The CQI Cumbria Branch is pleased to invite members to a visit of Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service.
Station Manager, Mark Ducie, will lead the branch on a tour of the Service training facilities, including demonstrations, and discussions around attending a 999 incident and fire as a health asset.
This promises to be an interesting and engaging event, and a great opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at the vital work the Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service does.
Attendance is limited, so please contact Stuart Walker to reserve your place on:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 01229 837458.
About Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service
Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service is a large rural service covering the second largest county in the UK, from the picturesque Lake District to the Pennines in the east and from the industrialised West Cumbrian coast to the estuaries in the south of the county. 38 fire stations serve the county; six regular, two day-crewed (with additional on-call crew support) and 30 on-call.
There is a great emphasis on community safety work and much of the day to day operation of the service revolves around this concept. In this section of the website you will find some background information about the service.
History of Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service
The modern history of Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service really starts in 1947 when the fire service as we know it today was formed. Prior to that 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 and Rescue Service to reflect the new responsibilities it now has.
The types of incidents attended by the service are varied, from fires to floods and from road traffic collisions to animal rescues.
Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service prides itself on the operational readiness and continually strives to improve the service it gives to the whole community.