Sunderland Central Community Fire Station

Sunderland Central Community Fire Station
Sunderland Central Community Fire Station

Our Station

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.      

The Area

The geographical area served by Sunderland Central Community Fire Station spans relatively affluent residential to large pre/post war council estates, a large number of high rise residential and light and heavy industrial premises. It also includes the Bridges Shopping Complex, Sunderland University, Sunderland Royal Hospital, and Hendon Docks. Due to the University the City Centre has a substantial student population.

The population of Sunderland as a whole based on the 2011 Census is 275,500 persons who are predominantly from Anglo-Saxon background with a relatively small ethnic group. 

There are 119,758 dwellings within the Sunderland area with approximately: -  

  • 59.8% Owner Occupied
  • 14.0% Local Authority Rented
  • 13.1% Privately Rented
  • 6.3% Housing Association Rented
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Contact Us 


Sunderland Central Fire Station
Railway Row
Tyne and Wear


+44 (0)191 444 1220



Home Risk Assessment
Home Safety Check

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service is committed to achieving it's Vision of 'Creating the Safest Community' by reducing the risk of fire in domestic premises through Home Safety Checks.  

Firefighters can visit your home, where you may be at the greatest risk from fire, and offer advice on Fire Safety, tailored specifically to your needs and where necessary fit free smoke detectors.

We are currently targeting our resources at those households most at risk, but will attend to you as soon as possible if you request this service. 

Follow the link for further information on the assessment process and how to request a Home Safety Check