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About us

Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service serves a population of more than 800,000 in the South East of England.

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What makes us tick


Inspiring pride in our people by being a welcoming, engaging and inclusive place to work.


We all have one thing in common, a a want to make a difference for our community.


We are so much more than fighting fires! We keep you safe at home, in the community and more.

How we respond

The right people, at the right time with the right skills to keep you safe.

Our performance

An excellent, modern and agile fire and rescue service for our community.


Managing our Service through scrutiny and support.

All Publications

Documentation library of our policies, plans registers and more.

Bucks Fire History

Established in 1948

At midnight on 31 March 1948 the National Fire Service was disbanded, and on 1 April 1948 Buckinghamshire Fire Brigade came into service.

On 1 April 2018, to mark the 70th anniversary, former Station Commander John Bull published “The Evolution of Buckinghamshire Village and Town Fire Brigades Into The Buckinghamshire Fire Brigade.”

John’s 30-year career with Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service started in January 1981 when he became a retained firefighter at Beaconsfield Fire Station.

He became a wholetime firefighter at High Wycombe Fire Station in 1982, transferred back to Beaconsfield in 1989 and worked his way up the ranks to become an ADO (Assistant Divisional Officer, later called Station Manager and now Station Commander) in 2004 before retiring in January 2011.

Chief Fire Officer Louise Harrison

"Our values guide our actions"

“Our values guide our actions and decisions every day. Integrity, compassion, and trust are the cornerstones of who we are and what we stand for. These values represent the foundation of our Service and will guide us in everything we do. Our brand personality is brought to life through the below behaviours. They reflects our commitment to professionalism, connection, ambition, and empowerment.”





Our stations

Station locator

To serve the region and help keep the population safe, we operate 19 stations. Browse the map or use the search to find your local station.

Meet our

Senior management team

Louise Harrison

Chief Fire Officer and Chief Executive

Mick Osborne

Deputy Chief Fire Officer

Simon Tuffley

Head of Prevention, Response and Resilience

Douglas Buchanan

Head of Protection, Assurance and Development

Careers at Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service


We are so much more than fighting fires! While it is true to say responding to emergency incidents like fires and road traffic collisions is at the very core of what we do, our firefighters and wider support teams work within the community keeping our vulnerable safe.

Some are surprised to know we have a wide range of support teams from HR, appliance workshop, to Community Safety Technicians that make sure our pumps get out the door and help prevent emergencies from starting.

Frequently Asked Questions

We have 19 strategically placed stations across Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes. They are located at (listed in alphabetical order): Amersham, Aylesbury, Beaconsfield, Brill, Broughton, Buckingham, Chesham, Gerrards Cross, Great Missenden, Haddenham, High Wycombe, Marlow, Newport Pagnell, Olney, Princes Risborough, Stokenchurch, Waddesdon, West Ashland and Winslow. Details about our fire stations and their locations can be found on our ‘About Us‘ page.

A beeping or chirping smoke alarm can indicate a fault with the battery or sensor within it. Although the smoke alarm may continue to work in the short term when the beep is intermittent, the cause of the beeping needs to be investigated and if necessary the smoke alarm should be replaced.

Further reading

As part of our Wholetime Firefighters fitness tests you will be required to complete the Bleep Test to a level 8.6, as well as the completion of 3 strength tests. These include Equipment Grip and Carry (testing aerobic endurance and grip), Ladder Haul-Aloft (testing upper body strength) and a Push-Pull test. If you are considering applying, it is advisable that you start working on your fitness and strength in advance. If you are successful at the early stages of the process, you will then be ready for the fitness test. It is also important that you maintain your fitness.

Further reading

Yes you can. We welcome all applications. As part of the recruitment process, you will be asked if you have a disability, and asked to give details of the type of adjustments you may require in order to take part in the selection process and to fulfil the role you are applying for, should you be successful. Each case will be considered on an individual basis and, where reasonable adjustments can be made, your application will be progressed.

At stage two of the recruitment process you will be given a link to our online application form. This happens after you have attended one of our On-Call awareness evenings. You can sign up for an awareness evening here.

You can find out which On-Call fire stations are recruiting by clicking here.

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