Gerrards Cross Fire Station
Oxford Road, Gerrards Cross, Bucks, SL9 7AL
Gerrards Cross Fire Station was officially opened on 12 April 1983 by David Mellor MP. Situated just above junction 16 of the M25, the station covers junctions 15 to 17 of the M25, 1 to 2 of the M40 and the M4 interchange at 4. The station also covers Gerrards Cross, Denham, Denham Green, New Denham, Iver, Iver Heath, Stoke Poges, Wexham, Chalfont St Peter and Chalfont St Giles.
The infamous Stoke Common has stretched Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service's resources on numerous occasions over the years with its many deep-seated heath fires which can take many days to extinguish .
Potential risk sites covered by the station include Pinewood Studios, Iver Water Treatment Works, Martin Baker Ltd (aircraft ejection seats), the World Evangelical Centre, Wexham Park Hospital, Robert Bosch and of course the motorways.
The most notable fires the station has attended are Pinewood Studios in 1984 and 2006, and Windsor Castle in 1992.
In 1994 the station was involved in a children’s publication called "Firefighters - a first word and pictures book".
In 1995 a TV crew followed the crews on shouts for a month to film the programme Blues And Twos.
Gerrards Cross Fire Station's current plans include a training programme for staff to meet the skill levels required of the modern firefighter with a strong emphasis on fire prevention through our current community education programme.
This includes a Key Stage 3 schools fire awareness programme for 11 to 14-year-olds and fire risk checks for all homes, with a focus on vulnerable groups and those at greatest risk from fire-related injuries.
Click here for a picture of Gerrards Cross Fire Station's Rescue Pump.