Byker Community Fire Station

Byker Community Fire Station
Byker Community Fire Station

Our Station

Opened in 2005, Byker Community Fire Station is located on Union Road, Byker on the east side of Newcastle city centre. It covers areas of both Newcastle and North Tyneside Councils, which include Byker, Walker, Heaton and Jesmond. 

The station has three fire appliances and is staffed by 48 full time fire-fighters and 8 support staff. The staff are the main asset and, in addition to responding to emergencies, undertake a range of Community Safety (CS) activities that are primarily aimed at preventing fires and deaths and injuries in fires. 

The main response for water incidents and floods is based at Newcastle East Community Fire Station and all operational staff are trained as Swiftwater Rescue Technicians.  Equipment includes a Fireboat for use on the River Tyne as well as smaller emergency rescue boats which attends incidents on the River Wear and other inland water risks.

The station includes a Community Safety Centre, which houses the Community Team, Centre Administrator and Young Fire-fighters Association (YFA). A further police presence in a local beat office is also contained within the nearby Clifford Street Police Station providing for all the community’s safety and security needs. 

The Community Safety Centre also boasts a 40 seater auditorium which has modern IT presentation capabilities and a meeting room for use by community groups. Computer facilities including access to the Internet, will also become available for further educational learning. This entire facilitywhich has been designed to be fully accessible and hence, enable usage by all of our visitors,is integrated within a fully functional fire station. 

The Area

The geographical area served by Byker Community Fire Station, varies greatly from relatively affluent residential to significant areas of social deprivation. Heavy industry was once the mainstay of this area with the shipyards and associated light industries supporting, however much of the heavy industrial areas continue to be replaced by modern light industrial and retail developments.

The population of Newcastle as a whole based on the 2011 Census, is 280,200 persons who are predominantly from Anglo-Saxon background with a relatively small ethnic group.

There are 117,153 dwellings within the Newcastle area with approximately: - 

  • 49.5% Owner Occupied
  • 23.3% Local Authority Rented
  • 19.1% Privately Rented
  • 6.4% Housing Association Rented

New developments include the retail shopping park on the old PTE bus depot site on the Fossway and the continual re-development around the Shields Road and Byker Wall areas.

Contact Us 


Byker Community Fire Station
Union Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear



+44 (0)191 444 1140 




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