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

Take care whilst in the kitchen

A person stiring a pan on a stove.

More than 50% of accidental fires at home are started by cooking. Hazards including naked flames and people becoming distracted all contributing to making the room the least safe in the home.

Top tips:

•  don’t get distracted when you are cooking - turn off or turn down the heat if you have to leave the cooking unattended, for example to take a phone call or answer the door

•  clean your oven, hob and toaster on a regular basis – a build-up of fat, crumbs or grease can easily catch fire

•  remember to check that the oven or hob are switched off after you have finished cooking

•  take extra care when deep-fat frying or cooking with oil – hot oil can catch fire easily – use a thermostat controlled deep-fat fryer which will make sure the fat doesn’t get too hot

 

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 - January 2015

The fire crews have been continuing to provide assistance to South Central Ambulance Service during the start of the New Year in dealing with many life threatening medical emergencies. Oxfordshire County Council’s Fire and Rescue Service recently entered into a partnership with South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS), this means that local fire crews can attend some medical emergencies to administer life critical care prior to a qualified paramedic attending.

The fire fighters at Bicester are trained to deal with many emergencies, including dealing with Medical Trauma.

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

Children in Need

Pudsey next to a fire appliance

Many thanks to all those that contributed to our Children in Need roadside collection on 14 November.

The total raised was £4000 which is a really great figure to hand over to this really worthwhile charity.

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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