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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 (OSFRS)
Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service.jpg
Operational area
Country England
County Oxfordshire
Agency overview
Chief Fire OfficerSimon Furlong
Facilities and equipment
Official website

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 Simon Furlong.


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 soley by retained on-call firefighters.

Station Callsign Station Name Duty System Appliances
JX01 Banbury Wholetime/On-call/Cross Crewed* 2x WrL, 1x PM+ HVP*, 1x PM+ HVHL*
JX02 Hook Norton On-call 1x WrL
JX03 Chipping Norton On-call 1x WrL
JX04 Charlbury On-call 1x WrL
JX05 Woodstock On-call/Cross Crewed* 1x WrL, 1x ICU*
JX06 Kidlington Day Crewed/On-call 1x WrL, 1x SRU
JX07 Bicester On-call/Cross Crewed* 2x WrL, 1x DIM*
JX08 Deddington On-call 1x WrL
JX09 Enysham On-call/Cross Crewed* 1x WrL, 1x PM + ISU*
JX10 Witney On-call 2x WrL
JX11 Burford On-call 1x WrL
JX12 Bampton On-call 1 x WrL
JX14 Carterton On-call 1x WrL
JX21 Rewley Road Wholetime/On-call/Cross Crewed* 3x WrL, 1x ALP*, 1 X EPU Pod
JX22 Abingdon Day Crewed/On-call 2x WrL, 1x 4X4
JX23 Faringdon On-call 1x WrL
JX24 Wantage On-call 1x WrL, 1x 4X4
JX25 Goring On-call 1x WrL
JX26 Henley On-call 1x WrL
JX27 Thame On-call 2x WrL
JX28 Wheatley On-call/Crossed Crewed 1x WrL, 1x WrC*
JX29 Watlington On-call 1x WrL
JX30 Slade Park Wholetime/On-call 2x WrL, 1 x British Red Cross Response Unit
JX31 Wallingford On-call 1x WrL
JX32 Didcot Day Crewed/On-call 2x WrL, 1 x Hazmat DeconU
JX42 Kidlington HQ Day Crewed/On-call 1x WrL, 1 x HRU

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

Oxon Fire and Rescue responding to Randolph Hotel fire.

Fire appliance glossary/callsignsEdit

Fire Application Glossary Shortened Name Callsign Photo
Water Ladder WrL P1/P2/P3  
Light Response Vehicle LRV P2  
Water Carrier WrC W1
Aerial Ladder Platform ALP A1  
Specialist Rescue Unit SRU R1
Heavy Rescue Unit HRU R2
Communications Support Unit CSU C1
Incident Command & Control Unit ICU C1
Environmental Protection Unit EPU H1
Canteen Vehicle CV S1
Fire & Emergency Support Unit FESU S1
Light 4x4 Vehicle L4V S1/S2
Prime Mover + Incident Support Unit PM+ISU S1
Prime Mover + High Volume Pump PM+HVP T2  
Prime Mover + High Volume Hose Layer PM+HVHL T2
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. ^, Oxfordshire County Council, 01865 792422,. "Fire and Rescue Service". Retrieved 8 April 2018.

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