Fire and Rescue Service

Sweep away the threat of fire and get your chimney serviced

Oxfordshire County Council’s Fire and Rescue Service are urging residents with thatched roofs to get keep their chimney serviced and reduce the risk of a fire, as over 90 per cent of thatch roof fires start as a result of a faulty flue or chimney.

16 Apr 2014

Firefighters take over toll bridge in charity push and smoke alarm awareness-raising drive

Eynsham firefighters will staff Swinford Toll Bridge on Easter Monday (April 21) to raise money for charity whilst reminding drivers to test their smoke alarms.

11 Apr 2014

Firefighters to visit every Goring household during recruitment drive

Every Goring household and business will be visited by firefighters during a drive to recruit on-call personnel to help staff the village's fire station.

10 Apr 2014

School zebra parade helps highlight road safety issues

A headteacher dressed as a zebra will lead a charity fundraising parade in Woodstock to highlight potential road safety issues to parents who drop off their children outside schools.

2 Apr 2014

Fire service pit their oars against Cambridge counterparts

A crew of four firefighters from Oxfordshire will pit their oars against a team from Cambridge in a prequel to the varsity boat race on Sunday (April 6).

28 Mar 2014

Stay alert to home safety and test your smoke alarm

Step into spring with a working smoke alarm is the message from Oxfordshire County Council’s Fire and Rescue service as part of UK Home Safety Week (March 24-30).

25 Mar 2014

Firefighters urge smokers to Put it Out, Right Out

Firefighters are advising smokers to kick the habit or ensure cigarettes are properly extinguished when in the home to help avoid potentially fatal house fires.

10 Mar 2014

Drivers urged to get to grips with tyre pressure

Motorists in Thame can get their tyres checked for correct pressure levels as part of a campaign to encourage people to inspect them monthly this Wednesday (March 5).

28 Feb 2014

Pupils to see first-hand the dangers of driving under the influence

Pupils will watch in their school yard a hard-hitting demonstration involving emergency service personnel about the potentially devastating consequences of driving after consuming alcohol or drugs or being a passenger in a vehicle with a driver who has done so.

21 Feb 2014

Stay safe when cleaning up after flooding

Oxfordshire County Council's Fire and Rescue Service is urging residents to stay safe while cleaning up after flooding, or returning to flooded properties.

13 Feb 2014

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