Ulverston Fire Station

Ulverston
Ulverston Fire Station
The Ellers 
Ulverston 
Cumbria 
LA12 0AB
 

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

Training Evening: Tuesday 1930 hrs to 2130 hrs.

Email: enquiries.fire@cumbria.gov.uk

 

Ulverston fire station is staffed by Regular and On-call Firefighters and houses two fire engines.

Rescue of large animals, farm and barn fires are a part of the station workload. Firefighters also respond to incidents and rescues from the sands and mud flats along with the RNLI, Coastguard and other agencies covering Morecambe Bay. Firefighters attend a significant number of road traffic collisions, mainly on the busy A590, the main route into south Cumbria.

 

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Ulverston Station Area 300 X 447

  Next nearest supporting Fire Engine

  Barrow - 9 miles 
  Broughton - 10 miles  
  Grange - 15 miles 

Station Area20,200 population
Crewing TypeRegular and On-Call
Fire Engines2 fire engines

The market town of Ulverston is situated on the busy A590 trunk road in the centre of the Furness Peninsula in the south of the county. The population of the Station area is approximately 17,500 people, with 8,000 households.

The original Fire Station was built in 1886, and is still in use by Ulverston St. John's Ambulance Brigade. The current Station was opened in 1974.


The Station provides fire cover to the town and parts of High and Low Furness, a rural area of approximately 10,000 hectares, and is bounded by fells to the north and west, farmland to the south and Morecambe Bay to the east. The main industry in the town is the GlaxoSmithKline pharmaceutical production plant. There are a number of electronic, light engineering and specialist engineering factories in the town together with hotels, guest houses and other types of holiday accommodation throughout the area. Other industries include farming (the Agricultural and Livestock Market is held every Thursday) and forestry.

The area contains:

  • 1 Grade I listed building and 11 Grade II listed buildings

  • 4 Sites of Specific Scientific Interest

  • 3 Site Specific Risks; George Barker and Sons Ltd, GlaxoSmithKline Marl International Ltd, Oxley Developments Co. Ltd

  • Dragley Beck runs through parts of Ulverston and has caused localised flooding to parts of the Town, mainly around the North Road and Steel Street areas.

Rescue of large animals, farm and barn fires are a part of the Station workload. Firefighters have also been involved with the RNLI, Coastguard and other agencies in rescues from the sand and mud flats of Morecambe Bay and also attending some severe flooding incidents in recent years.   Firefighters attend a large number of road traffic collisions, mainly on the busy A590, the main route into south Cumbria.

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 attended142129114
All Fires523735
Accidental primary dwelling fires16157
Secondary fires1493
Chimney fires348
Deliberate primary fires522
Deliberate secondary fires925
False Alarms
All false alarms556244
Special Service Calls
Non Road Traffic Collisions Special Service Calls201921
Road Traffic Collisions Special Service Calls151114

Response times

Regular Fire Engine

Fire Engine C47P12015/162016/172017/18
Average crew turnout time (time it takes the crew to respond to the station)1 mins 13 secs1 min 34 secs1min 34 secs
Average response time (time it takes the crew to arrive at the incident from the station)9 mins 49 secs9 mins 28 secs10 mins 10 secs
Number of incidents attended by fire engine C47P1254207208

On-Call Fire Engine

Fire Engine C47P22015/162016/172017/18
Average crew turnout time (time it takes the crew to respond to the station)4 mins 32 secs5 min 15 secs5 mins 28 secs
Average response time (time it takes the crew to arrive at the incident from the station)3 mins 37 secs9 mins 50 secs9 mins 29 secs
Number of incidents attended by fire engine C47P2695955

Availability

Regular Fire Engine 

C47P12015/162016/172017/18
Total Availability100%100%100%
Mon - Fri (08:00 - 18:00)100%100%100%
Mon - Thurs (18:00 - 08:00)100%100%100%
Fri - Mon (18:00 - 08:00)100%100%100%

On-call Fire Engine

C47P22015/162016/172017/18
Total Availability89.89%92.97%89.26%
Mon - Fri (08:00 - 18:00)79.20%85.57%78.06%
Mon - Thurs (18:00 - 08:00)99.80%99.54%99.03%
Fri - Mon (18:00 - 08:00)89.55%93.04%89.46%

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.