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 Chris Wilson
On Call officer in charge Richard Youngson
Retained station support officer Deb Lamb
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.

 

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

www.firefighterscharity.org.uk

 

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

Incidents of interest

During June Charlbury crews have attended property fires, lift rescues and alarms as well as helping other stations during busy periods.

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 www.365alive.co.uk for more information.

The crews have attended local fetes to help raise awareness of safety issues in and around Charlbury, as well as giving local people the opportunity to meet their crews and look around the fire engine.

Recruitment

We held a recruitment taster day at Chipping Norton on Saturday 6 June; this was well attended with nearly 30 people from across the County coming along to experience what it would be like to join their local On Call station. The day was split into both informative talks and practical experience with the equipment and all that attended gained a great insight into the role of an On Call Firefighter.

If you are interested please look at the recruitment site www.oncallfirefighter.co.uk or call into the station and have a chat with Deb Lamb.

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.

Location

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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