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

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.

Fatal distraction

You may think you’re used to multi-tasking. But texting and using the internet while you’re watching TV isn’t the same as doing so while you’re behind the wheel.

texting whilst drivingYour reaction times are 50% slower while talking on a phone, and you’re four times more likely to crash if you use a mobile while driving.

Distracted driving isn’t just dangerous for you – it puts your passengers, other drivers, cyclists and pedestrians at risk too.

Whether you’re younger or older, using a mobile phone, texting, using in-vehicle technologies (such as satnavs) and even eating can distract you from the road. Even if it’s just for a few seconds – that’s all it takes to have or cause a crash.

Please remember:

  • There’s no safe way to use a phone whilst driving – turn it off or put it on silent, and put it out of reach.
  • Be a safe passenger – let the driver focus on the road.
  • Just drive – eating, drinking and smoking whilst driving reduces your reaction time.
  • Set your satnav or your sound system before you drive. If you need to adjust them, pull over in a safe place.

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 - www.oncallfirefighter.co.uk.

Station update - June2015

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 firefighter’s at the station have also been hard at work ensuring that their knowledge and understanding of the latest procedures involving the use of Breathing Apparatus are understood, new National Procedures have just been released and all operational staff throughout Oxfordshire are currently receiving training prior to the implementation date.

On the 11th June the Chief Fire Officers Association visited the station and were provided with an opportunity to look over the Hazardous Materials Decontamination Unit. This is a unit that attends incidents involving hazardous materials across Oxfordshire, specially trained fire and rescue service officers work very closely with the Environment Agency at these types of incidents to minimise the risk of injury, pollution and damage to persons, animals, plants and the environment.

The unit carries an assortment of equipment and information for dealing with hazardous material incidents.

Listed below are some of the key items it carries.

EA Grab packs & equipment as carried on appliances.
Small, medium and large over drums.
Drain blocking kits, small to large sizes.
Absorbent granules.
Self erecting - Pop Up Pools.
Gas tight suits.
Contained decontamination Firefighter shower and associated cleaning equipment.
Radiation monitoring equipment.

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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