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

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.

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 - www.oncallfirefighter.co.uk.

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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