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.

Vehicles at this station

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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...


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.