Slade Park fire station

Slade Park fire station

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

Area City
Full time 24 hour crewed
On Call Part time
Drill night Tuesday
Station Manager Guy Dunkley
On Call officer in charge William McPhaill
Appliance Two rescue engines /Incident Response Unit

Slade Park fire cadets

The cadet unit at Slade fire station has been running since 2004 and meets on a Monday evening between 6.30pm and 8.30pm term time only.

Slade fire cadets train regularly with items of equipment such as ladders, hose and take on tasks such as building improvised dams that can be used on the fire ground.

In addition to the Slade fire cadet training nights, they also hold fundraising events with proceeds helping the Slade unit and local charities, as well as The Fire Fighters Charity.

Along with other Oxfordshire fire cadet units they get the opportunity to attend local and national summer camps.

Find out more on the website

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 or call into your local station on drill night.


Thank you for your support

Thank you to everyone who has kindly donated waste clothes and textiles via the collection banks at our stations.

Fire fighters charity clothing bank

The Fire Fighters Charity runs a successful recycling scheme which provides a valuable source of revenue.

The Firefighters Charity logo

Station update - August 2015

Slade Park Fire Station crews have had a busy 2015 and have responded to over 670 incidents so far this year.

In August, Slade Park crews attended 107 incidents of a wide ranging nature, including:

  • Vehicle, property, field and rubbish fires
  • Road traffic collisions
  • Carbon monoxide alarms

In addition to this, the crews have also been seen at local fetes and community events, as well as regular home fire safety checks to raise awareness of our role, build upon strong community links and to ensure the safety of all users within the Station area. 

Fire station open day

On Saturday 15 August Slade Park fire station welcomed over 500 people from the local community, offering them hot food and drinks, a variety of fun activities and a number of opportunities for them to take on some community fire safety knowledge.

Fundamentally the aim of the day was about having some fun and a chance to raise some funds for the Fire Fighters Charity, both of which we achieved fantastically.

We are extremely proud to report that we raised in excess of £2800 for the Charity, with the final total still to be confirmed as monies are still coming in.

The day was a great success thanks to all the hard work put in by crew members from all the watches Wholetime and On-Call at the Slade and members from Blue Watches both at Kidlington and Rewley Road.

The planning and execution of the day by WM Shaun Waters and the crew members of Red Watch at the Slade lead to a fantastic event which was loved by all who attended, with many of our visitors reporting on “what a fantastic day they’d had”.

Chief Fire Officer Dave Etheridge said, “As the Chairman of the Oxfordshire Branch of the Fire Fighters Charity can I express my sincere gratitude for the £2800 raised so far which will help Oxfordshire continue to be one of the highest raising Brigades in the UK”.


Slade Park fire station
Horspath Driftway
OX3 7JG Headington

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

There were 58 property fires, we didn’t want any more than 99.

There were 23 fires in people’s homes, we didn’t want any more than 45. All of these homes had smoke alarms working.

Fortunately, nobody has died as a result of a fire in their home.

Countywide performance April to June 2015

What have we done to help prevent fires?

443 fire risk checks have been carried out in people’s homes. 90% of these checks were carried out for vulnerable people

284 smoke alarms were installed in people’s homes

There have been four 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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