Henley fire station

Henley 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 Paul Herrington
Retained station support officer Nick Windsor
 
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.

 

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.

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.

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...

Fire appliance with fire fighters in Henley street.

Update on fire fighter recruitment campaign

Henley fire station has been campaigning to recruit more On Call Retained fire fighters.

The station in West Street, is staffed entirely by On Call Retained fire fighters 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.

In the last year three new Firefighters have joined the team and are settling in well to station life and been part of the On Call crew. Mr Baldwin, who works for Henley Town Council’s Park Service, said: “I wanted to join Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service to give me a new challenge and the opportunity to do some things I have never done before.”

Another three people are going through the challenging selection process over the next few months. These include written and physical tests.

Crews will continue to visit the businesses and homes in the local area  to see if a local residents or workers are interested in becoming a firefighter.

Henley 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.

To find out more about becoming a On Call fire fighter at Henley fire station telephone Marcus Reay on 07788 183050 or call 0800 587 0870.

 

Location

Henley fire station
West Street
Henley
RG9 2ED
United Kingdom

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

There were 15 property fires, we didn’t want any more than 27.

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