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 - November 2015

The Kidlington crews have again this month returned to the Fire Service College in Moreton in the Marsh to carry out realistic fire training.

This has involved dealing with buildings in which numerous real fires have been lit. The fire crews are required to search for the fires and any casualties, control and resolve the incidents using breathing apparatus and high pressure hose reel. These training sessions aim to test fire fighters and commanders under the most realistic conditions.

The counties specialist Water Rescue Team are based at Kidlington Fire station and as part of their annual training they have been attending training days at Lee Valley White Water Park in Hertfordshire (the location of the Olympic white water canoeing and Kayaking events).

During this training the crews demonstrate different swimming techniques in rapid moving white water and carry out simulated rescue exercises.

This training ensures that the water rescue team is ready to deal with any emergencies in the county that involve persons in the water, due to accidental immersion or widespread flooding.

This year the Kidlington crews have been involved with rescuing people that have fallen into moving water and also in assisting the Police in river searches.
 
Two fire fighters in the water

Location

Kidlington fire station
Sterling Road
Kidlington
OX5 2DU
United Kingdom

Performance information

Station incident figures

Working smoke alarm?

smoke alarm

Will you hear your smoke alarm beep if you’re asleep? When was the last time you checked your smoke alarm?

• You should have at least one smoke alarm on every level of your home.
• Testing your smoke alarms weekly to make sure they work.

If you don’t have a working smoke alarm you are four times more likely to die in a fire at home.

Working smoke alarms are the best and easiest way to alert you to the danger of fire, giving you and your family precious time to escape.

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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