Rewley Road fire station

Rewley Road fire station

General information, map, postal address and quarterly performance update.

Area City
Full Time and On Call 24 hour crewed and part time
Drill night Tuesday
Station Manager Darran Hookway
Appliances Three rescue engines, Hydraulic platform, Environmental Protection Unit

Rewley Road’s On Call crew firefighters

Rewley Road’s On Call firefighters with Watch Manager Ricky Thomas from white watch Rewley Road preparing for a training session.

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 - http://www.oncallfirefighter.co.uk/.

Station update - July 2015

This month has been a busy one for Rewley Road Fire Station and the five fire crews that work here, the crews have been hard at work training for the various types of incidents that they could attend.

Managers and fire fighters at the station have also been hard at work ensuring that their knowledge and understanding of the latest procedures involving agricultural buildings and hazardous materials incidents are understood.

From a subject perspective, these are both very large subject areas and the range of incidents that could be attended within our county at, or on agricultural sites is extensive, this could range from a fire incident, to a person trapped in a silo, to an animal rescue for example.  

One of the more major fire incidents that the stn attended was on the evening of Tuesday 16 June 2015 at Magdalen College School.

Buildings surrounded by smoke

More than 60 firefighters fought the blaze at Magdalen College School to stop it spreading from offices, the school gym and sports hall. Fire crews from Rewley Road and Slade Park fire station were called to the independent school in Cowley Place off The Plain at 7.15pm.

At the height of the blaze, 12 fire engines and two aerial platforms were being used to stop the blaze from spreading to the rest of the school. The Incident Commander was Chief Fire Officer Dave Etheridge. He said: “The initial speed and weight of the attack from the attending crews helped to reduce the spread of the fire to other areas of the school. This allowed us to bring the fire under control without any injuries to pupils and staff of the school as well as our own crews.

Bedtime fire safety routine

When you are sleeping it takes longer to wake up to the signs of a fire and if you don’t have a working smoke alarm there will be nothing to wake you up.

Many fires in the home start at night. Get into the habit of completing a bedtime check.

• close inside doors at night to stop a fire from spreading
• check that the cooker is turned off
• turn off and unplug electrical appliances -unless they are meant to be left on e.g. your freezer
• turn heaters off and put up fireguards
• make sure exits are kept clear
• make sure that cigarettes have been put out properly – never smoke in bed
• make sure all candles are out - never leave one burning when you go to sleep
• turn off your electric blanket - unless it has been designed to be left on overnight and has a thermostat
• make sure the washing machine, dishwasher or tumbler dryer are not running overnight

In addition to a bedtime fire safety routine

• make sure you have a working smoke alarm on every level of your home - a working smoke alarm can give early warning allowing you and your family those valuable extra minutes to make your escape.
• have a fire escape plan and make sure everyone in the household knows the plan

Get out, Stay out and get the Fire and Rescue Service out!

Visit www.365alive.co.uk to find out how to complete your own Home Fire Risk Assessment, how to make an escape plan and for other fire safety advice.

Location

Rewley Road fire station
Rewley Road
OX1 2EH Oxford

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

There were 29 property fires, we didn’t want any more than 75.

There were nine fires in people’s homes, we didn’t want any more than 15. Al of these homes had smoke alarms working.

Fortunately, nobody 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.

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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