Under plans leaked from London Fire Brigade, 17 stations are set for possible closure. Southwark Fire Station is ear-marked as one of those along with a second station from the borough at Peckham
We are YOUR fire station.
Please sign this petition to save Southwark Fire Station and the service it provides to the community and those who work and travel through this area.
Please forward this on to everyone you know. Cuts cost lives
For more information about Southwark Fire Station and the communities that it serves, please see below.
Southwark Fire Station has proudly been serving the community and businesses of Southwark for over 100 years.
The station has one fire appliance crewed by 28 fire fighters across four watches and responds to numerous different types of incidents including:
- fires in residential and commercial high rise buildings
- fire alarm actuations
- hazardous materials incidents
- road traffic collisions
- incidents on the transport infrastructure including the River Thames
Crews from Southwark have attended such high profile incidents as the King's Cross underground fire; the Marchioness sinking on the Thames; the July 7th terrorist incidents and the Lakanal fire in Camberwell.
Southwark Fire Station covers an area of 3 sq/km, from the River Thames in the North to the Elephant & Castle regeneration sites in the South. From Blackfriars Road in the West to London Bridge in the East.
Just a few of the high profile sites on Southwark Fire Station's ground:
- Shakespeare's Globe theatre (750,000 visitors 2011)
- Tate Modern Gallery (4,886,769 visitors 2011)
- The Shard (estimated 1-2 million visitors per year)
- HMS Belfast (243,000 visitors 2011)
- London Bridge Quarter
- London Dungeons (750,000 visitors 2011)
- Southwark Cathedral
- Borough Market (4.5 million visitors 2011)
- The Golden Hinde
- London Bridge Station including London Bridge underground station (one million passengers a week)
- Guys Hospital and campus (900,000 patient visitors a year)
- Borough underground station (5,090,000 passengers a year 2011)
- Southwark underground station (10,033,000 passengers a year 2009)
- Elephant & Castle underground station (18,230,000 passengers a year 2009)
The Borough of Southwark has been classified by www.londoncouncils.gov.uk as London's fastest growing tourist quarter.
Southwark Fire Station does not just serve businesses, tourists and commuters. It also serves an area of high density, high rise, local authority housing which will include the £1.5bn regeneration area of the Elephant & Castle and the 5,000 additional homes due to be built.
Furthermore Southwark Fire Station covers 10 nursery schools, 16 primary schools and 7 secondary schools. It also has over 20 university student halls of residence, (equating to nearly 6,000 bedrooms) and 5 sheltered housing units.
Southwark Fire Station desperately needs your help to convince the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA) against closure.
If you believe, like us, that your area needs to maintain its Fire Station then please sign our i-petition and forward it on to anyone else who cares about the safety of this diverse, historic and thriving area of South London.