Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service

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Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service (OFRS)
Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service.jpg
Operational area
Country England
County Oxfordshire
Agency overview
Chief Fire OfficerRob MacDougal
Facilities and equipment
Official website

The Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service is the fire service serving the county of Oxfordshire, England.[1] It is known as an on-call fire service with whole-time support.

Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters is in Kidlington, Oxford, Oxfordshire. This is also the location of the fire service control room and workshops. Oxfordshires control room is now based at Reading, known as Thames valley fire control centre, in partnership with Royal Berkshire and Buckingham / Milton keynes fire and rescue services. Kidlington's control room now acts as a backup/secondary control.

The current chief fire officer is Rob MacDougal.

Fire stations/appliances[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, four stations are day-crewed/retained, and 25 are crewed soley by retained on-call firefighters.

Station Callsign Station Name Duty System Appliances
JX01 Banbury Wholetime 2x Pump, 1x HVP
JX02 Hook Norton On-call 1x Pump
JX03 Chipping Norton On-call/Wholetime 2x Pump
JX04 Charlbury On-call 1x Pump
JX05 Woodstock On-call 1x Pump, 1x ICU
JX06 Kidlington Day Crewed/On-call 1x Pump, 1x RT
JX07 Bicester On-call/Cross Crewed* 2x Pump, 1x DIM
JX08 Deddington On-call 1x Pump
JX09 Enysham On-call 1x Pump, 1x ISU
JX10 Witney On-call 2x Pump
JX11 Burford On-call 1x Pump
JX12 Bampton On-call 1 x Pump
JX14 Carterton On-call 1x Pump
JX21 Rewley Road Wholetime/On-call 3x WrL, 1x ALP
JX22 Abingdon On-call 2x Pump
JX23 Faringdon On-call 1x Pump
JX24 Wantage On-call 1x Pump
JX25 Goring On-call 1x Pump
JX26 Henley On-call 1x Pump
JX27 Thame On-call 2x Pump
JX28 Wheatley On-call 1x Pump, 1x WcR
JX29 Watlington On-call 1x Pump
JX30 Slade Park Wholetime/On-call 2x Pump, 1 x Welfare Unit
JX31 Wallingford On-call 1x Pump
JX32 Didcot Day Crewed/On-call 2x Pump, 1x 4x4

1x Body recovery unit working on behalf of the coroners office.

Oxon Fire and Rescue responding to Randolph Hotel fire.

Fire appliance glossary/callsigns[edit]

Fire Application Glossary Shortened Name Callsign Photo
Pump Pump P1/P2/P3 150px
Water Carrier WrC W1
Aerial Ladder Platform ALP A1 Aerial Ladder Platform.jpg
Rescue Tender RT R1
Communications Support Unit CSU C1
Incident Command & Control Unit ICU C1
Environmental Protection Unit EPU H1
Light 4x4 Vehicle L4V S1/S2
High Volume Pump HVP T2 Prime Mover with Incident Support Unit.jpg
CRBN Response
Detection, Identification & Monitoring DIM H8
Incident Response Unit IRU H9
A deployed "Prime Mover" with "Water/Ladder" engine in the background.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ online@oxfordshire.gov.uk, Oxfordshire County Council, 01865 792422,. "Fire and Rescue Service". oxfordshire.gov.uk. Retrieved 8 April 2018.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)

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