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Our Culture

We want our Fire Service to be more than just a place of work, but a source of pride for all who serve.

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.

Our promise to the public


We are committed...

to providing an excellent, modern and agile Fire & Rescue Service for our community.


We are dedicated...

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



we will work to protect and safeguard people and places.

We do this with




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.”


We uphold the highest standards of professionalism, ensuring that every action, communication, and service delivery reflects our dedication to excellence.


We value collaboration and teamwork, recognising the strength in working together to create a positive and transparent environment.


We promote a workplace culture where trust is paramount, and collaborative efforts are celebrated to achieve collective success.


We are ambitious in our pursuit of excellence, embracing new ideas and creativity to continuously improve our services and impact on the community.

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

Creating an environment that learns, evolves,
and celebrates the richness of our diversity.

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