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.

On Call vacancies

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

Station update

The sight of the Abingdon Fire Station daffodil garden blossoming is confirmation that spring has arrived!  The daffodil bulbs were planted a few years ago by members of the community and firefighters to remember a loved one who had been lost to cancer.  The event in 2010 raised a lot of money for the Marie Curie Cancer Care Charity as part of their 'great daffodil appeal'.

Daffodils planted in the grass alongside the appliance bay doors

The flowers are a lovely tribute to those who have battled with cancer, and a fitting reminder for us all of the fantastic work done by all of the Marie Curie Cancer Care volunteers, particularly the wonderful nurses who help families in their darkest hours.

Get spring off to a good start

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.

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

Dusting of your motorbike?

Motorcycle mirror

If you are dusting off your bike and planning on blowing away the winter cobwebs, give your bike a Think! health check before you set off.

As the days are getting warmer and the evenings lighter more motorcyclists will be on our roads. Both motorcyclists and drivers can help make motorcycling safer.

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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