Humberside Fire and Rescue Service

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) is the statutory fire and rescue service covering the area of what was the county of Humberside (1974–1996), but now consists of the unitary authorities of East Riding of Yorkshire, Kingston upon Hull, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire in northern England.

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service
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Operational area
Agency overview
Established1974 (1974)
Employees992 Operational, 33 Control Room & 254 Support Staff
Chief Fire OfficerChris Blacksell
EMS levelBLS
Facilities and equipment
Engines46 (9 Reserves)
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Humberside Fire Brigade was formed in 1974 as a result of the new laws stating that all areas must have an official fire service. When Humberside County Council, was abolished in 1995, a parliamentary combination order came into effect, establishing Humberside Fire Authority (the current ruling body of Humberside Fire Brigade) with control of all brigade personnel, equipment and premises. This is a combined fire authority, which is financed by the constituent councils of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Kingston upon Hull City Council, North Lincolnshire Council and North East Lincolnshire Council.

In 1987, Humberside Fire Brigade changed its name to Humberside Fire and Rescue Service.[2] In common with many other regional fire brigades at the time, this was to reflect the role they now play in many aspects of fire safety as they do much more than just putting out fires.[3]

In 2007, HFRS featured on a BBC One show entitled Women on Fire. Cameras followed two female firefighters during a 16-day intensive training course to allow them to become retained firefighters for Humberside Fire and Rescue Service.[4]

Sledmere fire station was closed in 2008 as part of cost-saving measures introduced by the Service.[5]

On 1 January 2013, plans were submitted to Hull City Council expressing Humberside Fire and Rescue Service's intention to replace Clough Road fire station, to build a new £3.9 million facility on the same site. In April 2013 planning permission was granted by Hull City Council. The new station became operational in July 2015.[6] In a similar fashion, due to the ongoing expansion of Hull New Theatre, Hull Central fire station was closed, having been mostly demolished beforehand, and operations were moved to a new station on Spring Street in 2017.[7]

In January 2017, work on the £9 million Jean Bishop Integrated Care Centre (ICC) began, part of which contains a new fire station for East Hull. The site for this is that of the former David Lister School off Rosmead Street. The centre was opened in July 2018.[8]

Service headquarters (SHQ)Edit

HFRS headquarters are on the western outskirts of Hull in Summergroves Way near the boundary with Hessle. This building houses the majority of the service's administration and support services including Stores, IT, Health & Safety, Training etc.

Fire stations and appliancesEdit

HFRS operates 31 fire stations. These stations are strategically located to provide suitable coverage for the region. Nine of these stations are Wholetime, three stations are Wholetime/Retained and 19 stations are Retained only. The 31 stations are divided into four Community Protection Units (CPUs), with each one covering a different area of the Humberside region.[9] Below are tables providing information of all stations' callsigns, locations, duty systems and operational appliances.

East Riding of YorkshireEdit

Station Callsign: Station Name: Duty System: Appliances:
DH04 Beverley Retained/Cross Crewed* 1x WrL, 1x WrT, 1x EFR, 2x PM* for: 1x HVP, 1x HVHL, 1x MDD
DH05 Brough Retained 1x WrL, 1x WrT, ICU
DH06 Market Weighton Retained 1x WrL, 1x WrT, 1x EFR
DH07 Pocklington Retained 1x WrL, 1x WrT
DH10 Bridlington Wholetime/Retained 2x WrL, 1x WrT, 1x ALP, 1x EFR
DH11 Driffield Retained 1x WrL, 1x WrT, 1x EFR
DH13 Hornsea Retained 1x WrL, 1x WrT, 1x EFR
DH14 Withernsea Retained 1x WrL, 1x WrT, 1x EFR
DH15 Patrington Retained 1x WrL, 1x EFR
DH16 Preston Retained 1x WrT
DH24 Goole Wholetime/Retained 1x WrL, 1x WrT, 1x EFR, 1x WIU+IrBt
DH25 Snaith Retained 1x WrT
DH30 Howden Retained 1x WrT, 1x EFR

Kingston upon HullEdit

Station Callsign: Station Name: Duty System: Appliances:
DH01 Central Wholetime 1x WrL, 1x DIM
DH02 Clough Road Wholetime/Cross Crewed* 1x WrL, 1x SFU, 1x RSU*
DH03 Calvert Lane Wholetime/Cross Crewed* 1x WrL, 1x WrT, 1x ALP, 1x ICCU*
DH08 East Hull Wholetime 1x WrT
DH09 Bransholme Wholetime/Cross Crewed* 1x WrT, 1x WIU+IrBt, 1x ESU*

North East LincolnshireEdit

Station Callsign: Station Name: Duty System: Appliances:
DH17 Peaks Lane Wholetime/Cross Crewed* 1x WrL, 2x WrT, 1x WIU, 1x IrBt, 1x ALP,
DH18 Cromwell Road Business Fire Safety 1 pump from Peaks Lane come on a night.
DH19 Cleethorpes Retained 1x SFU
DH20 Immingham East Wholetime/Cross Crewed* 1 x WrL 1x WrT, 1x DIM*, 1x PM+TRU*, 1x IRU*
DH21 Waltham Retained 1x SFU

North LincolnshireEdit

Station Callsign: Station Name: Duty System: Appliances:
DH22 Barton Retained/Cross Crewed* 1x WrT, 1x WSU* 1x EFR,
DH23 Scunthorpe Wholetime/Retained 1x WrL, 2x WrT, 1x ARP, 1x RSU*, 1x WIU+IrBt
DH26 Crowle Retained 1x WrT, 1x EFR
DH27 Epworth Retained 1x WrT
DH28 Kirton in Lindsey Retained 1x WrT, 1X EFR
DH31 Brigg Retained 1x WrT
DH32 Immingham West Training Centre/Resilience Station. One pump resides on a night time

Fire appliance glossary / callsignsEdit

  • Water Ladder (WrL): P1
  • Water Tender (WrT): P1/P4/P5
  • Small Fire Unit (SFU): L1
  • Aerial Rescue Pump (ARP): A1
  • Aerial Ladder Platform (ALP): A1
  • Water Support Unit (WSU): W1
  • Rescue Support Unit (RSU): R1
  • Water Incident Unit + Inshore Rescue Boat (WIU+IrBt): M1
  • Equipment Support Unit (ESU): S1
  • Incident Command & Control Unit (ICCU): C1
  • Emergency First Responder Vehicle (EFR): V1
  • Prime Mover (PM): T2/T6/T7


  • Technical Rescue Unit (TRU)
  • Environmental Protection Unit (EPU)
  • High Volume Pump (HVP)
  • Double Hose Laying Unit (HVHL)
  • Bulk Foam Unit (BFU)

Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response:

  • Detection, Identification & Monitoring (DIM): H8
  • Incident Response Unit (IRU): H9
  • Prime Mover + Mass Decontamination Disrobe (PM+MDD): T6


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Your Local Area". Humberside Fire & Rescue Service. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
  2. ^ "HFRS Response". Retrieved 20 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2 October 2012. Retrieved 11 January 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Women on fire". BBC. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
  5. ^ "Humberside Fire and Rescue Service strategic plan, proposed actions 2008-11 consultation document" (PDF). Humberside Fire & Rescue Service. 2008. Retrieved 7 April 2021.
  6. ^ "Inside Hull's new £3.9m fire station in Clough Road". Hull Daily Mail. 25 July 2015. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  7. ^ "Take a look around as Hull's new Central Fire Station opens". Hull Daily Mail. 11 May 2017. Retrieved 2 June 2017.
  8. ^ "Work begins on Integrated Care Centre which will house new East Hull fire station". Humberside Fire & Rescue Service. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  9. ^ "Your Local Area". Humberside Fire & Rescue Service. Retrieved 7 April 2021.

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