Coniston Fire Station

Coniston Fire Station
Yewdale Road 
LA21 8DU

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

Training Evening: Monday 1900 hrs to 2100 hrs.



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

The risks are mainly residential; however there are a large number of hotels, guest houses, hostels, outward bound centres and other types of holiday accommodation throughout the area. The station attends a range of incidents from chimney fires to the rescue of large animals, farm fires, fell and forest fires. There are no trunk roads in the station area however there are a number of road traffic collisions every year on the congested, narrow, twisting roads around the lakes.


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Coniston Station Area 300 X 447

  Next nearest supporting Fire Engine 

 Ambleside - 8 miles

 Broughton - 9 miles

 Windermere - 12 miles

Station Area3,000 population
Crewing TypeOn-Call
Fire Engines1 fire engine

The village of Coniston is situated in the south of the Lake District National Park, nestling among the mountains at the head of Coniston Water. The population of the village and surrounding area is approximately 3,500 people. The population quadruples during the holiday season resulting in an increased sleeping risk.


The station provides fire cover to most of High Furness, a large remote rural area of approximately 20,000 hectares, including the picturesque conservation village of Hawkshead. The station area is bounded by high fells to the north and west, Windermere to the east and the agricultural land of the Rusland and Crake valleys to the south.

The area contains:


• 1 Grade I Listed and 14 Grade II listed Buildings


• 12 Sites of Specific Scientific Interest


• Centre For Ecology and Hydrology is a Site Specific Risk


• No significant Flood Risk identified within the Station area

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 attended293134
All Fires91318
Accidental primary dwelling fires101
Secondary fires2714
Chimney fires327
Deliberate primary fires000
Deliberate secondary fires101
False Alarms
All false alarms141012
Special Service Calls
Non Road Traffic Collisions Special Service Calls422
Road Traffic Collisions Special Service Calls262

Response times

On-call fire engine

Average crew turnout time (time it takes the crew to respond to the station)4 mins 59 secs6 mins 42 secs4 mins 34 secs
Average response time (time it takes the crew to arrive at the incident from the station)11 mins 38 secs16 mins 24 secs17 mins 55 secs
Number of incidents attended by fire engine C43P1192132


On-call fire engine

Total Availability76%83%88%
Mon - Fri (08:00 - 18:00)63%72%82%
Mon - Thurs (18:00 - 08:00)92%97%97%
Fri - Mon (18:00 - 08:00)73%79%86%

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.