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Joe Walker
Rank Fire Fighter
Station Blackwall Fire Station
Spouse(s) -
Relatives -
Played by Jim Alexander
First appearance Series 11, Episode 1 (1998)
Last appearance Series 12, Episode 16 (2000)

Joseph "Joe" Walker was a Firefighter at Blackwall Fire Station until being killed in the line of duty from a fireworks explosion at a 'Chinese Cash And Carry' on the 5th of October 2000.


Joe was born in 1975. Brash and confident, Joe joined Blue Watch at the beginning of series 11, along with Dan Barratt and Sally Fields. He was attracted to Sally, despite already having a girlfriend, Jacqui, and was envious when Sally began a relationship with Dan. He and Dan were frequently at odds; Joe continually wound Dan up about his botched orders on a shout which had led to Jack Morgan and Recall being injured. At one point they almost came to blows at a shout and had to be broken up by their new Station Officer, Chris Hammond.

Joe lost interest in his relationship with the pushy Jacqui, but didn't have the heart to end it. Jacqui grew suspicious about his interest in Sally, so she threw him out, and Maggie offered to put him up. Joe also reacted badly when Hyper revealed that he was gay, to the extent that he was reluctant to climb into a lift shaft where Hyper was trapped, and took a long time to accept him.

Sally and Dan split up, and she began a rocky relationship with Joe. They appeared to split up, but discreetly continued their relationship, aware of the Brigade's disapproval of relationships between serving members. He proposed to Sally near the end of Series 12, and after taking time to think about it, she accepted his proposal on a shout, just as they were about to re-enter a blazing Chinese fireworks factory. Moments later, an explosion ripped through the building, killing Joe and Sicknote instantly.


See also: Joe Walker/Appearances

Joe Walker appeared in 32 episodes of London's Burning between 1998 and 2000.

Blue Watch
STATION OFFICERS: Sidney TateNick GeorgiadisChris HammondJohn ColemanMick Callaghan
SUB OFFICERS: John HallamCarole Webb
LEADING FIREFIGHTERS: Malcolm CrossGeoff PearceDan Barratt
FIREFIGHTERS: Lesley 'Charisma' ApplebyKenny 'Rambo' BainesAdam BenjaminGregg Blake
Roland 'Vaseline' CartwrightSally FieldsGeorge GreenJosie InghamAndreas 'Ethnic' Lewis
Stuart 'Recall' MacKenzieCharlie MeadKevin MedhurstFrank MooneyJack MorganChris 'Skippy' Newman
Colin ParrishBert 'Sicknote' QuigleyBilly RaySally ReidCraig RossTony SandersonRob 'Hyper' Sharpe
Ronnie 'Hi Ho' SilverKate StevensJoe WalkerMike 'Bayleaf' Wilson
MISC: Lloyd AndersonVernon 'Clingfilm' ChiversMelissa ClarkeLiver SaltsCarmen MillerJaffa Parrish