What we do
We operate and provide to our Humber communities a professional and skilled emergency response service 24 hours per day, every day of the year, as well as providing a range of other services and functions.
We fight fires
Whenever we are called to an incident, our firefighters aim to arrive within eight minutes. All front-line appliances are equipped with state-of-the-art rescue equipment. In addition, we have several specialist appliances which are mobilised to larger incidents such as industrial fires, water rescues or tower block fires.
When we attend a fire, our priorities are to extinguish the fire and try to minimise further damage to the property, as well as making any casualties safe. Following the fire, we will provide advice to local residents with an ‘After the fire’ leaflet, which also encourages people to take precautions to stay safe from fire as well as a phone number to call for further safety advice.
We rescue people
We use the latest equipment and techniques when responding to an incident where people become trapped. Our firefighters are trained in immediate emergency care and work closely with other emergency services. Humberside Fire and Rescue Service has a statutory duty to train for and respond to incidents involving motor vehicles. The Service’s Extrication team develops the safest and quickest ways to rescue people involved in road traffic collisions. The team is considered to be among the best in the country in trauma care and casualty extrication.
We respond to other emergencies
We are trained and equipped to deal with a wide range of emergencies including animal rescues, spillages of dangerous chemicals that endanger life of the environment, local and wide area flooding, road traffic collisions, aircraft incidents and railway incidents. Some of these emergencies are classed as Special Service Calls and therefore may be subject to charges.
We provide a professional and skilled emergency response service 24 hours a day, every day of the year, as well as providing a range of other services throughout the Humberside area.