Chipping Norton fire station

Chipping Norton 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 Kevin Jeffrey
Retained station support officer Deb Lamb
Appliance Two rescue engines

Training

A group of fire fighters standing infront of the church

Earlier this year we were kindly allowed to train at St Mary’s Church. The training involved rescuing a casualty from the tower who had injured themselves whilst carrying out maintenance work on the bells.

Three fire fighters with safety ropes

The crew from Chipping Norton worked closely with the specialist line rescue team based at Kidlington.  A system of lines was set up and the casualty was rescued on a stretcher then lowered through the trap doors in the tower.

A stretcher being lowered through the trap doors in the church tower

The crews gained valuable experience and knowledge from this training and the church some reassurance.

 

 

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.

Recruitment taster day
Saturday 6 June 2015

Find out 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 on 07554 116580 or call into the station for a chat to book your two hour slot.

We are currently looking to fill vacancies at Chipping Norton 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 - May 2015

During May Chipping Norton crews attended alarms, road traffic collisions, and chimney fires, working tirelessly to keep the Community of Chipping Norton safe.

Community fire safety

The station continues to work hard to ensure the safety of people in Chipping Norton 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.

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.

Location

Chipping Norton fire station
Burford Road
OX7 5EB Chipping Norton

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

There were eight property fires, we didn’t want any more than 12.

There were five fires in people’s homes, we didn’t want any more than five. All of these homes had smoke alarms working.

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.

 

The Firefighters Charity logo

www.firefighterscharity.org.uk

 

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