Posts Tagged "Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service"

Fire service team flies to Romania for ‘World Rescue Challenge’

A team of firefighters deployed to cut people from their vehicles following crashes on Oxfordshire’s roads competed in an international competition. Members of Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s extrication team were in Romania – competing against other extrication teams from…

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Plans for joint governance of police and fire services scrapped

Plans for Thames Valley’s police commissioner to take control and govern the fire service have been scrapped. Anthony Stansfeld, police and crime commissioner for Thames Valley, said after discussions with the three fire and rescue services in the area, a…

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Police boss calls for merged Thames Valley fire service

Merging Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service with others in the Thames Valley would be ‘far more efficient’ and ‘totally logical’, the police commissioner of the area has claimed. Police and Crime Commissioner Anthony Stansfeld said Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire fire…

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Fire service urges residents to stay safe in sun as temperatures soar across Oxfordshire

Residents have been advised to stay safe as they soak up the scorching rays in Oxfordshire. Temperatures have rocketed to 25 degrees Celsius in Oxford and across most of the county today, with the warm weather set to stay over…

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Oxfordshire fire chief Simon Furlong pledges to improve diversity in service

A drive to make Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service more diverse has been made a top priority by the county’s new fire chief. Simon Furlong, who officially took over the role last week, says he wants to inspire more women…

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Simon Furlong named successor to top role at Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service

Simon Furlong has taken up the mantle of Chief Fire Officer for Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service. Mr Furlong previously served as deputy under former Chief Dave Etheridge OBE, who retired at the end of March. He has also been…

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Cost cutting brings new role for Oxfordshire’s fire service

A trial is underway which will see dangerous fallen trees being removed from Oxfordshire’s roads by the fire and rescue service. At the moment county council contractors deal with all fallen trees. Now in a bid to save money fire…

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Men and women encouraged to sign up as on-call firefighters

Men and women across the county have been asked to roll up their sleeves and join a team in the heart of their community. Oxfordshire County Council Fire and Rescue Service has launched a recruitment drive for on-call firefighters. Station…

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Investigation continues after Oxford fire and explosion

Police and fire crews are continuing their investigation after a fire and explosion in Oxford. It happened on Tuesday afternoon. Emergency services will be at the scene for several days. A roundup of the day’s events at the scene of…

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Oxfordshire Fire & Rescue Service hits response times targets but slow on 999 calls

Oxfordshire Fire Service beat all its targets for average response times over the course of the past 12 months, according to an annual report to go before the county council this week. In 2015/16, officers attended a total of 5,997…

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