Hightown Fire Station
Purple Pin

Hightown: 56

Southampton Group
Wholetime Station

Address

35 Coates Road
Sholing
SO19 0HW

Location Map

Fire Ground

Itchen, Hedge End, Sholing, Weston, Woolston, Townhill, Bitterne, Thornhill and West End

Crew

1 x Station Manager, 1 x Watch Manager, 2 x Crew Managers, 7 x Firefighters - there are 4 watches

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).

Additional Information

Very proactive Community Fire Safety

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.


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