Aspatria Fire Station
Aspatria Fire Station
Aspatria fire station is staffed by On-call Firefighters and houses one fire engine.
Aspatria deals with a variety of incidents including road traffic collisions as the main risks associated in the area are the A596 which runs through the town and the nearby A595. They deal with agricultural fires such as barn fires, heath and moorland fires together with livestock rescues. They also attend domestic property fires.
About Aspatria Fire Station
- Maryport - 8 miles
- Wigton - 9 miles
- Cockermouth - 9 miles
- 1 fire engine
Aspatria is a small town in West Cumbria situated approximately half way between the west coast and city of Carlisle, with a population of approximately 3,500 people. The main employer in the town is the Sealy bed manufacturer and First Milk and Cheese producing dairy products.
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:
5 Grade I listed buildings and 4 Grade II listed buildings
2 Sites of Specific Scientific Interest
2 Site Specific Risks; Sealy's and First Milk and Cheese
The Station has attended numerous rescues of person from vehicles trapped in flood water on the roads in and around the Town (B5301, Arkleby, Plumbland). Flooding has also affected domestic properties in some of the smaller local villages (Arkleby, Measgate and Baggrow in recent years)
The main risks within the station area are associated with the two busy trunk roads, the A596 which runs through the town, and the nearby A595. These roads are busy with both commuter and transport traffic, along with slow moving agricultural traffic. This all equates to a high risk for road traffic collisions in the area. Other risks are associated with the large number of agricultural premises. Open farmland brings the danger of barn fires, heath and moor land fires, as well as livestock rescues.