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 Bob Speakman
On Call officer in charge Mark Keely
Appliance  One rescue engine, water carrier

Wheatley crew putting out a fire

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 fire fighter.

Thank you for your support

2014 Open day

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

Charity car wash, April 2014

£362 was raised in April for The Fire Fighters Charity through a car wash at Wheatley fire station. If you missed out getting your car washed by Fire Fighters then don't worry we'll be holding another one.

A fire fighter hand washing a car.Keep an eye out for the posters and banners up around the villiage advertising our next one.

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

On Call vacancies

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

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.

St. Florian's day Service at Wheatley fire station

Wheatley fire station welcomed over 70 people, on Sunday 4 May, to a Church Service in the stations appliance bay. Revd. Nigel Hawkes from St. Marys Church, Wheatley, took a lovely relaxed service with an emphasis on reaching out to help others and not just following the crowd.

John Parry, CEO of The Fire Fighters Charity, came along and gave a great in depth talk on behalf of the charity.

The collection plates had been forgotten and with quick improvisation, two fire fighter helmets were passed around the congregation, making quirky collection plates. In addition a percentage of collections taken at St. Marys Church throughout May will also go towards The Fire Fighters Charity.

After the service the 'junior fire fighter challenge' was set up. The children enjoyed the course although to the stations surprise more adults had a go!

A group of people in the fire appliance bay.

The morning went so well, receiving many compliments after the service, that St. Marys have expressed an interest in making the service at Wheatley fire station an annual event in May.

We now look forward to the end of May to find out how much has been raised for The Fire Fighters Charity.

Location

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

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

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

There was one fire in a person’s homes, we didn’t want any more than three. This home didn’t have a working smoke alarm.

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.

 

Home fire risk check

In order to reduce the chance of having a fire in your home you need to be aware of the risks, how to prevent them and what to do should a fire occur.

Complete the home fire risk check which will take you through various high-risk areas and high light where you may have a fire risk.

Find out more on the 365alive website.

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