Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service

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Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service
Operational area
Country  England
County  Hampshire
Agency overview
Chief Fire Officer Dave Curry
Facilities and equipment
Stations 51
Website
Official website

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 Dave Curry.[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, The Castle, Winchester 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]

Fire Stations/Appliances[edit]

Station Callsign Station Name Duty System Appliances
H01 Basingstoke Wholetime/Retained/Cross Crewed* 1x WrL, 1x WrT 1x RP, 1x SFU, 1x L4P, 1x F/WrC, 1x RSV*, 1x CSU*
H02 Rushmoor Wholetime/Retained/Cross Crewed* 1x WrL, 1x WrT, 1x RP, 1x L4T, 1x MRV*
H03 Bordon Retained 1x WrL, 1x WrC, 1x H4T, 1x CRV
H04 Fleet Retained 1x WrT, 1x L4T
H05 Alton Retained/Cross Crewed* 1x WrL, 1x WrT, 1x L4T, 1x EPU*
H06 Whitchurch Retained 1x WrL
H07 Grayshott Retained 1x WrT
H08 Hartley Wintney Retained 1x WrL, 1x L4V, 1x CRV
H09 Kingscere Retained 1x RP
H10 Odiham Retained 1x WrT
H11 Overton Retained 1x WrT
H12 Tadley Retained 1x WrT
H13 Liphook Retained 1x WrL, 1x L4T, 1x CRV
H14 Yatley Retained 1x WrT
H16 Havant Wholetime/Retained/Cross Crewed* 1x WrT, 1x RP, 1x MRV*
H17 Fareham Wholetime/Retained/Cross Crewed* 1x WrT, 1x RP, 1x WrC, 1x L4T, 1x WRU*
H18 Gosport Wholetime/Retained 1x WrL, 1x WrT
H19 Waterlooville Retained 1x WrL, 1x WrT, 1x L4T
H21 Hayling Island Retained 1x WrL, 1x WrT
H22 Wickham Retained 1x WrT, 1x CRV
H23 Cosham Wholetime/Cross Crewed* 1x WrL, 1x WrT, 1x RSV*
H24 Southsea Wholetime 1x WrL, 1x WrT, 1x RP, 1x SFU, 1x ALP
H25 Horndean Retained 1x WrT, 1x CRV
H26 Emsworth Retained 1x WrT, 1x CRV
H28 Portchester Retained/Cross Crewed* 1x WrT, 1x CSU*
H29 Petersfield Retained 1x WrT, 1x RP, 1x CRV
H30 Winchester Wholetime/Retained/Cross Crewed* 1x WrT, 1x RP, 1x RSV*, 1x DIM*
H31 Andover Wholetime/Retained 1x WrL, 1x RP, 1x CRV
H32 Eastleigh Wholetime/Retained/Cross Crewed* 1x WrT, 1x RP, 1x WrC, 1x L4P, 1x MRV*, 1x CSU*
H33 Romsey Retained/Cross Crewed* 1x WrL, 1x WrT, 1x EPU*, 1x CRV
H34 Stockbridge Retained 1x WrL, 1x L4T, 1x CRV
H35 Sutton Scotney Retained 1x WrT
H36 Alresford Retained 1x WrL, 1x L4T, 1x CRV
H38 Botley Retained 1x WrT, 1x CRV
H40 Bishops Waltham Retained 1x WrL
H41 Droxford Retained 1x WrT
H42 Eastleigh HQ Wholetime 1x WrT, 2x ICCU, 1x FESU, 1x DIM
H43 Lymington Retained 1x WrL, 1x RP, 1x CRV
H44 Hythe Retained/Cross Crewed* 1x WrL, 1x L4T, 1x PM+HVP*, 1x PM+HVHL*, 1x CRV
H45 Ringwood Retained 1x WrT, 1x RP, 1x L4P, 1x CRV
H46 Totton Retained 1x WrT
H47 Fordingbridge Retained 1x WrL, 1x WrC, 1x L4P
H48 Lyndhurst Retained 1x RP, 1x WrC, 1x H4T, 1x ARU
H49 Beaulieu Retained/Cross Crewed* 1x WrT, 1x CSU*
H50 Brockenhurst Retained 1x WrT, 1x CRV
H51 New Milton Retained 1x WrL, 1x WrT, 1x CRV
H52 Burley Retained 1x WrL, 1x L4T
H53 Redbridge Wholetime/Cross Crewed* 1x RP, 1x RSV*
H54 St Mary's Wholetime/Retained 1x WrL, 1x WrT, 1x SFU
H55 Hamble Retained 1x WrT, 1x L4P, 1x CRV
H56 Hightown Wholetime/Cross Crewed* 1x WrT, 1x RP, 1x IRU*
H58 Hardley Retained/Cross Crewed* 1x WrT, 1x L4P, 1x PM+HVP*, 1x PM+HVHL*
H69 Eastleigh USAR Wholetime/Retained 1x CSU, 1x SRU, 1x SDU, 1x OSU, 5x PM +5x USAR Pods, 2x FRU Pods

Fire Appliance Glossary/Callsigns[edit]

  • Water Ladder (WrL): P1
  • Water Tender (WrT): P4/P5
  • Rescue Pump (RP): P7
  • Small Fires Unit (SFU): L1
  • Light 4x4 Pump (L4P): M1
  • Water Carrier (WrC): W1
  • Foam & Water Carrier (F/WrC): W2
  • Aerial Ladder Platform (ALP): A1
  • Incident Command & Control Unit (ICCU): C1/C2
  • Command Support Unit (CSU): C3
  • Environmental Protection Unit (EPU): H1
  • Light 4x4 Vehicle (L4T): M2
  • Heavy 4x4 Vehicle (H4T): M3
  • Rescue Support Vehicle (RSV): R1
  • Water Rescue Unit (WRU): R2
  • Animal Rescue Unit (ARU): R3
  • Multi-Role Vehicle (MRV): S1
  • Fire & Emergency Support Unit (FESU): S5
  • Prime Mover + High Volume Pump (PM+HVP): T1
  • Prime Mover + High Volume Hose Layer (PM+HVHL): T2
  • Prime Mover + Foam Response Unit (PM+FRU): T5/T6
  • Co-Responder Vehicle (CRV): V1


CBRN Response:

  • Detection, Identification & Monitoring (DIM): H8
  • Incident Response Unit (ISU): H9


Urban Search & Rescue (USAR):

  • Command Support Unit (CSU): C4
  • Search & Rescue Unit (SRU): R4
  • Search & Rescue Dog Unit (SDU): R9
  • Operational Support Unit (OSU): T1
  • Prime Mover (PM): T2/T3/T4/T5/T6

Pods:

  • Module 1 - Technical Search Equipment
  • Module 2 - Heavy Transport, Confined Space & Hot Cutting
  • Module 3 - Breaching & Breaking Equipment
  • Module 4 - Multi Purpose Vehicle
  • Module 5 - Shoring Operations

Co-Responder[edit]

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service works in partnership with the South Central Ambulance Service to provide emergency medical cover to select areas of Hampshire. 16 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:

  • Defibrillator
  • Bag and mask resuscitator
  • Oxygen
  • Airways suction units
  • Standard first aid equipment
  • Entonox (gas and air)

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