Poplar Fire Station
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner
N 51° 30.659 W 000° 00.880
30U E 707149 N 5710876
Quick Description: Poplar Fire Station is under the umbrella of the London Fire Brigade. The fire station is located on the south side of East India Dock Road close to All Saints Church and DLR station.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 11/12/2012 11:24:43 AM
Waymark Code: WMFP9P
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TeamSO
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Long Description:

The British History website [visit link] tells us:

"Poplar Fire Station

A new divisional fire station to replace the existing ones at Brunswick Road, Bromley, and Burdett Road, Bow, was planned in the mid—1960s and built by the GLC in East India Dock Road in 1967–70. The site, of approximately 0.75 acre, was made up partly of land owned by the GLC that was originally allocated for housing, and partly of derelict properties. The northern end of Cottage Street was closed and incorporated in the site in order to provide sufficient frontage on East India Dock Road.

The building was designed by the GLC's Department of Architecture and Civic Design. In 1967 the construction contract was awarded to J. & J. Dean of Redbridge. The station was opened in August 1970, having cost almost £330,000.

The station is of three storeys, with a flat roof, finished in brick and concrete. It contains an appliance room for eight vehicles in four bays, accessible from both sides of the building through folding doors, with a control centre in the basement. As a divisional station it also has office accommodation and a lecture room. The upper floors contain mess, recreation and bunk rooms, and there are ten maisonettes for senior officers and firemen. A seven-storey drill tower stands in the yard to the rear of the building."

Paid or Volunteer: Paid

EMS Involvement: no

Has 911 Dispatch: yes

Has Emergency Call Box: yes

Related Website: [Web Link]

Physical Address:
East India Dock Road
Poplar
London, United Kingdom


Rating:

Has Emergency Siren: Not Listed

Has Fire Pole: Not Listed

Average Alarms Per Year: Not Listed

Number of Firetrucks: Not Listed

Number of Emergency Staff: Not Listed

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