Opened in May 1993, by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh K.G K.T, Sunderland Central Community Fire Station is located on Railway Row in the Sunderland central area of the City of Sunderland. It covers several Local Council Wards namely; Barnes, Millfield, St Michaels, Hendon, Pallion and Ryhope.
The Station is home to one fire engine and one targeted response vehicle (TRV). This TRV is utilised 24 hours per day to attend anti social behaviour (ASB) fires, such as refuse, grass and other low risk type incidents.
The staff are the main asset and, in addition to responding to emergencies, they undertake a range of Community Safety (CS) activities that are primarily aimed at preventing fires and deaths and injuries in fires.
The station and Community Safety Centre includes access to a Community Safety Team, The Phoenix Programme which is delivered in collaboration and partnership between TWFRS, Strengthening Families and Sunderland Youth Offending Service.