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.

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

Station update - October 2015

During this month the crews have been training on the new equipment that is due to arrive shortly, in particular the new type of road traffic collision equipment. This new equipment has been designed to be more flexible to use by not requiring a hydraulic pump or hoses. This is an excellent addition to the fire appliances and will benefit anyone who is unfortunate enough to require the Fire and Rescue Service.

Also this month Witney have been to the Fire Service College to take part in training scenarios to ensure that they are trained and prepared for various types of emergencies.

The crew experienced a plane crash and two large fires in commercial and domestic properties. The training allowed for the crew to experience various types of conditions to operate in and they demonstrated an excellent standard.

Stay safe and warm

A roaring fire may be a welcoming site on a cold day but only if it is contained within the grate where it should be.

Fire place with burning logs

Don’t overload your fire place, make sure embers are under control and put out properly before you go out or to bed and use a British Standard fire guard to prevent sparks escaping.

Top tips to keep you safe and warm this winter.


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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