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Walney Fire Station

Walney Fire Station
Mill Lane
LA14 3XX
United Kingdom

0300 303 8623
Station type

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.

Drill night
Thursday 1900hrs
Westmorland & Furness

About Walney Fire Station

Station profile

Local stations

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

10,600 population

Crewing type



  • 1 fire engine
  • 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.

Demographic and social profile of station area

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.

Risk information

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