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.

Find out more on the website


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.



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


A firefighter

Would you like to join the team?

You could receive over £7000 worth of free training that will prepare you to protect and save lives in your community. 

If you are interested please look at the recruitment website or call into your local station on drill night.

Station update - September 2015


September has been busy for the crews of Banbury. They have attended a range of incidents from road traffic accidents to fires and were also involved in the removal of a large volume of water from the Broughton Road following a burst water main.

Crews made use of the high volume pumping vehicle based at Banbury fire station to help resolve this incident. In previous years the pump has been used to support the strategic plan of diverting and removing water from the flood affected areas of Oxford.


On Tuesday 8 September Banbury also played host to some of the other stations within the north of the county by running a large Road Traffic Collision (RTC) exercise to test crew’s skills at dealing with these types of incidents.

Firefighters surrounding a car.

The exercise included pumps from Banbury, Hook Norton and Bicester that involved several cars in collisions with a motorcycle, a house and pedestrians. The exercise was a great success; crews dealt with the scenarios very effectively demonstrating their knowledge and putting into practice their skills in RTC management.

October is tyre safety month and the big drive is to ensure that you have safe and legal tyres on your vehicles as we move into the colder months where the move to wetter and colder weather can have a significant impact on road conditions.

Look out for fire crews and a qualified tyre fitter at ALDI Banbury on Monday 12 October, who will be there giving out advice and free checks on your tyres to ensure you are ready, safe and legal as you drive through the winter months.

Stay safe and warm

A roaring fire may be a welcoming site on a cold day but only if it is contained within the grate where it should be.

Fire place with burning logs

Don’t overload your fire place, make sure embers are under control and put out properly before you go out or to bed and use a British Standard fire guard to prevent sparks escaping.

Top tips to keep you safe and warm this winter.



Banbury fire station
Cope Road
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 June 2015

What have we done to help prevent fires?

443 fire risk checks have been carried out in people’s homes. 90% of these checks were carried out for vulnerable people

284 smoke alarms were installed in people’s homes

There have been four 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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