Fire Service

Cambridge Fire and Rescue Service


The following is taken from the Cambridge Fire and Rescue Service website:

In emergency always dial 999

Main website and links

South Cambs District

We operate five fire stations in South Cambridgeshire - for more information on these, please browse the list below.  Alternatively, to see all our fire stations in the county, use our interactive county map.
Please note, South Cambs district does not include the city of Cambridge - this is managed and administered by a separate Cambridge City District team.

Fire Stations

     Cottenham fire station
     Papworth Everard fire station
     Gamlingay fire station
     Sawston fire station
     Linton fire station


Please find below a list of telephone numbers for this district.  If you would like to send our South Cambs district administration team an email, please use the South Cambs District online contact form.

District Office

01223 376 217

Cottenham fire station


High Street, Cottenham, Cambridge, CB24 8RX
Phone:01954 250 331
Out of hours phone: 01223 376253 (District office)
Fax:01954 250 331

Cottenham fire station is in the South Cambridgeshire district. It has one fire engine, which is crewed by firefighters on the retained duty system.
Firefighters at Cottenham train for two hours each week during their training evening, which is on a Monday between 7pm and 9pm.

Cambridge fire station

Wholetime (24/7)

Parkside, Cambridge, CB1 1JF
Phone:01223 376 283
Out of hours phone: 01223 376 202
Fax:01223 376 229

Cambridge fire station is the largest in the county and is the sole fire station in the Cambridge City district. Four watches of wholetime firefighters (Blue, Green, Red and White) operate two water tenders, a rescue vehicle and a turntable ladder 24/7, 365 days a year. 

The district staff for Cambridge City and South Cambridgeshire are based here too, including district management, administrators, fire safety and community safety officers and an HR adviser.
Cambridge fire station is due to be redeveloped next year (2009) in a partnership between the Fire Authority and urban developers Stofords. The current fire station will be knocked down and a new fire station will be built on the same site, over which will be around 130 residential apartments. While the fire station is being rebuilt, firefighters will move into a temporary fire station, which will be built within the territorial army base in Coldhams Lane.