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

Get spring off to a good start

A sleeping child surrounded by smoke from a fire.The clocks going forward on the 29 March signals the start of British summer time.

There is no better time to check your smoke alarms at the same time as setting your clocks.

It takes just a minute to maintain this small item, but a working smoke alarm could save you and your family’s lives:

• get into the Test it Tuesday routine and test your smoke alarm once a week by pressing the test button until the alarm sounds.

• twice a year open the case and gently vacuum the inside to remove dust from the sensor. If it doesn't open, vacuum through the holes.

• if the alarm ever starts to 'beep' regularly, replace the battery as soon as possible.

It’s also a perfect opportunity to test the smoke alarm for older relatives, friends or neighbours who might find it hard to reach their alarms.

 

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 - February 2015

This month the fire crew at Bicester have continued to attend a variety of incidents in and around the Bicester area. These have included routine fire incidents such as rubbish bins, vehicle fires and shed fires. In addition Bicester fire fighters were called to assist Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service to successfully resolve a fire involving Buckingham Football Club.

Other non-related incidents have included rescuing a person from a faulty passenger lift and an animal rescue when a horse had to be released from wire fencing using hydraulic cutting  equipment we carry, normally reserved for cutting vehicles at road traffic accidents.

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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