Southwark Fire Station
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner
N 51° 30.111 W 000° 05.881
30U E 701407 N 5709628
Quick Description: This fire station is located at the junction of Southwark Bridge Road and Sawyer Street in Southwark, South London.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/29/2012 2:43:20 AM
Waymark Code: WMEAT2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member rilekyle
Views: 1

Long Description:
The identification, over the three vehicle doors in Southwark Bridge Road, reads: "MFB 1878 MBW". This originates from when the station was first built and has not been updated. "MFB" stands for the "Metropolitan Fire Brigade"; "1878" was the tear the fire station opened; "MBW" stands for "Metropolitan Borough of Works" which is the authority that looked after the fire service in Victorian times.

The extension to the station, that has five vehicle doors on Sawyer Street, was opened in 1911. A plaque on the wall of the extension reads:
"This extension was opened by Jocelyn Brandon Esq Chairman of the Fire Brigade Committee of the London County Coucil on the 14th day of December 1911".

To the north of the fire station is the London Fire Brigade Museum and a Fire Brigade training establishment.
Paid or Volunteer: Paid

EMS Involvement: no

Has 911 Dispatch: yes

Has Emergency Call Box: yes

Physical Address:
Southwark Bridge Road
London, United Kingdom


Has Emergency Siren: Not Listed

Has Fire Pole: Not Listed

Average Alarms Per Year: Not Listed

Number of Firetrucks: Not Listed

Related Website: Not listed

Number of Emergency Staff: Not Listed

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