Petersfield Fire Station
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Petersfield: 29

Havant and East Hampshire Group
Retained Station


Swan Street
GU32 3AJ

Location Map

Fire Ground

Petersfield and the surrounding area


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


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.


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 incidentMore than 120 firefighters tackle large thatch fire in Ampfield19/03/2018Crews from across the county have attended a large thatch fire in Ampfield. There were 25 engines and several support vehicles, including two aerial ladder platforms, at the scene. At its peak about 170 emergency service personnel were in attendance and appliances came from 25 fire stations across Hampshire. The blaze broke out about 5pm on March 19. Nobody was injured and the crews got the fire under control as they fought to save the building which was a two-storey hotel in Winchester...
  2. Recent incidentBookshop blaze in Southampton tackled by fire crews06/03/2018Firefighters were called to a large blaze inside a bookshop on Above Bar Street in Southampton. Appliances from St Mary’s, Redbridge, Hightown, Eastleigh, Service Headquarters and Fareham fire stations attended the incident which saw thick black smoke emanating from the shop. The store was safely evacuated and there were no reports of any injuries. The fire in the ground floor of the four-storey building was tackled with 30 sets of breathing apparatus, three jets, two hose reel jets,...
  3. Recent incidentFirefighters tackle Lee-on-the-Solent high street shop fire06/03/2018Firefighters from across Hampshire were called to a fire in the high street of Lee-on-the-Solent in a building used as a shop and flats. Crews from Gosport, Fareham, Southsea, Portchester and Cosham tackled the fire in the roof space of the three-storey building in the early hours. Further crews from across the county arrived to relieve the firefighters who were first on the scene and had been working throughout the night. The roof of the three-storey building has been 100% destroyed...
  4. Recent incidentHistoric cottages devastated by fire near Andover03/03/2018Fire has devastated two period cottages in a picturesque Hampshire village. The fire started in the thatched roof of the adjoining properties and spread to the two floors. Thankfully no-one was injured in the incident. At its height, more than 70 firefighters from Hampshire, Dorset and Wiltshire were needed to tackle the blaze. However, the work of the crews prevented the flames spreading to another neighbouring property. A fire investigation will now take place to establish...
  5. Recent incidentChandler’s Ford house damaged after fire starts in log pile03/03/2018A house in Chandler’s Ford was damaged after a fire spread from a log pile. Crews from Eastleigh, St Mary’s, Hightown, Winchester and Redbridge were called to Thornbury Wood just after 12.10pm. More than 20 firefighters used a high-pressure lance, as well as hoses and jets, to tackle the flames. No-one was hurt in the incident. The fire had started in a log pile behind the house’s garage. It spread to the garage and then also into the roof space of the bedroom above it.
  6. Recent incidentSouthampton garage fire tackled by firefighters24/02/2018Six crews attended a garage fire in Bond Street, Northam. The fire affected the ground floor workshop and first floor office. Crews attended from St Mary's, Hightown, Redbridge and Eastleigh along with support vehicles including the aerial ladder platform from St Mary's. Four jets, four sets of breathing apparatus and the aerial ladder platform were used, The stop message was at 02.28.
  7. Historical incidentChildren rescued from Southampton flat by firefighters15/02/2018Two children were rescued from a first floor flat after a fire in a Southampton shop early this morning (February 15). Two adults and a dog were also led from the flat above the shop by firefighters in breathing apparatus. The group were taken to Southampton General Hospital for precautionary check ups but suffered no serious injuries. The 999 call reported the people trapped in the front bedroom of the property. Crews from St Mary’s and Eastleigh arrived and were able to make entry...
  8. Historical incidentSmoke alarm and vigilant neighbour save dog's life in Havant fire11/02/2018A dog has been saved after a neighbour heard a smoke alarm and called 999. The blaze had broken out after the occupant had left the hob on, with a saucepan and plastic colander on top, and gone out A neighbour heard the alarm and looked through the letterbox and saw smoke and heard the dog barking. We were called at 12;21 and two crews from Havant and Cosham attended. The dog is thought to be a cross breed spaniel. Firefighters gained entry and rescued the dog. They used one hose reel...

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.