New Milton Fire Station
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New Milton: 51

New Forest Group
Retained Station

Address

Gore Road
New Milton
Hampshire
BH25 6RX

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Fire Ground

New Milton, Ashley, Hordle, Bashley, Tiptoe, Barton-on-Sea. Parts of Milford, Walkford, Bransgore

Crew

1 Watch Manager (Kevin Bridle - Retained Officer in Charge)
4 Crew Managers
19 Firefighters

Station Manager

Andy Piller

Drill night

Tuesday and Thursday 1900 - 2200 hours

Date built/moved into

1974

Additional Information

The first purchase of fire extinguishing appliance, by the Milton Parish Council was in 1910, when they invested in eight Minimax fire extinguishers which were kept in various shops of Ashley, Bashley, New Milton and Old Milton. But the brigade was formed in 1912, after a long agitation by the Ratepayers' Association and the appliances consisted of a hose cart, 600 feet of hose, necessary nozzles, standpipe, etc. On the fire alarm (which was the bell on Station Bridge) being sounded the hose, etc, was usually taken in the sidecar or car of Councillor Kirkman or nearest car available. The first Captain of the brigade was Mr Wescott and this post was afterwards held by Mr Snuggs, Mr S Whitcher, Capt Denson and now by Mr E Whitcher. During the war the appliances were in charge of the local platoon of the 4th Volunteer Battalion, Hampshire Regiment and were under the charge of Sgt Kirkman.

About five years ago the Parish Council purchased an up-to-date Dennis engine, which is capable of tackling any ordinary outbreak in the district and mortar maroons were installed as the means of calling the brigade together.

Ever since the brigade was formed they have been noted for the prompt turn out at fires, and it is usually only three to four minutes after the second maroon is let off for the engine to start on its journey with at least half the brigade. This is a very creditable performance, especially as all the men are volunteers and are usually at work in different parts of the district. The men get no pay whatever for their drills, but are, of course, paid during their attendance at a fire, which payment is usually met by the Insurance Company interested in the threatened building. We might mention that the alarms are set off at the Milton Hotel by Mr Harvell, who has always been connected with the brigade, first as Hon Secretary and then as an Hon Member.

The only large fires that the brigade have had to attend to were at Furzie Close and Messrs Butler's shop, both of which were prevented from doing enormous damage by the energetic work of our local brigade.

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.

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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...


Schools Coverage

  • Ashley Infant
  • Ashley Junior
  • Ballard School
  • Durlston Court School
  • New Milton Infant
  • New Milton Junior
  • William Gilpin 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.