Abingdon fire station

Abingdon fire station

Safety information, map, postal address and quarterly performance update.

Area South Area
Full time Day crewed
On Call Part time
Drill night Tuesday
Station Manager Jim Davies
Wholetime officers in charge Kevin Kerry and Lee Swain
On Call Watch Manager Dean Hazell
Appliance Two rescue engines

Two on call firefighters

Would you like to join the team?

If you live or work close to a station and are interested, or would just like to find out more, please come along to your local station, without obligation, on the evening of their drill night.

Find out more about being an On Call firefighter.

Anyone interesting in joining the on-call system at Abingdon Fire Station, please contact Watch Manager Dean Hazell on 07970 659808 for more details.

 

Thank you for your support

Thank you to everyone who has kindly donated waste clothes and textiles via the collection banks at our stations.

Fire fighters charity clothing bank

The Fire Fighters Charity runs a successful recycling scheme which provides a valuable source of revenue.

The Firefighters Charity logo

www.firefighterscharity.org.uk

On Call vacancies

Abingdon is looking for potential On Call firefighters to cover days and weekends.
 

Station update

The crews have been very busy visiting some of our more vulnerable residents over the last few months.

We have been working closely with our colleagues in Social Services to ensure that people in our community who would benefit from our help and advice, are identifed and visited. We told those residents how to keep safe from fire and lots of smoke detectors were fitted by us, free of charge!

The crews at Abingdon fire station have also participated in yet another road safety initiative during February and early March.

A car outside the fire station

The 'Stay Safe on Winter Roads' campaign included a display at the front of the fire station with reminders for drivers to check their vehicles throughout the winter period. Hundreds of motorists passed the display every day.

Winter driving

A road surrounded by snow covered trees.

Winter driving can be more stressful on cars and drivers a like, with heavy rain, snow and ice making each journey more difficult and potentially dangerous to you and other road users.

Make sure you are prepared for winter and keep an ice scraper, de-icer, torch, first aid kit, hazard warning triangle in your vehicle and in really bad weather a blanket, shovel and wellington boots.

Completely clear all your windows and mirrors of ice and make sure all of your windows are demisted and not just a small area.

Please take extra care on the roads during the winter months, particularly when it is icy after it has rained and take a look at top tips on how you can help prevent crashes from happening during the winter months.

Choices and Consequences

Blue Watch continued our Road Safety Education programme with a visit to Fitzharry's School to deliver the hard hitting Choices and Consequences presentation.

The presentation is aimed at prospective and inexperinced drivers and motorcyclists in an attempt to influence their behaviours when they are road users.

For more information on this, or any other road safety initiative, please contact Abingdon Fire Station or telephone our Risk Reduction hotline on 08000 325999.

Complete a home fire risk check

Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service is encouraging residents to make sure they are fully aware of the fire hazards which commonly exist throughout the home, how to identify them and what to do should a fire occur, by completing a quick online home fire risk check.

 

 

Location

Abingdon fire station
Ock Street
Abingdon
OX14 5DH
United Kingdom

Get spring off to a good start

A sleeping child surrounded by smoke from a fire.The clocks going forward on the 29 March signals the start of British summer time.

There is no better time to check your smoke alarms at the same time as setting your clocks.

It takes just a minute to maintain this small item, but a working smoke alarm could save you and your family’s lives:

• get into the Test it Tuesday routine and test your smoke alarm once a week by pressing the test button until the alarm sounds.

• twice a year open the case and gently vacuum the inside to remove dust from the sensor. If it doesn't open, vacuum through the holes.

• if the alarm ever starts to 'beep' regularly, replace the battery as soon as possible.

It’s also a perfect opportunity to test the smoke alarm for older relatives, friends or neighbours who might find it hard to reach their alarms.

How have our prevention activities helped to reduce fires in the Abingdon area?

There were 26 property fires, we didn’t want any more than 46.

There were eight fires in a people’s home, we didn’t want any more than 19. Half of these homes had smoke alarms working.

Fortunately, nobody has died as a result of a fire in their home.

Countywide performance April to December 2014

What have we done to help prevent fires?

1,394 fire risk checks have been carried out in people’s homes. 89% of these checks were carried out for vulnerable people

1,170 smoke alarms were installed in people’s homes

There have been 23 successful fire setter intervention cases

A safer place to live

Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service is committed to making Oxfordshire a safer place to live, work and visit.

Our 365alive website is full of great advice and safety tips.

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