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From East Riding

Welcome to The East Riding of Yorkshire Community Protection Unit (CPU) 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!”

CPU Manager, Niall McKiniry


Population 336,007

Size of Area 929 square miles

Personnel: 348

Fire Appliances: 23

50: Fires Put-out (stats from February 2015)

155: Incidents Attended (stats from February 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 the CPU headquarters 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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  • 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.
  • May

    Andrew Percy MP praises joint working

    Sunshine and smiles in Snaith this afternoon as Andrew Percy, MP for Brigg, Goole and the Isle of Axholme, praised the launch of the county’s first Emergency First Responder (EFR) scheme. He summed up the positive words from both partners in this pioneering partnership by saying “It’s actually about how you save lives”.
  • May

    Emergency First Responder scheme rolls out

    More than 70 fire fighters across seven fire stations in Humberside and the East Riding will soon be responding to selected emergency calls at the same time as an ambulance, thanks to the launch of the county’s first Emergency First Responder (EFR) scheme.
  • Apr

    The Ark Project - flood preparation and response centre

    The effect of severe weather and flooding has become a major feature for the Humber region over the past ten years. It is anticipated that this will only worsen over the coming decades. The tidal surge of December 2013, which first affected the East Yorkshire coast, was the highest ever recorded tide level in the Humber estuary and led to around 1,100 properties and hundreds of businesses flooding in the area.
  • Apr

    Humberside Fire and Rescue Service launch First Responder Trial - Pocklington East Riding

    Retained firefighters from Pocklington Fire Station have recently trained to act as first responders in medical emergencies. The six month trial, in partnership with Yorkshire Ambulance Service, will run until September 2013.
  • Feb

    Bogus caller alert

    Humberside Fire and Rescue Service has had reports of companies receiving bogus calls from people pretending to be associated with the Fire Service, trying to sell them advertising space in publications.
  • Feb

    Residents urged to cook safely

    In a bid to reduce cooking related fires, Humberside Fire and Rescue Service is urging residents to think about safety in the kitchen. Cooking fires are the most common cause of house fires in the Humberside area and throughout January 2013 crews attended 34 house fires,over half of which were cooking related.
  • Feb

    Humberside Fire and Rescue Service asks community to nominate their local hero

    Humberside Fire and Rescue Service is asking members of the public to nominate their local hero. The winner will be chosen by public vote and will be honoured at the Service’s fifth annual Community Awards on Thursday 26 September.
  • Aug

    Wheelie bin safety warning for residents

    In a bid to prevent people becoming the victim of a deliberate fire, Humberside Fire and Rescue Service is urging residents to be more vigilant when leaving out wheelie bins for collection.


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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 23 155 50


East Riding CPU
New Walkergate
HU17 9EQ

Tel. 01482 398502

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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