Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service

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Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service (OFRS)
Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service logo.svg
Operational area
CountryEngland
CountyOxfordshire
Agency overview
Chief Fire OfficerRob MacDougal
Facilities and equipment
Stations25
Engines35
Platforms1
Rescues1
Website
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The Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service is the fire service serving the county of Oxfordshire, England.[1] It is predominantly an on-call fire service, although also has whole-time support.

Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters is in Kidlington, Oxford, Oxfordshire. This is also the location of the fire service workshops. Oxfordshires control room is now based at Reading, as part of the Thames Valley Fire Control Centre, in partnership with Royal Berkshire and Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue services. Kidlington's control room now acts as a backup/secondary control in the event of a failure at Reading.

The chief fire officer is Rob MacDougall.

Performance[edit]

In 2018/2019, every fire and rescue service in England and Wales was subjected to a statutory inspection by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HIMCFRS). The inspection investigated how well the service performs in each of three areas. On a scale of outstanding, good, requires improvement and inadequate, Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service was rated as follows:[2]

HMICFRS Inspection Oxfordshire 2018/19
Area Rating Description
Effectiveness Good How effective is the fire and rescue service at keeping people safe and secure from fire and other risks?
Efficiency Good How efficient is the fire and rescue service at keeping people safe and secure from fire and other risks?
People Good How well does the fire and rescue service look after its people?

Fire stations[edit]

Goring Fire Station
Wantage Fire Station
Didcot Fire Station
Thame Fire Station

The Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service currently operates out of 25 fire stations, three of which are crewed on a wholetime 24-hour basis with retained (on-call) back-up, three stations are day-crewed and retained, and 19 are crewed solely by retained on-call firefighters.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ online@oxfordshire.gov.uk, Oxfordshire County Council, 01865 792422. "Fire and Rescue Service". oxfordshire.gov.uk. Retrieved 8 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Oxfordshire 2018/19". Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HIMCFRS). 20 June 2019. Retrieved 22 November 2021.

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