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From East Riding

Welcome to The East Riding of Yorkshire area of the website. The East Riding is the largest single Fire District in England covering some 240,768 hectares (930 sq mi) and has a population of 334,673. The geography of the East Riding and the diverse range of risks across the district can and does present some challenges for the Fire Service. The diversity of risk ranges from the larger market and seaside towns where the bigger centres of population are located to very remote villages and communities. There are also the seasonal fluctuations in population, the significant road network and the larger industrial sites to consider when preparing and planning for emergencies.

In order to respond effectively to this diverse range of risk and keep our communities safe we operate 13 fire stations located across the county with a 24/7 365 days a year response capability. We rely heavily on on call Firefighters who are members of the local community that are trained and equipped to provide a professional front line emergency service back to the community.

Many people will not be aware that we do far more than put fires out and respond to other emergencies, in fact we do an increasingly significant amount of work in communities on prevention and protection (building safety regulation) in conjunction with partner agencies to increase the safety of the communities and businesses in the East Riding. We have dedicated prevention and protection teams, working in the community and with partners on a daily basis in a very targeted way to prevent fires occurring in the home or the workplace and provide advice on safety.

All of our work is dedicated towards making East Riding a safer place to live, work and visit. It is our intention to further develop all aspects of our service to meet the specific needs of the communities we serve.

Please make regular visits to this page to see what is happening in your area.


Population 336,007

Size of Area 929 square miles


Fire Appliances: 23

51: Fires Put-out (stats from November 2015)

228: Incidents Attended (stats from November 2015)

Fire stations in this CPU


Beverley is a market town in the East Riding of Yorkshire noted for its Minster and architecturally significant religious buildings. The town is 1300 years old and is home to Beverley Racecourse and the oldest grammar school in the country, Beverley Grammar School. The fire station opened in 1982 and is also home to our Occupational Health and Health and Safety teams and is also our administrative hub in the East Riding. Beverley Fire Station covers the town of Beverley, and consists of many villages in a mainly rural location with associated road networks. The River Hull cuts through the station area.

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Bridlington Fire Station was established in 1960 and it is the Service’s northern most fire station. It serves the seaside resort and sea fishing port of Bridlington and the surrounding areas

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Brough Fire Station covers Brough and surrounding villages and has 19 on-call firefighters. It is based within the grounds of British Aerospace and crewed by personnel who work there. The station area covers the busy A63 dual carriageway and part of the M62 motorway that runs through it. The southern boundary of the station area is bordered by the River Humber.

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Driffield Fire Station opened in 1964, it is crewed by on-call firefighters who serve the market town and surrounding rural areas. The station area covers the market town of Driffield including the busy showground.

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Goole Fire Station, established in 1969, is situated on the outskirts of the town. It is crewed by a combination of fulltime and on-call firefighters who serve the port town. The station area has a large port and a significant amount of industry as well as housing. The M62 motorway passes through the station area.

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Hornsea Fire Station was established in 1965 and serves the seaside town and it’s surrounding areas. The station is crewed by on-call firefighters.

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Howden Fire Station, based to the east of the market town, was established in 1964. It is crewed by on-call firefighters who serve Howden and the surrounding areas. The M62 motorway runs through the area and the River Ouse.

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Market Weighton

Market Weighton Fire Station, established in 1967, is crewed by on-call firefighters serving the market town and its surrounding areas.

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Patrington Fire Station, established in 1959, serves the village of Patrington and the surrounding areas of Holderness. It is crewed by on-call firefighters and is located on the northern edge of the village.

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Preston Fire Station, established in 1957 is located to the south of the village on the road leading to the neighbouring village of Hedon. The station is crewed by on-call firefighters who provide fire cover for Preston and the surrounding areas of Holderness.

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  • Jan

    Make sure the ‘unsung heroes’ in your home haven’t lost their voice

    As part of a new Fire Kills campaign launched by Fire Minister Mike Penning, households are being asked to regularly test their smoke alarms to prevent fire deaths.
  • Oct

    East Riding EFR scheme shortlisted for national award

    The Emergency First Responder (EFR) scheme in the East Riding of Yorkshire has been shortlisted for one of Fire Magazine’s Excellence in Fire and Emergency Awards 2015 (the EFEs).
  • Oct

    European Restart a Heart Day

    16 October is European Restart a Heart Day, which aims to teach members of the public across Europe vital life-saving skills. This is the second year the European Resuscitation Council has held European Restart a Heart Day and it promises to be bigger and better than ever.
  • Oct

    2015 public fireworks displays in this area

    Attending a public fireworks display works out cheaper, more spectacular and is invariably safer than doing your own!
  • Sep

    FREE smoke alarms and CO detectors for landlords

    A new law comes into force on 1 October regarding fire safety. Landlords have a further chance to claim FREE smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors from Humberside Fire and Rescue Service on Wednesday 30 September, 2015.
  • Aug

    Landlords urged to act ahead of proposed new safety laws

    Landlords are being urged to ensure that they are ready for proposed new safety laws due to come into force from 1 October 2015.
  • Jul

    Firefighters warn of the dangers of water following the rescue of two men

    Two men were rescued from the River Hull in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday 14 July). It is understood the men, believed to be in their 20s, had been drinking alcohol and got into difficulty after jumping into the river to swim.
  • Jul

    Smoking and home oxygen therapy - a deadly combination

    Today saw the launch of a brand new and innovative short film aimed at patients who are prescribed oxygen at home yet continue to smoke, putting themselves and others at risk.
  • Jul

    7/7 bombings tribute

    The 52 victims of the 7 July bombings in London ten years ago were honoured this morning at Humberside Fire and Rescue Service headquarters.
  • Jul

    And the nominees are…

    The nominees have been announced for the Humberside Fire and Rescue Service Community Awards to be held on 24 September at the Country Park Inn, Hessle.
  • Jun

    Enjoy a barbecue this summer safely

    As the warm weather arrives and it’s predicted temperatures will rise over the next few days, firefighters are asking residents to keep one eye on safety whilst enjoying the sunshine.
  • Jun

    Why the long face? New scheme helping rural ‘neigh’ - bourhoods

    Could you spare two hours a week to help reduce crime in your area whilst taking your horse out on your daily hack?
  • Jun

    Flying the flag in Germany

    Crews from Beverley Fire Station are taking part in Europe’s largest fire trade fair this week and furthering relationships with colleagues in the German market town of Lemgo.
  • Mar

    Joint service volunteers setting the standard

    Humberside Police and Humberside Fire and Rescue Service are leading the way with their innovative approach to Community Safety Volunteers.
  • Sep

    Fire Services helping older people to Age Safely

    The Chief Fire Officers Association’s (CFOA) Ageing Safely Week takes place from 29 September to 5 October 2014.
  • Sep

    Karen and Duncan are the toast of the HFRS Community Awards 2014

    The 6th Annual HFRS Community Awards took place on 25 September and it proved to be an emotional and inspirational night.
  • Sep

    New RDS recruits put on display for family and friends

    The latest group of retained firefighters passed out earlier today in front of senior officers, family and friends, before putting on a display of RTC extrication techniques.
  • Jun

    Rescue Day promises to be a ‘magnificent seventh’

    A Rescue Day involving all the major players in an emergency will take place on Saturday 12th July 2014 at 7 Lakes Country Park in Crowle, North Lincolnshire (9am to 5pm). Now in its 7th year, Rescue Day has grown to become the largest event of its kind in the world.
  • Jun

    UK Road Safety Week proves to be a huge success

    Fire and rescue services (FRS) across the United Kingdom moved into top gear for an unprecedented week of co-ordinated road safety awareness raising.
  • May

    Health and Safety Award for Humberside FRS

    Humberside Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) is celebrating after winning the award for ‘Best Internal Occupational Health and Safety For Organisations Of More Than 250 Staff’. The Health and Safety team from the Service were presented with the William Jackson Trophy at the Occupational Health and Safety Group annual awards in Hull on Friday 9 May.


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From To Personnel Appliances Incidents Fires
01 02 2012 28 02 2013 351 23
01 06 2014 30 06 2014 360 23 198 61
01 07 2014 31 07 2014 359 23 297 75
01 08 2014 31 08 2014 358 23 272 81
01 09 2014 30 09 2014 353 23 227 86
01 10 2014 31 10 2014 349 23 194 49
01 11 2014 30 11 2014 349 23 318 160
01 12 2014 31 12 2014 349 23 179 53
01 01 2015 31 01 2015 350 23 204 57
01 02 2015 28 02 2015 348 23 111 41
01 03 2015 31 03 2015 359 23 111 41
01 04 2015 30 04 2015 356 23 211 83
01 05 2015 31 05 2015 355 23 192 81
01 06 2015 30 06 2015 343 23 153 53
01 07 2015 31 07 2015 334 23 207 58
01 08 2015 31 08 2015 23 246 93
01 09 2015 30 09 2015 23 218 65
01 10 2015 31 10 2015 23 203 51
01 11 2015 30 11 2015 23 228 51


Humberside Fire and Rescue Service – East Riding
New Walkergate
HU17 9EQ

To enable us to assess the dwelling risk within our communities, our area is divided into 41 groupings of around 20,000 residents; we call these ‘risk regions’ and there are 41 such risk regions within our Service area, varying in geographical size. The dwelling risk rating is based upon the casualty and fatality rate per head of population, within each risk region.

Our Response Standards tell you how quickly we will have a fire engine in attendance at an incident. They are based on domestic risk areas, assessed as high, medium or low risk.

Two fire engines will be mobilised to dwelling fires and Road Traffic Collisions. The first will be in attendance within the following times, on a minimum of 90% of occasions.

• High Risk Area 8 Minutes
• Medium Risk Area 12 Minutes
• Low Risk Area 20 Minutes
• Road Traffic Collision in any Risk Area 15 Minutes

The second fire engine mobilised to a dwelling fire or a Road Traffic Collision will be in attendance within 5 minutes of the first fire engine arriving at the incident, on a minimum 80% of occasions. We are proud to say that, despite the standards we set for attending incidents across the service area being some of the most challenging in Great Britain, we consistently exceed our response targets.

East Riding Risk Map

Risk Area Risk Rating
Beverley Low
Boothferry Low
Bridlington Medium
Brough Low
Derringham Low
Driffield Low
Flamborough Low
Goole Medium
Hornsea Low
North Wolds Low
Pocklington Low
Preston Low
Skidby Low
Springhead (ER/Hull) Low
Spurn Low
Westella Low

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