Eynsham fire station

Eynsham fire station

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

Area West Cherwell
On Call Part time
Drill night Tuesday
Station Manager Nick Bourke
On Call officer in charge Frank Patterson
Appliance One rescue engine, 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.

Thank you for your support

Two fire fighters with collection buckets

£2000 was raised in May for The Fire Fighters Charity through a collection on the Swinford toll bridge.

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 - May 2015

This month has seen the crews at Eynsham attend a number of incidents around the local area and beyond. They have also been busy ensuring that they were well practiced in using the new procedures for new Breathing Apparatus control that are due to come in to force shortly.

They are also preparing themselves for a number of training courses that are due to happen over the next month or so, in particular water training.

Recently we have seen one of our newer firefighters successfully pass the physically demanding Breathing Apparatus course that we hold in Oxfordshire. The course is held over two weeks and involves entering buildings that have temperatures well over 600°c.

Recruitment

If you are interested or know anybody that would welcome the chance to become an On-Call firefighter please attend the Station on a Tuesday evening from 7pm to find out more.

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.

 

Location

Eynsham fire station
Station Road
Eynsham
OX29 4HX
United Kingdom

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

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

There were no fires in people’s homes, we didn’t want any more than three.

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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