Sunderland district has seen big reductions in most of our fire statistics over the last few years, but there are still issues we need to address.

To identify those who are most at risk from fire, we work closely with Sunderland City Council, the NHS, social services and other agencies to offer practical support to our residents.

To arrange a home safety check in Sunderland, use the request form or call your nearest fire station.

Performance and priorities

To tailor services to the needs of the local community, each district sets its own priorities based on consultation with Local Authority partners and the risks identified by the service.

Find out more about the priorities and targets for Sunderland in the latest performance report.

District plans are available through our publication scheme.

Fire stations


Staff based at Farringdon Community Fire Station have a good working relationship with the community. We collaborate with Northumbria Police, Sunderland City Council and community representatives to identify where anti-social behaviour is a problem.

Northumbria Police Southern Area Command West Neighbourhood Police Team are now based and operating from the station. Their office for general enquiries is open 10am to 2pm.

Farringdon’s community safety centre offers a 60 seat auditorium with presentation facilities and a meeting room.

The Prince’s Trust Team Programme is hosted at this station.

Address Farringdon Community Fire Station
North Moor Road
Tyne and Wear
Telephone +44 (0)191 444 1174


Farringdon Community Fire Station

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Marley Park

Marley Park Community Fire Station serves a range of domestic properties, as well as the Stadium of Light, Monkwearmouth Hospital and parts of Sunderland University.

It has a 60 seat auditorium available for hire.

Address Marley Park Community Fire Station
Old Mill Road
Telephone +44 (0)191 444 1300


Marley Park Community Fire Station

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Rainton Bridge

Due to its location on the south west extreme of the Sunderland area, Rainton Bridge Community Fire Station serves parts of County Durham.

The station is a shared location with North East Ambulance Service.

Crews here have a 24 hour shift period instead of alternating between day and night shifts. This is known as Day Crewing Closed Call (DCCC) staffing.

Address Rainton Bridge Community Fire Station
Mercantile Road
Rainton Bridge
Tyne and Wear
Telephone +44 (0)191 444 1800


Rainton Bridge Community Fire Station

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Sunderland Central

The area served by Sunderland Central includes the Bridges shopping centre, Sunderland University, Sunderland Royal Hospital and Hendon Docks.

A neighbourhood police team is based here.

The station has a community safety centre, which is home to the Phoenix Programme.

Address Sunderland Central Fire Station
Railway Row
Tyne and Wear
Telephone +44 (0)191 444 1220


Sunderland Central Community Fire Station

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Washington Community Fire Station serves mostly residential communities, as well as Nissan – the largest vehicle manufacturing plant in Europe.

North East Ambulance Service shares the station, hosting 2 appliances there.

It also has full community safety facilities, including a 60 seat lecture room.

Address Washington Community Fire Station
Glover Industrial Estate
Tyne and Wear
NE37 3AG
Telephone +44 (0)191 444 1850


Washington Community Fire Station

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