Newport Pagnell Fire Station
Wolverton Road, Newport Pagnell, Milton Keynes, MK16 8EL
The current station has firefighters split into two equal watches (along with a Station Commander) working a day-crewed shift pattern crewing either the rescue pump or the water rescue unit - a boat fitted with an outboard motor, and a towing vehicle with a variety of ancillary equipment which can also be used on ice or unstable surfaces - as required.
The station covers a number of risks - rural, urban and industrial - as well as a significant section of the M1 motorway. The rescue pump is utilised outside of the station ground as back-up to both Great Holm and Broughton Fire Stations in the city, as well as the crew at Olney.
The water rescue unit not only provides responses from Aylesbury northwards in the county but also has responded to other areas in times of national crisis. The crew, who are all trained to Coxswain standard and technicians in swift water rescue, have successfully carried out numerous rescues from flooding and rivers.
Away from the operational element of the job, a major role of the modern firefighter is the prevention of all types of incident. The station personnel are heavily involved in local initiatives to reduce the amount of fire deaths and injuries.