Banbury fire station

Banbury fire station

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

Area West Cherwell
Full time 24 hour crewed
On Call Part time
Drill night Tuesday
Station Manager Don Crook
On Call Watch Manager Mark O’Connor
Appliance Two rescue engines and a high volume pumping appliance

Banbury Fire Cadets

The cadet unit at Banbury fire station has been running since 2005 and meets on a Thursday evening between 6:30pm and 8:30pm term time only.

The majority of our instructors are whole time firefighters based at Banbury fire station, who bring a wealth of both technical and practical knowledge to the cadet sessions.

Banbury fire cadets get to see many aspects of the fire and rescue service. Banbury fire station offers training facilities others cannot, such as the purpose built smokehouse used for realistic breathing apparatus training.

Whilst there is a serious aspect to the training, the intention is to make all the sessions interesting and with an element of fun.

In addition to the fire cadet training nights, we also hold fundraising events with proceeds helping the Banbury cadet unit and local charities, as well as The Fire Fighters Charity.

Interested?
Find out more on the 365alive.co.uk website

Fatal distraction

You may think you’re used to multi-tasking. But texting and using the internet while you’re watching TV isn’t the same as doing so while you’re behind the wheel.

texting whilst drivingYour reaction times are 50% slower while talking on a phone, and you’re four times more likely to crash if you use a mobile while driving.

Distracted driving isn’t just dangerous for you – it puts your passengers, other drivers, cyclists and pedestrians at risk too.

Whether you’re younger or older, using a mobile phone, texting, using in-vehicle technologies (such as satnavs) and even eating can distract you from the road. Even if it’s just for a few seconds – that’s all it takes to have or cause a crash.

Please remember:

  • There’s no safe way to use a phone whilst driving – turn it off or put it on silent, and put it out of reach.
  • Be a safe passenger – let the driver focus on the road.
  • Just drive – eating, drinking and smoking whilst driving reduces your reaction time.
  • Set your satnav or your sound system before you drive. If you need to adjust them, pull over in a safe place.

 

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

 

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 - www.oncallfirefighter.co.uk.

Station update - June2015

This month has been a busy one for Banbury fire station and the fire crews that work here. The crews have been hard at work training for the various types of incidents that they could attend.

On Sunday 14 June, firefighters from Banbury fire station attended the Banbury and District Show where they provided safety advice covering aspects such as home fire plans and home fire safety to many of the residents of Banbury and the surrounding areas. The event was very well attended and from the information given out by the crews, Oxfordshire County Council Fire & Rescue zervice is continuing to support the vision of a safer Oxfordshire.

With the new National Procedures being released for the use of Breathing Apparatus, all operational staff throughout Oxfordshire has now been undertaking tailored scenario based exercises to ensure that their knowledge and understanding of the latest procedures are understood, ready for the implementation in July. 

Bedtime fire safety routine

When you are sleeping it takes longer to wake up to the signs of a fire and if you don’t have a working smoke alarm there will be nothing to wake you up.

Many fires in the home start at night. Get into the habit of completing a bedtime check.

•  close inside doors at night to stop a fire from spreading
•  check that the cooker is turned off
•  turn off and unplug electrical appliances - unless they are meant to be left on e.g your freezer
•  turn heaters off and put up fireguards
•  make sure exits are kept clear
•  make sure that cigarettes have been put out properly – never smoke in bed
•  make sure all candles are out - never leave one burning when you go to sleep
•  turn off your electric blanket - unless it has been designed to be left on overnight and has a thermostat
•  make sure the washing machine, dishwasher or tumbler dryer are not running overnight

In addition to a bedtime fire safety routine

•  make sure you have a working smoke alarm on every level of your home - a working smoke alarm can give early warning allowing you and your family those valuable extra minutes to make your escape
•  have a fire escape plan and make sure everyone in the household knows the plan

Get out, Stay out and Get the Fire and Rescue Service out!

To find out how to make an escape plan and for other fire safety advice visit www.365alive.co.uk

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

Banbury fire station
Cope Road
Banbury
OX16 2EY
United Kingdom

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

There were 76 property fires, we didn’t want any more than 78.

There were 15 fires in people’s homes, we didn’t want any more than 30. 80% of these homes had a smoke alarm 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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