Didcot fire station

Didcot fire station

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

Area South Vale
Full time Day crewed
On Call Part time
Drill night Tuesday
Station Manager Bob Speakman
On Call officer in charge Andrew Beal
Appliances Two rescue engines, Incident Support Unit

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 365alive.co.uk.

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.

 

 

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.

Get a taste of fire fighting

Oxfordshire County Council Fire and Rescue Service is holding a number of “taster days” for people who are interested in becoming an on call fire fighter during June.

Find out more...

Station update - April 2015

Red watch at Didcot fire station have been busy over the last few week delivering Thatch safety packs to all the Thatched properties in Didcot’s station ground.

The pack contain lots of safety information including “The safe Thatch home” check list, a leaflet from the National Association of Chimney Sweeps with all sorts of safety information about open fires and keeping your chimney clean.

The pack also contains information on how to get in contact with your local fire station if you require any further information or advice.

Red watch were also invited to Nuvia, a company on the Harwell science campus to deliver a Choices and Consequences’ presentation for its staff.

A total of 100 people turned out to watch the presentation and look at all the equipment on the fire engine, the presentation which was designed for young adults and new drivers was very well received by the staff some of which are experienced drivers with many miles under their belts.

 

 

Location

Didcot fire station
The Broadway
Didcot
OX11 8RX
United Kingdom

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

There were 44 property fires, we didn’t want any more than 44.

There were 14 fires in people’s homes, we didn’t want any more than 14. 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.

 

 

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