49: Beaulieu Fire Station
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Beaulieu: 49

New Forest Group
Retained Station

Address

Off High Street
Beaulieu
SO42 7YF

Location Map

Station Manager

Paul Reddish

Drill Night

Monday 1900 - 2200 hours

Date built/moved into

1953

Additional Information

Beaulieu Fire Brigade was first formed as an organised force in 1909 by Lord Montagu's father. The fire station was situated to one side of the power station and next to the Montagu Arms Hotel. Mr. Wadley was appointed Chief Fire Officer and, at this time, horses were used to pull the fire appliance.

If available, the horses were supplied by Fred Jones, the village farrier who lived up at Bunkers Hill Cottages on the Bucklers Hard Road. If not, others were borrowed from Mr. Winsey - the baker and grocer.

In these modern times, Beaulieu Fire Station is staffed by retained HFRS personnel - one Sub Officer, two leading firefighters, and six firefighters - running a modern Volvo EL614/Saxon Water Tender Ladder, which takes the crew to incidents.

During the year, the station crew are involved in various fundraising activities, including village fetes at Beaulieu, Exbury and East Boldre. At the Beaulieu Fete the firefighters run two stalls for the village and they run a stall at the Victorian Christmas event, providing the opportunity to promote Community Fire Safety.

The crew also run a Flag Day in the village for the Fire Services National Benevolent Fund (FSNBF) and each year in December they hold a Seasonal Carol Service at Beaulieu Abbey with the kind permission of Lord Montagu. This sees fire service personnel joined by shop holders and many other members of Beaulieu's thriving village community.

In 2005 the station collected a total of £2000 for FSNBF, which led to its personnel being awarded the Eric Hounslow Trophy for Endeavour. 

Beaulieu is a popular destination offering a host of events to delight visitors all year round; there are all the usual favourites to enjoy, including the National Motor Museum, Palace House, Beaulieu Abbey and Rides & Drives. Lastly, the annual firework display held at Beaulieu in October is one of the biggest in the area and provides another opportunity for the station crew to promote Home Fire Safety Visits

Vehicles at this station

Vehicle information for Beaulieu is currently being updated.

Incidents of Interest

  1. Incident in the last 24 hrsEarly morning wake up call for family without working smoke alarms19/08/2019Crews from Fareham and Eastleigh were called to Westminster Gardens in Fareham in the early hours of Monday morning to a fire in the ground floor of a house. The fire appeared to have been started by a mobile phone charger. The smoke alarms were not working as they had no batteries and the families only way to escape would have been through the fire. The family – consisting of two adults and a thirteen-year-old female – were alerted to the fire when the daughter noticed an orange glow...
  2. Recent incidentChiquita the miniature horse rescued by firefighters from a concrete drain15/08/2019Crews from Cosham, Winchester, Brockenhurst, Gosport, and the Eastleigh USAR Team were called to Purbrook Heath Road in Waterlooville when a miniature horse was found trapped in a 1.5m concrete drain. The horse measured 9.2 hands and weighed approximately 250kg. Equine vets and animal rescue experts also came to the scene to assist. Chiquita was successfully lifted from the drain using an animal rescue harness and USAR manitou. She was unharmed during the rescue and handed over...
  3. Recent incidentFirefighters remove two-foot snake from Aldershot woman's home09/08/2019Crews were called to Heron Wood Road in Aldershot after a woman found a two-foot snake in a larder. The species was found to be a grass snake and was removed by Animal Rescue Advisor Paul Rance, who is based at Lyndhurst, and the RSPCA. This was carried out using snake sticks and a pillow case. The reptile was released unharmed into woodland. The stop message was at 15:49.
  4. Recent incidentA terrace of four thatched properties involved in Sutton Scotney blaze05/08/2019Multiple crews from across the county were called to a terrace of four thatched cottages with the roof well alight, on Stockbridge Road in Sutton Scotney. On arrival crews found there was very heavy smoke coming from the roof. Firefighters engaged in a salvage operation as well as fighting the fire in the two-storey building. Partners from SCAS were in attendance, fortunately there were no casualties involved. Relief crews attended later into the incident, taking over from...
  5. Recent incidentWarehouse blaze near Alresford stopped by Hampshire firefighters24/07/2019A fire in a commercial warehouse used for metal fabrication and paint spraying was tackled by firefighters from across the county. The 70 metre by 30 metre warehouse on the Barton Industrial Estate in Upper Wield, near Alresford, saw fire appliances attend from Alton, Winchester, Basingstoke, Eastleigh, Petersfield, Service Headquarters and Rushmoor. Other hazards including diesel, paints and paint thinners were involved in the fire with crews also aware of acetylene cylinders present in...
  6. Historical incidentFirefighters tackle Gosport heathland fire throughout the night12/07/2019A large heathland fire on Browndown Ranges in Gosport was tackled by firefighters late into last night. Pumps and specialist vehicles came from stations including Gosport, Fareham, Havant, Eastleigh, Portchester, Lyndhurst, Wickham and Cosham. Two hectares of heath and gorse were destroyed in the fire which was stopped using seven hose reels. Crews were initially mobilised just before half nine yesterday evening (12 July) with the stop message coming in seven hours later at 04:42 (13...
  7. Historical incidentPrinting press blaze in Southampton extinguished by firefighters12/07/2019Hampshire firefighters extinguished a fire involving a printing press and liquid solvents at an industrial unit on Hazel Road in Itchen, Southampton. The building was evacuated and there were no casualties involved. Engines from across the county were sent to the incident including St Mary’s, Redbridge, Basingstoke, Hightown, Hardley, Headquarters, Fareham and Lyndhurst. Further support vehicles from Romsey, Eastleigh and Portchester were also in attendance along with partner agencies...
  8. Historical incidentSmoke plume from Hythe fish and chip shop blaze04/07/2019About 30 firefighters were called a blaze at Marina Fish Bar in Hythe. Six crews from Hythe, Beaulieu, Hardley, Lyndhurst, Redbridge and St Mary's attended. The fire was in the roof space and started in the extraction system. Four sets of breathing apparatus, two jets and two hose reels were used. The stop message was at 13:27.
  9. Historical incidentPortsmouth firefighters tackle Port lorry fire27/06/2019Two crews from Southsea were called to a fire involving an articulated lorry at Portsmouth International Port just before midday. Firefighters used two sets of breathing apparatus and Compressed Air Foam Solution (CAFS) to stop the fire which had caused a large amount of smoke and could be seen from a distance. The driver of the vehicle was treated for smoke inhalation by crews before being passed into the care of South Central Ambulance Service paramedics. Firefighters left the scene...
  10. Historical incidentNew Forest crews tackle shipping container blaze21/06/2019New Forest firefighters had an early wake-up call to tackle a shipping container blaze near Ringwood. Crews from Ringwood, Burley, Redbridge, St Mary’s, Fordingbridge and Lyndhurst were joined by specialist support vehicles at the scene on Green Lane in Upper Kingston at 00:57 this morning. The fire involving two shipping containers and a building used as a car workshop also had cylinders inside which were cooled by firefighters. The crews used an ultra-high pressure lance to access...


Schools Coverage

  • Beaulieu Primary

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.