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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 Steven Anderson
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


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 - July 2016

July has been a busy period for the crew and activity around the station has been eventful. Operationally the crews have responded to and successfully dealt with a number of incidents ranging from a fire involving cables to inverter on solar farm, an internal flooding to a property and an RTC.

The station has encountered a period of disruption as the work to demolish the old Ambulance station attached to the Fire station began. The buildings shared the same utility connections so this raised some challenges in disconnecting and reconnecting new feeds. The station personnel continued to deliver a first class service to the community during this time, testament to the professionalism of the firefighters based at Banbury.

On the training front Blue watch, accompanied by the Station Commander, attended a national flood relief exercise in Bolton hosted by Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service.

Fire appliances in front of Bolton football stadium

The above photo shows the HVP’s at the Strategic Holding area with Bolton Football Stadium in the background.

They deployed with the High Volume Pumping unit based at Banbury and joined colleagues from around the country taking part in the exercise utilising 16 High Volume Pumps. Blue watch were sent to Manchester Airport to lay hose alongside runway two, simulating a temporary water supply for the airport.





Banbury fire station
Cope Road
OX16 2EY
United Kingdom

Performance information

Station incident figures

Winter roads

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Winter driving can be more stressful on cars and drivers a like. With heavy rain, snow and ice making each journey more difficult and potentially dangerous to you and other road users.

Read our top tips for winter driving.

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.

Safer and wellbeing visits

A safer and wellbeing visit is a free visit to your home to see what we can do to make you safer. We will have a chat with you around improving your health and wellbeing. When we visit we will fit free smoke alarms and offer advice to make you and your family safer at home.

Complete the online form to request a visit.



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