Ambleside Fire Station
Ambleside Fire Station
Ambleside fire station is staffed by On-call Firefighters and houses one fire engine and a Wildfire Land Rover.
As Ambleside is an internationally renowned holiday destination the main risk is the significant number of hotels and boarding houses within the area which increases the resident population by up to 20,000 at peak times in the summer. In addition, there is a university complex in Ambleside that educates and employs a substantial number of people Other risks include open farmland and fells which brings the danger of agricultural and wildfires and flooding incidents due to the number of lakes within the area, Ambleside firefighters receive specialist wildfire and water first responder training.
About Ambleside Fire Station
- Windermere - 5 miles
- Coniston - 8 miles
- Staveley - 9 miles
- 1 fire engine
- 1 wildfire land rover
Ambleside Fire Station is in the heart of the Lake District National Park, only 100 metres from the famous Bridge House over Stock Beck. As Ambleside is an internationally renowned holiday destination the main risk is the significant number of hotels and boarding houses within the area which increases the resident population by up to 20,000 at peak times in the summer.
Further information for this fire station is available on a number of themes at the Cumbria Intelligence Observatory, including:
Crime and Community
Health and Social Care
Economy and Employment
Children and Young People
Please visit www.cumbriaobservatory.org.uk and choose a fire station area for your particular theme of interest.
The area contains:
• 2 heritage sites, High Street Roman Road and Gaitscale Farmstead
• 6 Grade I Listed and 13 Grade II listed Buildings
• 11 Sites of Specific Scientific Interest
• Wordsworth Trust Grasmere is a Site Specific Risk
• Ambleside is at risk of flooding, it is situated to the North end of Lake Windermere with a number of businesses situated on the Lake front. In recent years high levels of rainfall have swelled the lake with localised flooding causing severe damage to nearby properties. Flooding continues to pose a significant risk with Stock Ghyll, The River Rothay and Fisher Beck potentially placing over 250 properties at risk.