51: 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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Watch ManagerStu YoungStation Manager

Andy Weeks

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.

Vehicles at this station

Vehicle information for New Milton is currently being updated.

Incidents of Interest

  1. Recent incidentHundreds of old film reels lost in fire02/12/2019A fire in an outbuilding was well alight when crews from St Mary’s, Redbridge, Hightown, Eastleigh, and Hythe arrived at the scene. The outbuilding contained hundreds of highly flammable cine nitrate film. Twelve breathing apparatus’, one main jet, one hose reel jet, compressed air foam solution, and one ultra high pressure lance have been used so far to tackle the fire. The roof also partially collapsed on the outbuilding. At this time the incident is still ongoing with the...


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.