Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service

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.

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

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 current chief fire officer is Rob MacDougal.

Fire stations/appliancesEdit

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 solely by retained on-call firefighters.

Station Callsign Station Name Duty System Appliances
JX01 Banbury Wholetime/On-Call 2x Pumps, 2X HVP (Hose layers), 1x 4x4 Pickup Truck
JX02 Hook Norton On-call 1x Pump
JX03 Chipping Norton On-call 1x Pump
JX04 Charlbury On-call 1x Pump
JX05 Woodstock On-call 1x Pump, 1x ICU
JX06 Kidlington Day Crewed/On-call 2x Pump, 1x RT
JX07 Bicester On-call 2x Pump, 1x DIM
JX08 Deddington On-call 1x Pump
JX09 Enysham On-call 1x Pump, 1x ISU, (Welfare pod for the ISU)
JX10 Witney On-call 2x Pump
JX11 Burford On-call 1x Pump, 1x 4x4 Pickup Truck
JX12 Bampton On-call 1 x Pump
JX14 Carterton On-call 1x Pump
JX21 Rewley Road Wholetime/On-call 3x Pumps, 1x ALP
JX22 Abingdon On-call 2x Pump, 1x 4x4
JX23 Faringdon On-call 1x Pump
JX24 Wantage On-call 1x Pump, 1x 4x4
JX25 Goring On-call 1x Pump
JX26 Henley on Thames On-call 1x Pump
JX27 Thame On-call 2x Pump
JX28 Wheatley On-call 1x Pump, 1x WrC
JX29 Watlington On-call 1x Pump
JX30 Slade Park Wholetime/On-call, Driving and incident command development class base 2x Pump, 1 x Welfare Unit
JX31 Wallingford On-call 1x Pump
JX32 Didcot Day Crewed/On-call 2x Pump, 1x Hazmat unit

Fire appliance glossary/callsignsEdit

Fire Application Glossary Shortened Name Callsign Photo
Pump Pump P1/P2/P3 150px
Water Carrier WrC W1
Aerial Ladder Platform ALP A1
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 N981  
CRBN Response
Detection, Identification & Monitoring DIM H8
Incident Response Unit IRU H9
A deployed "Prime Mover" with "Water/Ladder" engine in the background.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ online@oxfordshire.gov.uk, Oxfordshire County Council, 01865 792422. "Fire and Rescue Service". oxfordshire.gov.uk. Retrieved 8 April 2018.

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