Appleby Fire Station

Appleby Fire Station
Holme Street
CA16 6QU

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

Training Evening: Wednesday 1900 hrs to 2100 hrs.


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

During the summer months, when there is a higher risk of wildfires, a specially equipped Unimog is also based at Appleby. The fire station covers approximately a seven mile radius from Appleby which includes a large farming community and is also divided by the very busy A66 trunk road. In addition to the usual domestic incidents, being a very rural location, many incidents are farming related fires involving barns and agricultural vehicles etc. Having the A66 run through the station area also results in a high percentage of turnouts to road traffic collisions.


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Appleby Station Area 300 X 477

  Next nearest supporting Fire Engine

  Kirkby Stephen - 11 miles 
  Shap - 11 miles  
  Penrith - 13 miles 

Station Area5,500 population
Crewing TypeOn-Call
Fire Engines1 fire engine and 1 Wildfire Land Rover

Appleby has been established since medieval times, and is overlooked by Appleby Castle.  Appleby fire brigade was first established in 1879. The current, purpose built station is now situated in Holme Street.

The area contains:

  • 12 Grade I listed and 25 Grade II listed buildings

  • 8 Sites of Scientific Interest

  • An action plan is in place to manage additional risk resulting from Appleby Fair, an annual event which regularly attracts between 10,000 -12,000 gypsy travellers and up to 30,000 visitors in the first week of June

  • Appleby is at risk of flooding with undefended properties in the Sands being particularly vulnerable.  There are approximately 331 properties within the risk zone.

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.

All emergencies attended534635
All Fires121910
Accidental primary dwelling fires161
Secondary fires236
Chimney fires323
Deliberate primary fires111
Deliberate secondary fires011
False Alarms
All false alarms22912
Special Service Calls
Non Road Traffic Collisions Special Service Calls10910
Road Traffic Collisions Special Service Calls993

Response times

On-call fire engine

Average crew turnout time (time it takes the crew to respond to the station)5 mins 15 secs5 mins 0 secs5 mins 0 secs
Average response time (time it takes the crew to arrive at the incident from the station)9 mins 12 secs11 mins 45 secs12 mins 11 secs
Number of incidents attended by fire engine C62P1637447


On-call fire engine

Total Availability98%98%97%
Mon - Fri (08:00 - 18:00)98%98%98%
Mon - Thurs (18:00 - 08:00)99%99%100%
Fri - Mon (18:00 - 08:00)96%96%94%

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 and Employment

  • Environment

  • Children and Young People

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