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Shap Fire Station

Shap Fire Station
Main Street
CA10 3NH
United Kingdom

0300 303 8623
Station type

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

Fire crews from Shap attend a variety of incidents, a high percentage of which are road traffic collisions on the nearby M6 Motorway; other incidents include house fires, vehicle fires, grass fires and flooding related incidents. Given the rural nature of the area the crew are also called to incidents involving the rescue of trapped farm animals.

Drill night
Monday 1900hrs
Westmorland & Furness

About Shap Fire Station

Station profile

Local stations

  • Penrith - 10 miles
  • Appleby - 11 miles
  • Kendal - 16 miles

4,200 population

Crewing type



  • 1 fire engine


Shap village lies on the edge of the English Lake District and has a population of 1700. It is  situated on the A6 road which is about two miles from the M6 motorway and near to the West Coast Mainline Railway.

Fire crews from Shap attend an assortment of house fires, vehicle fires, chimney fires and grass fires. They also attend flooding incidents and have been involved in the rescue of trapped farm animals. The majority of calls are to the M6 motorway attending road traffic collisions.

One of the most notable incidents the Shap crew attended was that of the RAF Hawk Jet that crashed on the railway bridge at the north end of the village killing both pilots.

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:

  • 2 Heritage Sites; Shap Abbey and The Image Garden
  • 1 Grade I listed building and 12 Grade II listed buildings
  • There is 1 Special Area of Conservation; Naddle Forest and 7 sites of Special Scientific Interest
  • 4 Site Specific Risks; 3 in Shap Quarry and 1 being the West Coast Main Line
  • There are no significant flood risks identified with the station area