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From North Lincolnshire

The North Lincolnshire area profile reflects a diverse rural, urban and cultural environment surrounded by rich agricultural land that has always provided a living for its population. Associated risks extend from historic old towns to numerous mixed industries including general fabrication, medium factory units and chemical plants. These key industries, vital to the UK economy are capable of annually producing thousands of tons of flammable and toxic chemicals. There is also the impressive industrial giant of TATA steel that is central to the UK steel sector and has major influences worldwide. As such, North Lincolnshire requires an emergency response model that befits a complex and diverse environment.

To ensure the delivery of an effective emergency response North Lincolnshire, the Service provides a 24 hour emergency response model utilising 6 on-call stations, a fulltime station at Immingham (Rosper Road) and a mixed fulltime/oncall station at Scunthorpe.

Although we exist to react swiftly when things go wrong, it is vitally important to recognise the work of the protection and prevention teams. They work very hard to reduce the number of occasions when response teams are needed and also create an environment to allow people to escape quickly and safely. This includes working directly with community groups, health partners and the council to assist vulnerable people and ensure people are educated to prevent fire or accidents. We also ensure that our many public buildings such as hotels, concert halls and care homes are safe for use and inhabitation.

The fulltime firefighters are dedicated to the safety of people in North Lincolnshire. We will ensure that we are as professional as possible and inclusive to everyone in the area. Please do not hesitate to contact us if there is an issue we can assist with or if you recognise an area of risk to the community which we can mitigate. Prevention really is the key.


Population 168,372

Size of Area 327 square miles


Fire Appliances: 11

10: Fires Put-out (stats from February 2016)

45: Incidents Attended (stats from February 2016)

Fire stations in this CPU


Barton Fire Station serves Barton and the surrounding area, it is crewed by on-call firefighters. The area is bordered to the North of the River Humber and is the site of the south part of the Humber Bridge. There is some industry in the area as well as many rural villages and the A15 dual carriageway.

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Brigg Fire Station, established in 1973, is crewed by on-call firefighters. It serves the market town and the surrounding areas. The M180 motorway cuts through this station area as do several rivers and drains.

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Crowle Fire Station, established in 1963, is crewed by on-call firefighters and it serves the town and the surrounding areas. The area is mainly rural with villages and associated road network. Part of Crowle’s border is where the River Humber flows into the River Trent.

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Epworth Fire Station, established in 1956, serves the town and surrounding areas. It is crewed by on-call firefighters. The area is rural with villages associated road networks. The M180 passes through the station area as do various drains and rivers. The eastern border of this station is made by the River Trent.

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Immingham West

Immingham West Fire Station, established in 2000, is crewed by fulltime firefighters. It serves Immingham and the surrounding areas. The area does have housing but is predominately heavy industrial. It is the location of the Lindsey Oil Refinery and also Humberside Airport. Part of Immingham Docks and Port are situated in the station area and the A180 dual carriageway cuts through it.

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Kirton in Lindsey

Kirton in Lindsey Fire Station, established in 1965, is crewed by on-call firefighters. It is the southernmost fire station in the Humberside area and it serves Kirton in Lindsey and the surrounding area. The area is rural with villages and associated road networks. The A15 dual carriageway cuts through this station area.

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Scunthorpe Fire Station, established in 1963, is also the North Lincolnshire administrative hub. It is crewed by fulltime firefighters. The station covers Scunthorpe and surrouding villages and has TATA Steel within its station area. There are several housing estates in the area as well as a large amount of industry and various open sources of water. The station area also covers a stretch of the M180 motorway. Scunthorpe Hospital is located within the staiton area.

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Winterton Fire Station, established in 1953, is crewed by on-call firefighters it serves the north Lincolnshire town and the surrounding area.

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From To Personnel Appliances Incidents Fires
01 02 2013 28 02 2013 235 14
01 06 2014 30 06 2014 229 14 107 41
01 07 2014 31 07 2014 229 14 123 39
01 08 2014 31 08 2014 227 11 111 31
01 09 2014 30 09 2014 228 11 113 75
01 10 2014 31 10 2014 228 11 98 29
01 11 2014 30 11 2014 228 11 133 41
01 12 2014 31 12 2014 228 11 71 19
01 01 2015 31 01 2015 225 11 86 30
01 02 2015 28 02 2015 227 11 83 32
01 03 2015 31 03 2015 228 11 71 32
01 04 2015 30 04 2015 226 11 111 44
01 05 2015 31 05 2015 222 11 109 41
01 06 2015 30 06 2015 217 11 98 41
01 07 2015 31 07 2015 209 11 104 53
01 08 2015 31 08 2015 11 143 36
01 09 2015 30 09 2015 11 131 49
01 10 2015 31 10 2015 11 104 38
01 11 2015 30 11 2015 11 118 40
01 12 2015 31 12 2015 11 85 26
01 01 2016 31 01 2016 11 122 44
01 02 2016 29 02 2016 11 45 10


Humberside Fire and Rescue Service – North Lincolnshire
Laneham Street
DN15 6JP

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.

North Lincs Risk Map

Risk Area Risk Rating
Axholme Low
Barton Low
Brumby Medium
Crosby Medium
Hibaldstow Low
Immingham (NL/NEL) Low
Scunthorpe Low
Winterton Low

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