Wantage fire station

Wantage fire station

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

Area South Vale
On Call Part time
Drill night Tuesday
Station Manager Jim Davies
On Call officer in charge Sean Mienie
Retained station support officer Nathan Rooke
Appliance One rescue engine

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.

 

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.

Thank you!

Thank you to everyone brought a vehicle along to Wantage fire station to help celebrate the 10th anniversary of the ‘National Car wash’.

The station washed over 40 cars and raised £317 for The Fire Fighter’s Charity.

The Firefighters Charity logo

www.firefighterscharity.org.uk

On Call vacancies

Wantage is looking for potential On Call firefighters to cover days and weekends. Find out more about becoming an On Call firefighter...

Station update - January 2014

At Wantage we are still searching for members of the community to join the crew at Wantage fire station so that we can ensure that we have enough fire fighters for the future.

We will be organising a recruitment drive with the help of Sainsbury's supermarket in Wantage in the near future.

A fire engine and crew from Wantage fire station will be there to talk to members of the community and give advice to anyone who thinks that they may have the skills required to join the team. The crew will be able to give advice and to discuss any areas such as the application process, training and the “on call” shift patterns.

Please feel free to come and meet the crew and look around the fire engine. The date will be advertised shortly.

Incidents of interest

Over the Christmas period and throughout the beginning of January Wantage fire station has been very busy in assisting South Central Ambulance Service in their duties.

Due to the extremely high number of calls that SCAS have been called to Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service were asked to help. The crew from Wantage have already helped many members of the community and have attended 22 incidents that required medical assistance since Boxing Day.

Get spring off to a good start

A sleeping child surrounded by smoke from a fire.The clocks going forward on the 29 March signals the start of British summer time.

There is no better time to check your smoke alarms at the same time as setting your clocks.

It takes just a minute to maintain this small item, but a working smoke alarm could save you and your family’s lives:

• get into the Test it Tuesday routine and test your smoke alarm once a week by pressing the test button until the alarm sounds.

• twice a year open the case and gently vacuum the inside to remove dust from the sensor. If it doesn't open, vacuum through the holes.

• if the alarm ever starts to 'beep' regularly, replace the battery as soon as possible.

It’s also a perfect opportunity to test the smoke alarm for older relatives, friends or neighbours who might find it hard to reach their alarms.

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

Wantage fire station
Ormond Road
OX12 8DU Wantage

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

There were 17 property fires, we didn’t want any more than 17.

There were six fires in people’s homes, we didn’t want any more than seven. 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 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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