July 18, 2024

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London Fire Brigade Barking Fire Station

London Fire Brigade Barking Fire Station

Details of London Fire Brigade’s F43 Barking Fire Station, including Address, Allocation and History.

Barking Fire Station

Command District:  Eastern
Borough: Barking & Dagenham
Station Callsign: F43
Opened:  1937
Address:  Alfred’s Way, Barking IG11 0BB


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Barking Fire Station was constructed and opened by the Municipal Borough of Barking in 1937.

The station was built to replace the existing 1894-built station on East Street, which had become unfit for purpose.

With the cessation of World War II and the dissolution of the National Fire Service, ownership of the station passed to the Essex County Fire Brigade in 1948.

The formation of the Greater London Council and the consequent redrawing of boundaries saw the site ownership pass to the London Fire Brigade in 1965.