Bampton fire station

Bampton fire station

General information, map, postal address and station update.

Area West Cherwell
On Call Part time
Drill night Wednesday
Station Manager Nick Bourke
On Call Watch Manager Mark Carrington
Retained station
support officer
John Shuker
Appliance Rescue engine

Two fire fighters removing a ladder from an appliance.

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.

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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.

 

 

On Call vacancies

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

Station update - January 2015

Incidents of interest

January has been a busy month for Bampton and Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue. It has seen a number of large fires in and around Oxfordshire with one incident at its peak taking over 27 fire appliances and close to 200 fire-fighters to bring under control.

A burning building.

At the heart of the incident in South Oxfordshire District Council offices were the well trained crew from Bampton, where their specialist skills and equipment was used throughout.  Their hard work and dedication helped to bring a safe end to the fire.

Also this month they have been involved with a number of thatched property fires, again using their skill and knowledge to help resolve the incident in a safe and timely manner.

Also at the start of the year the crew from Bampton were extremely busy attending ambulance calls in the local area as well as continuing on with their normal duties.

Community fire safety

The station has been visiting a number of homes in and around the station area, giving home fire safety advice and where needed fitting smoke alarms.

What is planned for the coming month?

This month sees Ff Steve Godfrey take one of his assessments towards becoming a qualified fire fighter, we have managers taking their operational qualifications and we also have a series of training events that are focused around hazardous materials and breathing apparatus.

We are still visiting those who need advice on fire safety and giving presentations to local schools in the area about road and home safety.

Take care whilst in the kitchen

A person stiring a pan on a stove.

More than 50% of accidental fires at home are started by cooking. Hazards including naked flames and people becoming distracted all contributing to making the room the least safe in the home.

Top tips:

•  don’t get distracted when you are cooking - turn off or turn down the heat if you have to leave the cooking unattended, for example to take a phone call or answer the door

•  clean your oven, hob and toaster on a regular basis – a build-up of fat, crumbs or grease can easily catch fire

•  remember to check that the oven or hob are switched off after you have finished cooking

•  take extra care when deep-fat frying or cooking with oil – hot oil can catch fire easily – use a thermostat controlled deep-fat fryer which will make sure the fat doesn’t get too hot

Location

Bampton fire station
New Road
Bampton
OX18 2LF
United Kingdom

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

There were three property fires, we didn’t want any more than 15.

There were no fires in people’s homes, we didn’t want any more than six.

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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