Wallingford fire station

Wallingford fire station

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

Area South Vale
On Call Part time
Drill night Wednesday
Station Manager Marcus Reay
On Call officer in charge Dan Reed
Retained station support officer Terry Coupar
Appliance One rescue engine

Update on fire fighter recruitment

Two fire fighters and a fire appliance

Wallingford fire station has been recruiting more On Call Retained fire fighters over the past year to further improve the fire cover the station provides.

The station in Station Road, is staffed entirely by On Call Retained fire fighters who have main jobs during the day but are on call and can be summoned to attend emergencies both during the day if they work in the local area or night-time if they live nearby.

In the last two years four new fire fighters have joined the team and are settling in well to station life and been part of the On Call crew.

Crews will continue to visit the businesses in the local area  to see if workers are interested in becoming a fire fighter.

Wallingford fire station is looking for one or two more crew that could provide cover during the day as the current shortage means staff have had to work extra shifts and be on call more to fill gaps in the service.

To find out more about becoming a On Call firefighter telephone Terry Coupar on 07793 315975 or call 0800 587 0870.

Find out more about being an On Call fire fighter.

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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.

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.

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.

 

Location

Wallingford fire station
Station Road
OX10 0HU Wallingford

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

There were 14 property fires, we didn’t want any more than 12.

There were nine fires in people’s homes, we didn’t want any more than five. All of these homes had a smoke alarm 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.

 

 

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