56: Hightown Fire Station
Purple Pin

Hightown: 56

Southampton Group
Wholetime Station

Address

35 Coates Road
Sholing
SO19 0HW

Location Map

Station Manager

Dave Smith

Date built/moved into

11 April 1996

Vehicles at this station

Rescue Pump (56P7), Water Tender (56P4) and Mass Decontamination Unit (MDU) (JH56H9).

Incidents of Interest

  1. Recent 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...
  2. Recent 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...
  3. Recent 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.
  4. Recent 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...
  5. Historical incidentNew Forest crews tackle shipping container blaze21/06/2019New Forest firefighters had an early wake-up call to tackle a shipping container blaze near Ringwood. Crews from Ringwood, Burley, Redbridge, St Mary’s, Fordingbridge and Lyndhurst were joined by specialist support vehicles at the scene on Green Lane in Upper Kingston at 00:57 this morning. The fire involving two shipping containers and a building used as a car workshop also had cylinders inside which were cooled by firefighters. The crews used an ultra-high pressure lance to access...
  6. Historical incidentFirefighters rescue a person from a house fire in Basingstoke 20/06/2019A call was received at 01:16 am on Thursday 20th June. The fire was at a domestic property in the Basingstoke area. Three pumps from Basingstoke fire station and one pump from Tadley fire station attended the scene. A person was rescued from the property and treated by South Central Ambulance Service. Six breathing apparatus, two main jets, three hose reels, tactical ventilation, one area ladder platform and one triple extension ladder was used. Two neighbouring properties were...
  7. Historical 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.


Schools Coverage 

  • Beechwood Junior
  • Bitterne C of E Infant School
  • Bitterne C of E Junior
  • Bitterne Manor Primary
  • Bitterne Park Infants
  • Bitterne Park Junior
  • Bursledon Infant
  • Bursledon Junior
  • Charlton House
  • Freegrounds Infant
  • Freegrounds Junior
  • Glenfield Infants
  • Hamble Primary
  • Harefield Primary
  • Heathfield Junior
  • Hightown Primary
  • Hook with Warsash C of E Primary
  • Kanes Hill Primary
  • Ludlow Infant
  • Ludlow Junior
  • Moorlands Primary School
  • Netley Abbey Infant
  • Netley Abbey Junior
  • Sarisbury C of E Junior
  • Sarisbury Infant
  • Sholing Infants
  • Sholing Junior
  • Springwell School
  • St Mary's College Prep School
  • Swaythling Primary
  • Thornhill Primary
  • Townhill Infant
  • Townhill Junior
  • The Sholing Technology College
  • Valentine Infant
  • Western Shore Infant
  • Weston Park Infant
  • Woolston Infant