St Mary's Fire Station
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St Mary's: 54

Southampton Group

Wholetime Station

Address

St Mary's Road
Southampton
SO14 0BJ

Location Map

Fire Ground

All of the Southampton City Area.

Crew

Four Wholetime Duty System watches of 15 personnel and 1 Retained Duty System Unit of 12 personnel.

Station Manager

SM Paul Parry

Drill Night

Thursday from 1900 until 2200 hours

Date built/moved into

November 2001.

Additional Information

St Mary's Fire Station covers all the city centre plus some of the surrounding suburbs. The ground covered is extremely diverse ranging from highly commercial and industrial areas close to the city centre, moving out to the local housing authority estates and private housing. Some of the risks on the Station ground are West Quay Shopping Centre, the St Mary's Football Stadium and the Leisure World Entertainment complex. The Station is also on the immediate pre-determined attendance for Southampton International Airport and the BP Hamble Petroleum Depot. 

St Mary's currently has a P6, P7, ALP and a Small Fires Vehicle and assists the whole of Hampshire with missing persons incidents. 

The last major fire on the station ground was Shamrock Quay Boat Yard in November 1998 where some 22 pumping appliances were needed to fight a large fire which caused over 5 million pounds worth of damage.

Vehicles at this station

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Incidents of Interest

  1. Recent incidentBlaze sweeps through Bitterne gardens21/05/2018A large fire in the open has destroyed sheds, fences and scrub. The blaze broke out at 12:33 in Hillside Avenue, Bitterne Park, and caused a huge smoke plume. Three engines from St Mary's and Hightown attended with a specialist vehicle from Eastleigh. Four jets, two hose reels and two sets of breathing apparatus were used. The stop message was at 14:46.
  2. Recent incidentTwo men in hospital after severe van fire13/05/2018Two men were taken to hospital with severe burns following a van fire in Hamble. The vehicle was reported on fire on Westfield Common just before 7.15pm. Crews from Hamble, Hightown and St Mary’s used breathing apparatus and hoses to extinguish the flames. The two men, believed to be in their 20s, were taken to hospital by road and air ambulance. The van was severely damaged by the fire and one car also damaged by the heat of the flames. The cause of the fire is believed to...
  3. Recent incidentCats rescued and 11 people led to safety in Bitterne flat fire29/04/2018Several cats were saved and 11 people led to safety after fire broke out in a ground-floor flat in Bitterne. The people living in the four-storey block were led to safety by crews after smoke had filled the stairwell. The resident of the affected flat, a 71-year-old woman, was taken to hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation but was not seriously injured. Three other people were treated for smoke inhalation at the scene. The cats were checked over by an animal rescue...
  4. Recent incidentWoman suffers burn after plastic left on cooker28/04/2018A 63-year-old woman was treated for a burn to her hand after plastic was left on top of a cooker hob. Two crews from Eastleigh attended the 999 call reporting a fire in the kitchen of the North Baddesley flat. The fire was already out by the time the crews had arrived but they provided first aid for the woman’s burn and thankfully she did not need hospital treatment.
  5. Historical incidentMan treated following Chandler's Ford flat fire23/04/2018A man was treated for smoke inhalation after fire broke out on the first floor of a block of flats in Chandler's Ford. The man escaped the building on Bodycoats Road before firefighters arrived and was thankfully he was not seriously injured. The fire started in the lounge of a flat on the first floor and crews from Eastleigh, Service Headquarters and St Mary's used hose reels and jets to extinguish the flames. The cause of the fire is not yet known and the stop message came...
  6. Historical incidentSnake called Anna Cornder captured in Portsmouth loft20/04/2018An escaped 5ft corn snake has been captured by an HFRS animal rescue expert. The pet reptile is 11 years old and was trapped in a fascia board in a house in Alver Road, Fratton, Portsmouth. It was released from this by HFRS and captured in the roof space. The snake was unharmed, checked by the RSPCA and then retuned to its owner. The stop message was at 17:04.
  7. Historical incidentLarge horse rescued from Alresford well20/04/2018Firefighters were called out to rescue an Irish Draught gelding from a well. Crews from Alresford, Overton and Winchester attended the incident in which the large male horse had got its hind legs trapped. Crews used small tools, animal rescue equipment and a Manitou telehandler. The horse was 20 years old and measured 16.3 hands (1.65 metres). The incident was at Riverside Farm Lane, Tichborne, Alresford. The stop message was at 09:04


Schools Coverage

  • Banister Infant
  • Bassett Green
  • Bevois Town Primary
  • Highfield C of E Primary
  • Mansbridge Primary
  • Maytree Infant
  • Mountpleasant Junior
  • Portswood Primary
  • Springhill Catholic Primary
  • St Winifreds School


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.