Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service responds to emergencies and educates on fire and road safety.
365 alive is a 10 year project that aims to:
There are many roles within the Fire and Rescue Service for uniformed and non-uniformed staff:
Fire Control operators arrange what fire engines, equipment and fire-fighters are needed during an emergency.
We have both full and part time fire-fighters. Part time fire-fighters are also known as retained fire-fighters. They carry a pager as they are on call when they are at their place of work or at home.
Behind the fire-fighters are a team of dedicated support staff keeping vital services running smoothly.
There are 24 fire stations across Oxfordshire:
You can complete your own home fire risk check over the internet. The check will tell you what your fire risks are and what you can do to make you and your home safer.
Or you can ask for a visit from the Fire and Rescue Service who will complete a free home fire risk check with you.
A smoke alarm is the easiest way to alert everyone in the house to the danger of fire. Make sure you have working smoke alarms on each level of your house and test them once a week.
It can be difficult to think clearly in an emergency:
We provide fire safety advice from fire safety at home to fire safety outdoors. We also go to schools and educate pupils on how to be fire safe.
We provide road safety advice for pedestrians, cyclists, drivers and motorcyclists. We also provide road safety education training for schools.
Drago the Dragon is a story of a young dragon who learns the importance of not playing with matches and lighters. Drago has lots of fun activities for children to do on our 365 Alive website.
Arson is a crime where a fire is deliberately started. If we suspect arson we will work with Thames Valley Police to investigate.
A hoax call is when a person telephones the Fire, Police or Ambulance service and tells them there is an emergency when there is not.
Hoax calls turn the emergency services away from people who need their help. This can mean:
Any person who makes a hoax call is breaking the law.
Every fire can be dangerous to both lives and property, whether the fire was started by:
The intervention scheme aims to: