Basingstoke Fire Station
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Basingstoke: 01

North Hants Group
Wholetime Station


West Ham Close
RG22 6PH

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Crew (wholetime)

Four watches of 16 people

Crew (retained)

18 retained firefighters

Station Manager

Keith Jones

Drill Night

Tuesday from 7-10pm

Date built/moved into


Why has a new station been built at Basingstoke? 

Basingstoke is one of Hampshire’s most important strategic stations due to its excellent north-south and east-west road links. The station was built in the 1960s and the building has served the Service well. However, annual upkeep costs were running into thousands of pounds and the station lacked the facilities required by a modern fire service.

Find out more about the new station in our news section.

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Incidents of Interest

  1. Recent incidentPortsmouth townhouse badly damaged in fire11/08/2018A Portsmouth townhouse was badly damaged after fire spread to the roof of the property. Neighbours called 999 after fire was spotted on the balcony of the house’s third floor. More than 25 firefighters from Southsea, Cosham, Havant and Portchester were needed to bring the flames under control. Crews in breathing apparatus were able to establish there was no-one inside the terraced property and no-one was injured in the incident. Half of the house’s roof was damaged by fire, with...
  2. Recent incidentOver 30 firefighters tackle large house blaze in Portsmouth leaving eight homes damaged08/08/2018Crews from Southsea, Cosham, Portchester, Havant and St Mary's have tackled a fire in a terraced house property in Hilsea, Portsmouth. The fire spread internally through the house seriously damaging three properties. The fire was very hard to contain and unfortunately fire and smoke also spread through the roof space and damaged eight properties in total. No one was injured during the incident and all residents were accounted for. One residents West Highland Terrier was treated by...
  3. Recent incidentFareham grassland severely damaged as firefighters evacuate homes05/08/2018Crews from Fareham and Hightown tackled a grass land fire off Hunts Pond Road in Fareham this afternoon. An area stretching 100M x 100M has been severely damaged by fire. Crews used two hose reels, one main jet and beaters to prevent fire spread and for damping down. Two properties were evacuated by firefighters as a precaution and residents in the surrounding area were advised to stay indoors and close their windows and doors. The cause of the fire is yet to be investigated. The stop...
  4. Recent incidentSprinkler saves Southampton cinema from blaze04/08/2018Crews from St Mary's and Redbridge were called to reports of a fire at Southampton's West Quay South, Showcase Cinema. The small fire occurred in a freezer unit and was extinguished by the buildings sprinkler system, before fire crews were called. The West Quay South building was evacuated by staff and crews were alerted by the buildings detection system. Unfortunately, the sprinkler which successfully distinguished the fire then leaked excess water, causing damage to the...
  5. Recent incidentFirefighters tackle Alresford barn blaze02/08/2018Firefighters from across the county were called to a barn fully alight in Ropley near Alresford just before 4pm yesterday. The barn, located near to several domestic properties, contained a forklift vehicle and 1500 bales of hay. HFRS worked with the electricity company to isolate the power from nearby cables, Southern Water and the Environment Agency. Relief crews from Droxford, Alresford, Basingstoke, St Mary’s and Cosham were required to replace the initial firefighters on the...
  6. Recent incidentThree rescued from flat fire in Winchester 25/07/2018Crews from Winchester and Eastleigh were called to a fire in a flat in Cranworth Road, Winchester. The fire was contained to the flats bedroom on the second floor. Two casualties were rescued by firefighters and given Immediate Emergency Care (IEC), by crews and were then treated by South Central Ambulance Service. A female from a neighbouring flat was also rescued. Crews used two sets of breathing apparatus, one hose reel and positive pressure ventilation to clear the smoke logged flats....
  7. Recent incidentFlats damaged in Farnborough block blaze22/07/2018Fire crews from Hampshire, Berkshire and Surrey tackled a blaze in a three-storey block of flats in Farnborough. Vehicles from Rushmoor, Fleet, Basingstoke and Hartley Wintney were supported by colleagues from across the border at the fire on Wood Lane. Called at just after 8pm to a fire affecting the roof of the building, firefighters used eight sets of breathing apparatus, two jets, two hose reels and the Aerial Ladder Platform to stop the blaze. Nobody was hurt in the fire which...
  8. Recent incidentHeathland burned by Gosport wildfire 18/07/2018An area of heathland the size of a football pitch was scorched by fire near Gosport. Firefighters discovered two separate seats of fire on the patch of land at Browndown, so were forced to fight the flames from multiple locations. Thirty firefighters were needed to surround the fires. They used hoses and beaters to extinguish the flames. The fires were out by just after 7pm but crews remained on the scene to damp down and ensure there were no further ignitions. No-one was...
  9. Recent incidentFirefighters rescue man from roof in Farnborough house fire17/07/2018More than 50 firefighters were called to a house blaze in Alexandra Road, Farnborough. Eight engines from Rushmoor, Fleet, Hartley Wintney and Surrey Fire and Rescue Service attended with numerous support vehicles. The aerial ladder platform was also on the scene. One man was rescued from the roof with a 135m ladder and passed into care of South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS). The three-floor property was semi-detached and had been converted into bedsits. The fire was on the first floor and...
  10. Recent incidentLarge area of gorse scorched in New Forest fire17/07/2018A large area of gorse and bush has been destroyed by fire in the New Forest. At its height, around 45 firefighters tackled the flames just outside Holbury. An area the size of approximately 50 football pitches was affected by the fire. No-one was injured and no properties affected. The fire was out by 3.23am. The cause of the fire is not yet known,
  11. Historical incidentJoint partnership working in a race against time to save young deer from the sea15/07/2018We were called to reports of a deer trapped in the sea between Southsea Aquarium and the Southsea Castle. The Coastguard secured the shoreline and moved crowds back. One of our Animal Rescue Advisers was picked up from the beach by the RNLI and taken to where the deer was 200m off the shore. A passing boat tried to aid the rescue and lasooed the deer unfortunately drowning the 3 year old Roebuck. The RNLI and Animal Rescue Adviser managed to get the deer aboard and gave CPR with no result. The...
  12. Historical incidentPilot and passenger walk away from light aircraft crash in Winchester14/07/2018Crews from Winchester, Bishops Waltham, Eastleigh and Redbridge responded to Morestead Road where a light aircraft had crash landed into trees and bushes on farm land. The pilot and passenger both men, self rescued before crews arrived at the scene. Both men were assessed by South Central Ambulance Service but didn't require hospital treatment. The incident was handed over to the aircraft owner and the stop was at 16:51.
  13. Historical incidentSixty-acre field fire tackled by firefighters10/07/2018More than 30 firefighters were called to a 60-acre field of standing crops and stubble alight near Winchester. Appliances from Winchester, Eastleigh and Service Headquarters were called at 13:11 with further Land Rovers and other support vehicles coming from Alresford, Basingstoke, Fareham, Andover and Lyndhurst. The Hampshire Fire Control Room received more than 80 calls to the incident on Chapel Lane in Easton, with the smoke plume visible from the M3 motorway. Crews dampened down...
  14. Historical incidentPortsmouth pub evacuated after fire in flat above06/07/2018Customers in a Portsmouth pub were forced to put down their drinks after fire broke out in the flat above it. Crews discovered smoke in the building on the The Hard and found the fire in the first-floor flat. There was no-one in the property at the time and crews in breathing apparatus used hoses and jets to extinguish the flames within an hour. No-one was hurt and the cause of the fire was found to be accidental.
  15. Historical incidentFirefighters tackle Andover property blaze06/07/2018One person was taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation after a fire broke out at a house in King George Road. Firefighters from Andover, Dorset and Wiltshire, Sutton Scotney, Stockbridge and Winchester were called at 01:11. The ground floor, first floor and the roof were all fully involved in the blaze with minor fire spread to an adjoining property. Crews worked with the relevant agencies to isolate the gas and electricity supplies to the house. The occupant suffering...
  16. Historical incidentMore than 50 firefighters attend high-rise bin chute fire in Portsmouth04/07/2018More than 50 firefighters attended a bin chute fire in a Portsmouth high-rise building. Crews were called to Handsworth House, Somers Town at 01:44 and the fire was out in under an hour. Firefighters used six sets of breathing apparatus and three jets to tackle the fire which affected the 15th and 16th floors. Two people were taken to hospital with smoke inhalation by South Central Ambulance Service. The stop message was at 04:12. A joint fire and police investigation has been launched to...
  17. Historical incidentCigarette causes Southampton balcony fire01/07/2018Five engines, an aerial ladder platform and support vehicles attended a high-rise fire caused by a cigarette. The crews from St Mary's, Redbridge, Hightown and Eastleigh tackled the blaze on the balcony of the fifth floor flat in Sirocco block B, Ocean Village, Southampton. A hose reel jet was used on the decking which had caught fire. The stop message was at 04:30.
  18. Historical incidentTwo hectares scorched in hay and grass fire29/06/2018Four crews from Ringwood, Fordingbridge and Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service attended a hay and grass blaze at Hangersley Hill, Forest Corner, Hangersley. Several support vehicles also attended. Firefighters used six jets and beaters. The stop message was at 17:58.
  19. Historical incidentHorse rescued from River Avon27/06/2018Two crews, from Fordingbridge and Brockenhurst, and an Animal Rescue vehicle, from Lyndhurst, rescued a horse stuck in a river. We were called, by the owner, to the incident near Riversmede Hale Road, in Woodgreen. The horse was removed from the water that was about four feet deep. The stop message was at 23:25.

Schools Coverage

  • Castle Hill Infant
  • Castle Hill Junior
  • Chalk Ridge Primary
  • Chineham Park Primary
  • Cliddesden Primary
  • Daneshill School
  • Fairfields Primary
  • Four Lanes Community Junior
  • Four Lanes Infant
  • Great Binfields Primary
  • Hatch Warren Infant
  • Hatch Warren Junior
  • Kempshott Infant
  • Kempshott Junior
  • Kings Furlong Infant
  • Kings Furlong Junior
  • Manor Field Infant
  • Manorfield Junior
  • Maple Ridge School
  • Marnel Infant
  • Marnel Junior
  • Merton Infant
  • Merton Junior
  • North Waltham Primary
  • Oakley C of E Junior
  • Oakley Infant
  • Oakridge Infant
  • Oakridge Junior
  • Oakwood Infant
  • Old Basing Infant
  • Overton C of E Primary
  • Park View Infant
  • Park View Junior
  • Preston Candover C of E Primary
  • Rucstall
  • Saxon Wood School
  • Sherborne St John C of E Primary
  • South View Junior
  • Southview Infant
  • Winklebury Infant
  • Winklebury Junior

Note: This list is not exhaustive, but reflects the schools we have visited in the last 18 months. As more visits are carried out, the list of school will change to reflect that.