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Ulverston Fire Station

Ulverston Fire Station
Beehive Business Park, Thomas Way
LA12 7TU
United Kingdom

0300 303 8623
Station type
Day crew and On-call

Joint site working with 999 services Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service , Cumbria Constabulary, Northwest Ambulance Service & British Transport Police.

Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service operate Regular Day Crewed Firefighters and On-call Firefighters system and houses two fire engines and support vehicles. 

Rescue of large animals, farm and barn fires are a part of the station workload. Firefighters also respond to incidents and rescues from the sands and mud flats along with the RNLI, Coastguard and other agencies covering Morecambe Bay. Firefighters attend a significant number of road traffic collisions, mainly on the busy A590, the main route into south Cumbria. 

Drill night
Monday 1930hrs
Westmorland & Furness

About Ulverston Fire Station

Station profile

Local stations

  • Barrow - 9 miles
  • Broughton - 10 miles
  • Grange - 15 miles

17,400 population

Crewing type

Wholetime and On-call


  • 2 fire engines


The market town of Ulverston is situated on the busy A590 trunk road in the centre of the Furness Peninsula in the south of the county. The population of the Station area is approximately 17,500 people, with 8,000 households.

The original Fire Station was built in 1886, and is still in use by Ulverston St. John's Ambulance Brigade and the second Station was opened in 1974. The current station opened in 2021 is a combined Furness Peninsula Blue Light Hub with Cumbria Fire & Rescue Service, Cumbria Constabulary & Northwest Ambulance Service all operating from the station hub.

 The Station provides fire cover to the town and parts of High and Low Furness, a rural area of approximately 10,000 hectares, and is bounded by fells to the north and west, farmland to the south and Morecambe Bay to the east. The main industry in the town is the GlaxoSmithKline pharmaceutical production plant. There are a number of electronic, light engineering and specialist engineering factories in the town together with hotels, guest houses and other types of holiday accommodation throughout the area. Other industries include farming (the Agricultural and Livestock Market is held every Thursday) and forestry.

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 building and 11 Grade II listed buildings
  • 4 Sites of Specific Scientific Interest
  • 3 Site Specific Risks; George Barker and Sons Ltd, GlaxoSmithKline Marl International Ltd, Oxley Developments Co. Ltd
  • Dragley Beck runs through parts of Ulverston and has caused localised flooding to parts of the Town, mainly around the North Road and Steel Street areas.

Rescue of large animals, farm and barn fires are a part of the Station workload. Firefighters have also been involved with the RNLI, Coastguard and other agencies in rescues from the sand and mud flats of Morecambe Bay and also attending some severe flooding incidents in recent years.   Firefighters attend a large number of road traffic collisions, mainly on the busy A590, the main route into south Cumbria.