Faringdon fire station

Faringdon fire station

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

Area South Vale
On Call Part time
Drill night Wednesday
Station Manager Jim Davies
On Call officer in charge Dave Arlott
Retained station support officer Justin Kamphuis
Appliance One rescue engine

A group of Brownies in front of a applaince.

 

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.

Charity car wash

The car wash at the end of March raised £650 for The Fire Fighters Charity.

The Firefighters Charity logo

www.firefighterscharity.org.uk

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 - August 2015

Firefighters at Faringdon station have been busy carrying out water rescue training in and around Faringdons waterways.

Faringdon firefighters urge residents not to swim in rivers, lakes, canals or isolated pools and strongly recommend that you only swim in supervised locations where there are likely to be lifeguards present.

Non-swimmers please remember shallow water can deepen suddenly.

If you, your children or your friends cannot swim make sure you scout out the extent of the shallows, set clear boundaries and keep constant supervision best of all, learn to swim. Remember that even shallow sections of fast-flowing water can knock you off your feet. Be careful with inflatables, which can create a false sense of security and float off into deep sections or burst.

Shivering and teeth-chattering are the first stages of mild hypothermia, so get out of the water and warm up with a combination of warm, dry clothes and activity. ‘Cold-shock’ is the involuntary gasp and rise in heart rate that occurs as the body enters very cold water.

Have fun!  But make sure you stay safe this summer.

Sunflowers in the sun

Fun in the sun

Do you enjoy a sizzling barbecue, a stroll in the countryside, messing about on the river or camping in the great outdoors? Take a look at our top tips and stay safe this summer.

 

Location

Faringdon fire station
Station Road
Faringdon
SN7 7BN
United Kingdom

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

There were 25 property fires, we didn’t want any more than 22.

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

 

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