Kidlington fire station and Fire Service HQ

Kidlington and Fire Service HQ

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

Area West Cherwell
Full time and On Call Day crewing and part time
Drill night Tuesday
Station Manager Gary D'anger
On Call officer in charge Ellis Bicknell
Appliances One rescue engine and one rescue tender

Kidlington Fire Cadets

The cadet unit at Kidlington fire station has been running since 1998 and meets on a Monday evening between 6.30pm and 8.30pm term time only.

In addition to the Kidlington Fire Cadet training nights, they also hold fundraising events with proceeds helping the Kidlington Unit and local charities, as well as The Fire Fighters Charity.

The promotion of Community Safety is high on the agenda for Kidlington Fire Cadets. The Kidlington Unit recently assisted Kidlington fire station crews with promoting Community Safety at a local Fire Fit event at Gosford Leisure Centre.

Interested?
Find out more on the 365alive.co.uk website

 

Textile banks

Thank you to everyone who has kindly donated waste clothes and textiles via the collection banks at our stations.

Four firefighters standing next to a 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

 

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 2016

Sometimes the type and number of incidents that Oxfordshire fire and rescue service are called to are very seasonal for example an increase in road traffic accidents in ice and snow and field/grass fires in the dry summer weather.

 We have seen an increase in water related incidents as the weather has started to get warmer and open water temperatures are a little warmer.  However unusually for this time of year this month we were called out to assist other fire crews in dealing with a large thatch fire in Great Haseley . Thatch fires are particularly difficult to deal with and very often cause an immense amount of damage. This is due to the very combustible nature of the thatch and also the subsequent damage by any water we use once the roof is damaged or removed.

Only by getting large numbers of personnel and resources quickly to the scene are we able to stop and contain thatch fires. The usual method of doing this is to send crews onto the roof wearing Breathing Apparatus if necessary to cut fire break in the thatch on either side of the fire. This involves removing many layer of thatch some of which may be hundreds of years old and on occasions up to 6ft deep.

Location

Kidlington fire station
Sterling Road
Kidlington
OX5 2DU
United Kingdom

Performance information

Station incident figures

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Motor cycle

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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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