Beaulieu Fire Station
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Beaulieu: 49

New Forest Group
Retained Station


Off High Street
SO42 7YF

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Fire Ground

Beaulieu Area


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


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 incidentMore than 120 firefighters tackle large thatch fire in Ampfield19/03/2018Crews from across the county have attended a large thatch fire in Ampfield. There were 25 engines and several support vehicles, including two aerial ladder platforms, at the scene. At its peak about 170 emergency service personnel were in attendance and appliances came from 25 fire stations across Hampshire. The blaze broke out about 5pm on March 19. Nobody was injured and the crews got the fire under control as they fought to save the building which was a two-storey hotel in Winchester...
  2. Recent incidentBookshop blaze in Southampton tackled by fire crews06/03/2018Firefighters were called to a large blaze inside a bookshop on Above Bar Street in Southampton. Appliances from St Mary’s, Redbridge, Hightown, Eastleigh, Service Headquarters and Fareham fire stations attended the incident which saw thick black smoke emanating from the shop. The store was safely evacuated and there were no reports of any injuries. The fire in the ground floor of the four-storey building was tackled with 30 sets of breathing apparatus, three jets, two hose reel jets,...
  3. Recent incidentFirefighters tackle Lee-on-the-Solent high street shop fire06/03/2018Firefighters from across Hampshire were called to a fire in the high street of Lee-on-the-Solent in a building used as a shop and flats. Crews from Gosport, Fareham, Southsea, Portchester and Cosham tackled the fire in the roof space of the three-storey building in the early hours. Further crews from across the county arrived to relieve the firefighters who were first on the scene and had been working throughout the night. The roof of the three-storey building has been 100% destroyed...
  4. Recent incidentHistoric cottages devastated by fire near Andover03/03/2018Fire has devastated two period cottages in a picturesque Hampshire village. The fire started in the thatched roof of the adjoining properties and spread to the two floors. Thankfully no-one was injured in the incident. At its height, more than 70 firefighters from Hampshire, Dorset and Wiltshire were needed to tackle the blaze. However, the work of the crews prevented the flames spreading to another neighbouring property. A fire investigation will now take place to establish...
  5. Recent incidentChandler’s Ford house damaged after fire starts in log pile03/03/2018A house in Chandler’s Ford was damaged after a fire spread from a log pile. Crews from Eastleigh, St Mary’s, Hightown, Winchester and Redbridge were called to Thornbury Wood just after 12.10pm. More than 20 firefighters used a high-pressure lance, as well as hoses and jets, to tackle the flames. No-one was hurt in the incident. The fire had started in a log pile behind the house’s garage. It spread to the garage and then also into the roof space of the bedroom above it.
  6. Recent incidentSouthampton garage fire tackled by firefighters24/02/2018Six crews attended a garage fire in Bond Street, Northam. The fire affected the ground floor workshop and first floor office. Crews attended from St Mary's, Hightown, Redbridge and Eastleigh along with support vehicles including the aerial ladder platform from St Mary's. Four jets, four sets of breathing apparatus and the aerial ladder platform were used, The stop message was at 02.28.
  7. Historical incidentChildren rescued from Southampton flat by firefighters15/02/2018Two children were rescued from a first floor flat after a fire in a Southampton shop early this morning (February 15). Two adults and a dog were also led from the flat above the shop by firefighters in breathing apparatus. The group were taken to Southampton General Hospital for precautionary check ups but suffered no serious injuries. The 999 call reported the people trapped in the front bedroom of the property. Crews from St Mary’s and Eastleigh arrived and were able to make entry...
  8. Historical incidentSmoke alarm and vigilant neighbour save dog's life in Havant fire11/02/2018A dog has been saved after a neighbour heard a smoke alarm and called 999. The blaze had broken out after the occupant had left the hob on, with a saucepan and plastic colander on top, and gone out A neighbour heard the alarm and looked through the letterbox and saw smoke and heard the dog barking. We were called at 12;21 and two crews from Havant and Cosham attended. The dog is thought to be a cross breed spaniel. Firefighters gained entry and rescued the dog. They used one hose reel...
  9. Historical incidentMore than 50 firefighters tackle Whitchurch farm blaze07/02/2018A farmhouse and a mill were badly damaged in a large fire in Whitchurch. More than 50 firefighters attended the blaze in London Road which is now under control. There were 12 fire engines from Whitchurch, Overton, Andover, Sutton Scotney, Winchester, Basingstoke, Eastleigh and Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service as well as support vehicles including the Environmental Protection Unit used to protect the nearby river. London Road was closed due to the number of vehicles that were...
  10. Historical incidentCommercial garage fire tackled by Eastleigh crews31/01/2018Fire crews were called to a commercial garage fire in Woodside Avenue, Eastleigh at three o’clock this morning (31 Jan). Six fire appliances and several support vehicles came from Eastleigh, St Mary’s, Portchester, Hightown and Redbridge fire stations and found smoke and flames issuing on arrival. Two vehicles were involved in the fire, with a further six vehicles and the workshop itself, affected by smoke. Neighbouring units in Channon Retail Park were accessed by crews to clear...
  11. Historical incidentMore than 30 firefighters attend Basingstoke restaurant blaze30/01/2018More than 30 firefighters were called to a fire in a Basingstoke restaurant. The blaze was on a second floor and believed to have started in the cooking extraction system. Seven engines from Basingstoke, Odiham, Hartley Wintney and Overton attended the fire at Festival Place along with an Aerial Ladder Platform (ALP) from Basingstoke and a Command Unit from Rushmoor. A hose reel, four sets of breathing apparatus and tactical ventilation was used. The stop message was 08:33.
  12. Historical incidentFirefighters tackle Hazleton lorry blaze29/01/2018More than 20 firefighters were called to a lorry fire on a busy Hampshire road. Five engines from Horndean, Petersfield, Waterlooville and Alresford attended with a water vehicle from Fareham. Eight sets of breathing apparatus, two hose reel jets, two main jets and environmental equipment were used. The fire was on the A3 southbound near Hazleton, Cowplain, Waterlooville. The stop message was at 04:41.

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.