Hook Norton fire station

Hook Norton fire station

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

Area West Cherwell
On Call Part time
Drill night Wednesday
Station Manager Don Crook
On Call officer in charge Ivor Matthews
Retained station support officer Dan Hicks
Appliance One rescue engine

Fire fighter asking for "water on".

Help your local community

Hook Norton fire station is currently recruiting new fire fighters to join the team at the station. They train once a week on a Wednesday evening between the hours of 7pm and 9pm.

Please contact Station Manager Darran Hookway on 07747 472 668 for further information.

 

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.

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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 - June 2015

This month has been a busy one for Hook Norton fire station and the fire crew that work here. The crew have been hard at work training for the various types of incidents that they could attend.

With the new National Procedures being released for the use of Breathing Apparatus, all operational staff throughout Oxfordshire has now been undertaking tailored scenario based exercises to ensure that their knowledge and understanding of the latest procedures are understood, ready for the implementation in July.

Bedtime fire safety routine

When you are sleeping it takes longer to wake up to the signs of a fire and if you don’t have a working smoke alarm there will be nothing to wake you up.

Many fires in the home start at night. Get into the habit of completing a bedtime check.

•  close inside doors at night to stop a fire from spreading
•  check that the cooker is turned off
•  turn off and unplug electrical appliances - unless they are meant to be left on e.g your freezer
•  turn heaters off and put up fireguards
•  make sure exits are kept clear
•  make sure that cigarettes have been put out properly – never smoke in bed
•  make sure all candles are out - never leave one burning when you go to sleep
•  turn off your electric blanket - unless it has been designed to be left on overnight and has a thermostat
•  make sure the washing machine, dishwasher or tumbler dryer are not running overnight

In addition to a bedtime fire safety routine

•  make sure you have a working smoke alarm on every level of your home - a working smoke alarm can give early warning allowing you and your family those valuable extra minutes to make your escape
•  have a fire escape plan and make sure everyone in the household knows the plan

Get out, Stay out and Get the Fire and Rescue Service out!

To find out how to make an escape plan and for other fire safety advice visit www.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.

 

 

Location

Hook Norton fire station
Bourne Lane
Hook Norton
OX15 5PE
United Kingdom

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.

 

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

There was one property fire, we didn’t want any more than six.

There was one fire in a person’s home. This home had a working smoke alarm

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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