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Category: Fire and Rescue Service

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue wants help building an inclusive workforce

The Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) has invited local community groups to contribute to a survey so they can better understand public perception of their service and the roles within it.

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Youngsters invited to have a go at being a firefighter at the Whitley Wood fire station on 22 May

The Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) is looking for people aged 12-16 who would like to have a go at being a firefighter at the Whitley Wood firestation on Wednesday 22 May, ahead of the next Young Firefighters training course which starts this September.

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Royal Berks Fire and Rescue ‘have-a-go’ events for women at Whitley Wood training centre

The Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) is running three have a go events this spring and summer aimed at encouraging more women to consider careers in firefighting.

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Council tax and RBC budget approved for next year

The Reading Borough Council (RBC) full council meeting considered weighty financial matters on Tuesday 26 February, which included agreeing to next year’s council tax charges.

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Walking stages 3 and 4 of the IDR

The ski jump at the end of the IDR in 1984. The Hook and Tackle is the on the left, painted white.

Having carved its way from Caversham Road to the foot of Southampton Street, in the 1970s Reading’s Inner Distribution Road (IDR) stopped abruptly at the ‘ski jump’ where the Oracle roundabout now is. During this hiatus, Reading consulted and debated about whether and how to continue.

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Young firefighters invited to have a go at Whitley Wood Fire station on 13 June

The Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) has invited 12-16 year olds to Whitley Wood Fire Station on Wednesday 13 June at 7.30pm to try out the young firefighters scheme.

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Reading Borough Council Older People’s Working Group

The first 2017 meeting of Reading Borough Council’s Older People’s Working Group will take place on Friday 3 February from 2-4pm.

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