Charlbury fire station

Charlbury fire station

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

Area West Cherwell
On Call Part time
Drill night Wednesday
Station Manager Don Crook
On Call officer in charge Richard Youngson
Retained station support officer Deb Lamb
Appliance One rescue engine

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


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


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.

Recruitment taster day
at Chipping Norton
on Saturday 16 May 2015

This will give details of what it is like to be an integral part of the service protecting your community, an insight into the selection process and a chance to look at the equipment we use.

If you, a friend, or family member is interested please contact Deb Lamb (07554 116580) or call into the station for a chat to book your two hour slot.

We are currently looking to fill vacancies at Charlbury Fire Station (On Call crew), so come and join Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, develop new skills and qualities in this highly rewarding career.

Station update - April 2015

Incidents of interest

During April Charlbury crews attended chimney fires, RTC’s, property fires, secondary fires and alarms as well as helping other stations during busy periods. Some of the larger RTC’s were alongside the crews from other stations in Oxfordshire but their skill and expertise meant that these incidents were dealt with quickly with minimal disruption to the community.

Community fire safety

The station continues to work hard to ensure the safety of people in Charlbury and the surrounding communities. There is plenty of great advice on how to keep yourself safe in your own home, just visit for more information.

On Tuesday 31 March the Fire Station hosted an event organised by the Hughes Close Community and Neighbourhood Watch team, aimed at improving the town and its surroundings.

The Neighbourhood Committee event was a great success with a number of people attending to air their views.

In addition to this, alongside the Hughes Close Community and Neighbourhood Watch Team, Charlbury Fire Station Crews invited members of the community to attend an ‘Open Evening’ at the station. This enabled people to meet the crews and gain a greater understanding of the role that Charlbury Fire Station and OFRS play in keeping their community safe.


Charlbury fire station
Sturt Road
OX7 3SX Charlbury

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

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

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

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.

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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