Kendal Fire Station

Kendal

Kendal Fire Station
Busher Walk
Kendal
Cumbria
LA9 4RH

 

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

Training Evening: Thursday 1900 hrs to 2100 hrs.

Email: enquiries.fire@cumbria.gov.uk

 

Kendal fire station is staffed by Regular and On-call Firefighters and houses 2 fire engines and a Prime Mover which is used to transport the county's 2 High Volume Pumps (HVP).

The HVPs, in addition to giving Cumbria the capability of tackling serious flooding incidents, have been used very successfully, on a national basis, outside the county too. Risks in the area include responding to road traffic collisions due to the adjacent M6 motorway and the nearby 'A' roads. The River Kent originates in hills surrounding Kentmere, and flows for around 20 miles into the north of Morecambe Bay. The stations firefighters receive specialist training to deal with water incidents.

 

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Kendal Station Area 300 X 447

  Next nearest supporting Fire Engine 

 Staveley - 4 miles

 Milnthorpe - 8 miles

 Windermere - 8 miles

Station Area35,000 population
Crewing TypeDay-Crewed (8am - 8pm) and On-call
Fire Engines2 fire-engines, 1 High Volume Pump and a Boat

Kendal is situated in the south east of Cumbria and is mainly an industrial town formed by many small industries with a population of around 33,000. The towns' ideal location means that it attracts a large transient population of holiday makers on their way to the Lakes increasing the sleeping risk particularly during the holiday seasons. In the recent past, the towns' success was mainly due to businesses like shoe manufacturing and the insurance industry, now however, the town continues to be successful by way of a varied industrial work-base. 

The area contains:

 

• 5 Grade 1 and 19 Grade II listed Buildings

 

• 7 Sites of Specific Scientific Interest

 

• Site Specific Risks within the station area, Watchgate Water Treatment Works, Westmorland General Hospital, Furmanite International Ltd, Farleys Health Products, James Cropper, Westmorland Shopping Centre, National Grid Sub Station

 

• Kendal Station area has significant flood risks. The Flood Risk area covers approximately 9.4 Km2 from James Cropper paper mill in Burneside village to Helsington Mills at the southern extremity of Kendal. The Kent rises in the hills surrounding Kentmere and flows only a short distance of 32Km before entering the sea at the Northern End of Morecambe Bay. The Kent has three main tributaries joining upstream of the town, the Mint, Sprint and Gowan. The flood catchment is predominantly rural apart from the urban area of Kendal whose early industry developed alongside the banks of the Kent. There are almost 1500 properties at risk.

The table shows the number of incidents that have occurred within a nominal station area (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.

Fire2015/162016/172017/18
All emergencies attended392300287
All Fires606463
Accidental primary dwelling fires82014
Secondary fires22167
Chimney fires1297
Deliberate primary fires663
Deliberate secondary fires181012
False Alarms
All false alarms231174158
Special Service Calls
Non Road Traffic Collisions Special Service Calls754640
Road Traffic Collisions Special Service Calls261626

Response times

Day Crewed Fire Engine

Fire Engine C60P12015/162016/172017/18
Average crew turnout time (time it takes the crew to respond to the station)2 mins 14 secs2 mins 37 secs2 mins 44 secs
Average response time (time it takes the crew to arrive at the incident from the station)5 mins 13 secs7 mins 23 secs8 mins 14 secs
Number of incidents attended by fire engine C60P1388310317

On-call Fire Engine

Fire Engine C60P22015/16
2016/172017/18
Average crew turnout time (time it takes the crew to respond to the station)4 mins 51 secs5 mins 43 secs5 mins 59 secs
Average response time (time it takes the crew to arrive at the incident from the station)4 mins 57 secs8 mins 16 secs8 mins 30 secs
Number of incidents attended by fire engine C60P21068363

Availability of fire engines

Day Crewed Fire Engine

Fire Engine C60P12015/162016/172017/18
Total Availability100%99.97%99.76%
Mon - Fri (08:00 - 18:00)100%100%100%
Mon - Thurs (18:00 - 08:00)100%99.97%99.88%
Fri - Mon (18:00 - 08:00)100%99.94%99.46%

On-call Fire Engine

Fire Engine C60P22015/162016/17
2017/18
Total Availability99.91%83.03%71.67%
Mon - Fri (08:00 - 18:00)94.81%92.05%91.1%
Mon - Thurs (18:00 - 08:00)97.92%86.31%72.22%
Fri - Mon (18:00 - 08:00)94.41%72.85%55.63%

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.