Fire Stations
Fire station locations

 

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There are three types of fire station in Buckinghamshire:

  • Wholetime shift stations
  • Wholetime day-crewed stations
  • Retained stations

Wholetime shift stations (Aylesbury, Beaconsfield, Bletchley, Broughton, Great Holm and High Wycombe)

Staff are employed on a continuous shift basis. The station is crewed 24 hours a day. There are four watches to the station - Red, White, Blue and Green.

  • Each day shift (D) runs from 9am to 6pm
  • Each night shift (N) runs from 6pm to 9am
  • Each rota (R) is a day off duty

Here is an example of the shift pattern:

  Red   White Blue Green
Mon D R R N
Tues D R R N
Wed N D R R
Thurs    N D R R
Fri R N D R
Sat R N D R
Sun R R N D
Mon R R N D
Tues D R R N
Wed D R R N
Thurs N D R R
Fri N D R R
Sat R N D R
Sun R N D R

Wholetime day-crewed stations (Amersham, Buckingham, Gerrards Cross and Newport Pagnell)

Staff are employed on a full time basis during the day and respond to personal pagers in the evening. There are two watches to the station - Red and Blue

  • Each day shift (D) runs from 9am till 6pm with evening cover by pager
  • Each rota (R) is a day off duty

Here is an example of the shift pattern:

Red Blue
Mon R D
Tues R D
Wed D R
Thurs    D R
Fri R D
Sat R D
Sun R D
Mon D R
Tues D R
Wed R D
Thurs R D
Fri D R
Sat D R
Sun D R

Retained stations (Brill, Chesham, Great Missenden, Haddenham, Marlow, Olney, Princes Risborough, Stokenchurch, Waddesdon and Winslow)

  • Staff are employed on the Retained Duty System and respond from either their normal place of work or from home using a pager.

Find out more about becoming a Retained Duty System firefighter