The fire station at Workington has four fire appliance bays, extra storage space, a community room, young firefighter and improved training facilities and office accommodation for the Workington Locality management team.
"The official opening of the new Workington station is a real landmark moment in the history of Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service as it's the culmination of a major project that has delivered five new fire stations across the county.
"The stations are a step forward for the Fire Service in terms of the facilities at our disposal and they also bring benefits to communities as they are specifically designed for community use."
More top news
Cumbria Police has defended its decision to spend one £1.8 million on replacing traditional notebooks with new electronic devices.
Hundreds of people have turned out at the Border Reivers festival in Hawick today.
A brighter afternoon but windy with showers. Further rain/showers into Sunday. Some sunshine developing but winds staying strong and cooler