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

 

Two on call firefighters

Would you like to join the team?

If you live or work close to a station and are interested, or would just like to find out more, please come along to your local station, without obligation, on the evening of their drill night.

Find out more about being an On Call firefighter.

Get a taste of fire fighting

Oxfordshire County Council Fire and Rescue Service is holding a number of “taster days” for people who are interested in becoming an on call fire fighter during June.

Find out more...

Station update - May 2015

Blue Watch at Kidlington have begun their additional training in readiness for the National Extrication completion held later this year. During this competition the crews are assessed by the way they deal with a number of simulated road traffic accidents; this includes the assessment of the command and control by the Incident Commander, the rescue techniques of the crew forming the extrication and the medical care taken while dealing with the casualties involved.

Entering this type of competition allows the crew to compete with other fire crews from all over the country and to share techniques and experiences. The competition acts as a very tough training ground that assists the crew to improve their skills. These skills are then cascaded throughout Oxfordshire Fire & Rescue service, which has led to improving the skills and techniques used across the county when rescuing people from road traffic accidents.

Training

Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue service are currently training to introduce a new National guidance procedure for using Breathing Apparatus. This guidance has been revised to make the wearing of Breathing Apparatus in dangerous environments safer and gives us a greater control of operations.

The training consists of standardising various searching patterns and command and control procedures. This will standardise techniques and procedures across the country and will assist us when tackling fires and other incidents with our colleagues from other counties.

Stay safe on the waterways this summer

Think about fire safety when enjoying Oxfordshire’s waterways this summer.

Narrowboats on a canal

With so much water around, there can be a tendency to think that there is a reduced risk of fire.  In fact, fires on boats can spread quickly and as boats are often in remote locations, it can take firefighters longer to arrive at an incident.

Smoke alarms can make a real difference to the outcome of fires on boats.  We want all boat users to be aware of the risks and want to see suitable smoke alarms installed in all boats with overnight accommodation.

You can’t see, feel or smell carbon monoxide but it can be fatal if you breathe it in. In an enclosed space like a boat carbon monoxide can build up to dangerous levels quickly. Fit a carbon monoxide (CO) detector - check it is suitable for marine use

For further boat safety advice visit 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

Kidlington fire station
Sterling Road
Kidlington
OX5 2DU
United Kingdom

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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