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. Incident in the last 24 hrsTakeaway shop blaze tackled by Andover firefighters 18/01/2018Firefighters were called to a blaze in the outbuilding of a takeaway shop on Bridge Street in Andover earlier today (18 Jan). Crews from Andover, Winchester, Basingstoke, Eastleigh, Whitchurch and Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service were called at 13:36. The two-storey outbuilding to the rear of the main shop, suffered 100% damage to the first floor from the fire which was extinguished using five sets of breathing apparatus, two hose reel jets, one main jet and tactical...
  2. Recent incidentFire crews rescue people caught in Waterlooville flood15/01/2018Firefighters rescued two adults trapped after van gets caught in flood. Two engines and support vehicles attended from Fareham and Waterlooville. The incident was in Pigeon House Lane, Purbrook. The vehicle was caught in approximately a metre of water. The stop message was at 14:08.
  3. Recent incidentMan dies in Paulsgrove house fire13/01/2018A man has died following a fire in Paulsgrove, Portsmouth. Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to a terraced house property on Harleston Road at 23:03 (Saturday 13). Two Cosham crews alongside Portchester and Southsea crews attended the incident on the second floor of the two storey terraced home. Firefighters used four sets of breathing apparatus, two hose reels, one covering jet, tactical ventilation and an aerial ladder platform to extinguish the fire. All action was taken...
  4. Recent incidentWoman dies in Fareham flat fire11/01/2018A 56-year-old woman has died following a fire in Fareham. Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to a flat fire at Minden House on Redlands Lane ‪at 00:04 this morning (January 11). Two Fareham crews alongside Cosham and Portchester crews attended the incident in a ground floor flat of the three-storey building. The firefighters used four sets of breathing apparatus, two hose reels and tactical ventilation to extinguish the fire. The stop message was received ‪at 01:37. The...
  5. Recent incidentLorry rolls on busy Winchester road10/01/2018Four engines from Winchester, Eastleigh and Redbridge attended an incident where a lorry had rolled on the A34 near Winnall. The vehicle was on its side and the driver was trapped. They were extricated by HFRS and passed to the care of South Central Ambulance Service. There were delays on the road due to the accident. Police attended as well as HFRS support vehicles. Stop message was at 06:46.
  6. Recent incidentFirefighters tackle large construction site fire in Hythe 06/01/2018A construction site in Hythe has been badly damaged following a large fire. At its height, more than 30 firefighters fought the blaze off Fawley Road. The flames engulfed one block of four semi-detached homes and one block of three, all of which were being newly built. No-one was hurt in the incident and firefighters will remain on the scene for most of the morning (7 January) damping down and dealing with hot spots. A fire investigation will be launched to determine how the...
  7. Recent incidentCat dies in severe Basingstoke flat fire 06/01/2018A cat died after a flat was gutted by fire in Basingstoke. No people were injured in the blaze but seven people had to be rehoused after the blaze at the four-flat block on Cayman Close. Smoke was reported coming from the first-floor property just before 8pm. Around 20 firefighters from Basingstoke, Odiham and Tadley fought hard to contain the flames, which had spread to the roof, and prevent any significant damage to the other flats. While the flat the fire started in was...
  8. Recent incidentDog rescued from Ringwood outbuilding fire03/01/2018Three crews from Ringwood, Burley and Dorset & Wilts attended an outbuilding fire in Spittlefield, Ringwood, along with support vehicles. An 80-year-old man was found to be suffering from smoke inhalation and South Central Ambulance Service attended. A dog was rescued and given oxygen by HFRS. Two hose reels, a jet and two sets of breathing apparatus were used. The stop message was at 18:12.
  9. Historical incidentShirley Road fire tackled by Southampton crews18/12/2017Multiple crews from Hightown, St Mary's and Eastleigh fire stations were called to a shed fire to the rear of a commercial property on Shirley Road in Southampton yesterday (18/12/17). Flames and smoke were issuing from the building when crews arrived, with Fire Control receiving several calls to the incident. A Fire Investigation Officer was alerted to the fire, and the Police were called to attend for traffic management. The stop message came in at 16:24 after firefighters had...
  10. Historical incidentCrews tackle Liphook workshop fire13/12/2017Firefighters from Liphook, Bordon, Grayshott and Rushmoor fire stations were called to an agricultural fire in a woodwork workshop on Lynchborough Road, Liphook in the early hours of this morning (13 December). The building, consisting of one floor, suffered 100% damage from the fire as two cylinders were removed from the risk area. The stop came in at 08:21 after two hose reels and three hose reel jets were used to stop the fire, before crews began dampening down the scene. One fire...
  11. Historical incidentFirefighters rescue 90-year-old occupant from kitchen blaze03/12/2017Andover firefighters performed a time critical rescue to save a 90-year-old female from a kitchen fire in Broughton. A careline company alerted Fire Control to an alarm sounding at a property on Horsebridge Road at 13:19. Once rescued, crews administered Immediate Emergency Care to the resident who was conscious and breathing, before she was treated by SCAS. Crews extinguished the fire using two sets of breathing apparatus and one hose reel before the stop message came in at...
  12. Historical incidentOver 50 firefighters tackle thatch roof fire30/11/2017Over 50 firefighters responded to a fire in the thatched roof of a property in Froyle Road, Alton. Crews attended from Farnham, Alton, Rushmoor, Guildford, Basingstoke, Fleet, Hartley Wintney, Eastleigh, Liphook, Yateley, Alresford, Bordon, Droxford, Kingsclere, Cosham, Grayshott, Hightown, Sutton Scotney and Bishops Waltham during the incident. The roof and first floor of the detached two storey building was 100% destroyed by fire and the ground floor was 100% destroyed by fire, smoke and...
  13. Historical incidentResidents led to safety from Lymington fire28/11/2017Two crews from Lymington Fire Station were called to a property fire on Lockerley Close at 06:51 this morning. The fire in the bedroom of a detached property involved bedding, with two elderly residents led to safety from the scene. The casualties, suffering from smoke inhalation, were given Immediate Emergency Care (IEC) by HFRS personnel. Four sets of breathing apparatus, two high-pressure hose reels, one jet and tactical ventilation for smoke clearance were used to extinguish the...


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