Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service

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Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service
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Operational area
CountryEngland
County Cumbria
Agency overview
Established1974 (1974)
Chief Fire Officer Steve Healey
Facilities and equipment
Divisions3
Stations 38
Engines 42
Platforms 2
Rescues 5
Website
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Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service is the statutory fire and rescue service for the Shire county of Cumbria, England. Of the 38 fire stations, there are six wholetime (Barrow-in-Furness, Carlisle (two stations East and West), Whitehaven, Workington and Ulverston). two day-crewed (Kendal and Penrith) and 30 retained. Since 2012, the headquarters are at Penrith next to the headquarters of Cumbria Constabulary.

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History

Prior to 1947, there was the National Fire Service and before that there were various independent services run by volunteers in villages, towns and cities throughout the country. Cumbria Fire Service was formed in 1974 after local government was reorganised. It took in Cumberland Fire Service, Westmorland Fire Service, Carlisle and Barrow Fire Services and parts of Lancashire and Yorkshire. In 2005, the service changed its name to Cumbria Fire & Rescue service to reflect the new responsibilities it now has.

Fire stations and appliances

Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service has split Cumbria into three areas, each containing two of the county's districts, they are:

Allerdale & Copeland area

Station CallsignStation NameDuty SystemAppliances
C01WorkingtonRegular / On-call1x ErP, 1x WrL, 1x ICU
C02WhitehavenRegular / On-call2x WrL, 1 x WFU
C03AspatriaOn-call1x WrL
C04CockermouthOn-call1x WrL, 1x WelfU
C05EgremontOn-call1x WrL
C06FrizingtonOn-call1x WrL
C07KeswickOn-call1x WrL, 1x WFU
C08MaryportOn-call1x WrL 1 RRV
C09SeascaleOn-call1x WrL
C10SillothOn-call1x WrL, 1x WFU
C41BootleOn-call1x WrL
C46MillomOn-call1x WrL, 1x WFU

Barrow and South Lakeland area

Station CallsignStation NameDuty SystemAppliances
C61AmblesideRetained1x DrP, 1x WFU
C63ArnsideRetained1x RRV
C40BarrowWholetime/Cross Crewed*1x ErP, 1x WrL, 1x ALP*, 1x MDU
C42BroughtonRetained1x WrL
C43ConistonRetained1x DrP
C45Grange-Over-SandsRetained1x WrL, 1x WFU
C60KendalWholetime/Retained/Cross Crewed*1x ErP, 1x WrL, 1x GPV*, 1x PM* for 1x HVP, 1x HVHL
C64Kirkby LonsdaleRetained1x WrL
C66MilnthorpeRetained1x WrL
C67SedberghRetained1x DrP, 1x WFU
C69StaveleyRetained1x RRV
C47UlverstonDay Crewed/Retained2x WrL
C48Walney IslandRetained1x WrL, 1x ICU
C70WindermereRetained1x WrL, 1x WFU

Carlisle and Eden area

Station CallsignStation NameDuty SystemAppliances
C22AlstonRetained1x WrL
C62ApplebyRetained1x WrL, 1x WFU
C23BramptonRetained1x WrL
C20Carlisle EastWholetime/Cross Crewed*1x WrL, 1x ALP*, 1x RB
C21Carlisle WestWholetime1x ErP
C65Kirkby StephenRetained1x WrL
C24LazonbyRetained1x DrP
C25LongtownRetained1x WrL
C26PatterdaleRetained1x DrP
C27PenrithDay Crewed#/Retained/Cross Crewed*1x ErP, 1x WrL, 1x WrC*, 1x ICU*, 1x PM+EPU*, JICU
C68ShapRetained1x DrP
C11WigtonRetained1x WrL
  1. Penrith Day Crew works 09:0017:00 Monday to Sunday. At 17:00 PDC becomes the Retained appliance.

Fire appliance glossary / callsigns

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Incidents of note

See also

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