Bicester fire station

Bicester fire station

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

Area West Cherwell
On Call Part time
Drill night Tuesday
Station Manager Gary D'anger
On Call officer in charge Bob Lewis
Retained station support officer Steve Briggs
Appliance Two rescue engines

Fire Cadet Unit

At the start of the New Year Bicester started up a Fire Cadet Unit at the station.

A group of fire cadets.

Fire Cadets provide an opportunity for Youths aged 12 to 17 years to meet one evening each week for two hours and follow a structured program of core Fire and Rescue activities, delivered by a long established group of supervisors. Each unit can accommodate 16 Fire Cadets.

Our Fire Cadets scheme is about having fun as well as learning. Fire Cadets are not confined solely to Fire and Rescue Service activities; they are also given the opportunity to take part in additional activities at weekends and during the school holidays which include residential and local camps.

Fire Cadets with a hose spraying water

This allows them to build further on the core skills, which are gained through the training sessions, as well as increasing confidence and resilience in facing new challenges. They are given the opportunity to participate in a variety of other activities such as: camping, canoeing, ice skating and bowling etc.

Interested in finding out more?

If you know someone who is interested in joining a Fire Cadet scheme as a Cadet, a Supervisor, or would like to know more about their activities please contact your local fire station or:

Fire Cadet Co-ordinator
Oxfordshire Fire & Rescue Service HQ
Sterling Road
Kidlington
OX5 2DU

Tel: 01865 842999

 

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

On Call vacancies

Bicester is looking for potential On Call firefighters to cover days and weekends. Find out more about becoming an On Call firefighter...

Station update - March 2015

Incidents

The Bicester fire crew again this month have attended a fire in a domestic kitchen caused by an item left on a cooking hob; throughout the last few months we have attended many fires in private homes with many of them causing devastating results. All too often these fires are caused by either unattended cooking or by items of cooking equipment or material being accidentally left on a cooking hob. Please ensure that cooking surfaces are free from combustible material, especially electric hobs that remain hot for some time after the cooker has been switched off.

Training

On Tuesday 10 March Oxfordshire County Council’s Fire & Rescue Service attended an incident at Pioneer Square in Bicester. This was all part of a simulated fire exercise at the site to test the emergency response and fire fighting procedures of the local fire crews from Bicester and Kidlington.

Two fire fighters with a hose spraying water

The scenario was a well-established vehicle fire on the first floor of the public car park that had also spread to the open top second floor. Fire crews from Bicester and Kidlington attended and whilst wearing Breathing Apparatus they had to supply water into a “Dry Riser” which is a fixed vertical water pipe built into the buildings structure and then use this Dry Riser to supply fire fighting water to both the first and second floors of the car park. Once the water supply was established 3 fire fighting water jets were used to supress and control the simulated incident.

Fire appliance in a car park

This was a routine training exercise used to test our existing fire fighting procedures. Where possible we like to train at this type of venue as it provides the crews with realistic challenges that they would have to face at a real incident.

Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service would like to thank the Pioneer Square security staff and Sainsbury’s supermarket by allowing us to use the site and for the assistance they gave us during the exercise.

Dusting of your motorbike?

Motorcycle mirror

If you are dusting off your bike and planning on blowing away the winter cobwebs, give your bike a Think! health check before you set off.

As the days are getting warmer and the evenings lighter more motorcyclists will be on our roads. Both motorcyclists and drivers can help make motorcycling safer.

Location

Bicester fire station
Queens Avenue
OX26 2NR Bicester

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

There were 61 property fires, we didn’t want any more than 42.

There were 16 fires in people’s homes, we didn’t want any more than nine. Most of these homes had smoke alarms 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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