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Wheatley fire station

Wheatley fire station

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

Area South Vale
On Call Part time
Drill night Wednesday
Station Manager Mike Swadling
On Call officer in charge Mark Keely
Appliance  One rescue engine, water carrier

Thank you for your support

Open day

Children in a inflatable boat Thank you to everyone who came along to our last open day.

Textile colletion bank

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

www.firefighterscharity.org.uk

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 www.oncallfirefighter.co.uk or call into your local station on drill night.

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Station Update July 2016

On the 22 July crews from Wheatley attended a Chemical spill at the BMW plant in Roman Way, Cowley, This involved approx. 70 to 100 litres of hydrochloric acid which had leaked from a storage tank within an enclosed waste treatment facility. Crews assisted other responders from the City area setting up a decontamination area.

At 04:32 on the 31st July the Water carrier from Wheatley attended a large fire involving a workshop and adjoining domestic property at ColesHill, Swindon which is a National Trust site. The crew maintained the water supply at the incident throughout the day in order for the fire to be brought under control in a quick and safe manner.

Community Safety

On Sat 2nd July Wheatley Fire Station opened its doors again to the public and put on their annual open day event. The day was to demonstrate the exceptional work the Station dose for the local community and the surrounding county, not to mention promoting community safety messages and recruitment. There were various static displays from past and present Fire kite and breathing apparatus to the specialist Rescue Vehicle located at Kidlington. Additionally there was a recruitment stand that provided information about joining the On-Call with a number of tests those individuals could try their hand at which are used during the selection process.

The day culminated in a display and running commentary by the On-Call personnel at Wheatley, where they simulated a road traffic collision and then extricated a casualty from the vehicle using Hydraulic Cutting Equipment.

On-Call recruitment

Wheatley fire station has been looking to recruit more On-Call fire-fighters over the past year to further improve the fire cover that the station currently provides. Looking for one or two more crew members that could provide cover during the day and also nights and weekends. Wheatley FS are pleased to have recently recruited Fire-fighter Amanda Patience from Bicester due to her now working in the area and is able to provide cover during the day.

To find out more about becoming an On Call firefighter telephone WM Mark Keely on 07774641542 or WM Andy Ford on 07796941338.

 

Location

Wheatley fire station
16 Old London Road
Wheatley
OX33 1YW
United Kingdom

Performance information

Station incident figures

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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