Ambleside Fire Station

Ambleside
Ambleside Fire Station
Rydal Road
Ambleside
Cumbria
LA22 9AY
 

 

Tel: 0300 303 8623 Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Training Evening: Wednesday 1915 hrs to 2115 hrs.

Email: enquiries.fire@cumbria.gov.uk      

 

Ambleside fire station is staffed by On-call Firefighters and houses one fire engine and a Wildfire Land Rover.

As Ambleside is an internationally renowned holiday destination the main risk is the significant number of hotels and boarding houses within the area which increases the resident population by up to 20,000 at peak times in the summer. In addition, there is a university complex in Ambleside that educates and employs a substantial number of people Other risks include open farmland and fells which brings the danger of agricultural and wildfires and flooding incidents due to the number of lakes within the area, Ambleside firefighters receive specialist wildfire and water first responder training.

 

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Ambleside Station Area 300 X 447

 Next nearest supporting Fire Engine

 Windermere - 5 miles

 Coniston - 8 miles

 Staveley - 9 miles

 

 

 

Station Area4,300 population
Crewing TypeOn-Call
Fire Engines1 fire engine and Wildfire Land Rover

Ambleside Fire Station is in the heart of the Lake District National Park, only 100 metres from the famous Bridge House over Stock Beck. As Ambleside is an internationally renowned holiday destination the main risk is the significant number of hotels and boarding houses within the area which increases the resident population by up to 20,000 at peak times in the summer. 

The area contains:

 

• 2 heritage sites, High Street Roman Road and Gaitscale Farmstead

 

• 6 Grade I Listed and 13 Grade II listed Buildings

 

• 11 Sites of Specific Scientific Interest

 

• Wordsworth Trust Grasmere is a Site Specific Risk

 

• Ambleside is at risk of flooding, it is situated to the North end of Lake Windermere with a number of businesses situated on the Lake front. In recent years high levels of rainfall have swelled the lake with localised flooding causing severe damage to nearby properties. Flooding continues to pose a significant risk with Stock Ghyll, The River Rothay and Fisher Beck potentially placing over 250 properties at risk.

The table shows the number of incidents that have occurred within a nominal area assigned to the station (as shown on the map in the station profile).  This is different to the number of incidents attended by fire engines which are based at the station, as they may attend incidents outside their station area.

Fire2015/162016/172017/18
All emergencies attended1035241
All Fires2288
Accidental primary dwelling fires220
Secondary fires812
Chimney fires641
Deliberate primary fires100
Deliberate secondary fires600
False Alarms
All false alarms393222
Special Service Calls
Non Road Traffic Collisions Special Service Calls3677
Road Traffic Collisions Special Service Calls654

Response times

On-call Fire Engine

C61P12015/162016/17
2017/18
Average crew turnout time (time it takes the crew to respond to the station)4 mins 24 secs4 mins 35 secs5 mins 04 secs
Average response time (time it takes the crew to arrive at the incident from the station)5 mins 47 secs9 mins 17 secs8 mins 34 secs
Number of incidents attended by fire engine C61P11116050

Availability

On-call Fire Engine

C61P12015/16
2016/172017/18
Total Availability94.32%93.87%88.87%
Mon - Fri (08:00 - 18:00)87.12%89.57%76.4%
Mon - Thurs (18:00 - 08:00)99.09%98.56%98.44%
Fri - Mon (18:00 - 08:00)95.81%93.11%90.26%

Further information for this fire station is available on a number of themes at the Cumbria Intelligence Observatory, including:

  • Population 

  • Crime and Community

  • Health and Social Care

  • Housing

  • Economy & Employment

  • Environment

  • Children & Young People

Please visit www.cumbriaobservatory.org.uk and choose a fire station area for your particular theme of interest.