Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service

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Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service
EnglandHampshire.svg
Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service area
Coverage
Area Hampshire
Operations
Formed 1 April 1948
HQ Eastleigh
Stations 51
Co-responder 18 stations
Chief Fire Officer John Bonney
Deputy Chief Fire Officer Dave Curry
Fire authority Hampshire Fire and Rescue Authority
Website Hampshire FRS

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) is the statutory fire and rescue service for the county of Hampshire, on the south coast of England. The service's chief fire officer is John Bonney.[1][2]

History[edit]

The Service was formed on 4 April 1948 as a result of the Fire Services Act 1947.

Previously all local authorities were duty-bound to make provision for firefighting under the Fire Brigades Act 1938. Many meetings and discussions were held prior to the service's creation in 1948 by the Hampshire fire service committees, to discuss who would be appointed the role of chief fire officer and how the service would be structured.

With ongoing expansion, the service was under increasing pressure to open a service HQ. The FRS was originally hoping to use and acquire North Hill House in Winchester for usage as the headquarters — a building still desired by the Admiralty at the time and therefore the service was not allowed to buy it. In May 1948; the admiralty gave up the premises and allowed the service to operate it. However twenty years later in 1968, the service HQ moved to a floor of Ashburton Court, Eastleigh as well as the control room.

In 1997, Hampshire County Council lost control of the FRS, transferring responsibility to the newly formed Hampshire Fire and Rescue Authority.[3]

Stations[edit]

Service headquarters is located on Leigh Road in Eastleigh.

The Service operates 51 fire stations, 38 of which operate on a retained duty system, 4 are wholetime only and 9 run both.

The stations are not numbered concurrently; several numbers are missing. Stn 20, Copnor, was closed in 2008. Between 2005-2010 a second Basingstoke station was trialed at Popley (Stn 15).

A comprehensive list of the stations follows:[4] Where stations are marked as having wholetime/retained duty system, some appliances in that station operate under the wholetime system and others operate under the retained system.

Number Station Fire ground Duty system Appliances Date built
36 Alresford New Alresford and surrounding areas Retained 1 WrL, 1 4x4 1939
05 Alton Alton Retained 1 RP, 1 WrT, 1 4x4, 1 EPU 1981
31 Andover Andover Wholetime/Retained 1 RP, 1 WrT, 1 4x4
01 Basingstoke Basingstoke, and surrounding area Wholetime/Retained 1 RP, 1 WrL, 1 WrT, 1 4x4, 1 ALP, 1 WrC/FoT, 1 SEU, 1 SFU, 1 ARU 1966
49 Beaulieu Beaulieu Retained 1 WrT 1953
40 Bishop's Waltham Bishop's Waltham, Swanmore, Upham, Durley Retained 1 WrL 1960
03 Bordon Bordon Retained 1 WrL, 1 WrC, 1 H4T 1987
38 Botley Botley Retained 1 WrT 1972
50 Brockenhurst Brockenhurst, Sway and surrounding forests Retained 1 WrT 1967
52 Burley Burley, Bransgore, Holmsley, Thorney Hill, Avon Tyrell, Picket Post Retained 1 WrT, 1 4x4 1952
23 Cosham Cosham Wholetime 1 WrL, 1 WrT, 1 SEU 1952
41 Droxford Droxford Retained 1 WrT
32 Eastleigh Eastleigh, Chandler's Ford, Valley Park, Twyford, Mansbridge, Otterbourne, Hursley, Bishopstoke, Fair Oak, Southampton Airport Wholetime/Retained 1 RP, 2x WrT, 1 4x4, 1 WrC/FoT, 1 MRV 1964
26 Emsworth Emsworth and West Sussex border areas Retained 1 WrT
17 Fareham Fareham, North Gosport, Bridgemary and Peel Common Wholetime/Retained 1 RP, 1 WrT, 1 4x4, 1 WrC 1972
04 Fleet Fleet Retained 1 WrT, 1 4x4 1967
47 Fordingbridge Fordingbridge, Sandleheath, Damerham, Martin, Rockbourne, Whitsbury, Breamore, Woodgreen, Hale, Stuckton, Gorley and Wiltshire and Dorset border areas Retained 1 WrL, 1 4x4, 1 WrC 1967
18 Gosport Gosport Wholetime/Retained 1 WrL, 1 WrT 1954
07 Grayshott Grayshott Retained 1 WrT
55 Hamble Hamble-le-Rice Retained 1 WrT, 1 4x4
58 Hardley Blackfield, Calshot, Dibden Purlieu, Exbury, Fawley, Langley Retained 1 RP, 1 4x4 1976
08 Hartley Wintney Hartley Wintney and surrounding areas Retained 1 WrL, 1 4x4 1965
16 Havant Havant Wholetime/Retained 1 RP, 1 WrT, 1 4x4, 1 MRV 1955
21 Hayling Island Hayling Island Retained 1 WrL, 1 WrT
56 Hightown Itchen, West End, Hedge End, Sholing, Weston, Townhill, Thornhill Wholetime 1 RP, 1 WrT, 1 IRU 1996
25 Horndean Horndean Retained 1 WrT 1960
44 Hythe Hythe, Dibden, Marchwood Retained 1 WrL, 1 4x4 1947
09 Kingsclere Kingsclere Retained 1 WrL
13 Liphook Liphook Retained 1 WrL, 1 4x4
43 Lymington Lymington Retained 1 RP, 1 WrL 1970
48 Lyndhurst Lyndhurst Retained 1 RP, 1 WrC, 1 H4T, 1 ARU
51 New Milton New Milton, Ashley, Hordle, Bashley, Tiptoe, Barton on Sea Retained 1 WrL, 1 WrT 1974
10 Odiham Odiham, Hook and surrounding areas Retained 1 WrL 1970
11 Overton Overton Retained 1 WrT 1965
29 Petersfield Petersfield and surrounding area Retained 1 RP, 1 WrL 1956
28 Portchester Portchester and surrounding area Retained 1 WrT
53 Redbridge Southampton, Lordswood, Western Docks, River Test, Broadlands Lakes Wholetime 1 RP, 1 SEU 1960
45 Ringwood Ringwood and surrounding area Retained 1 RP, 1 WrT, 1 4x4 1973
33 Romsey Romsey Retained 1 WrL, 1 WrT, 1 EPU 1965
02 Rushmoor Rushmoor Wholetime/Retained 1 RP, 1 WrL, 1 WrT, 1 4x4, 1 MRV 1990
24 Southsea Southsea, Portsea, Somerstown, Milton, Eastney, Landport, Buckland, Mile End, Fratton Wholetime 1 RP, 1 WrL, 1 WrT, 1 ALP, 1 SFU 1978
54 St. Mary's Southampton Wholetime/Retained 1 WrL, 2 WrT, 1 ALP, 1 SFU 2001
34 Stockbridge Stockbridge Retained 1 WrL, 1 4x4
35 Sutton Scotney Sutton Scotney, Wonston, Micheldever, Stoke Charity, Barton Stacey, South Wonston Retained 1 WrT 1972
12 Tadley Tadley Retained 1 WrT 1974
46 Totton Totton and Eling Retained 1 WrT 1960s
19 Waterlooville Waterlooville Retained 1 WrL, 1 WrT 1982
06 Whitchurch Whitchurch Retained 1 RP
22 Wickham Wickham and surrounding area Retained 1 WrT
30 Winchester Winchester and surrounding areas Wholetime/Retained 1 RP, 1 WrT, 1 SEU 2010/2011
14 Yateley Yateley Retained 1 WrT

Appliances[edit]

  • Rescue Pump (RP/P7)
  • Water Tender Ladder (P1)
  • Water Tender (P4)
  • Light 4x4 Tender (L4T)
  • Light 4x4 Pump (L4P)
  • Heavy 4x4 Tender (H4T)
  • Aerial Ladder Platform (ALP)
  • Water/Foam Carrier (W1)
  • Special Equipment Unit (R1)
  • Water Carrier (W1)
  • Multi-Role Vehicle
  • Small Fires Unit (L1)
  • Environmental Protection Unit
  • Animal Rescue Unit
  • Command Support (C3)

Co-responder stations[edit]

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service works in partnership with the South Central Ambulance Service to provide emergency medical cover to a small part of Hampshire. The 14 areas have been identified as having a greater need for ambulance cover. The aim of a co-responder team is to preserve life until the arrival of either a Rapid Response Vehicle (RRV) or an ambulance. Co-responder vehicles are equipped with oxygen and automated external defibrillator (AED) equipment. 18 Hampshire fire stations are operating as co-responders:

  • Alresford
  • Andover
  • Bordon
  • Botley
  • Brockenhurst
  • Emsworth
  • Hamble
  • Hartley Wintney
  • Horndean
  • Hythe
  • Liphook
  • Lymington
  • New Milton
  • Petersfield
  • Ringwood
  • Romsey
  • Stockbridge
  • Wickham

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