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

Put it out, right out!

A burning cigaretteSmoking’s not only bad for your health it can be bad for your home and possessions.

It only takes one cigarette to start a fire in your home which could potentially kill you and your family. To wipe out your possessions and childhood memories or leave thousands of pounds worth of damage to your home.

Smokers who are not ready to kick the habit yet should still follow a few simple precautions to prevent a fire in their home:

•  smoke outside - avoid the danger of a fire starting inside

•  don't leave lit cigarettes, cigars or pipes unattended

•  put them right out! - make sure you stub cigarettes out properly and dispose of them carefully

•  use a proper, heavy ashtray which can't tip over easily and is made of a material that won't burn

•  fit a smoke alarm and test it weekly

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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 - January 2015

Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service wishes you a very happy New Year.

During the month of January, Rewley Road fire crews are very busy undertaking prevention, protection and operational response work – this month’s update is about understanding the benefits of being an On Call firefighter in today’s modern Fire and Rescue Service.

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

Rewley road is actively recruiting On Call firefighter 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.

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 firefighter for Rewley Road

Our most recent new recruit, trainee firefighter William Tew is currently on his basic firefighters course at our training centre in Didcot, he has passed the following selection tests to be a 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

William (firefighter Tew) will soon be joining the On Call crew at Rewley Road where he will become a team member of a great group of individuals available to help the community in their moment of need.



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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