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

 

Station update - March 2015

Three fire appliances infront of Blenheim Palace

Thursday 5 March saw the launch of the new Rescue Tender that will be based at Kidlington Fire station. The Rescue Tender was unveiled at a ceremony held at Blenheim Palace.  The 12 tonne, £200,000 appliance carries over 300 pieces of operational fire and rescue equipment.

This includes hydraulic cutting and lifting equipment for dealing with road traffic accidents, chainsaws for felling trees and animal lifting slings and on the roof of the Rescue Tender is a boat that will be used to tackle large scale flooding incidents and water rescues.

Dusting of your motorbike?

Motorcycle mirror

If you are dusting off your bike and planning on blowing away the winter cobwebs, give your bike a Think! health check before you set off.

As the days are getting warmer and the evenings lighter more motorcyclists will be on our roads. Both motorcyclists and drivers can help make motorcycling safer.

Location

Kidlington fire station
Sterling Road
Kidlington
OX5 2DU
United Kingdom

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.

 

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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