Burford fire station

Burford fire station

General information, map, postal address and quarterly performance update.

Area West Cherwell
On Call Part time
Drill night Wednesday
Station Manager Nick Bourke
On Call officer in charge Charlie Williams
Appliance One rescue engine

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.

 

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Two on call firefighters

Would you like to join the team?

If you live or work close to a station and are interested, or would just like to find out more, please come along to your local station, without obligation, on the evening of their drill night.

Find out more about being an On Call firefighter.

Get a taste of fire fighting

Oxfordshire County Council Fire and Rescue Service is holding a number of “taster days” for people who are interested in becoming an on call fire fighter during June.

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Station update - April 2015

This month has seen the crews at Burford attend a number of incidents around the town and they played a major role in supporting the large fire at Oxford’s historical hotel “The Randolph” where they got heavily involved in fire fighting and supporting the investigation over the following days.

They were also busy ensuring that they were well practiced in using the new procedures for the recently opened Thames Valley Fire Control Service and also continuing to train for all other eventualities.

Next month looks to be just as busy with a new Breathing Apparatus guidance being introduced to Oxfordshire and the Fire and Rescue Service nationally, so this will be the main focus for the next month or so, ensuring that everyone is highly trained in the new procedures.

Recruitment

If you are interested or know anybody that would welcome the chance to become an On-Call fire-fighter please attend the Station on a Wednesday evening from 19:00 hours to find out more.

Stay safe on the waterways this summer

Think about fire safety when enjoying Oxfordshire’s waterways this summer.

Narrowboats on a canal

With so much water around, there can be a tendency to think that there is a reduced risk of fire.  In fact, fires on boats can spread quickly and as boats are often in remote locations, it can take firefighters longer to arrive at an incident.

Smoke alarms can make a real difference to the outcome of fires on boats.  We want all boat users to be aware of the risks and want to see suitable smoke alarms installed in all boats with overnight accommodation.

You can’t see, feel or smell carbon monoxide but it can be fatal if you breathe it in. In an enclosed space like a boat carbon monoxide can build up to dangerous levels quickly. Fit a carbon monoxide (CO) detector - check it is suitable for marine use

For further boat safety advice visit 365alive.co.uk.

Location

Burford fire station
Witney Street
Burford
OX18 4SN
United Kingdom

How have our prevention activities helped to reduce fires in the Burford area?

There were two property fires, we didn’t want any more than 15.

There were no fires in people’s homes, we didn’t want any more than three.

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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