Beaulieu Fire Station
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Beaulieu: 49

New Forest Group
Retained Station

Address

Off High Street
Beaulieu
SO42 7YF

Location Map

Fire Ground

Beaulieu Area

Crew

1 Watch Manager (T/WM Andrew Kitcher)
2 Crew Managers
4 Firefighters
3 Development Firefighters
1 Trainee Firefighter

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

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Incidents of Interest

  1. Recent incidentFirefighters tackle town centre blaze at Farnborough hardware store17/06/2018Firefighters from Rushmoor, Basingstoke and Surrey have tackled a fire on the ground floor of a hardware shop in Farnborough town centre. A female was treated by crews for smoke inhalation. Crews tackled the fire with 12 sets of breathing apparatus, 2 jets, 3 hose reels and use of a positive pressure ventilation system to clear the scene. The cause of the fire will be investigated in due course. The stop came in at 14:11.
  2. Recent incident92-year-old man rescued from Fleet home15/06/2018A 92-year-old man was rescued by crews after fire took hold of his home in Fleet. Firefighters in breathing apparatus carried the man out of his chalet bungalow to safety after neighbours had called 999 just before 6pm. The man was given emergency medical care by firefighters and taken to hospital suffering from the effects of smoke inhalation, but was not seriously injured. The fire spread to the roof of the building and it took around 35 firefighters to extinguish the flames....
  3. Recent incidentSouthampton flats badly damaged in fire09/06/2018A block of flats in Southampton has been severely damaged by a fire that swept through the upper half of the building. No-one was hurt in the fire at the Park Gate block but two first-floor flats and the roof of the building have been badly affected by the flames. However, thanks to the work of the fire crews, the front halves of the properties have been saved. At its peak, around 40 firefighters tackled the fire, using jets, hose reels and breathing apparatus. The cause of the...
  4. Recent incidentNew Forest cottage ready to be demolished destroyed by fire29/05/2018An old New Forest cottage, already in the process of being demolished, was destroyed after fire spread to the building. Builders had been working on the site of the property in Bransgore when they noticed the thatched roof had caught light. Around 40 firefighters from Hampshire and Dorset used hoses and jets to extinguish the blaze, which engulfed the whole building. No-one was injured in the incident. The stop message was sent at 4.57pm and the cause of the fire is believed to have...
  5. Recent incidentResidents rehoused after fire destroys Andover property26/05/2018A number of residents have been rehoused following a property fire in Pilgrims Way, Andover yesterday afternoon. Firefighters were called at 16:42 to a blaze initially affecting the garden of one of the properties which had quickly spread to an end-of-terrace house. Crews from Andover, Eastleigh, Overton, Basingstoke, Alresford, Romsey and Service Headquarters were called to attend the seven-pump incident. Eight sets of breathing apparatus, two jets, two hose reels and tactical...
  6. Recent incidentShip fire in Southampton tackled by Hampshire firefighters25/05/2018Crews from across Hampshire have been called to tackle a blaze onboard a ship at the docks in Southampton. At 13:51 firefighters were alerted to the fire involving 7000 tonnes of scrap metal which had caused a large smoke plume above the ship in the dry dock. Working alongside partner agencies such as the Environment Agency, Public Health England, Southampton City Council and the Coastguard, the crews have also been assisted by the Port agencies to remove scrap metal from the ship. All...
  7. Recent incidentBlaze sweeps through Bitterne gardens21/05/2018A large fire in the open has destroyed sheds, fences and scrub. The blaze broke out at 12:33 in Hillside Avenue, Bitterne Park, and caused a huge smoke plume. Three engines from St Mary's and Hightown attended with a specialist vehicle from Eastleigh. Four jets, two hose reels and two sets of breathing apparatus were used. The stop message was at 14:46.
  8. Historical incidentTwo men in hospital after severe van fire13/05/2018Two men were taken to hospital with severe burns following a van fire in Hamble. The vehicle was reported on fire on Westfield Common just before 7.15pm. Crews from Hamble, Hightown and St Mary’s used breathing apparatus and hoses to extinguish the flames. The two men, believed to be in their 20s, were taken to hospital by road and air ambulance. The van was severely damaged by the fire and one car also damaged by the heat of the flames. The cause of the fire is believed to...
  9. Historical incidentCats rescued and 11 people led to safety in Bitterne flat fire29/04/2018Several cats were saved and 11 people led to safety after fire broke out in a ground-floor flat in Bitterne. The people living in the four-storey block were led to safety by crews after smoke had filled the stairwell. The resident of the affected flat, a 71-year-old woman, was taken to hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation but was not seriously injured. Three other people were treated for smoke inhalation at the scene. The cats were checked over by an animal rescue...
  10. Historical incidentWoman suffers burn after plastic left on cooker28/04/2018A 63-year-old woman was treated for a burn to her hand after plastic was left on top of a cooker hob. Two crews from Eastleigh attended the 999 call reporting a fire in the kitchen of the North Baddesley flat. The fire was already out by the time the crews had arrived but they provided first aid for the woman’s burn and thankfully she did not need hospital treatment.
  11. Historical incidentMan treated following Chandler's Ford flat fire23/04/2018A man was treated for smoke inhalation after fire broke out on the first floor of a block of flats in Chandler's Ford. The man escaped the building on Bodycoats Road before firefighters arrived and was thankfully he was not seriously injured. The fire started in the lounge of a flat on the first floor and crews from Eastleigh, Service Headquarters and St Mary's used hose reels and jets to extinguish the flames. The cause of the fire is not yet known and the stop message came...
  12. Historical incidentSnake called Anna Cornder captured in Portsmouth loft20/04/2018An escaped 5ft corn snake has been captured by an HFRS animal rescue expert. The pet reptile is 11 years old and was trapped in a fascia board in a house in Alver Road, Fratton, Portsmouth. It was released from this by HFRS and captured in the roof space. The snake was unharmed, checked by the RSPCA and then retuned to its owner. The stop message was at 17:04.


Schools Coverage

  • Beaulieu Primary

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