High Wycombe Fire Station
St Mary Street, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP11 2HE
Drill nights for High Wycombe Fire Station's retained firefighters are held on Wednesdays, starting at 7.30pm.
High Wycombe Fire Station is positioned on the crossroads, now a multi-roundabout, at the junction of the A40 London to Oxford road with the A404 Amersham to Maidenhead road in the south of the county. The building was officially opened in 1966 and in recent years has been earmarked for relocation awaiting a suitable site.
The area served by the station is a mixture of urban and rural, residential and light and medium industrial, motorway to country lane, with sites such as a hospital, schools, shopping malls, stately homes and military sites.
The station is home to an establishment of 60 wholetime firefighters split into four watches, with a further 10 Retained Duty System firefighters.
Although the station is old, the vehicles are new with modern features. It has two Scania Rescue Pumps which arrived in April 2010. As a special appliance the station has a 32-metre Turntable Ladder.
The retained appliance is a four-wheel drive Unimog. It is a valuable asset with its pump and drive capability and sparge pipe facility.