Goring fire station

Goring fire station

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

Area South Vale
On Call Part time
Drill night Wednesday
Station Manager Marcus Reay
On Call officer in charge Sean Absolom
Retained station support officer Terry Coupar
Appliance One rescue engine

Stay safe on the waterways this summer

Think about fire safety when enjoying Oxfordshire’s waterways this summer.

Narrowboats on a canal

With so much water around, there can be a tendency to think that there is a reduced risk of fire.  In fact, fires on boats can spread quickly and as boats are often in remote locations, it can take firefighters longer to arrive at an incident.

Smoke alarms can make a real difference to the outcome of fires on boats.  We want all boat users to be aware of the risks and want to see suitable smoke alarms installed in all boats with overnight accommodation.

You can’t see, feel or smell carbon monoxide but it can be fatal if you breathe it in. In an enclosed space like a boat carbon monoxide can build up to dangerous levels quickly. Fit a carbon monoxide (CO) detector - check it is suitable for marine use

For further boat safety advice visit 365alive.co.uk.

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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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.

Get a taste of fire fighting

Oxfordshire County Council Fire and Rescue Service is holding a number of “taster days” for people who are interested in becoming an on call fire fighter during June.

Find out more...

Recruitment taster day
Saturday 13 June 2015

Find out what it is like to be an integral part of the service protecting your community, an insight into the selection process and a chance to look at the equipment we use.

If you, a friend, or family member is interested, please contact Terry Coupar on 07795 315975 or call into the station for a chat to book your two hour slot.

We are currently looking to fill vacancies at Chipping Norton Fire Station (On Call crew), so come and join Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, develop new skills and qualities in this highly rewarding career.

Goring fire station fire fighter recruitment campaign

Goring fire station has begun a campaign to recruit more On Call Retained firefighters.
Over the next few months Firefighters will be visiting the businesses and homes in the local area asked to see if a local residents or workers are interested in becoming a firefighter.

The station in Icknield Road, is staffed entirely by On Call Retained firefighters who have main jobs during the day but are on call and can be summoned to attend emergencies both during the day – if they work in the local area or night-time if they live nearby.

Goring fire station employs 12 firefighters but needs about 17 to function at its best. The shortage means staff have had to work extra shifts and be on call more to fill gaps in the service.

Fire fighter Jo HolroydJonathan Holroyd one of the recent additions to the fire crew said “Working as firefighter is fantastic experience. The crew at Goring fire station made me feel very welcome and part of the team. I always wanted to be a firefighter and help the local community to stay safe.

As a local I understand the importance of supporting Goring fire station, to ensure that the quickest response is given to those in need, during an emergency”.

To find out more about becoming a retained firefighter phone Marcus Reay on 07788 183050 or call 0800 587 0870.

 

Location

Goring fire station
Icknield Road
Goring
RG8 0DG
United Kingdom

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

There were 13 property fires, we didn’t want any more than 12.

There were seven fires in person's homes, we didn’t want any more than six. All of these homes had a smoke alarm 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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