Silloth Fire Station

Silloth

Silloth Fire Station
Solway Street
Silloth
CA5 4EB

 

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

Training Evening: Thursday 1830 hrs to 2030 hrs.

Email: enquiries.fire@cumbria.gov.uk      

  

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

In addition to residential risks, there are four elderly person's homes and seven holiday camps, which during the summer months can considerably increase the population of the town. There is a small, but busy dock, which apart from accepting small fishing vessels, also handles thousands of tonnes of imports and exports during the year, bringing its own inherent dangers.

 

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

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Silloth Station Area 300 X 447

  Next nearest supporting Fire Engine

  Aspatria - 9 miles 
  Wigton - 11 miles  
  Maryport - 13 miles 

Station Area5,000 population
Crewing TypeOn-Call
Fire Engines1 fire engine

The fire station was built in 1943 and to compliment the two appliance bays was altered in 1969 to incorporate a drill yard and tower.

The area contains:

  • 2 Grade I listed buildings and 2 Grade II listed buildings

  • 1 Special Area of Conservation; Solway Firth

  • 1 Site Specific Risk; Carrs Flour Mill

  • Silloth forms part of the Solway Firth and is prone to tidal flooding with a return period of approximately 200 years

In addition to residential risks, there are four elderly person's homes, seven holiday camps,  which during the summer months can considerably increase the population of the town. 

There is also a small, but busy dock, which apart from accepting small fishing vessels, also handles thousands of tonnes of imports and exports during the year, which brings its own inherent dangers.

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.

Fire2016/172017/182018/19
All emergencies attended204240
All Fires112128
Accidental primary dwelling fires142
Secondary fires6317
Chimney fires230
Deliberate primary fires210
Deliberate secondary fires375
False Alarms
All false alarms6147
Special Service Calls
Non Road Traffic Collisions Special Service Calls272
Road Traffic Collisions Special Service Calls103

Response times

On-call fire engine

C10P12016/172017/182018/19
Average crew turnout time (time it takes the crew to respond to the station)3 mins 45 secs4 mins 11 secs5 mins 06 secs
Average response time (time it takes the crew to arrive at the incident from the station)8 mins 1 secs5 mins 19 secs10 mins 04 secs
Number of incidents attended by fire engine C10P1103335

Availability

On-call fire engine

C10P12016/172017/182018/19
Total Availability66%72%83%
Mon - Fri (08:00 - 18:00)54%59%76%
Mon - Thurs (18:00 - 08:00)85%91%95%
Fri - Mon (18:00 - 08:00)59%67%77%

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.