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North East Lincolnshire

Welcome to the North East Lincolnshire area of the website. Here you will find regularly updated information about what is happening across the area such as events, safety initiatives and recent incidents.

Head of Service Delivery and Fire ControlHead of Service Delivery and Fire Control - North East Lincolnshire
Phil Leake



Fire appliances and crews attend fires, rescues, and road traffic collisions from one of the five stations across the North Lincolnshire area, as a 24-hour emergency response service. In addition to traditional fire appliances, operational fire crews within North East Lincolnshire also operate specialist Tactical Response Vehicles (TRVs), Technical Rescue teams who attend the most challenging rescues including confined space and height, specialist Boat Rescue teams who can operate on inland waterways and during periods of flood, and a specialist Marine Response team who are capable of responding to incidents within the Humber estuary and further afield.

Work goes on behind the scenes to help prevent emergency incidents. Specialist staff, supported by operational crews and a wide range of partner agencies, are dedicated to making the community of North East Lincolnshire a safer place to live, work and visit.  To achieve this, dedicated teams are continually engaged in prevention and protection work across the community. Teams on a daily basis utilise risk-based intelligence to target specific areas to help prevent fires occurring and provide advice on a wide range of safety and health related issues.

Working with strategic partners such as Humberside Police and Safer Roads Humber, HFRS aim to improve the safety of road users within North East Lincolnshire, and other areas, and further safety advice can be found on their websites.

Work is dedicated towards making North East Lincolnshire a safer place. It is the intention of HFRS to continue to develop all aspects of our Service to meet the specific needs of the communities we serve.

Fire Stations in North East Lincolnshire 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.


Circa 160K
Size of area:
74 square miles
Fire engines Fire engines: 7
Fires put out 56: Fires put out (stats from September 2021)
Incidents attended 168: Incidents attended (stats from September 2021)


Humberside Fire and Rescue Service – North East Lincolnshire
Peaks Lane
DN32 9RS

Response Standards Risk Areas

To enable us to assess the dwelling risk within our communities, our area is divided into 41 groupings of around 20,000 residents; we call these ‘risk regions’ and there are 41 such risk regions within our Service area, varying in geographical size. The dwelling risk rating is based upon the casualty and fatality rate per head of population, within each risk region.

Our Response Standards tell you how quickly we will have a fire engine in attendance at an incident. They are based on domestic risk areas, assessed as high, medium or low risk.

Two fire engines will be mobilised to dwelling fires and Road Traffic Collisions. The first will be in attendance within the following times, on a minimum of 90% of occasions.

• High Risk Area 8 Minutes
• Medium Risk Area 12 Minutes
• Low Risk Area 20 Minutes
• Road Traffic Collision in any Risk Area 15 Minutes

The second fire engine mobilised to a dwelling fire or a Road Traffic Collision will be in attendance within 5 minutes of the first fire engine arriving at the incident, on a minimum 80% of occasions. We are proud to say that, despite the standards we set for attending incidents across the service area being some of the most challenging in Great Britain, we consistently exceed our response targets.

North East Lincs Risk Map

Risk Area Risk Rating 
Bradley Medium
Cleethorpes Low
Humberston Low
Scartho Low
Waltham Low
Weelsby Medium
West Marsh High

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