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, the station was the first new one to be built by Cumbria Fire & Rescue Service since the service's formation in 1974.
As with all fire stations in the county, firefighters based at Barrow are involved in a wide range of community safety activities which culminated in March 2006 with an award to the station of the High Sheriff of Cumbria's Award for '…great and valued services to the community.' This was in particular for actions taken in central ward of Barrow where many properties were visited to carry out home safety checks and audits of back street areas carried out to ensure prompt collection of domestic refuse to avoid incidents of arson.
Free home safety visits are available to all householders. If you require any fire safety advice or assistance please contact us on the free phone number 0800 358 4777.