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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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.

Get a taste of fire fighting

Oxfordshire County Council Fire and Rescue Service is holding a number of “taster days” for people who are interested in becoming an on call fire fighter during June.

Find out more...

Stay safe on the waterways this summer

Think about fire safety when enjoying Oxfordshire’s waterways this summer.

Narrowboats on a canal

With so much water around, there can be a tendency to think that there is a reduced risk of fire.  In fact, fires on boats can spread quickly and as boats are often in remote locations, it can take firefighters longer to arrive at an incident.

Smoke alarms can make a real difference to the outcome of fires on boats.  We want all boat users to be aware of the risks and want to see suitable smoke alarms installed in all boats with overnight accommodation.

You can’t see, feel or smell carbon monoxide but it can be fatal if you breathe it in. In an enclosed space like a boat carbon monoxide can build up to dangerous levels quickly. Fit a carbon monoxide (CO) detector - check it is suitable for marine use

For further boat safety advice visit 365alive.co.uk.

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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