Shap Fire Station


Shap Fire Station
Main Street
CA10 3NH


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

Training Evening: Monday 1900 hrs to 2100 hrs.        



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

Fire crews from Shap attend a variety of incidents, a high percentage of which are road traffic collisions on the nearby M6 Motorway; other incidents include house fires, vehicle fires, grass fires and flooding related incidents. Given the rural nature of the area the crew are also called to incidents involving the rescue of trapped farm animals.


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Shap Station Area 300 X 447

  Next nearest supporting Fire Engine

  Penrith - 10 miles 
  Appleby - 11 miles  
  Kendal - 16 miles 

Station Area4,200 population
Crewing TypeOn-Call
Fire Engines1 fire engine

Shap village lies on the edge of the English Lake District and has a population of 1700. It is  situated on the A6 road which is about two miles from the M6 motorway and near to the West Coast Mainline Railway.

Fire crews from Shap attend an assortment of house fires, vehicle fires, chimney fires and grass fires. They also attend flooding incidents and have been involved in the rescue of trapped farm animals. The majority of calls are to the M6 motorway attending road traffic collisions.

One of the most notable incidents the Shap crew attended was that of the RAF Hawk Jet that crashed on the railway bridge at the north end of the village killing both pilots.

The area contains:

  • 2 Heritage Sites; Shap Abbey and The Image Garden

  • 1 Grade I listed building and 12 Grade II listed buildings

  • There is 1 Special Area of Conservation; Naddle Forest and 7 sites of Special Scientific Interest

  • 4 Site Specific Risks; 3 in Shap Quarry and 1 being the West Coast Main Line

  • There are no significant flood risks identified with 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 attended534540
All Fires201111
Accidental primary dwelling fires221
Secondary fires238
Chimney fires043
Deliberate primary fires000
Deliberate secondary fires301
False Alarms
All false alarms202111
Special Service Calls
Non Road Traffic Collisions Special Service Calls497
Road Traffic Collisions Special Service Calls9411

Response times

On-call fire engine

Average crew turnout time (time it takes the crew to respond to the station)4 mins 44 secs5 mins 24 secs

4 mins 48 secs

Average response time (time it takes the crew to arrive at the incident from the station)11 mins 41 secs13 mins 28 secs14 mins 56 secs
Number of incidents attended by fire engine C68P1483944


On-call fire engine

Total Availability88%88%97%
Mon - Fri (08:00 - 18:00)77%79%95%
Mon - Thurs (18:00 - 08:00)99%98%100%
Fri - Mon (18:00 - 08:00)86%86%96%

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.