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.

Interested?
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

www.firefighterscharity.org.uk

Two on call firefighters

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 firefighter - www.oncallfirefighter.co.uk.

Station update - June 2015

In the next few weeks Witney will see a new fire appliance in and around its streets. Oxfordshire County Council Fire & Rescue Service have invested a lot of time, money and training in the preparation of the latest edition to its frontline appliance.

Witney fire crews are fortunate to have been given the opportunity to crew the latest fire Appliance which is slightly smaller and, therefore, more agile and able to reach locations with tight or narrow access without compromising on safety of capability. It is also equipped with the very latest equipment including a brand new water pump and the very latest technology such as lithium ion technology cutting equipment and the cutting edge thermal imaging cameras for example.

This new vehicle will replace the second fire appliance at Witney fire station ensuring that we keep ahead of the changing environment that we work and live in.

This vehicle represents a significant cost saving over the standard 12 tonne appliances and reflects the steps we are taking to continue to provide a cost effective and efficient emergency response service.

If you are would like to come and look closer at the appliance, please contact the station and we will show you around the appliance and keep you up-to-date of the progress that Oxfordshire County Council Fire & Rescue Service are striving to achieve.

Fatal distraction

You may think you’re used to multi-tasking. But texting and using the internet while you’re watching TV isn’t the same as doing so while you’re behind the wheel.

texting whilst drivingYour reaction times are 50% slower while talking on a phone, and you’re four times more likely to crash if you use a mobile while driving.

Distracted driving isn’t just dangerous for you – it puts your passengers, other drivers, cyclists and pedestrians at risk too.

Whether you’re younger or older, using a mobile phone, texting, using in-vehicle technologies (such as satnavs) and even eating can distract you from the road. Even if it’s just for a few seconds – that’s all it takes to have or cause a crash.

Please remember:

  • There’s no safe way to use a phone whilst driving – turn it off or put it on silent, and put it out of reach.
  • Be a safe passenger – let the driver focus on the road.
  • Just drive – eating, drinking and smoking whilst driving reduces your reaction time.
  • Set your satnav or your sound system before you drive. If you need to adjust them, pull over in a safe place.

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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