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?


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 - October 2015

Bicester fire crews deal with many Road Traffic Collisions (RTCs) in and around the town. The presence of both the M40 along with other major roads and many thousands of cars travelling through the area mean that the local fire station are kept busy dealing with many RTCs .

Three firefighters standing next to crashed car.

At a typical RTC the crew will need to establish first a safe working area as working on a live road is one of the most dangerous environments we have to work in.  As this “safe” area is established an assessment takes place of any casualties involved and then working closely with the Ambulance service a plan is put into action as to how best to extricate any people without making any injuries worse.

This often means removing doors, glass and the roof of the vehicle, followed by the final removal of injured people out on a long board, after which they can be left in the care of the ambulance service. To carry out this sort of incident can be very stressful for all concerned.

Practical training and assessment of the Bicester fire crews forms a regular part of our training program to ensure the crews are able to operate safely and effectively in these environments.

Stay safe and warm

A roaring fire may be a welcoming site on a cold day but only if it is contained within the grate where it should be.

Fire place with burning logs

Don’t overload your fire place, make sure embers are under control and put out properly before you go out or to bed and use a British Standard fire guard to prevent sparks escaping.

Top tips to keep you safe and warm this winter.



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 June 2015

What have we done to help prevent fires?

443 fire risk checks have been carried out in people’s homes. 90% of these checks were carried out for vulnerable people

284 smoke alarms were installed in people’s homes

There have been four 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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