the summer of 2007 by holding one of its most successful open days ever, with more than 1,000 visitors attending.
Broughton Fire Station has been shortlisted for four charity awards in the national Spirit of Fire Awards since 2010 because of its work to support The Fire Fighters Charity.
Wholetime Rescue Pump
Retained Rescue Pump
Incident Response Unit
Operational Support Unit Station Car