Bootle Fire Station

Bootle Fire Station

Station Road 


LA19 5UD


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

Training Evening: Wednesday 1900 hrs to 2100 hrs.



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

The current, purpose built, Fire Station was opened in February 2015, the well-appointed building has facilities including a Community Room, Gymnasium, Showers, Drying Room, B.A. room and a large Appliance Bay. Bootle deals with a variety of incidents including road traffic collisions as the main risk associated in the area is the busy A595 which runs through the town


Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service carry out Safe and Well Visits; please use the link below for more information. 

Safe and Well Visits and Safety in your home


Bootle Station Area 300 X 447

  Next nearest supporting Fire Engine

  Millom - 8 miles 
  Broughton - 11 miles  
  Seascale - 13 miles 

Station Area1,300 population
Crewing TypeOn-Call
Fire Engines1 fire engine

Bootle is a small village situated in South Copeland approximately 24 miles south of  Whitehaven and eight miles north of Millom. It has a population of approximately 1,300 people in an area that extends from Whitbeck to the mouth of the River Esk near Waberthwaite, however most of the population lives in the village of Bootle itself which is 2 miles inland.

Most of the population commutes out of the area for employment, but the largest employer in the area is the DSA testing range at Eskmeals. The area has an unspoiled sandy coastline and the Eskmeals dunes are a nature reserve and are part of the Drigg coast special area of conservation.

The area contains:

  • 2 Heritage Sites; Muncaster Castle and Barnscar Romano-British Farmstead

  • 3 Grade II listed buildings

  • 7 Sites of Specific Scientific Interest

  • 1 Site Specific Risk; MoD Eskmeals

  • There are no significant Flood Risks identified within the Station area

The A595 trunk road runs directly through the village and can give problems of road traffic accidents.

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 attended91220
All Fires3612
Accidental primary dwelling fires100
Secondary fires1610
Chimney fires105
Deliberate primary fires000
Deliberate secondary fires001
False Alarm
All false alarms222
Special Service Calls
Non Road Traffic Collisions Special Service Calls016
Road Traffic Collisions Special Service Calls430

Response times

On-call fire engine

Average crew turnout time (time it takes the crew to respond to the station)5 mins 57 secs5 mins 34 secs5 mins 7 secs
Average response time (time it takes the crew to arrive at the incident from the station)11 mins 22 secs15 mins 42 secs12 mins 27 secs
Number of incidents attended by fire engine C41P1202032


On-call fire engine

Total Availability86%90%97%
Mon - Fri (08:00 - 18:00)72%82%93%
Mon - Thurs (18:00 - 08:00)97%96%99%
Fri - Mon (18:00 - 08:00)87%91%97%

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.