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Patterdale Fire Station

Patterdale Fire Station
CA11 0PJ
United Kingdom

0300 303 8623
Station type

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

Patterdale, though a relatively quiet station, deals with a variety of incidents including chimney fires, barn fires, house fires, road traffic collisions, prolonged flooding and automatic alarms from Hotels. A memorable special service call was to the Ullswater steamer the M.V Raven which was about to sink at its moorings when a stop cock failed. The light portable pump soon had her pumped out and floating again ready for the season.

Drill night
Thursday 1900hrs
Westmorland & Furness

About Longtown Fire Station

Station profile

Local stations

  • Ambleside - 14 miles
  • Penrith - 22 miles
  • Keswick - 26 miles

2,800 population

Crewing type



  • 1 fire engine


The communities of Patterdale and Glenridding historically were mainly farming and mining orientated, for many years now though they have become more and more reliant on tourism. Mining ceased in the early 1960's and farming employs less people by the year.

Many years ago the appliance was housed in what is now the Hikers Bar at the Ullswater Hotel, several of the crew being miners who also made up the Mines Rescue at the Greenside Mine, Glenridding.

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:

  • 3 Heritage, 1 Grade 1 and 2 Grade II listed buildings
  • 1 Special Area of Conservation and 4 sites of Specific Scientific Interest
  • Ullswater pumping station is a Sites Specific Risk
  • There is risk of flooding posed from Grisedale, Deepdale and Goldrill becks

Within that area the most significant risks are undoubtedly the large hotels in and around Glenridding and along the length of Ullswater. Also within the area are two Youth Hostels and several residential outdoor pursuit centres, which cater for large numbers of students, many of secondary school age. Other risks include agricultural premises and the lake steamers which can carry up to 200 passengers.