Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service

Resourcing our people

Strategic resourcing assists effective organisational management by identifying potential changes and implementing improvements in advance. This ensures the Authority can plan for the future and will manage the Service to meet Public Safety Plan goals.


Over the next five years we will develop and implement a Resourcing Strategy, enabling us to:

Prepare for change

It is vital that we can effectively plan for the future. We use a variety of means to expertly scan the horizon, looking for internal and external influences which will affect the way we work. This is a proactive and forward-thinking approach which allows us to target funds where they are most needed, invest in our staff and see obstacles before they arrive at our door.

New ways of working
Flexible working practices
Alternative working
Collaboration and secondment
Design the future
Engage with workforce
Diversify services
Support equality and diversity

Our latest resourcing updates

Support staff on the incident ground

By People Admin | 13th November 2018
An exciting opportunity is developing within BFRS which will see support members of staff providing additional support to their operational colleagues by responding to emergency incidents. The Corporate Plan, approved in 2015 highlighted the need, where appropriate, to move to…

Firefighter Apprenticeship insight for Bletchley College Public Services students

By Rachel Neil | 17th June 2017
In April 2017, three of the Service’s Firefighter Apprentices from Milton Keynes West were tasked with creating and delivering a presentation on what it is like to be a Firefighter Apprentice in the Brigade and describe the various stages of…

Letter of thanks to Beaconsfield Crews

By Rachel Neil | 22nd May 2017
Last Tuesday Beaconsfield Blue Watch hosted the local Beaver Group and assisted with the children gaining their “Safety Activity Badge” Evening Carl A huge Thank You to you and Ant for hosting the 4th Beaconsfield Beavers (and a few cubs…

Operational crew visit Thames Valley Fire Control

By Paul Casey | 12th May 2017
On Wednesday the 19th of April 2017, Beaconsfield Fire station On-Call unit visited Thames Valley Fire Control to meet the control operators and get a better idea of how emergency calls are taken and the services assets are mobilised across all…

How to contribute to the People Strategy

By People Admin | 14th March 2017
Our People Strategy demonstrates how Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes Fire Authority (BMKFA) will create the environment to optimise the engagement, commitment and professionalism of all our people to achieve the Authority’s Vision, Aims, Priorities and Objectives that are set out…

Apprenticeship familiarisation event to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week

By Rachel Neil | 12th March 2017
Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service celebrated National Apprenticeship Week with an Apprenticeship familiarisation event at Aylesbury Fire Station. The organisation currently has 25 apprentices working in firefighting roles throughout Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes and in support staff roles at headquarters in…

Prepare for change

By People Admin | 23rd November 2016
 Securing a stable financial future The CFO is working hard at a political level to secure a long term financial forecast. However, a range of scenarios have been modelled to effectively prepare for different financial positions.   Planning to our…

Develop flexible working practices

By People Admin | 23rd November 2016
Marlow Fire Station alternative crewing model One of the work streams of the area reviews and on-call improvement projects is to explore a more flexible approach to crewing arrangements at on-call fire stations. Marlow Fire station has been identified to pilot…

Provide alternative working

By People Admin | 23rd November 2016
Prevention is better than cure The Authority has published a fitness procedure for all operational staff and is committed to establishing a positive, well-being culture throughout the whole Service.  The procedure also encourages support services employees to be involved, as…