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Chris Hammond
Rank Tempoary Station Officer/FIU Station Officer
Station Blackwall Fire Station
Spouse(s) -
Relatives Lisa (daughter)
Played by Jonathan Guy Lewis
First appearance Series 11, Episode 3 (1998)
Last appearance Series 13, Episode 13 (2001)

Chris Hammond was Tempoary Station Officer at Blackwall after Nick Georgiadis was promoted to ADO. He was later transferred to the Health and Safety division and then the Fire Investigation Team.

Hammond took over the watch from Sub Officer Pearce, who once again was resentful that someone else had been promoted ahead of him. Geoff mellowed and they eventually had a good working relationship. He was also at odds with his predecessor Nick Georgiadis (now ADO for Blackwall), who considered him unsuitable for the job. Chris retorted that Nick was just miffed that someone else was now in charge of "his baby", Blue Watch, and accused him of undermining him.

Hammond was a Sub Officer acting as temporary Station Officer while at Blackwall, he is identified as such mostly of his uniform; A blue shirt instead of a white one, a Sub.O helmet & when the PPE changed a half yellow half white helmet.

Hammond was in debt to gangsters, who were blackmailing him by threatening to inform his superiors. He was also illegally gambling in a club when a Fire Brigade officer appeared for a routine inspection, and he had to hastily leave the scene. Nick learned the truth and, his patience with Chris having finally run out, he was about to inform DO Chapman, but was killed on a shout before he could do so. Chris eventually settled his debts by signing over his 4x4.

Chris told the watch he had no family but then his teenage daughter, Lisa, who he had hadn't seen in eleven years (and didn't even recognise) arrived at his house. Lisa was an attention seeker and caused him problems by stealing and making hoax calls to Blackwall. Chris found out that Lisa was infatuated with Recall. When Lisa came home upset after Recall had rebuffed her advances, Chris misread the situation and accused Recall of rape.

In series 12 after dropping a very drunk George home following a night of gambling, a kiss with George's wife Kelly evolved into an affair which progressed rapidly. George discovered the affair when he spotted Chris and Kelly kissing at Pearce's wedding. Chris spoke up for Recall as a supporting witness at Recall's assault inquiry. Chris was left upset just after the halfway point in series 12, when his old watch rival and now superior, DO Griggs, informed him he was being transferred to health and safety with immediate effect.

Chris was not seen again until series 13, when he appeared at the christening of Pearce and Fiona's daughter Eve, to the obvious unease of everyone. George spotted Chris putting his hand on Kelly's shoulder and punched him to the ground. Chris, now a fully promoted Station Officer, with the Fire Investigation Unit, then appeared at a shout Blue Watch were attending. He and George shared an uneasy stare but avoided each other. Chris subsequently ended the relationship with Kelly, and later made amends with George by convincing him to patch things up with Andie.


See also: Chris Hammond/Appearances

Chris Hammond made 25 appearances in London's Burning between 1998 and 2001.

Blue Watch
STATION OFFICERS: Sidney TateNick GeorgiadisChris HammondJohn ColemanMick Callaghan
SUB OFFICERS: John HallamCarole Webb
LEADING FIREFIGHTERS: Malcolm CrossGeoff PearceDan Barratt
FIREFIGHTERS: Lesley 'Charisma' ApplebyKenny 'Rambo' BainesAdam BenjaminGregg Blake
Roland 'Vaseline' CartwrightSally FieldsGeorge GreenJosie InghamAndreas 'Ethnic' Lewis
Stuart 'Recall' MacKenzieCharlie MeadKevin MedhurstFrank MooneyJack MorganChris 'Skippy' Newman
Colin ParrishBert 'Sicknote' QuigleyBilly RaySally ReidCraig RossTony SandersonRob 'Hyper' Sharpe
Ronnie 'Hi Ho' SilverKate StevensJoe WalkerMike 'Bayleaf' Wilson
MISC: Lloyd AndersonVernon 'Clingfilm' ChiversMelissa ClarkeLiver SaltsCarmen MillerJaffa Parrish