Patterdale Fire Station

Patterdale Fire Station
CA11 0PJ

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

Training Evening: Thursday 1900 hrs to 2100 hrs.  



Patterdale fire station is staffed by On-call Firefighters and houses one fire engine.

Patterdale, though a relatively quiet station, deals with a variety of incidents including chimney fires, barn fires, house fires, road traffic collisions, prolonged flooding and automatic alarms from Hotels. A memorable special service call was to the Ullswater steamer the M.V Raven which was about to sink at its moorings when a stop cock failed. The light portable pump soon had her pumped out and floating again ready for the season.


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Patterdale Station Area 300 X 447

  Next nearest supporting Fire Engine

  Ambleside  - 14 miles
  Penrith - 22 miles
  Keswick - 26 miles 

Station Area2,800 population
Crewing TypeOn-Call
Fire Engines1

The communities of Patterdale and Glenridding historically were mainly farming and mining orientated, for many years now though they have become more and more reliant on tourism. Mining ceased in the early 1960's and farming employs less people by the year.

Many years ago the appliance was housed in what is now the Hikers Bar at the Ullswater Hotel, several of the crew being miners who also made up the Mines Rescue at the Greenside Mine, Glenridding.

The area contains:

  • 3 Heritage, 1 Grade 1 and 2 Grade II listed buildings

  • 1 Special Area of Conservation and 4 sites of Specific Scientific Interest

  • Ullswater pumping station is a Sites Specific Risk

  • There is risk of flooding posed from Grisedale, Deepdale and Goldrill becks

Within that area the most significant risks are undoubtedly the large hotels in and around Glenridding and along the length of Ullswater. Also within the area are two Youth Hostels and several residential outdoor pursuit centres, which cater for large numbers of students, many of secondary school age. Other risks include agricultural premises and the lake steamers which can carry up to 200 passengers.

The table shows the number of incidents that have occurred within a designated area for 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 attended192322
All Fires7711
Accidental primary dwelling fires110
Secondary fires127
Chimney fires343
Deliberate primary fires100
Deliberate secondary fires104
False Alarms
All false alarms10129
Special Service Calls
Non Road Traffic Collisions Special Service Calls210
Road Traffic Collisions Special Service Calls032

Response times

On-call Fire Engine

Fire Engine C26P12016/172017/182018/19
Average crew turnout time (time it takes the crew to respond to the station)5 mins 47 secs6 mins 50 secs6 mins 10 secs
Average response time (time it takes the crew to arrive at the incident from the station)11 mins 1 secs5 mins 30 secs14 mins 57 secs
Number of incidents attended by fire engine C26P15136


On-call Fire Engine

Fire Engine C26P12016/172017/182018/19
Total Availability77%83%67%
Mon - Fri (08:00 - 18:00)54%71%49%
Mon - Thurs (18:00 - 08:00)98%92%85%
Fri - Mon (18:00 - 08:00)77%83%67%

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

Please visit and choose a fire station area for your particular theme of interest.