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 Mike Adcock
On Call officer in charge  
Appliances Three rescue engines, Hydraulic platform, Environmental Protection Unit

Get spring off to a good start

A sleeping child surrounded by smoke from a fire.The clocks going forward on the 29 March signals the start of British summer time.

There is no better time to check your smoke alarms at the same time as setting your clocks.

It takes just a minute to maintain this small item, but a working smoke alarm could save you and your family’s lives:

• get into the Test it Tuesday routine and test your smoke alarm once a week by pressing the test button until the alarm sounds.

• twice a year open the case and gently vacuum the inside to remove dust from the sensor. If it doesn't open, vacuum through the holes.

• if the alarm ever starts to 'beep' regularly, replace the battery as soon as possible.

It’s also a perfect opportunity to test the smoke alarm for older relatives, friends or neighbours who might find it hard to reach their alarms.

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On Call vacancies

Rewley Road is looking for potential On Call firefighters to cover days and weekends. Find out more about becoming an On Call firefighter...

Station update - March 2015

Rewley Road fire crews continue to be very busy undertaking prevention, protection and operational response work, at a recent incident two fire engines from Rewley Road fire station along with nine firefighters attended a serious fire in Headington Oxford, below is a photo showing how the fire spread from an uncontrolled fire outside into flats above.

Fire damaged flat

This fire was also attended by crews from the Slade and Kidlington fire stations.

The properties had working smoke alarms that alerted the residence to the fire allowing them to escape serious injury.

Rewley road is actively recruiting On Call firefighters to be contracted for all hours of the day, week and weekend. Any interested people should come along to Rewley Road Fire Station on a Tuesday evening at 7pm and speak to Station Manager Mike Adcock who will be able to discuss being an On Call firefighter and the personal and community benefits the job can bring.

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.

Being on call

On call firefighters have to live or work within about five minutes of their local fire station in order to respond to call outs quickly. They are called out on average two or three times a week but the commitment varies around the country and between different fire stations.

For firefighters, saving lives and protecting communities is all in a day's work. But whilst the majority of firefighters are full-time employees of the Fire and Rescue Service, an additional 60% of our fire crews have jobs elsewhere and are 'On Call' with their local fire station.

On call firefighters provide emergency cover to over 90% of the UK. There are over 14,000 on call firefighters in England, protecting our small towns and rural communities and they are responsible for operating 60% of all fire engines and just like full-time firefighters, are trained to deal with everything from extinguishing burning buildings to providing first aid.

On call firefighters make up an invaluable part of the team, heading to their fire station only when needed in an emergency.

New firefighters for Rewley Road

Our most recent new recruit, development firefighter William Tew has passed his basic firefighting course at our training centre in Didcot and is now an operational firefighter at Rewley Road.

We are also delighted to report that we have two new people that have passed the following selection tests to become an On Call firefighter.

Fitness test – this is a step test
Psychometric tests – these are to test a basis educational level 
Praticals test – based on a role of a firefighter
Interview
Medical

Rachel Clarke and Paul Busby will soon be starting their basic training course at our training centre,  before joining the On Call crew at Rewley Road, where they will become team members of a great group of individuals available to help the community in their moment of need.

 

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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