With a combination of an increasing population and tightening budgets, Hampshire Fire and Rescue (HFRS) are looking at proposals to change the way fire stations work – including Andover’s.
Over the past 18 months HFRS have carried out a detailed review of their frontline operations; engaging with staff across the organisation in order to identify some specific areas for improvement.
As part of this review they have released two proposals in the way Andover Fire Station operates and are asking people to get involved and have their say.
A public consultation is running for 12 weeks, from 14th September to 4th December and Hampshire Fire and Rescue Authority welcomes your views and will meet on 24th February 2016 after considering the proposals in the context of all the feedback from the public, organisations and staff.
A full explanation of the changes can be found on the “Planning for a Safer Hampshire” on the HFRS website.
Andover Fire Station Description
Andover Fire Station is located in a town which is experiencing rapid population growth and also has a number of high risk premises in its fire ground.
Andover has the largest station ground in Hampshire, surrounded on all sides by rural areas. High risk commercial premises fall both within its own fire ground and those of its neighbours; Andover Hospital, and Porton Down Research Centre.