Humberside Fire & Rescue
Why has Humberside Fire and Rescue Service joined Working Voices?
“We want our staff to be informed about access to local health and well-being information, guidance and services; by being part of Working Voices will enable us to provide our staff with local information about local services, and to provide them with an opportunity to be consulted about future NHS changes and service provision”.
About Humberside Fire & Rescue Service
Humberside Fire & Rescue is here to make the communities within our area a safer place to live, work and visit.
Humberside Fire Authority is responsible for the fire and rescue service across the four unitary authority areas of the East Riding of Yorkshire, Kingston upon Hull, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire, serving a population of almost one million people spread over more than 2,000 square miles.
Fire cover is provided 24-hours a day, every day of the year.
All 999 calls are received by our Control room at Service Headquarters in Hessle. Fire engines are then mobilised from 30 fire stations across the Service area. Each of the 47 front-line fire engines is equipped with state-of-the-art rescue equipment and there is also a fleet of specialist appliances, which are used during road traffic collisions, water rescues and other specialist rescues. Firefighters are trained and ready to cope with a range of emergencies, not just fire. These include: road, rail or air crashes, flood, animal rescues, chemical spills and even terrorist attack. We strive to deliver a high quality service to our communities and as a result we have some of the best operational response standards in the country.
Pictured: Chris Blacksell, Chief Fire Officer & Miriam Heppell, Director of HR