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 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.

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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On Call vacancies

Burford 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 has seen the crews attend a number of incidents throughout Burford and the county; they have been hard at work ensuring that they are prepared and ready for the new Thames Valley Control Service and Hazardous Materials incidents.

Two appliances working at night.

During February a crew attend a training scenario at the disused Witney Town Football Club where they were an integral part of the training and this allowed them to practise the breathing apparatus skills that they have in a realistic exercise.

The crew has also been to the Oxford Fire House for realistic training for their annual breathing apparatus assessment. The crew all completed this to the high standards expected from Oxfordshire Fire & Rescue.

This month they have planned a number of training events involving breathing apparatus and vehicle extrication techniques.

The station has also been out to visit a number of homes in the area to give home and community fire safety advice.

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.

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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