Milnthorpe Fire Station

Milnthorpe
Milnthorpe Fire Station
Beetham Road
Milnthorpe
Cumbria
LA7 7QR
 

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

Training Evening: Monday 1900 hrs to 2100 hrs.

Email: enquiries.fire@cumbria.gov.uk

 

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

Although the station covers a relatively small area, within its boundaries are sections of both the West Coast Main Line and the M6 motorway. The station has attended numerous incidents on both these major transport networks. As Milnthorpe is also on the Kent Estuary, the station attends incidents involving the rescue of people who have become trapped in the notorious quicksands around the Kent Estuary, and for this reason works closely with other agencies including the Coast Guard.

 

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Milnthorpe Station Area 300 X 447

  Next nearest supporting Fire Engine

  Arnside - 4 miles 
  Kendal - 8 miles  
  Kirkby Lonsdale - 9 miles 

Station Area6,000 population
Crewing TypeOn-Call
Fire Engines1 fire-engine

Milnthorpe is a large market village situated in the south of the County, just north of the border with Lancashire. The Fire Station is located on the main A6 trunk road that runs through the village.

The area contains:

  • 6 Grade I listed buildings and 10 Grade II listed buildings

  • 4 Sites of Specific Scientific Interest

  • 3 Site Specific Risks; Billerud, Dallam Timber Treatment Services and Houghtons Parkhouse Coachworks

  • No significant Flood Risk identified within the Station area

Although a small area, the West Coast Main Line together with the M6 motorway runs through Milnthorpe's station area, and in recent years the station has attended numerous incidents on these two public transport networks. Although most of the area is rural there is a small industrial and commercial business centre on the old Nestle' Dairy site which has a number of businesses employing large numbers of people. As Milnthorpe is also on the Kent Estuary, the station has attended rescues of people who have become trapped in the notorious quicksand around the Kent Estuary, and for this reason works closely with the Coast Guard.

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 attended655458
All Fires181716
Accidental primary dwelling fires

4

01
Secondary fires456
Chimney fires351
Deliberate primary fires201
Deliberate secondary fires123
False Alarms
All false alarms352326
Special Service Calls
Non Road Traffic Collisions Special Service Calls587
Road Traffic Collisions Special Service Calls769

Response times

On-call fire engine

C66P12016/172017/182018/19
Average crew turnout time (time it takes the crew to respond to the station)5 mins 41 secs5 mins 56 secs6 mins 11 secs
Average response time (time it takes the crew to arrive at the incident from the station)8 mins 18 secs8 mins 44 secs9 mins 17 secs
Number of incidents attended by fire engine C66P1846360

Availability

On-call fire engine

C66P12016/172017/182018/19
Total Availability94%83%70%
Mon - Fri (08:00 - 18:00)86%57%40%
Mon - Thurs (18:00 - 08:00)100%99%95%
Fri - Mon (18:00 - 08:00)95%89%70%

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 www.cumbriaobservatory.org.uk and choose a fire station area for your particular theme of interest.