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

Fatal distraction

You may think you’re used to multi-tasking. But texting and using the internet while you’re watching TV isn’t the same as doing so while you’re behind the wheel.

texting whilst drivingYour reaction times are 50% slower while talking on a phone, and you’re four times more likely to crash if you use a mobile while driving.

Distracted driving isn’t just dangerous for you – it puts your passengers, other drivers, cyclists and pedestrians at risk too.

Whether you’re younger or older, using a mobile phone, texting, using in-vehicle technologies (such as satnavs) and even eating can distract you from the road. Even if it’s just for a few seconds – that’s all it takes to have or cause a crash.

Please remember:

  • There’s no safe way to use a phone whilst driving – turn it off or put it on silent, and put it out of reach.
  • Be a safe passenger – let the driver focus on the road.
  • Just drive – eating, drinking and smoking whilst driving reduces your reaction time.
  • Set your satnav or your sound system before you drive. If you need to adjust them, pull over in a safe place.

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 - www.oncallfirefighter.co.uk.

Station update - June 2015

This month has seen the crews at Burford attend a number of incidents around the local area and beyond. They have also been busy ensuring that they were well practiced in using the new procedures for Breathing Apparatus control that are due to come in to force shortly.

They are also preparing themselves for a number of training courses that are due to happen over the next month or so, in particular water training. They have also been to the Fire Service College where they have taken part in realistic training covering incidents that involved real fire and put them through their paces.

Recently we have seen one of our latest recruit firefighters successfully pass their demanding recruitment that involves many physical tests and written tests as well as an in-depth interview. They will start out on the next phase shortly where they will attend the Basic training course that we hold in Oxfordshire, that is held over two weeks and involves a number of arduous activities that put them in difficult circumstances, for example in to fast flowing water, operating on fast roads and learning many of the different practises that we carry out in the Fire Service.

If you are interested or know anybody that would welcome the chance to become an On-Call firefighter please attend the Station on a Wednesday evening from 7pm to find out more.

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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