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

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.


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


Join us on Saturday 28 March 2015 for the National Charity car wash

National car wash poster

On Call vacancies

Faringdon is looking for potential On Call firefighters to cover days and weekends. Find out more about becoming an On Call firefighter...

Station update

The crews at Faringdon have had a busy start to the New Year.The types of calls we have received have ranged from Road Traffic Collisions and chimney fires to vehicle fires and false alarms.

The fire fighters at Faringdon are looking forward to re-engaging with our local schools in 2015 to promote both fire and road safety as well as working closely with our local police and ambulance services so we can keep people safer.

Remember the cold weather is not on the turn yet so we must make sure that you are being mindful to clear all the ice off of your car windows for maximum visibility, obey the speed limits and watch your following distance.

Use fog lamps if visibility is reduced to 100 metres or less, remember to switch them off when visibility improves as they can dazzle other road users - also take into account that fog also makes the road wet and slippery.

Winter and spring sunlight can present drivers with an unexpected hazard, if you are blinded by glare, reduce your speed - keep a pair of sunglasses handy.

It can take ten times longer to stop in icy conditions than on a dry road, so drive slowly and allow extra room to slow down and stop.


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.



Faringdon fire station
Station Road
United Kingdom

Get spring off to a good start

A sleeping child surrounded by smoke from a fire.The clocks going forward on the 29 March signals the start of British summer time.

There is no better time to check your smoke alarms at the same time as setting your clocks.

It takes just a minute to maintain this small item, but a working smoke alarm could save you and your family’s lives:

• get into the Test it Tuesday routine and test your smoke alarm once a week by pressing the test button until the alarm sounds.

• twice a year open the case and gently vacuum the inside to remove dust from the sensor. If it doesn't open, vacuum through the holes.

• if the alarm ever starts to 'beep' regularly, replace the battery as soon as possible.

It’s also a perfect opportunity to test the smoke alarm for older relatives, friends or neighbours who might find it hard to reach their alarms.

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.


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