Petersfield Fire Station
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Petersfield: 29

Havant and East Hampshire Group
Retained Station

Address

Swan Street
Petersfield
GU32 3AJ

Location Map

Fire Ground

Petersfield and the surrounding area

Crew

2 Watch Managers (I Burrows - Retained Officer in Charge)
4 x Crew Managers
15 x Firefighters

Station Manager

Paul Illman

Drill night

Monday/Thursday 1830 - 2130 hours

Date built/moved into

1956/7

Additional Information

The Fire Station was built in 1956/7 at a cost of £12,500 by contractors Powell and Lillywhites who also built Havant Fire Station around the same time. The Chairman of the County Council Sir ALan Lubbock opened the station on 27 July 1957. Appliances in operation at the opening were a brand new 'S' type Bedford Pump Escape, a Commer WRT, Royal Enfield Motorcycle which was used as a despatch rider as the crews did not have radio comms then as we do now. The Officer in Charge of the Station then was Station Officer Caplen.

The Station has been involved in numerous major incidents over the years. In the last 15 years incidents such as Uppark house near South Harting (35 Pumps), a High Rise Office Block at Basingstoke (25 Pumps), a Scrapyard at Buriton (15 Pumps) and a Factory Fire at Farlington (25 Pumps).

Petersfield attends a number of varied calls each year and they average between 300 and 350 calls each year.

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.


Schools Coverage

  • Ditcham Park
  • East Meon C of E Primary
  • Froxfield C of E Infant
  • Greatham Primary
  • Herne Junior
  • Inwoods school
  • Langrish Primary
  • Liss Infant
  • Liss Junior
  • Petersfield Infants
  • Sheet Primary
  • Steep C of E Primary
  • West Meon C of E

       

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.