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 - December 2015

Fire Fighters at Faringdon have had a busy December month interacting with the pubic promoting fire and road safety.

Fire appliance and a row of tyres

You may have seen us at Tesco’s in Faringdon offering free Tyre checks for winter road safety.

Faringdon Fire Fighters would like you to remember the following points.

What to check

Tyre pressures - checked at least once a month or before any long journeys
The correct pressure settings for your car can be found inside the vehicle handbook, inside the fuel filler cap or on a plate on the driver's door sill.

Check your tyre pressures when your tyres are cold (i.e. when you have travelled less than two miles)

Look for signs of damage, uneven wear, splits and cracks.

Tyres degrade thorough exposure to heat, sunlight and rain - the amount of damage depends on the exposure and the severity of the weather.

Watch out for the signs of perishing - there may still be plenty of tread still left on the tyres but perished tyres are still unsafe due to the increased risk or a tyre blow or out very rapid loss of air in the tyres.

Perished tyres have cracks that appear like 'crazy paving', with lots of tiny hairline cracks running this way and that, noticeable on the wall of tyre, near rim and where tread pattern begins or between the groves in tread.

Keep a watch on the tread depth - the legal requirement is 1.6mm but many manufacturers recommend changing before this at either 2mm or 3mm

Take the 20p test - place a 20p coin in the main groves of the tyre - if you can see the outer band of the 20p when it's placed in the tyres then the tyres may be dangerous and illegal and should be inspected by a tyre professional.

Get your tracking checked every 6 months – incorrect tracking leads to uneven and accelerated tyre wear.

From all the team at Faringdon, Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Location

Faringdon fire station
Station Road
Faringdon
SN7 7BN
United Kingdom

Performance information

Station incident figures

Working smoke alarm?

smoke alarm

Will you hear your smoke alarm beep if you’re asleep? When was the last time you checked your smoke alarm?

• You should have at least one smoke alarm on every level of your home.
• Testing your smoke alarms weekly to make sure they work.

If you don’t have a working smoke alarm you are four times more likely to die in a fire at home.

Working smoke alarms are the best and easiest way to alert you to the danger of fire, giving you and your family precious time to escape.

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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