29: Petersfield Fire Station
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Petersfield: 29

Havant and East Hampshire Group
Retained Station

Address

Swan Street
Petersfield
GU32 3AJ

Location Map

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

Vehicle information for Petersfield is currently being updated.

Incidents of Interest

  1. Recent incidentChiquita the miniature horse rescued by firefighters from a concrete drain15/08/2019Crews from Cosham, Winchester, Brockenhurst, Gosport, and the Eastleigh USAR Team were called to Purbrook Heath Road in Waterlooville when a miniature horse was found trapped in a 1.5m concrete drain. The horse measured 9.2 hands and weighed approximately 250kg. Equine vets and animal rescue experts also came to the scene to assist. Chiquita was successfully lifted from the drain using an animal rescue harness and USAR manitou. She was unharmed during the rescue and handed over...
  2. Recent incidentFirefighters remove two-foot snake from Aldershot woman's home09/08/2019Crews were called to Heron Wood Road in Aldershot after a woman found a two-foot snake in a larder. The species was found to be a grass snake and was removed by Animal Rescue Advisor Paul Rance, who is based at Lyndhurst, and the RSPCA. This was carried out using snake sticks and a pillow case. The reptile was released unharmed into woodland. The stop message was at 15:49.
  3. Recent incidentA terrace of four thatched properties involved in Sutton Scotney blaze05/08/2019Multiple crews from across the county were called to a terrace of four thatched cottages with the roof well alight, on Stockbridge Road in Sutton Scotney. On arrival crews found there was very heavy smoke coming from the roof. Firefighters engaged in a salvage operation as well as fighting the fire in the two-storey building. Partners from SCAS were in attendance, fortunately there were no casualties involved. Relief crews attended later into the incident, taking over from...
  4. Recent incidentWarehouse blaze near Alresford stopped by Hampshire firefighters24/07/2019A fire in a commercial warehouse used for metal fabrication and paint spraying was tackled by firefighters from across the county. The 70 metre by 30 metre warehouse on the Barton Industrial Estate in Upper Wield, near Alresford, saw fire appliances attend from Alton, Winchester, Basingstoke, Eastleigh, Petersfield, Service Headquarters and Rushmoor. Other hazards including diesel, paints and paint thinners were involved in the fire with crews also aware of acetylene cylinders present in...
  5. Historical incidentFirefighters tackle Gosport heathland fire throughout the night12/07/2019A large heathland fire on Browndown Ranges in Gosport was tackled by firefighters late into last night. Pumps and specialist vehicles came from stations including Gosport, Fareham, Havant, Eastleigh, Portchester, Lyndhurst, Wickham and Cosham. Two hectares of heath and gorse were destroyed in the fire which was stopped using seven hose reels. Crews were initially mobilised just before half nine yesterday evening (12 July) with the stop message coming in seven hours later at 04:42 (13...
  6. Historical incidentPrinting press blaze in Southampton extinguished by firefighters12/07/2019Hampshire firefighters extinguished a fire involving a printing press and liquid solvents at an industrial unit on Hazel Road in Itchen, Southampton. The building was evacuated and there were no casualties involved. Engines from across the county were sent to the incident including St Mary’s, Redbridge, Basingstoke, Hightown, Hardley, Headquarters, Fareham and Lyndhurst. Further support vehicles from Romsey, Eastleigh and Portchester were also in attendance along with partner agencies...
  7. Historical incidentSmoke plume from Hythe fish and chip shop blaze04/07/2019About 30 firefighters were called a blaze at Marina Fish Bar in Hythe. Six crews from Hythe, Beaulieu, Hardley, Lyndhurst, Redbridge and St Mary's attended. The fire was in the roof space and started in the extraction system. Four sets of breathing apparatus, two jets and two hose reels were used. The stop message was at 13:27.
  8. Historical incidentPortsmouth firefighters tackle Port lorry fire27/06/2019Two crews from Southsea were called to a fire involving an articulated lorry at Portsmouth International Port just before midday. Firefighters used two sets of breathing apparatus and Compressed Air Foam Solution (CAFS) to stop the fire which had caused a large amount of smoke and could be seen from a distance. The driver of the vehicle was treated for smoke inhalation by crews before being passed into the care of South Central Ambulance Service paramedics. Firefighters left the scene...


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.