New Milton Fire Station
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New Milton: 51

New Forest Group
Retained Station

Address

Gore Road
New Milton
Hampshire
BH25 6RX

Location Map

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

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

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Incidents of Interest

  1. Recent incidentFirefighters called to West Quay restaurant blaze17/12/2018Southampton firefighters tackled a fire which began in a pizza oven in a West-Quay restaurant. Crews from St Mary’s, Cosham, Hightown, Eastleigh and Service Headquarters were called this morning (17 Dec) to reports of smoke coming from a vent at the shopping centre. The fire spread to the roof space via ducting and was extinguished using four sets of breathing apparatus, two jets and one stirrup pump. HFRS worked with West Quay management to reopen the centre following a partial...
  2. Recent incidentLorry crashes into thatched cottage near Fordingbridge07/12/2018A lorry has crashed into a thatched cottage in Breamore near Fordingbridge. The crash happened at 06:42 and four engines from Fordingbridge and Redbridge, and Dorset and Wiltshire, attended with specialist vehicles. A person trapped on the first floor was walked to safety using a ladder. Hampshire Constabulary and South Central Ambulance Service were also in attendance. The stop message was at 08:23.
  3. Recent incidentTwo girls and mum rescued from Portsmouth house fire05/12/2018Firefighters rescued two girls and a mother after a cooking fire broke out in a Portsmouth home. The blaze was in a second floor maisonette at Farmside Gardens in Hilsea. Three engines attended from Cosham and Southsea, and a support vehicle from Portchester. Crews broke the door down to gain access. Four sets of breathing apparatus were used along with one hose reel and tactical ventilation. The girls and the mother were passed into the care of South Central Ambulance Service who took them...
  4. Recent incidentCrews extinguish electrical fire at Southampton General Hospital28/11/2018Crews dealt with an electrical fire at Southampton's main hospital this morning (November 28). Seven engines were sent to Southampton General Hospital, but the small fire was confined to an electrical cupboard in the north block. Two carbon dioxide extinguishers were used to put out the fire, with two fans used for clearing smoke. The fire was believed to have been caused by an overloaded inverter. The stop message was sent at 9.47am.
  5. Recent incidentBookmaker blaze in Shirley shuts High Street 21/11/2018Shirley High Street was closed this morning so crews could tackle a fire at a bookmakers. The first 999 call was received at 05:21 after a member of the public had heard a smoke alarm sounding in the property. Firefighters from Redbridge, St Mary’s, Eastleigh, Totton, Romsey and Beaulieu were called to the fire at the north end of the high street. Aerial ladders from St Mary’s and Southsea fire stations were also mobilised to assist in tackling the blaze which affected the unoccupied...
  6. Historical incidentFirefighters rescue man from Southampton house blaze16/11/2018Firefighters have rescued a man, aged 64, from a house fire in Thornhill. Four crews from Hightown and St Mary's attended the blaze in Shelley Road at 01.38 this morning. An aerial ladder platform was also in attendance as well as a command support vehicle from Eastleigh. The two-storey building was severely damaged in the fire that started on the ground floor. Firefighters used six sets of breathing apparatus, a hose reel, two main jets and tactical ventilation. The man rescued...
  7. Historical incidentVan destroyed in Southampton car park blaze12/11/2018A van has been gutted by fire in a Southampton car park. The building was slightly damaged by the blaze. Five engines attended from St Marys, Redbridge and Hightown along with support vehicles. Two sets of breathing apparatus were used along with one hose reel, one jet and tactical ventilation. A man was treated by firefighters for smoke inhalation before being passed into the care of South Central Ambulance Service. The fire was in a covered part of the car park. The stop message was at...
  8. Historical incidentCrews tackle petrol pump fire after service station car crash 08/11/2018Firefighters from Havant and Cosham have tackled a petrol pump fire at the eastbound Havant-Emsworth bypass services after a car crashed into the pump. The fire is now out and no one has been hurt. The scene has been made safe by crews and Hampshire Police. No fuel has leaked and the incident will be investigated. Two crew with breathing apparatus and one jet was used to bring the fire under control. The stop was at 20:04.
  9. Historical incidentBooby-trapped blaze set by arsonists endangering crews31/10/2018A crew from Waterlooville were called to a rubbish fire last night in Denmead. A mattress, leaves and rubbish were alight. However, concealed underneath these were four LPG gas canisters - two containing gas. The stop message was at 20:17. Police have been informed.
  10. Historical incidentBlaze takes hold of historic Minley Manor water tower 23/10/2018Firefighters have been tackling a large blaze at a historic water tower in Blackwater. Neighbours alerted us to the fire just after 10:30pm last night (22 October), which crews from Yateley, Hartley Wintney, Rushmoor, Basingstoke, Rushmoor, Fleet, Bordon and Camberley responded to. The disused 25 metre high water tower, is in the grounds of Minley Manor. At 3:50 the fire was extinguished, but crews remained at the scene due to concerns over the buildings stability. The stop message...


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.