Bordon Fire Station
Purple Pin

Bordon: 03

Havant and East Hampshire Group
Retained Station

Address

Conde Way
Bordon
Hampshire
GU35 0XF

Location Map

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 incidentAbout 70 firefighters tackle Titchfield workshop fire02/06/2019Firefighters tackled a large workshop fire for almost seven hours. Eight fire engines plus support vehicles and relief crews extinguished the blaze at Laveys Lane in Titchfield today. About 70 firefighters were involved and used an aerial ladder platform, jets and hose reels. The crews involved included those from Fareham, Hightown, Southsea, Portchester, Cosham, Eastleigh, Hamble, Gosport, Romsey, Bordon and Andover. The incident started at 12.53 and ended at 19.42.
  2. Recent incidentFirefighters tackle large Hazeley Heath fire.23/05/2019The fire involved twelve hectares of woodland and gorse. We were called at 17:27 on the 23rd May. There were fifty firefighters in attendance at the height of the fire from across Hampshire, Royal Berkshire and Surrey Fire and Rescue Service. Ten pumps, twenty litres of CAFS (Compressed Air Foam Solution), two Land Rovers, six jets, multiple knapsack pumps and beaters were used to tackle the blaze. Two pumps remained overnight to watch the area. The stop message was received...
  3. Recent incidentThree adults rescued from a late-night kitchen fire in Gosport. 21/05/2019Firefighters from Gosport, Fareham and Hightown were called to the property on North Cross Street after a smoke detector raised the alarm. Crews rescued one person from the window at the front of the building with two occupants rescued from the roof of property. Four sets of breathing apparatus, two hose reels, one jet, ladders and tactical ventilation were used. The three casualties were treated for smoke inhalation at the scene by SCAS but weren’t required to go to...
  4. Historical incidentFire at Warsash car dealership03/05/2019A dozen firefighters have tackled a blaze in a Southampton car dealership this morning. Two vehicles were destroyed by the fire while two more were damaged. Two sets of breathing apparatus and two hose reel jets were used to extinguish the fire. Crews from Hightown and Fareham attended the scene in Warsash Road. The stop message was at 06:12. A joint investigation is being carried out by HFRS and Hampshire Constabulary.
  5. Historical incidentHuge lorry blaze near Andover02/05/2019Emergency services were called after a lorry burst into flames. About 20 firefighters attended the blaze, at Hurstbourne Priors, from Andover, Whitchurch and Alton. Three engines and support vehicles were used along with six sets of breathing apparatus, three jets and foam. The fire spread to the thatched roof of a bus stop. South Central Ambulance Service also attended. The incident, near Andover, closed the road. The stop message was at 18:10.


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.