The operational capability of Cumbria Fire & Rescue Service is based on 38 fire stations located across the county. Barrow and Carlisle are staffed 24 hours a day by regular firefighters. Workington and Whitehaven are also staffed by regular firefighters 24 hours a day but their second fire engine staffed by aiained firefighters who are on call. Kendal is staffed for 12 hours each day by regular firefighters, with a on-call crew providing cover during the other 12 hours. The remaining 33 stations are solely staffed by on-call (part-time) firefighters who live and/or work in the community they serve. The types of incidents attended by the service are varied, from fires to floods and from road traffic collisions to animal rescues.
Cumbria Fire & Rescue Service prides itself on the operational readiness the service and continually strives to improve the service it gives to the whole community within available resources. To find out more about some of our operations follow the links in the menu on the left.