Bordon Fire Station
Purple Pin

Bordon: 03

Havant and East Hampshire Group
Retained Station

Address

Conde Way
Bordon
Hampshire
GU35 0XF

Location Map

Fire Ground

Bordon area

Crew

1 Watch Manager (Phil Hoban - Retained Officer in Charge)
3 Crew Managers
12 Firefighters

Station Manager

Paul Illman

Drill Night

Thursday 1845 - 2145

Date built/moved into

1987

Additional Information

Bordon is a garrison town in town in Hampshire situated on the A325 between Farnham and Petersfield. A horse drawn brigade was established in 1906 at Bordon crossroads, the present site of the old station, and was manned by soldiers from the various units stationed nearby acting as fireman. The horses and their drivers were supplied by Army Service Corps.

In 1920 the brigade became motorised with the introduction of Thornycroft fire appliances. In 1938 the War Ministry civilianised the fireman, but Army personnel were left in charge. At the outbreak of war in 1939 the fireman reverted to being military personnel and finally in 1958 the station was completely civilianised.

The old station covered the garrisons of Bordon and Longmoor, as well as the surrounding villages of Oakhanger, Whitehill, Kingsley, Lindford, Frith End and of course Bordon village itself.

The average number of calls per year was 200, the busiest year on record was 1976 when a total of 529 calls were answered. The largest of recent years was 4 square miles of heath, which took both Bordon's appliances plus 19 others from Hampshire, Surrey and Sussex and 500 troops to extinguish.

In December 1984 the Army Fire Service in Bordon was disbanded ending nearly 80 years of fire cover provided by the station. Following this retained firefighters recruited by Hampshire Fire Brigade were accommodated at the old station pending the completion of the new station in Conde Way.

The old station was used by the Defence Fire Service providing fire cover on a reduced scale to the satellite tracking station at Oakhanger and RAF Barracks in Bordon until it’s closure in 2005.

The new station is now one of 52 stations in the Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service, 37 of which are staffed entirely by retained firefighters who are alerted to an emergency by a pager that they carry 24 hours a day. Just 3-4 minutes later the fire appliance leaves the stations.

The firefighters at Bordon have other full time work as well as supplying fire cover to the communities of Bordon, Whitehill, Kingsley, Blackmoor, Greatham, Oakhanger, Headley, Lindford and Empshot. At property fires and larger incidents, the firefighters at Bordon are backed up by retained firefighters from Liphook, Grayshott, Petersfield and Alton.

Firefighters at Bordon now average about 300-350 fire calls a year which include: Road Traffic Collisons, Chemical Spills, House and Commercial Building Fires, Chimney Fires and Heathland Fires.

We now have a greater responsibilty in Community Fire Safety by carrying out Home Fire Safety Checks and the fitting of smoke alarms, our work in the Community also consists of talks and visits to local groups young and old giving fire safety advice, attending local events such as CREW and SNAP run by local councils and supporting local schools and clubs with visits by a fire engine for the children and adults to see.

We also have an active involvement in raising money for the Fire Services National Benevolent Fund, which has involved holding Fire Shows, Flag days, Car Washes, Race Nights and other charity events and donations.

Co-responders

Did you know that firefighters at this station receive extra training to provide a medical response, along with the ambulance service, to life-threatening incidents in their local community. Find out more about co-responders.

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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

  • Bordon Infant
  • Bordon Junior
  • The Holme C of E Primary
  • Weyford Infant
  • Weyford Junior
  • Woodlea 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.