03: Bordon Fire Station
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Bordon: 03

Havant and East Hampshire Group
Retained Station

Address

Conde Way
Bordon
Hampshire
GU35 0XF

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Station Manager

Bruce Gordon

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.

Vehicles at this station

Vehicle information for Bordon is currently being updated.

Incidents of Interest

  1. Recent incidentEarly morning wake up call for family without working smoke alarms19/08/2019Crews from Fareham and Eastleigh were called to Westminster Gardens in Fareham in the early hours of Monday morning to a fire in the ground floor of a house. The fire appeared to have been started by a mobile phone charger. The smoke alarms were not working as they had no batteries and the families only way to escape would have been through the fire. The family – consisting of two adults and a thirteen-year-old female – were alerted to the fire when the daughter noticed an orange glow...
  2. Recent incidentChiquita the miniature horse rescued by firefighters from a concrete drain15/08/2019Crews from Cosham, Winchester, Brockenhurst, Gosport, and the Eastleigh USAR Team were called to Purbrook Heath Road in Waterlooville when a miniature horse was found trapped in a 1.5m concrete drain. The horse measured 9.2 hands and weighed approximately 250kg. Equine vets and animal rescue experts also came to the scene to assist. Chiquita was successfully lifted from the drain using an animal rescue harness and USAR manitou. She was unharmed during the rescue and handed over...
  3. Recent incidentFirefighters remove two-foot snake from Aldershot woman's home09/08/2019Crews were called to Heron Wood Road in Aldershot after a woman found a two-foot snake in a larder. The species was found to be a grass snake and was removed by Animal Rescue Advisor Paul Rance, who is based at Lyndhurst, and the RSPCA. This was carried out using snake sticks and a pillow case. The reptile was released unharmed into woodland. The stop message was at 15:49.
  4. Recent incidentA terrace of four thatched properties involved in Sutton Scotney blaze05/08/2019Multiple crews from across the county were called to a terrace of four thatched cottages with the roof well alight, on Stockbridge Road in Sutton Scotney. On arrival crews found there was very heavy smoke coming from the roof. Firefighters engaged in a salvage operation as well as fighting the fire in the two-storey building. Partners from SCAS were in attendance, fortunately there were no casualties involved. Relief crews attended later into the incident, taking over from...
  5. Recent incidentWarehouse blaze near Alresford stopped by Hampshire firefighters24/07/2019A fire in a commercial warehouse used for metal fabrication and paint spraying was tackled by firefighters from across the county. The 70 metre by 30 metre warehouse on the Barton Industrial Estate in Upper Wield, near Alresford, saw fire appliances attend from Alton, Winchester, Basingstoke, Eastleigh, Petersfield, Service Headquarters and Rushmoor. Other hazards including diesel, paints and paint thinners were involved in the fire with crews also aware of acetylene cylinders present in...
  6. Historical incidentFirefighters tackle Gosport heathland fire throughout the night12/07/2019A large heathland fire on Browndown Ranges in Gosport was tackled by firefighters late into last night. Pumps and specialist vehicles came from stations including Gosport, Fareham, Havant, Eastleigh, Portchester, Lyndhurst, Wickham and Cosham. Two hectares of heath and gorse were destroyed in the fire which was stopped using seven hose reels. Crews were initially mobilised just before half nine yesterday evening (12 July) with the stop message coming in seven hours later at 04:42 (13...
  7. Historical incidentPrinting press blaze in Southampton extinguished by firefighters12/07/2019Hampshire firefighters extinguished a fire involving a printing press and liquid solvents at an industrial unit on Hazel Road in Itchen, Southampton. The building was evacuated and there were no casualties involved. Engines from across the county were sent to the incident including St Mary’s, Redbridge, Basingstoke, Hightown, Hardley, Headquarters, Fareham and Lyndhurst. Further support vehicles from Romsey, Eastleigh and Portchester were also in attendance along with partner agencies...
  8. Historical incidentSmoke plume from Hythe fish and chip shop blaze04/07/2019About 30 firefighters were called a blaze at Marina Fish Bar in Hythe. Six crews from Hythe, Beaulieu, Hardley, Lyndhurst, Redbridge and St Mary's attended. The fire was in the roof space and started in the extraction system. Four sets of breathing apparatus, two jets and two hose reels were used. The stop message was at 13:27.
  9. Historical incidentPortsmouth firefighters tackle Port lorry fire27/06/2019Two crews from Southsea were called to a fire involving an articulated lorry at Portsmouth International Port just before midday. Firefighters used two sets of breathing apparatus and Compressed Air Foam Solution (CAFS) to stop the fire which had caused a large amount of smoke and could be seen from a distance. The driver of the vehicle was treated for smoke inhalation by crews before being passed into the care of South Central Ambulance Service paramedics. Firefighters left the scene...


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.