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 called to West Quay restaurant blaze17/12/2018Southampton firefighters tackled a fire which began in a pizza oven in a West-Quay restaurant. Crews from St Mary’s, Cosham, Hightown, Eastleigh and Service Headquarters were called this morning (17 Dec) to reports of smoke coming from a vent at the shopping centre. The fire spread to the roof space via ducting and was extinguished using four sets of breathing apparatus, two jets and one stirrup pump. HFRS worked with West Quay management to reopen the centre following a partial...
  2. Recent incidentLorry crashes into thatched cottage near Fordingbridge07/12/2018A lorry has crashed into a thatched cottage in Breamore near Fordingbridge. The crash happened at 06:42 and four engines from Fordingbridge and Redbridge, and Dorset and Wiltshire, attended with specialist vehicles. A person trapped on the first floor was walked to safety using a ladder. Hampshire Constabulary and South Central Ambulance Service were also in attendance. The stop message was at 08:23.
  3. Recent incidentTwo girls and mum rescued from Portsmouth house fire05/12/2018Firefighters rescued two girls and a mother after a cooking fire broke out in a Portsmouth home. The blaze was in a second floor maisonette at Farmside Gardens in Hilsea. Three engines attended from Cosham and Southsea, and a support vehicle from Portchester. Crews broke the door down to gain access. Four sets of breathing apparatus were used along with one hose reel and tactical ventilation. The girls and the mother were passed into the care of South Central Ambulance Service who took them...
  4. Recent incidentCrews extinguish electrical fire at Southampton General Hospital28/11/2018Crews dealt with an electrical fire at Southampton's main hospital this morning (November 28). Seven engines were sent to Southampton General Hospital, but the small fire was confined to an electrical cupboard in the north block. Two carbon dioxide extinguishers were used to put out the fire, with two fans used for clearing smoke. The fire was believed to have been caused by an overloaded inverter. The stop message was sent at 9.47am.
  5. Recent incidentBookmaker blaze in Shirley shuts High Street 21/11/2018Shirley High Street was closed this morning so crews could tackle a fire at a bookmakers. The first 999 call was received at 05:21 after a member of the public had heard a smoke alarm sounding in the property. Firefighters from Redbridge, St Mary’s, Eastleigh, Totton, Romsey and Beaulieu were called to the fire at the north end of the high street. Aerial ladders from St Mary’s and Southsea fire stations were also mobilised to assist in tackling the blaze which affected the unoccupied...
  6. Historical incidentFirefighters rescue man from Southampton house blaze16/11/2018Firefighters have rescued a man, aged 64, from a house fire in Thornhill. Four crews from Hightown and St Mary's attended the blaze in Shelley Road at 01.38 this morning. An aerial ladder platform was also in attendance as well as a command support vehicle from Eastleigh. The two-storey building was severely damaged in the fire that started on the ground floor. Firefighters used six sets of breathing apparatus, a hose reel, two main jets and tactical ventilation. The man rescued...
  7. Historical incidentVan destroyed in Southampton car park blaze12/11/2018A van has been gutted by fire in a Southampton car park. The building was slightly damaged by the blaze. Five engines attended from St Marys, Redbridge and Hightown along with support vehicles. Two sets of breathing apparatus were used along with one hose reel, one jet and tactical ventilation. A man was treated by firefighters for smoke inhalation before being passed into the care of South Central Ambulance Service. The fire was in a covered part of the car park. The stop message was at...
  8. Historical incidentCrews tackle petrol pump fire after service station car crash 08/11/2018Firefighters from Havant and Cosham have tackled a petrol pump fire at the eastbound Havant-Emsworth bypass services after a car crashed into the pump. The fire is now out and no one has been hurt. The scene has been made safe by crews and Hampshire Police. No fuel has leaked and the incident will be investigated. Two crew with breathing apparatus and one jet was used to bring the fire under control. The stop was at 20:04.
  9. Historical incidentBooby-trapped blaze set by arsonists endangering crews31/10/2018A crew from Waterlooville were called to a rubbish fire last night in Denmead. A mattress, leaves and rubbish were alight. However, concealed underneath these were four LPG gas canisters - two containing gas. The stop message was at 20:17. Police have been informed.
  10. Historical incidentBlaze takes hold of historic Minley Manor water tower 23/10/2018Firefighters have been tackling a large blaze at a historic water tower in Blackwater. Neighbours alerted us to the fire just after 10:30pm last night (22 October), which crews from Yateley, Hartley Wintney, Rushmoor, Basingstoke, Rushmoor, Fleet, Bordon and Camberley responded to. The disused 25 metre high water tower, is in the grounds of Minley Manor. At 3:50 the fire was extinguished, but crews remained at the scene due to concerns over the buildings stability. The stop message...


Schools Coverage

  • Beaulieu Primary

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