Didcot fire station | Oxfordshire County Council

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 Mike Swadling
On Call officer in charge Andrew Beal
Appliances Two rescue engines, Incident Support Unit

 

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.


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A firefighter

Would you like to join the team?

You could receive over £7000 worth of free training that will prepare you to protect and save lives in your community. 

If you are interested please look at the recruitment website www.oncallfirefighter.co.uk or call into your local station on drill night.

Station update - July 2016

At 6.31pm on Wednesday 6 July 2016, we were called by a home owner to reports of a kitchen fire in Sutton Courtenay. Crews from Didcot were mobilised and arrived within minutes of the call.

On arrival crews discovered a small amount of smoke coming from the open front door, with the residents having been alerted to the fire by their smoke alarm.

Two crew members wearing breathing apparatus were sent into the house to investigate the cause and found a small pan fire on top of the hob.

Fortunately, when the fire started, a working smoke alarm quickly raised the alarm and the residents safely evacuated the house. An elderly resident was assisted out of her property by her neighbours when they heard the smoke alarm sounding and went to investigate.

Incident Commander Watch Manager Steve Wright from Didcot Fire Station said “yet again this is a perfect example of how important a working smoke alarm is, the occupants and neighbours acted very quickly in evacuating the building and calling us out, if the fire had been burning for longer the consequences could have been far worse”. 

Community safety

Throughout the month of July the station has attended a number of fetes which include the Lady Grove Summer Fete and the Harwell Fun day just to mention a few. The crews set up static displays to show off and demonstrate various pieces of equipment that they carry whilst also delivering road safety messages and promoting On-Call recruitment.

On-Call Recruitment

Didcot fire station has had a number of people over the past month apply online to be a On-Call Firefighter and are currently being assessed for suitability of the role. This has been really encouraging with the Station looking forward to some new personnel to increase the numbers   who can provide cover during the day, nights and weekends.

To find out more about becoming an On Call firefighter telephone Watch Manager Andy Beal on 07917 086592.

Find out more about being an On Call fire fighter.

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Location

Didcot fire station
The Broadway
Didcot
OX11 8RX
United Kingdom

Performance information

Station incident figures

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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