Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service
To protect our communities and respond to emergency calls we have 14 strategically positioned Fire Stations and an Emergency Communication Centre.
There are five whole-time stations, crewed 24 hours a day, at Luton, Stopsley, Dunstable, Bedford and Kempston. The fire stations at Bedford and Kempston are also supported by Retained Duty System (RDS) personnel.
Leighton Buzzard is day crewed by whole-time staff during the daytime and reverts to a Retained Crewing System during the night.
In addition, we have eight stations at Ampthill, Biggleswade, Harrold, Potton, Sandy, Shefford, Toddington and Woburn which are crewed by personnel on the Retained Duty System.
Our values were developed with our staff and our communities to ensure that these supported our mission and priorities:
We are accountable – We are transparent, trustworthy, and responsible for our actions.
We’ve got your back – Striving to keep us all safe while being supportive and inclusive.
Every contact counts – Making a positive difference each and every time, with respect and professionalism.
We dare to be different – We are bold, we welcome challenge, and we are open to innovative ideas.
We have embraced the Equality Act 2010 and Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED). Our commitment and progress are mapped through our Single Equality Scheme (SES) action plan which sets our organisational wide objectives:
Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation;
Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not;
Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not.