Barrow Fire Station


Barrow Fire Station

Phoenix Road 

Barrow in Furness 


LA14 2NS


Tel: 0300 303 8623 Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.



Barrow is headquarters for Barrow and South Lakeland Area of Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service and as well as providing first attendance to incidents in the station area, it also provides response to back up other stations throughout the area.

The station's firefighters are actively involved in a range of community safety activities including home safety visits and road awareness training.

Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service carry out Safe and Well Visits; please use the link below for more information.

Safe and Well Visits and Safety in your home

Barrow Station Area 300 X 447

  Next nearest supporting Fire Engine 

 Walney - 2 miles

 Ulverston - 9 miles

 Broughton - 16 miles


Station Area56,500 population
Crewing TypeRegular
Fire Engines1 Fire Engine, 1 Aerial Ladder Platform, 1 Mass Decontamination Unit

Barrow's Phoenix Road fire station was opened in 1996 replacing the old central fire station in Abbey Road. Covering the coastal town of Barrow with a population of 50,000 in some 20,000 households, it was the first new station to be built by Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service since the service's formation in 1974.


The site as well as containing the station and area headquarters, has a large drill ground with tower and comprehensive training facilities. The area office section of the building doubles as an emergency control centre for the Furness and South Lakeland Area and as such would be utilised by responding agencies for a major emergency in that area.


Although Barrow remains predominantly a shipbuilding town with the BAE Systems shipyard specialising in submarine construction, crews from the station also train regularly on the more diversified risk sites such as the gas terminals, a paper mill and vessels in the dock system.

The area contains:


• 1 Heritage site, Bow Bridge


• 7 Grade I Listed and 11 Grade II listed Buildings


• No significant Environmental Risk Sites identified within the Station area


• Site Specific Risks within the station area, British Gas Plc, BAE Systems LTD, Bae Systems Top Yard Area A, BAE Systems Devonshire Dock, Laporte Wood Protection Ltd, Partylite Manufacturing, Sovereign Chemical Industries Ltd, INS Nuclear Terminal, Urofoam Ltd Advanced Roofing Supplies, Centrica South, Centrica North, Furness General Hospital, Robert McBride Group, United Utilities (Electricity) Depot, Shanks Waste Solutions and CCW Manufacturing Ltd.


• Barrow is at risk of tidal flooding but on a low scale with a return period of approximately 1:200 years. Surface water flooding causes some localized risk to some properties.

The table shows the number of incidents that have occurred within a nominal area assigned to the station (as shown on the map in the station profile).  This is different to the number of incidents attended by fire engines which are based at the station, as they may attend incidents outside their station area.

All emergencies attended548482468
All Fires185193142
Accidental primary dwelling fires332636
Secondary fires10112074
Chimney fires577
Deliberate primary fires18188
Deliberate secondary fires688644
False Alarms
All false alarms256182209
Special Service Calls
Non Road Traffic Collisions Special Service Calls931792
Road Traffic Collisions Special Service Calls149025

Response times

Regular fire engine

Average crew turnout time (time it takes the crew to respond to the station)1 min 53 secs1 min 40 secs1 min 32 secs
Average response time (time it takes the crew to arrive at the incident from the station)4 mins 44 secs5 mins 42 secs6 mins 25 secs
Number of incidents attended by fire engine C40P1535490488


Regular fire engine

Total Availability100%100%100%
Mon - Fri (08:00 - 18:00)100%100%100%
Mon - Thurs (18:00 - 08:00)100%100%100%
Fri - Mon (18:00 - 08:00)100%100%100%

Further information for this fire station is available on a number of themes at the Cumbria Intelligence Observatory, including:

  • Population 

  • Crime and Community

  • Health and Social Care

  • Housing

  • Economy and Employment

  • Environment

  • Children and Young People

Please visit and choose a fire station area for your particular theme of interest.