Witney fire station

Witney fire station

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

Area West Cherwell
On Call Part time
Drill night Tuesday
Station Manager Nick Bourke
On Call officer in charge Matt Nind
Retained station support officer Kevin Robbins
Appliance Two rescue engines

 

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.

The Firefighters Charity logo

www.firefighterscharity.org.uk

Witney fire cadets

The cadet unit at Witney fire station has been running since 1993 and meets on a Monday evening between 7pm and 9pm term time only.

Fire cadets demonstrating the use of a hose

Witney fire cadets take an active role in supporting Witney fire stations annual events and activities. They play a pivotal part in supporting fire station open days by giving demonstrations of the skills they have achieved in small training scenarios.

The fire cadets assist in Community Safety activities within Witney town centre and also help with collections and fund raising for charities.

Interested?
Find out more on the 365alive.co.uk website

 

Station update - February 2015

February has seen the crews attend a number of incidents throughout Witney and the county.They have been hard at work ensuring that they are prepared and ready for the new Thames Valley Control Service and Hazardous Materials incidents.

Two fire appliances with two firefighters working at night

This month has also seen the crew attend a training scenario at the disused Witney Town Football Club, where they were an integral part of the training and this allowed them to practise the Breathing Apparatus skills that they have in a realistic exercise.

A new appliance is going to be introduced at Witney station. The appliance is smaller but equipped with some very modern and high performing equipment that will enhance the capabilities of Witney Fire Station and Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service.

The station has had three of its crew’s pass their Incident Command exam and this allows them to take the next stage on the Incident Command training, which will eventually allow them to take control of a fire appliance and an incident.

There has also been a visit to Henry Box School where the crew delivered the hard hitting road safety message for the first time. The school was extremely pleased with the presentation and plans are in place to repeat it for next year.

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.

Location

Witney fire station
Welch Way
Witney
OX28 6JH
United Kingdom

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

There were 24 property fires, we didn’t want any more than 36.

There were seven fires in a people’s home, we didn’t want any more than eight. Half of these homes had 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.

 

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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