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North Lincolnshire

The North Lincolnshire area profile reflects a diverse rural, urban and cultural environment surrounded by rich agricultural land that has always provided a living for its population.

 Head of Service Delivery - North Lincolnshire
 Pete Allman

Associated risks extend from historic old towns to numerous mixed industries including general fabrication, medium factory units and chemical plants. These key industries, vital to the UK economy are capable of annually producing thousands of tons of flammable and toxic chemicals. There is also the impressive industrial giant of TATA steel that is central to the UK steel sector and has major influences worldwide. As such, North Lincolnshire requires an emergency response model that befits a complex and diverse environment.

To ensure the delivery of an effective emergency response North Lincolnshire, the Service provides a 24 hour emergency response model utilising 6 On-Call stations and a mixed Full-time/On-Call station at Scunthorpe.

Although we exist to react swiftly when things go wrong, it is vitally important to recognise the work of the protection and prevention teams. They work very hard to reduce the number of occasions when response teams are needed and also create an environment to allow people to escape quickly and safely. This includes working directly with community groups, health partners and the council to assist vulnerable people and ensure people are educated to prevent fire or accidents. We also ensure that our many public buildings such as hotels, concert halls and care homes are safe for use and inhabitation.

The Full-time firefighters are dedicated to the safety of people in North Lincolnshire. We will ensure that we are as professional as possible and inclusive to everyone in the area. Please do not hesitate to contact us if there is an issue we can assist with or if you recognise an area of risk to the community which we can mitigate. Prevention really is the key.

Fire Stations in North 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 168K
Size of area:
327 square miles
Fire engines Fire engines: 9
Fires put out 57: Fires put out (stats from September 2021)
Incidents attended 165: Incidents attended (stats from September 2021)


Humberside Fire and Rescue Service – North Lincolnshire
Laneham Street
DN15 6JP

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 Lincs Risk Map

Risk Area Risk Rating 
Axholme Low
Barton Low
Brumby Medium
Crosby Medium
Hibaldstow Low
Immingham (NL/NEL) Low
Scunthorpe Low
Winterton Low

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