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This year marks a significant milestone as Humberside Fire and Rescue Service celebrates its 50th anniversary of dedicated service across the Humber region.

50 Years of Service

In a heartfelt tribute marking the 50th anniversary of Humberside Fire and Rescue Service and its Fire Authority, Chief Fire Officer, Phil Shillito, took a moment to reflect on the profound impact the Service has had on countless lives during times of crisis across the Humber region.

“As we celebrate the milestone of our 50th year in 2024, we stand alongside numerous fire services across the country in acknowledging this significant achievement. Throughout the past five decades, our dedicated staff, some of whom have served an impressive 50 years themselves, have responded to an astounding 652,989 incidents. Frequently working with partner agencies such as the Ambulance and Police services, as well as neighbouring Fire Services, our staff continue to ensure the safety and well-being of our communities.

"In this moment of reflection, we pay tribute to the memory of our dear colleagues who are sadly no longer with us. Their legacy remains deeply intertwined with the essence of our Service, and we pay tribute to their dedication and commitment to our communities.

“Looking ahead to the next 50 years presents unlimited possibilities for how we can continue to protect our communities and support our staff, offering care and compassion to all.”

To help us celebrate our golden anniversary, we invite you to join us in sharing your fond memories of Humberside Fire and Rescue Service. Whether it's a recollection from a community event, a school visit that left a lasting impression, or our response to an emergency incident, we want to hear your stories.

Share your memory:

Community Events: Were you part of a local fair, open day, or community event where the Service took part? Share your experience and the impact it had on you.

School Visits: Perhaps you remember the excitement of us visiting your school, educating on fire safety and emergency procedures. Tell us about the lasting lessons you learned.

Incidents: If you have a memory of when our firefighters attended in a time of crisis, please share your experience of their exceptional action and response.

How to share:

Send your memories via email to along with any photos. We'll be featuring selected stories throughout the year to celebrate the incredible bond between our communities and the Service.