Welcome to the East Riding of Yorkshire area of the website. The East Riding is the largest single fire district in England covering some 240,768 hectares (930 sq mi) and has a population of 334,673.
The geography of the East Riding and the diverse range of risks across the district can and does present some challenges for the Fire Service. The diversity of risk ranges from the larger market and seaside towns where the bigger centres of population are located to very remote villages and communities. There are also the seasonal fluctuations in population, the significant road network and the larger industrial sites to consider when preparing and planning for emergencies.
In order to respond effectively to this diverse range of risk and keep our communities safe we operate 13 fire stations located across the county with a 24/7 365 days a year response capability. We rely heavily on On-Call firefighters who are members of the local community that are trained and equipped to provide a professional front line emergency service back to the community.
Many people will not be aware that we do far more than put fires out and respond to other emergencies, in fact we do an increasingly significant amount of work in communities on prevention and protection (building safety regulation) in conjunction with partner agencies to increase the safety of the communities and businesses in the East Riding. We have dedicated prevention and protection teams, working in the community and with partners on a daily basis in a very targeted way to prevent fires occurring in the home or the workplace and provide advice on safety.
All of our work is dedicated towards making East Riding a safer place to live, work and visit. It is our intention to further develop all aspects of our service to meet the specific needs of the communities we serve.
Fire Stations in East Riding of Yorkshire are Safe Spaces
Our fire stations and fire engines are recognised as safe spaces for anyone who is in need of help, feeling vulnerable, lost or harassed. We are always here for you.
Many of our fire stations operate 24/7 and you can find out where our fire stations are based in this section of our website.
Sometimes our firefighters may be out to attend to 999 incidents and other safety related activities. If we are not in, there are contact details near the front door if you need further support.