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 Darran Hookway
On Call officer in charge Ivor Matthews
Retained station support officer Dan Hicks
Appliance One rescue engine

Fire fighter asking for "water on".

Would you like to join the team?

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.

The Firefighters Charity logo

www.firefighterscharity.org.uk

On Call vacancies

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

Station update - February 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.

Managers and fire fighters at the station have also been hard at work ensuring that their knowledge and understanding of the latest procedures involving hazardous materials incidents are understood and each month a number of new procedural documents are released that all staff must understand.

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

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 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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