Keswick Fire Station

Keswick

Keswick Fire Station
Penrith Road
Keswick
CA12 4PA

 

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

Training Evening: Wednesday 1815 hrs to 2015 hrs.

Email: enquiries.fire@cumbria.gov.uk      

  

Keswick fire station is staffed by On-call Firefighters and houses one fire engine and a Wildfire Land Rover. 

The main risks are associated with residential properties, hotels, guest houses and other types of holiday accommodation. Other risks include the large volumes of traffic on the predominantly 'B' type roads and the busy Penrith to Workington A66, which increases the potential for road traffic collisions. Open farmland and fells brings the danger of agricultural and wildfires, in addition to other farm incidents, such as livestock rescues. Firefighters receive specialist training to deal with Wildfire incidents. With many rivers and three major lakes within the station area, the potential for water rescue incidents is high, so firefighters are trained as water first responders.

 

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Keswick Station Area 300 X 447

  Next nearest supporting Fire Engine

  Penrith - 17 miles 
  Cockermouth - 14 miles  
  Ambleside - 16 miles 

Station Area6,800 population
Crewing TypeOn-Call
Fire Engines1 fire engine and 1 Wildfire Land Rover

The station was built in 1969 and incorporates a drill yard and tower, in addition to the two appliance bays.  Keswick firefighters have specific training and equipment to deal with wildfire and flood related incidents.

 

The area contains:

  • 5 Heritage Sites; Castle Rigg Stone Castle, Derwent Island House, Mire  House, Force Crag Mine, Threlkeld Settlement

  • There is 1 Grade I listed building and 7 Grade II listed buildings

  • 4 Special Areas of Conservation and 32 Sites of Specific Scientific Interest

  • Derwent Isle is a Site Specific Risk

  • Flood Risk: The Town has been affected by severe floods over recent  years and the Environment Agency and United Utilities have invested  heavily to provide engineered solutions to the flooding problems.  However flooding from surface water remains a risk to some areas of the  town. Keswick is situated on the River Greta, immediately upstream of its  confluence with the River Derwent. The Flood Warning area covers  approximately 2.48 Km2 and includes low lying property, parkland and  campsite between Low Briery on the River Greta to where the River  Derwent enters Derwentwater Lake. There are approximately 800  properties at risk with major flooding occurring in 1954, 1985, 2004, 2005  and 2009, and minor events every few years in between.

The town of Keswick lies in the heart of the Lake District and is very popular with holiday makers and people coming for long weekends. The influx of tourists often increases the town's population threefold at the height of the season, filling many of the hotels and guest houses, significantly increasing the sleeping risk.

The main risks are associated with residential properties, hotels, guest houses and other types of holiday accommodation. However, other risks include large volumes of traffic on the predominantly 'B' type roads and the busy Penrith to Workington A66, which increases the potential for road traffic collisions. Open farmland brings the danger of barn and heath fires, in addition to other farm incidents, such as livestock rescues.

With three major lakes within the station area, the potential for water rescue incidents is high, as is the possibility of flooding which has resulted in some significant rescue operations in recent years.

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.

Fire2015/162016/172017/18
All emergencies attended1076460
All Fires24137
Accidental primary dwelling fires740
Secondary fires321
Chimney fires202
Deliberate primary fires021
Deliberate secondary fires311
False Alarms
All false alarms433840
Special Service Calls
Non Road Traffic Collisions Special Service Calls3599
Road Traffic Collisions Special Service Calls544

Response times

On-call fire engine

C07P12015/162016/172017/18
Average crew turnout time (time it takes the crew to respond to the station)4 mins 14 secs4 mins 16 secs4 mins 53 secs
Average response time (time it takes the crew to arrive at the incident from the station)5 mins 05 secs8 mins 24secs7 mins 45 secs
Number of incidents attended by fire engine C07P11127970

Availability

On-call fire engine

C07P12015/162016/172017/18
Total Availability99.50%96.39%99.45%
Mon - Fri (08:00 - 18:00)99.33%93.04%99.53%
Mon - Thurs (18:00 - 08:00)99.97%99.61%99.85%
Fri - Mon (18:00 - 08:00)99.22%96.21%99.04%

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.