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

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.

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



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


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.

Station update - September 2015

This month has seen Witney attend a number of incidents across the county and recently they were one of the first crews to be committed to the large fire at Marsh Road Cowley, where a number of buildings were damaged by fire.

The crews were involved in a large scale chemical exercise in Carterton where they were testing the plans of a local chemical company. The Service and site performed to an extremely high standard and are well prepared should an incident ever occur at the site.

Firefighter with a hose. A decontamination tent is in the background.

The large scale decontamination appliance attended along with a number of supporting appliances and the other emergency services, Emergency Planning, Environmental Agency and the local council.

Also this month the station was awarded the highly contested Station of the Year accolade and the Chief Fire Officer along with a representative from Her Majesty the Queen presented the award to the crew. 

The station has been busy developing some up and coming Crew Managers and they will be taking part in the rigorous selection tests this month that is being held at Witney Station.

If you are interested in becoming a firefighter at Witney, please come down to the station on a Tuesday evening from 7pm and speak to the crew to see if it suits you.


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Practise Safe Checks

ACT every month. Check your tyre’s

Air pressure, Condition and Tread depth at least once a month. 

Your tyres’ condition is critical for acceleration, braking, steering and cornering and as the driver, you are responsible for making sure tyres are legal and roadworthy.

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Witney fire station
Welch Way
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 June 2015

What have we done to help prevent fires?

443 fire risk checks have been carried out in people’s homes. 90% of these checks were carried out for vulnerable people

284 smoke alarms were installed in people’s homes

There have been four 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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