Humberside Fire Authority is responsible for the fire & rescue service across the four unitary authority areas of the East Riding of Yorkshire, Kingston upon Hull, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire. It serves a population of almost one million people spread over more than 2,000 square miles.
All 999 calls are received by the control room at service headquarters in Hessle. Fire engines are then mobilised from 30 stations across the service area. 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. The authority strives to provide a high-quality service to its communities and as a result has some of the best operational response standards in the country.
For over 160 years, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary has independently assessed and reported on the efficiency and effectiveness of police forces and policing, in the public interest.
In summer 2017, HMIC (now HMICFRS) took on inspections of England’s fire & rescue services, assessing and reporting on their efficiency, effectiveness and leadership.