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.

Find out more on the 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


Station update - January 2015

Incidents of interest

In addition to the seasonal road traffic accidents caused by the cold snap and various routine fires the Kidlington Fire crews attended the large fire at the South Oxfordshire District council offices in Crowmarsh Gifford this month and the associated fire at a thatch cottage in Rokemarsh.

Two fire fighters and a hose spraying water into a burning building

The crews spent the best part of 48 hours at the two incidents and were involved from the outset in initial fire fighting and delivering water to the fire ground.

A thatched cottage damaged by fire

Part of the specialist crew used chainsaws to assist in the removal of thatch from the cottage to create a fire break.

This resulted in most of the cottage being saved from the fire.  At its’ height 13 fire engines were on the scene at Crowmarsh and a further 10 were in Rokemarsh. The Oxfordshire crews were assisted in this effort by colleagues from Berkshire and Buckinghamshire.


During November the Kidlington fire crews refreshed their water rescue skills at the Olympic Park White Water Centre in Lee Valley Hertfordshire.

A fire fighter on a rescue boat in fast moving water.

This is a man-made white water facility where the crews can be tested in realistic conditions to perform rescues from fast moving water in a controlled and safe manner.

A fire fighter on a rescue boat in fast moving water.

The Rescue crew here at Kidlington are trained in white water rescue work and boat operation to provide a water rescue capability for Oxfordshire.


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.




Kidlington fire station
Sterling Road
United Kingdom

Take care whilst in the kitchen

A person stiring a pan on a stove.

More than 50% of accidental fires at home are started by cooking. Hazards including naked flames and people becoming distracted all contributing to making the room the least safe in the home.

Top tips:

•  don’t get distracted when you are cooking - turn off or turn down the heat if you have to leave the cooking unattended, for example to take a phone call or answer the door

•  clean your oven, hob and toaster on a regular basis – a build-up of fat, crumbs or grease can easily catch fire

•  remember to check that the oven or hob are switched off after you have finished cooking

•  take extra care when deep-fat frying or cooking with oil – hot oil can catch fire easily – use a thermostat controlled deep-fat fryer which will make sure the fat doesn’t get too hot


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

There were 25 property fires, we didn’t want any more than 23.

There were 13 fires in people’s homes, we didn’t want any more than three.

Sadly, one person  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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