Humberside Fire and Rescue Service

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Humberside Fire and Rescue Service
Operational area
Country  England
County Humberside
Agency overview
Established 1974 (1974)
Employees 992 Operational, 33 Control Room & 254 Support Staff
Chief Fire Officer Dene Sanders
Facilities and equipment
Stations 31
Website
Official website

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service 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.

History[edit]

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service was formed in 1974 as a result of the new Government 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.[1] 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.[2]

In 2007 Humberside Fire and Rescue Service 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.[3]

Current events[edit]

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 will be operational by 2018.[4]

Service Headquarters (SHQ)[edit]

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service's 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/Appliances[edit]

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) operates from 30 fire stations. These stations are strategically situated around the region to ensure suitable coverage around the region. 8 of these stations are Wholetime, 3 stations are Wholetime/Retained, and 19 station are Retained. The 30 Stations are divided into four Community Protection Units (CPU's) each one covering a different area of Humberside.[5] Below are various tables that list the Station Callsign, location, Duty System and Appliances at each of the stations.

East Riding of Yorkshire[edit]

Station Callsign: Station Name: Duty System: Appliances:
H04 Beverley Retained/Cross Crewed* 1x WrL, 1x WrT, 1x EFR, 2x PM* for: 1x HVP, 1x HVHL, 1x MDD
H05 Brough Retained 1x WrL, 1x WrT, 1x EFR
H06 Market Weighton Retained 1x WrL, 1x WrT, 1x EFR
H07 Pocklington Retained 1x WrL, 1x WrT, 1x EFR
H10 Bridlington Wholetime/Retained 1x WrL, 1x WrT, 1x ALP, 1x WIU+IrB
H11 Driffield Retained 1x WrL, 1x WrT, 1x EFR
H13 Hornsea Retained 1x WrL, 1x WrT, 1x EFR
H14 Withernsea Retained 1x WrL, 1x WrT, 1x EFR
H15 Patrington Retained 1x WrL, 1x WrT, 1x EFR
H16 Preston Retained 1x WrT
H24 Goole Wholetime/Retained 1x WrL, 1x WrT, 1x EFR
H25 Snaith Retained 1x WrT, 1x EFR
H30 Howden Retained 1x WrT, 1x EFR

Kingston Upon Hull[edit]

Station Callsign: Station Name: Duty System: Appliances:
H01 Central Wholetime 1x WrL
H02 Hull North, Clough Road Wholetime/Cross Crewed* 1x WrL, 1x SFU, 1x RSU*
H03 Hull West, Calvert Lane Wholetime/Cross Crewed* 1x WrL, 1x WrT, 1x ALP, 1x ICCU*
H08 Hull East, Southcoats Lane Wholetime 1x WrL, 1x WrT, 1x PM* for: 1x TRU, 1x EPU
H09 Bransholme Wholetime/Cross Crewed* 1x WrT, 1x WIU+IrB, 1x ESU*

North East Lincolnshire[edit]

Station Callsign: Station Name: Duty System: Appliances:
H17 Grimsby, Peaks Lane Wholetime/Cross Crewed* 1x WrL, 2x WrT, 1x WIU+IrB, 1x ALP, 1x ESU*
H19 Cleethorpes Retained 1x WrT
H20 Immingham East Wholetime/Cross Crewed* 1x WrT, 1x DIM*, 1x PM* for: 1x EPU, 1x BFU
H21 Waltham Retained 1x WrT

North Lincolnshire[edit]

Station Callsign: Station Name: Duty System: Appliances:
H22 Barton Retained/Cross Crewed* 1x WrT, 1x WSU*
H23 Scunthorpe Wholetime/Retained 1x WrL, 2x WrT, 1x ARP, 1x RSU*, 1x WIU+IrB
H26 Crowle Retained 1x WrT
H27 Epworth Retained 1x WrT
H28 Kirton in Lindsey Retained 1x WrT
H31 Brigg Retained 1x WrT
H32 Immingham West Wholetime/Cross Crewed* 1x WrL, 1x WrT, 1x PM+TRU*, 1x IRU*

Fire Appliance Glossary/Callsigns[edit]

  • 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+IrB): M1
  • Equipment Support Unit (ESU): S1
  • Incident Command & Control Unit (ICCU): C1
  • Emergency First Responder Vehicle (EFR): V1
  • Prime Mover (PM): T2/T6/T7

Pods:

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

CBRN Response:

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

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ [2]
  3. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0070mdk
  4. ^ "New Hull fire station gets go-ahead". Hull Daily Mail. 5 April 2013. Retrieved 20 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "Your Local Area". Humberside Fire & Rescue Service. Retrieved 19 April 2013.