Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex officially opens the new HQ of Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service.

His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex Officially opened Newsham Court – the new HQ for RBFRS.

The Earl was met by many members of the RBFRS, and then viewed a display of some of their specialist appliances, including the Animal Rescue, Water Rescue and Heavy Rescue units – including our Innovative Rescue Pole.

His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex, Water Rescue, Rescue Stick, Fire and Rescue, Throwline

The Earl spoke to the crews about their roles in the service, while the station Commander Jeremy James explained how each of the appliances is used and detailed their own technical capabilities. He also was given a live demo of a rescue of a ‘casualty’ from a realistic traffic collision scenario by the competition rescue team.

Chief Fire Officer Andy Fry said – “We were delighted to welcome His Royal Highness to Newsham Court and it was a great honour to show him around our new headquarters. The Earl was very interested in the variety of work we do and he took the time to talk to several members of staff about their roles to find out how these contribute to the safety of everyone who lives in, works in or travels through Berkshire.”

It was an amazing opportunity for the rescue service to show off the brilliant rescue team and the fantastic equipment that assist rescues to the Earl of Wessex in which we can definitely say he was impressed by what he was shown.

His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex, Water Rescue, Rescue Stick, Fire and Rescue, Throwline

At Reach and Rescue we Endeavour to supply rescue services top of the range Lifesaving equipment that will assist water rescues in all types of situations, without risking anymore people who are involved.

If you would like to try some of our Lifesaving Equipment, do not hesitate to give us a Ring at +44 (0)330 159 5088 or please Email for a much more in depth guide of what Reach and Rescue is all about.


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