29: Petersfield Fire Station
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Petersfield: 29

Havant and East Hampshire Group
Retained Station


Swan Street
GU32 3AJ

Location Map

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

Vehicle information for Petersfield is currently being updated.

Incidents of Interest

  1. Recent incidentBasingstoke firefighters tackle workshop fire which spread to adjoining properties16/01/2020A workshop fire at the back of a property on Pyotts Hill in Basingstoke spread to the roof of two semi-detached houses just before 9AM this morning (16 Jan). Crews from Basingstoke, Odiham, Rushmoor, Tadley and Overton were called to the scene where they utilised the aerial ladder platform to access the roof which was well alight. Firefighters salvaged possessions from inside the houses where fortunately no persons or animals were involved. Eight sets of breathing apparatus, three...
  2. Recent incidentNothing rattles our firefighters…09/01/2020Eastleigh firefighters dash-ed to the rescue after a woman’s pet snake had escaped and was hiding in the dashboard of her car. Having picked up the three-foot albino corn snake from a friend the previous day, the constrictor had slithered from its box whilst being driven home and hid itself within the white Ford Fiesta. The woman attempted to retrieve the animal herself – using a dead mouse to coax it out – before pulling up at the fire station as a last resort. Using a snake-eye...
  3. Recent incidentCrews from across Hampshire battle fire in Aldershot High Street08/01/2020Firefighters from across Hampshire and Surrey were called to a car wash and tyre centre on Aldershot High Street in the early hours of this morning (08 Jan) after a fire had broken out involving tyres and cylinders. Crews from Rushmoor, Guildford, Farnham, Fleet, Camberley, Basingstoke, HQ, and Alton brought the fire under control and extinguished it using CAFS (compressed air foam system), four jets, two hose reels, 12 breathing apparatus’, and tactical ventilation. The building was...
  4. Recent incidentMore than 60 firefighters tackle thatched roof fire in Hampshire village05/01/2020Crews from both Hampshire and Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service were called just before 6pm last night (05 Jan) to the house in Hartley Wespall near Hook. With the first floor and roof of the two-storey building well alight the incident was made ‘Pumps 10’ as more resources were required. No casualties were involved in the blaze as fire appliances came from Basingstoke, Hartley Wintney, Odiham, Tadley, Rushmoor, Overton, Winchester, St Mary's as well as Berkshire alongside...
  5. Recent incidentControl operators provide life saving advice during Portsmouth blaze 04/01/2020Control room operators provided fire survival guidance before firefighters arrived to help residents escape a fire in Portsmouth. Hampshire Fire Control received a call at 3.20am reporting a ground floor fire in a building consisting of flats on Fountain Street. Crews from Southsea, Cosham and Portchester were mobilised to the incident as the call handler supplied fire survival advice over the phone to the residents. The fire involving bins in a stairwell of the three-storey...
  6. Historical incidentFire crews called to tackle Gosport flat blaze23/12/2019More than 30 firefighters were called at 6pm this evening (23 Dec) to a fire in a two-storey property on Henry Player Avenue in Gosport. Smoke and flames were issuing from the ground-floor flat when crews arrived at the incident. Seven casualties were assessed for minor injuries and discharged at the scene by South Central Ambulance Service, with one casualty taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital. Six fire engines and additional support vehicles including the aerial ladder platform came...
  7. Historical incidentBungalow blaze tackled by Eastleigh firefighters 08/12/2019More than thirty firefighters were called to a bungalow fire on Leigh Road in Eastleigh. Crews from Eastleigh, Winchester, St Mary’s and Redbridge alongside support vehicles from other stations including the Aerial Ladder Platform, were called just before 5pm. Three casualties were taken to hospital by South Central Ambulance Service as Hampshire Police closed the road due to the number of emergency vehicles in attendance. Seven Newfoundland dogs were removed from the property and...
  8. Historical 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

  • 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.