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


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 or call into your local station on drill night.

Station update - October 2015

World Rescue Extrication Challenge Lisbon 2015

Following a fifth place result at the UK National Extrication Challenge in August, the OFRS RTC Extrication team was awarded a place to represent the UK at the World Rescue Challenge in Lisbon, Portugal.

The World Rescue Organisation (WRO) has a number of affiliated countries that, as part of their membership, hold Regional and National Challenges to determine who qualifies for their annual event which aims to raise the standards of Emergency Response to road traffic collisions worldwide.

The four day event involved 33 extrication teams, the best from all over the world, competing in various scenarios under the scrutiny of International assessors focusing on medical approach, technical ability and command and control.

The teams are required to attend three scenarios: Rapid, Standard and Complex, for further information please see the Extrication Challenge guidelines.

Oxfordshire Extrication Team placed seventh overall out of 33

For technical ability – fifth overall
For Medical – fifth overall
For Command – eleventh overall

During these completion events the team has learnt and practiced dealing with many difficult and very realistic training scenarios. The lessons and procedures they have learnt will be cascaded throughout Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue service, in order to further improve all Firefighters technical rescue capabilities.


Kidlington fire station
Sterling Road
United Kingdom

Stay safe and warm

A roaring fire may be a welcoming site on a cold day but only if it is contained within the grate where it should be.

Fire place with burning logs

Don’t overload your fire place, make sure embers are under control and put out properly before you go out or to bed and use a British Standard fire guard to prevent sparks escaping.

Top tips to keep you safe and warm this winter.

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 June 2015

What have we done to help prevent fires?

443 fire risk checks have been carried out in people’s homes. 90% of these checks were carried out for vulnerable people

284 smoke alarms were installed in people’s homes

There have been four 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.


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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