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Coniston Fire Station

Coniston Fire Station
Yewdale Road
LA21 8DU
United Kingdom

0300 303 8623
Station type

Coniston fire station is staffed by On-call Firefighters and houses one fire engine.

The risks are mainly residential; however there are a large number of hotels, guest houses, hostels, outward bound centres and other types of holiday accommodation throughout the area. The station attends a range of incidents from chimney fires to the rescue of large animals, farm fires, fell and forest fires. There are no trunk roads in the station area however there are a number of road traffic collisions every year on the congested, narrow, twisting roads around the lakes.

Drill night
Monday 1900hrs
Westmorland & Furness

About Coniston Fire Station

Station profile

Local stations

  • Ambleside - 8 miles
  • Broughton - 9 miles
  • Windermere - 12 miles

3,000 population

Crewing type



  • 1 fire engine


The village of Coniston is situated in the south of the Lake District National Park, nestling among the mountains at the head of Coniston Water. The population of the village and surrounding area is approximately 3,500 people. The population quadruples during the holiday season resulting in an increased sleeping risk.

The station provides fire cover to most of High Furness, a large remote rural area of approximately 20,000 hectares, including the picturesque conservation village of Hawkshead. The station area is bounded by high fells to the north and west, Windermere to the east and the agricultural land of the Rusland and Crake valleys to the south.

Demographic and social profile of station area

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 and Employment

  • Environment

  • Children and Young People

Please visit www.cumbriaobservatory.org.uk and choose a fire station area for your particular theme of interest.

Risk information

The area contains:

• 1 Grade I Listed and 14 Grade II listed Buildings

• 12 Sites of Specific Scientific Interest

• Centre For Ecology and Hydrology is a Site Specific Risk

• No significant Flood Risk identified within the Station area