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?

 

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 - November 2015

When not responding to emergency incidents, much of our time at the fire station revolves around training. This includes training new trainees to become competent in all aspects of fire and rescue work along with “maintenance of skills” training for all existing staff. This allows us to be ready and suitably prepared for all eventualities.

Two new trainees have just been put “on the run” on station following the completion of their basic core skill training at the Fire Service College in Moreton in Marsh. They are both now able to attend emergencies with the existing firefighters and develop their competence whilst being supervised at operational incidents.

They will both return to the Fire Service College in the New Year to carry out further training involving the wearing of Breathing Apparatus. This will enable them to enter smoke filled buildings to extinguish fires and effect rescues. 

Location

Bicester fire station
Queens Avenue
OX26 2NR Bicester

Performance information

Station incident figures

Working smoke alarm?

smoke alarm

Will you hear your smoke alarm beep if you’re asleep? When was the last time you checked your smoke alarm?

• You should have at least one smoke alarm on every level of your home.
• Testing your smoke alarms weekly to make sure they work.

If you don’t have a working smoke alarm you are four times more likely to die in a fire at home.

Working smoke alarms are the best and easiest way to alert you to the danger of fire, giving you and your family precious time to escape.


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.


Complete a home fire risk check

Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service is encouraging residents to make sure they are fully aware of the fire hazards which commonly exist throughout the home, how to identify them and what to do should a fire occur, by completing a quick online home fire risk check.

 


 

 

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

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