Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service
Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service crest.svg
Operational area
CountryEngland
CountyCumbria
Agency overview
Established1974 (1974)
Chief Fire OfficerJohn Beard
Facilities and equipment
Divisions3
Stations38
Engines42
Platforms2
Rescues5
Website
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Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service is the statutory fire and rescue service for the Shire county of Cumbria, England. Since 2012, the headquarters for the service's 38 fire stations are at Penrith next to the headquarters of Cumbria Constabulary.

History

Prior to 1947, there was the National Fire Service and before that there were various independent services run by volunteers in villages, towns and cities throughout the country. Cumbria Fire Service was formed in 1974 after local government was reorganised. It took in Cumberland Fire Service, Westmorland Fire Service, Carlisle and Barrow Fire Services and parts of Lancashire and Yorkshire. In 2005, the service changed its name to Cumbria Fire & Rescue service to reflect the new responsibilities it now has.

Performance

In 2018/2019, every fire and rescue service in England and Wales was subjected to a statutory inspection by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HIMCFRS). The inspection investigated how well the service performs in each of three areas. On a scale of outstanding, good, requires improvement and inadequate, Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service was rated as follows:[1]

HMICFRS Inspection Cumbria 2018/19
Area Rating Description
Effectiveness Good How effective is the fire and rescue service at keeping people safe and secure from fire and other risks?
Efficiency Good How efficient is the fire and rescue service at keeping people safe and secure from fire and other risks?
People Requires improvement How well does the fire and rescue service look after its people?

Fire stations

Of the 38 fire stations,[2] there are six wholetime in Barrow-in-Furness, Carlisle East and West, Whitehaven, Workington and Kendal), of which three are supported by retained firefighters; two day-crewed (Ulverston and Penrith); and 30 retained.

The fire stations are split Cumbria into three areas, each containing two of the county's districts:[3]

Incidents of note

See also

References

  1. ^ "Cumbria 2018/19". Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HIMCFRS). 17 December 2019. Archived from the original on 3 November 2021. Retrieved 19 November 2021.
  2. ^ "Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service Operations". Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service. Archived from the original on 26 April 2021. Retrieved 26 April 2021.
  3. ^ "Find my location station". Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service. Archived from the original on 17 April 2021. Retrieved 17 April 2021.
  4. ^ "BBC - Cumbria - Weather - Cumbrian Floods". Archived from the original on 12 February 2006.
  5. ^ "Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service". Archived from the original on 25 July 2011. Retrieved 29 September 2007.
  6. ^ http://www.nwemail.co.uk/news/viewarticle.aspx?id=431809[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ http://www.nwemail.co.uk/news/viewarticle.aspx?id=582079[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ "Crews bring huge Barrow town centre blaze under control as residents evacuated to support base". Archived from the original on 14 February 2022. Retrieved 11 January 2017.