Winchester Fire Station
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Winchester: 30

Winchester Group

This section contains the Group Manager's Office for Winchester.

Address

Easton Lane
Winnall
Winchester
Hampshire
SO23 0LF

Fire Ground

All of the Winchester City area and outlying rural area which includes the M3 Motorway and A34 trunk road.

Crew

Wholetime

1 x Station Manager and 4 watches of 1 x Watch Manager, 1 x Crew Manager and 5 Wholetime Firefighters.

Retained

1 x Retained Watch Manager, 1 x Retained Crew Manager, 12 x Retained Firefighters.

Station Manager

Ben Smith

Drill Night

Retained duty system members drill on a Wednesday 1900 - 2200 hours

Date built/moved into

February 2011

Additional Information

Winchester covers all the City Centre and a large amount of surrounding rural area. Its ground contains buildings up to 900 years old, which includes The Cathedral and College.

The SEU (Special Equipment Unit) regularly supports surrounding stations at RTAs (road traffic accidents) and can fulfil decontamination, BA (breathing apparatus) control and other specialist roles at larger incidents.

Vehicles at this station

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Incidents of Interest

  1. Recent incidentFirefighters tackle town centre blaze at Farnborough hardware store17/06/2018Firefighters from Rushmoor, Basingstoke and Surrey have tackled a fire on the ground floor of a hardware shop in Farnborough town centre. A female was treated by crews for smoke inhalation. Crews tackled the fire with 12 sets of breathing apparatus, 2 jets, 3 hose reels and use of a positive pressure ventilation system to clear the scene. The cause of the fire will be investigated in due course. The stop came in at 14:11.
  2. Recent incident92-year-old man rescued from Fleet home15/06/2018A 92-year-old man was rescued by crews after fire took hold of his home in Fleet. Firefighters in breathing apparatus carried the man out of his chalet bungalow to safety after neighbours had called 999 just before 6pm. The man was given emergency medical care by firefighters and taken to hospital suffering from the effects of smoke inhalation, but was not seriously injured. The fire spread to the roof of the building and it took around 35 firefighters to extinguish the flames....
  3. Recent incidentSouthampton flats badly damaged in fire09/06/2018A block of flats in Southampton has been severely damaged by a fire that swept through the upper half of the building. No-one was hurt in the fire at the Park Gate block but two first-floor flats and the roof of the building have been badly affected by the flames. However, thanks to the work of the fire crews, the front halves of the properties have been saved. At its peak, around 40 firefighters tackled the fire, using jets, hose reels and breathing apparatus. The cause of the...
  4. Recent incidentNew Forest cottage ready to be demolished destroyed by fire29/05/2018An old New Forest cottage, already in the process of being demolished, was destroyed after fire spread to the building. Builders had been working on the site of the property in Bransgore when they noticed the thatched roof had caught light. Around 40 firefighters from Hampshire and Dorset used hoses and jets to extinguish the blaze, which engulfed the whole building. No-one was injured in the incident. The stop message was sent at 4.57pm and the cause of the fire is believed to have...
  5. Recent incidentResidents rehoused after fire destroys Andover property26/05/2018A number of residents have been rehoused following a property fire in Pilgrims Way, Andover yesterday afternoon. Firefighters were called at 16:42 to a blaze initially affecting the garden of one of the properties which had quickly spread to an end-of-terrace house. Crews from Andover, Eastleigh, Overton, Basingstoke, Alresford, Romsey and Service Headquarters were called to attend the seven-pump incident. Eight sets of breathing apparatus, two jets, two hose reels and tactical...
  6. Recent incidentShip fire in Southampton tackled by Hampshire firefighters25/05/2018Crews from across Hampshire have been called to tackle a blaze onboard a ship at the docks in Southampton. At 13:51 firefighters were alerted to the fire involving 7000 tonnes of scrap metal which had caused a large smoke plume above the ship in the dry dock. Working alongside partner agencies such as the Environment Agency, Public Health England, Southampton City Council and the Coastguard, the crews have also been assisted by the Port agencies to remove scrap metal from the ship. All...
  7. Historical 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.
  8. Historical 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...
  9. Historical 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...


Schools Coverage

  • All Saints C of E Primary
  • Cheriton Primary
  • Colden Common Primary
  • Compton All Saints C of E Primary
  • Harestock Primary
  • Itchen Abbas Primary
  • John Keble C of E Primary
  • Kingsworthy Primary
  • Olivers Battery Primary
  • Osborne Special
  • Otterbourne C of E Primary
  • Owslebury Primary
  • Princes Mead
  • Shepherds Down School
  • Sparsholt C of E Primary
  • St Bedes Catholic primary
  • Stanmore Primary
  • The Pilgrims School
  • Weeke Primary
  • Western Primary
  • Winnall Primary


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.