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

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 www.oncallfirefighter.co.uk or call into your local station on drill night.

Station update - July 2015

Incidents

During the summer months the Bicester fire crew have been extremely busy dealing with a variety of incidents including house fires, road traffic incidents and vehicle fires. There has been a noticeable increase in fires in the open; these fires usually involve grassland and crops, but also often spread to property such as sheds and outbuildings. 

The dry weather through the summer months make these types of incidents more likely and when they occur, the dried vegetation mean that the fire quickly spreads. When these incidents get out of control the fire-fighters have to work very quickly in hot arduous conditions to get their equipment and water to the location of the fire, which is often in very rural and inaccessible areas.

Please take care when disposing of cigarettes and other hot material, particularly during these summer months, in order to reduce these unnecessary fires and so prevent damage.

Training

Some of the Bicester firefighters have again been training at the Fire Service College in Morton in Marsh. They have been entering burning buildings and rescuing simulated casualties, whilst wearing breathing apparatus and manoeuvring hose lines throughout the buildings.

This training has helped develop confidence and competence in real fire-fighting techniques that the firefighters have recently used tackling house fires in Bicester.

Location

Bicester fire station
Queens Avenue
OX26 2NR Bicester

Sunflowers in the sun

Fun in the sun

Do you enjoy a sizzling barbecue, a stroll in the countryside, messing about on the river or camping in the great outdoors? Take a look at our top tips and stay safe this summer.

 

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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