North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

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North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service
North Yorkshire Fire logojpg.jpg
Operational area
Country  England
County  North Yorkshire
Agency overview
Chief Fire Officer Nigel Hutchinson
Facilities and equipment
Divisions 8
Stations 38
Engines 58
Platforms 3
Rescues 3
Rescue boats 3
Official website

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service is the statutory fire and rescue service covering the seven districts of administrative county of North Yorkshire: Craven, Harrogate, Hambleton, Richmondshire, Ryedale, Scarborough, Selby; as well as the unitary authority of City of York. The service is divided into eight groups related to the above districts.[1]


Acomb fire station
Harrogate fire station
Selby fire station

The FRS has a total of 38 fire stations, The majority of these are crewed by staff on the retained duty system (RDS), with the minority being wholetime. Unlike other fire and rescue services in the United Kingdom, this FRS has two volunteer fire stations which are crewed fully by volunteers. Currently there are:

  • 5 Wholetime Shift fire stations
  • 7 wholetime Day-crewed stations
  • 25 RDS stations
  • 2 Volunteer-crewed stations
  • 1 Headquarters and training centre[2]
Location District Type Appliances
Acomb York Wholetime/Retained 2 RP, 1 IRU
Huntington York Wholetime/Retained 2 RP, 1 ALP
Harrogate Harrogate Wholetime 1 RP, 1 TRV, 1 ALP, 2 X PMs HVPU/HL,
Scarborough Scarborough Wholetime 1 RP, 1 TRV, 1 ALP,
York York Wholetime 1 RP, 1 WRU
Malton Ryedale Day Crewed/Retained 2 RP, 1 HRU/ISU, 1 WRU
Northallerton Hambleton Day Crewed/Retained 1 TRV*, 1 RP, 1 ICU
Richmond Richmondshire Day Crewed 1 RP, 2 X PM HVPU/HL, 1 WRU
Ripon Harrogate Day Crewed/retained 2 RP, 1 HRU/ISU, 1 WRU,
Selby Selby Day Crewed/RETAINED 2 RP, 1 WRU
Tadcaster Selby Day Crewed/Retained 1 trv*, 1 RP, 1 HRU/ISU, 1 WB, 1 GOTCHA
Whitby Scarborough Day Crewed 1 RP, 1 WRU
Bedale Hambleton Retained 1 RP
Bentham Craven Retained 1 RP
Boroughbridge Harrogate Retained 1 RP, 1 WB
Colburn Richmondshire Retained 1 RP
Danby Scarborough Retained 1 RP
Easingwold Hambleton Retained 1 RP,
Filey Scarborough Retained 1 RP
Grassington Craven Retained 1 RP
Hawes Richmondshire Retained 1 RP
Helmsley Ryedale Retained 1 RP
Kirkbymoorside Ryedale Retained 1 RP, 1 SCO
Knaresborough Harrogate Retained 1 RP
Leyburn Richmondshire Retained 1 RP
Lythe Scarborough Retained 1 RP
Masham Harrogate Retained 1 RP
Pickering Ryedale Retained 1 RP
Reeth Richmondshire Retained 1 RP
Robin Hoods Bay Scarborough Retained 1 RP
Settle Craven Retained 1 RP
Sherburn Ryedale Retained 1 RP
Skipton Craven Retained 2 RP, 1 SCO
Stokesley Hambleton Retained 1 RP
Summerbridge Harrogate Retained 1 RP
Thirsk Hambleton Retained 1 RP
Goathland Scarborough Volunteer 1 VU
Lofthouse Harrogate Volunteer 1 L4V
Reserve/Training(Easingwold) Hambleton - 3 WRL, 4 RP


  • RP = Rescue Pump
  • ALP = Aerial Ladder Platform
  • HRU/ISU = Heavy Rescue Unit/Incident Support Unit
  • ICU = Incident Command Unit
  • WB = Water Bowser
  • IRU = Incident Response Unit
  • WRL = Water Rescue Ladder
  • SCO = Agrocat (Moorland Fighting Kit)
  • WRU = Water Rescue Unit
  • GOTCHA = Specialist Rope Rescue
  • VU = Volunteer Unit (4x4)
  • HVPU/HL = High Volume Pumping Unit/Hose Layer
  • TRV = Targeted Response Vehicle
  • TRV* = TRV at Day Crewed are first response appliances

Incidents and statistics[edit]

The FRS receives a total number of 19,000 emergency calls each year, as well as this the service also deals with 9,000 incidents a year.[3]

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