Workington Fire Station


Workington Fire Station
Moorclose Road
CA14 5BF


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

Training Evening: Tuesday 1900 hrs to 2100 hrs.



Workington fire station is staffed by Regular and On-call Firefighters and houses two fire engines and the Joint Incident Command Unit (JICU). One of the fire engines is classed as an Enhanced Rescue Pump (ERP) and carries additional equipment to facilitate rescues involving large goods vehicles involved in Road Traffic Collisions, as well as a boat for water rescues from inland water ways. This vehicle also carries other associated rescue equipment for the release of large animals.

The Joint Incident Command Unit is a mobile incident management vehicle which can be staffed by members of the Fire Service, Police or Ambulance Service.

One of the main risks in the town is the number of industrial factories which include Chemical plants and Manufacturing units. The busy A595 and A596 trunk road passes through the station area which can lead to problems with Road Traffic Collisions. Other risks associated with in the town and station area include schools, several residential homes for elderly people and residential properties. Firefighters receive specialist Swift Water Rescue training to deal with water rescue and flooding incidents along with specialist Road Traffic Collision training.


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Workington Station Area 300 X 447

  Next nearest supporting Fire Engine

  Whitehaven - 6 miles 
  Maryport - 8 miles  
  Cockermouth - 10 miles 

Station Area32,200 population
Crewing TypeRegular and On-Call
Fire Engines2 fire engines and 1 Joint Incident Command Unit

The coastal town of Workington is situated on the west coast of Cumbria and is largely an industrial town with a population of around 25,000. The main industries in the town include the production of carton board (Iggesund Paperboard), Chemical Plants, and many other
industrial factories and units.

Workington Fire Station is situated on Moorclose Road and was built in 2013 as part of the North West Fire Services PFI Initiative.

The area contains:

  • 3 Grade I listed buildings and 5 Grade II listed building

  • 1 Site of Specific Scientific Interest

  • 12 Site Specific Risks; Pentagon Chemicals Specialties Ltd, , Amcor Flexibles Ltd, Port Of Workington; Camtex Fabrics Ltd; New Balance Athletic Shoes (Uk) Ltd; West Cumbria College; Alco Waste Management; Cumbria Waste Management Ltd; Past Times/Stobarts/Hawkshead; Workington Community Hospital; Derwent Park; Borough Park

  • Lostrigg Beck often causes flooding to communities in the Bridgefoot area and Workington was affected by the severe flooding to the County in 2009.

The table shows the number of incidents that have occurred within 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 attended376302383
All Fires167112217
Accidental primary dwelling fires17923
Secondary fires1047339
Chimney fires231
Deliberate primary fires19717
Deliberate secondary fires7955113
False Alarms
All false alarms151155131
Special Service Calls
Non Road Traffic Collisions Special Service Calls472124
Road Traffic Collisions Special Service Calls111411

Response times

Regular Fire Engine

Fire Engine C01P12015/162016/172017/18
Average crew turnout time (time it takes the crew to respond to the station)1 min 30 secs1 min 23 secs1 min 13 secs
Average response time (time it takes the crew to arrive at the incident from the station)6 mins 13 secs7 mins 1 sec6 mins 09 secs
Number of incidents attended by fire engine C01P1416360465

On-Call Fire Engine

Fire Engine C01P22015/162016/172017/18
Average crew turnout time (time it takes the crew to respond to the station)4 mins 58 secs6 mins 59 secs6 mins 25 secs
Average response time (time it takes the crew to arrive at the incident from the station)10 mins 7 secs5 mins 56 secs6 mins 26 secs
Number of incidents attended by fire engines 01P2584872

Availability of fire engines

Regular Fire Engine

Total Availability100%100%100%
Mon - Fri (08:00 - 18:00)100%100%100%
Mon - Thurs (18:00 - 08:00)100%100%100%
Fri - Mon (18:00 - 08:00)100%100%100%

On-Call Fire Engine

Total Availability68.69%79.32%87.98%
Mon - Fri (08:00 - 18:00)63.95%62.40%83%
Mon - Thurs (18:00 - 08:00)80.28%95.39%97.64%
Fri - Mon (18:00 - 08:00)61.98%78.49%83.31%

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 and choose a fire station area for your particular theme of interest.