A YOUNG firefighter has had his first call out this weekend after a chimney caught fire near Bicester.

Firefighter Stickney started his career as a fire cadet for Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service and has since completed his basic training course last month.

His fire call out since officially joining the team was a chimney fire in Fritwell this weekend. Ff Stickney topped up the fire engine tank from a hydrant when dealing with the incident.

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Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “This turned out to be Ff Stickney’s first shout since joining us recently and coming on the run at the weekend. Ff Stickney was a fire cadet at the station and completed his basic training course last month.

“Congratulations Ff Stickney, here’s to many more.”


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This story was written by Gee Harland. She joined the team in 2022 as a senior multimedia reporter.

Gee covers Wallingford, Wantage and Didcot.

Get in touch with her by emailing: Gee.harland@newsquest.co.uk

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