Walney Fire Station

Walney Fire Station
Mill Lane 
Barrow in Furness 
LA14 3XX

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

Training Evening: Thursday 1900 hrs to 2100 hrs.

Email: enquiries.fire@cumbria.gov.uk


Walney fire station is staffed by On-call Firefighters and houses one fire engine.

In addition to providing fire cover for the island, Walney also attend incidents in Barrow, particularly those affecting the submarine construction facility of BAE Systems.


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Walney Station Area 300 X 447

  Next nearest supporting Fire Engine

  Barrow - 2 miles 
  Ulverston - 11 miles  
  Broughton - 16 miles 

Station Area10,600 population
Crewing TypeOn-Call
Fire Engines1 fire engine and 1 Joint Incident Command Unit

Walney is situated on an island in the Irish Sea off the Cumbrian coast. The island is 11 miles long and 1 mile across at its widest point and is linked to the mainland at Barrow in Furness by Jubilee Bridge that spans Walney Channel. The channel is still navigational and Jubilee Bridge must be raised to allow passage of commercial and pleasure craft.

Over 10,000 people live on Walney Island in 5,000 households making the area mainly residential, although schools and nursing homes are situated there together with an airfield at the north end of the island and a large caravan site at the south.

Walney has a two-bay Fire Station that was built in 1974 and was staffed as a 'day crewed' Station until 1991 when it became crewed by Firefighters working the On-call duty system.

The area contains:

  • 1 Grade II listed building

  • 1 Site of Specific Scientific Interest

  • 1 Site Specific Risk: Walney Air Field

  • There are no significant Flood Risks identified in Walney

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 attended595147
All Fires352821
Accidental primary dwelling fires441
Secondary fires61417
Chimney fires011
Deliberate primary fires250
Deliberate secondary fires1898
False Alarms
All false alarms131514
Special Service Calls
Non Road Traffic Collisions Special Service Calls9111
Road Traffic Collisions Special Service Calls271

Response times

On-call fire engine

Average crew turnout time (time it takes the crew to respond to the station)4 mins 32 secs3 mins 37 secs3 mins 39 secs
Average response time (time it takes the crew to arrive at the incident from the station)5 mins 18 secs5 mins 43 secs9 mins 02 secs
Number of incidents attended by fire engine C48P19111197


On-call fire engine

Total Availability56%67%61%
Mon - Fri (08:00 - 18:00)30%38%27%
Mon - Thurs (18:00 - 08:00)78%87%83%
Fri - Mon (18:00 - 08:00)58%71%68%

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 www.cumbriaobservatory.org.uk and choose a fire station area for your particular theme of interest.