Kidlington Fire & Rescue HQ - Kidlington Uk
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Windsocker
N 51° 49.352 W 001° 17.271
30U E 618000 N 5742686
Quick Description: Kidlington Fire station is also the command HQ for Oxfordshire United Kingdom.
Location: United Kingdom
Date Posted: 2/14/2008 11:12:50 AM
Waymark Code: WM35MD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Jay Walking
Views: 65

Long Description:
Fire services in the UK are not formed nationally, with the exception of Northern Ireland. In general, emergency cover is provided by a fire and rescue service (FRS) - the term is used in legislation and by government departments.[3] The FRS is directly governed and funded by a fire authority. Many FRS were previously known as brigades, or county fire services, but legislative and administrative changes; and alterations to boundaries has led to the almost universal incorporation of FRS into the name.

A FRS is usually the operational fire fighting body, as distinct from the fire and rescue authority which is the legislative, public and administrative body made up of civilians and councillors that runs the FRS. There are now many layers of governance including central, devolved and local government; fire brigades, fire and rescue services; and other executive agencies, including Her Majesty's Fire Service Inspectorate (HMFSI), HMFSI Scotland, and the Chief Fire Officers Association, all with a degree of operational, legislative or administrative involvement with the fire service in the UK. The role of Chief Fire and Rescue Adviser was created in 2007, its function will eventually replace that if the HMFSI. Prior to the introduction of devolved parliaments and assemblies in Great Britain (GB), the fire service had been the responsibility of the respective Secretaries of State (Home Department and Scotland) for the two GB jurisdiction.

taken from Wikipedia
Paid or Volunteer: Paid

EMS Involvement: yes

Has 911 Dispatch: yes

Has Emergency Call Box: yes

Has Emergency Siren: yes

Has Fire Pole: yes

Average Alarms Per Year: 500

Number of Firetrucks: 2

Physical Address:
Sterling Road
Kidlington, Oxfordshire United Kingdom

Number of Emergency Staff: 145


Related Website: Not listed

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