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 Darran Hookway
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

 

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.

Get a taste of fire fighting

Oxfordshire County Council Fire and Rescue Service is holding a number of “taster days” for people who are interested in becoming an on call fire fighter during June.

Find out more...

Station update - May 2015

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, fire fighters from Banbury fire station will be in attendance at the Banbury and District Show where they will be on hand to offer safety advice covering aspects such as home fire plans and home fire safety. Please pop along and speak to them should you require any advice.

Managers and fire fighters at the station have also been hard at work ensuring that their knowledge and understanding of the latest procedures involving the use of Breathing Apparatus are understood. New National Procedures have just been released and all operational staff throughout Oxfordshire are currently receiving training prior to the implementation date.

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

Stay safe on the waterways this summer

Think about fire safety when enjoying Oxfordshire’s waterways this summer.

Narrowboats on a canal

With so much water around, there can be a tendency to think that there is a reduced risk of fire.  In fact, fires on boats can spread quickly and as boats are often in remote locations, it can take firefighters longer to arrive at an incident.

Smoke alarms can make a real difference to the outcome of fires on boats.  We want all boat users to be aware of the risks and want to see suitable smoke alarms installed in all boats with overnight accommodation.

You can’t see, feel or smell carbon monoxide but it can be fatal if you breathe it in. In an enclosed space like a boat carbon monoxide can build up to dangerous levels quickly. Fit a carbon monoxide (CO) detector - check it is suitable for marine use

For further boat safety advice visit 365alive.co.uk.

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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