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

Two fire fighters removing a ladder from an appliance.

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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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Burford 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

Incidents of interest

January has been a busy month for Burford and Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue. It has seen a number of large fires in and around Oxfordshire with one incident at its peak taking over 27 fire appliances and close to 200 fire-fighters to bring under control.

A burning building

At the heart of the incident in South Oxfordshire District Council offices were the well trained crew from Burford, where their specialist skills and equipment was used throughout.  Their hard work and dedication helped to bring a safe end to the fire.

Also this month they have been involved with a number of thatched property fires, again using their skill and knowledge to help resolve the incident in a safe and timely manner.

Also at the start of the year the crew from Burford were extremely busy attending ambulance calls in the local area as well as continuing on with their normal duties.

Community fire safety

The station has been visiting a number of homes in and around the station area, giving home fire safety advice and where needed fitting smoke alarms.

What is planned for the coming month?

This month sees Ff Lane taking one of his assessments towards becoming a qualified fire fighter, we have managers taking their operational qualifications and we also have a series of training events that are focused around hazardous materials and breathing apparatus.

We are still visiting those who need advice on fire safety and giving presentations to local schools in the area about road and home safety.

Put it out, right out!

A burning cigaretteSmoking’s not only bad for your health it can be bad for your home and possessions.

It only takes one cigarette to start a fire in your home which could potentially kill you and your family. To wipe out your possessions and childhood memories or leave thousands of pounds worth of damage to your home.

Smokers who are not ready to kick the habit yet should still follow a few simple precautions to prevent a fire in their home:

•  smoke outside - avoid the danger of a fire starting inside

•  don't leave lit cigarettes, cigars or pipes unattended

•  put them right out! - make sure you stub cigarettes out properly and dispose of them carefully

•  use a proper, heavy ashtray which can't tip over easily and is made of a material that won't burn

•  fit a smoke alarm and test it weekly


Burford fire station
Witney Street
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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