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 tackle town centre blaze at Farnborough hardware store17/06/2018Firefighters from Rushmoor, Basingstoke and Surrey have tackled a fire on the ground floor of a hardware shop in Farnborough town centre. A female was treated by crews for smoke inhalation. Crews tackled the fire with 12 sets of breathing apparatus, 2 jets, 3 hose reels and use of a positive pressure ventilation system to clear the scene. The cause of the fire will be investigated in due course. The stop came in at 14:11.
  2. Recent incident92-year-old man rescued from Fleet home15/06/2018A 92-year-old man was rescued by crews after fire took hold of his home in Fleet. Firefighters in breathing apparatus carried the man out of his chalet bungalow to safety after neighbours had called 999 just before 6pm. The man was given emergency medical care by firefighters and taken to hospital suffering from the effects of smoke inhalation, but was not seriously injured. The fire spread to the roof of the building and it took around 35 firefighters to extinguish the flames....
  3. Recent incidentSouthampton flats badly damaged in fire09/06/2018A block of flats in Southampton has been severely damaged by a fire that swept through the upper half of the building. No-one was hurt in the fire at the Park Gate block but two first-floor flats and the roof of the building have been badly affected by the flames. However, thanks to the work of the fire crews, the front halves of the properties have been saved. At its peak, around 40 firefighters tackled the fire, using jets, hose reels and breathing apparatus. The cause of the...
  4. Recent incidentNew Forest cottage ready to be demolished destroyed by fire29/05/2018An old New Forest cottage, already in the process of being demolished, was destroyed after fire spread to the building. Builders had been working on the site of the property in Bransgore when they noticed the thatched roof had caught light. Around 40 firefighters from Hampshire and Dorset used hoses and jets to extinguish the blaze, which engulfed the whole building. No-one was injured in the incident. The stop message was sent at 4.57pm and the cause of the fire is believed to have...
  5. Recent incidentResidents rehoused after fire destroys Andover property26/05/2018A number of residents have been rehoused following a property fire in Pilgrims Way, Andover yesterday afternoon. Firefighters were called at 16:42 to a blaze initially affecting the garden of one of the properties which had quickly spread to an end-of-terrace house. Crews from Andover, Eastleigh, Overton, Basingstoke, Alresford, Romsey and Service Headquarters were called to attend the seven-pump incident. Eight sets of breathing apparatus, two jets, two hose reels and tactical...
  6. Recent incidentShip fire in Southampton tackled by Hampshire firefighters25/05/2018Crews from across Hampshire have been called to tackle a blaze onboard a ship at the docks in Southampton. At 13:51 firefighters were alerted to the fire involving 7000 tonnes of scrap metal which had caused a large smoke plume above the ship in the dry dock. Working alongside partner agencies such as the Environment Agency, Public Health England, Southampton City Council and the Coastguard, the crews have also been assisted by the Port agencies to remove scrap metal from the ship. All...
  7. Recent incidentBlaze sweeps through Bitterne gardens21/05/2018A large fire in the open has destroyed sheds, fences and scrub. The blaze broke out at 12:33 in Hillside Avenue, Bitterne Park, and caused a huge smoke plume. Three engines from St Mary's and Hightown attended with a specialist vehicle from Eastleigh. Four jets, two hose reels and two sets of breathing apparatus were used. The stop message was at 14:46.
  8. Historical incidentTwo men in hospital after severe van fire13/05/2018Two men were taken to hospital with severe burns following a van fire in Hamble. The vehicle was reported on fire on Westfield Common just before 7.15pm. Crews from Hamble, Hightown and St Mary’s used breathing apparatus and hoses to extinguish the flames. The two men, believed to be in their 20s, were taken to hospital by road and air ambulance. The van was severely damaged by the fire and one car also damaged by the heat of the flames. The cause of the fire is believed to...
  9. Historical incidentCats rescued and 11 people led to safety in Bitterne flat fire29/04/2018Several cats were saved and 11 people led to safety after fire broke out in a ground-floor flat in Bitterne. The people living in the four-storey block were led to safety by crews after smoke had filled the stairwell. The resident of the affected flat, a 71-year-old woman, was taken to hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation but was not seriously injured. Three other people were treated for smoke inhalation at the scene. The cats were checked over by an animal rescue...
  10. Historical incidentWoman suffers burn after plastic left on cooker28/04/2018A 63-year-old woman was treated for a burn to her hand after plastic was left on top of a cooker hob. Two crews from Eastleigh attended the 999 call reporting a fire in the kitchen of the North Baddesley flat. The fire was already out by the time the crews had arrived but they provided first aid for the woman’s burn and thankfully she did not need hospital treatment.
  11. Historical incidentMan treated following Chandler's Ford flat fire23/04/2018A man was treated for smoke inhalation after fire broke out on the first floor of a block of flats in Chandler's Ford. The man escaped the building on Bodycoats Road before firefighters arrived and was thankfully he was not seriously injured. The fire started in the lounge of a flat on the first floor and crews from Eastleigh, Service Headquarters and St Mary's used hose reels and jets to extinguish the flames. The cause of the fire is not yet known and the stop message came...
  12. Historical incidentSnake called Anna Cornder captured in Portsmouth loft20/04/2018An escaped 5ft corn snake has been captured by an HFRS animal rescue expert. The pet reptile is 11 years old and was trapped in a fascia board in a house in Alver Road, Fratton, Portsmouth. It was released from this by HFRS and captured in the roof space. The snake was unharmed, checked by the RSPCA and then retuned to its owner. The stop message was at 17:04.


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.