North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

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North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service
Operational area
Country  England
County  North Yorkshire
Agency overview
Chief Fire Officer Nigel Hutchinson
Facilities and equipment
Stations 38
Official website

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service is the statutory fire and rescue service covering the seven districts of administrative county of North Yorkshire: Craven, Harrogate, Hambleton, Richmondshire, Ryedale, Scarborough, Selby; as well as the unitary authority of City of York. The ceremonial county of North Yorkshire also includes the boroughs of Stockton-on-Tees (south of the river), Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland however these are covered by the Cleveland Fire Brigade. The service is divided into eight groups related to the above districts[1]


Acomb fire station
Harrogate fire station
Selby fire station

The FRS has a total of 38 fire stations, The majority of these are crewed by staff on the retained duty system (RDS), with the minority being wholetime. Unlike other fire and rescue services in the United Kingdom, this FRS has two volunteer fire stations which are crewed fully by volunteers. Currently there are:

  • 4 Wholetime Shift fire stations
  • 7 wholetime Day-crewed stations
  • 25 RDS stations
  • 2 Volunteer-crewed stations
  • 1 Headquarters and training centre[2]
Location Type Appliances
Acomb Wholetime 2 RP, 1 IRU
Harrogate Wholetime 2 RP, 1 ALP, 2 X PMs HVPU/HL
Scarborough Wholetime 2 RP, 1 ALP
York Wholetime 1 RP, 1 L4V and 2 boats
Malton Day Crewed 2 RP, 1 ISU
Northallerton Day Crewed 2 RP, 1 CU
Richmond Day Crewed 1 RP, 2 X PM HVPU/HL
Ripon Day Crewed 2 RP, 1 HRU
Selby Day Crewed 2 RP 1 BOAT
Tadcaster Day Crewed 2 RP, 1 HRU, 1 WB
Whitby Day Crewed 1 RP 1 L4V
Bedale Retained 1 RP
Bentham Retained 1 RP
Boroughbridge Retained 1 RP, 1 WB
Colburn Retained 1 RP
Danby Retained 1 RP
Easingwold Retained 1 RP,
Filey Retained 1 RP
Grassington Retained 1 RP
Hawes Retained 1 RP
Helmsley Retained 1 RP
Huntington Wholetime/Retained 2 RP, 1 ALP
Kirkbymoorside Retained 1 RP
Knaresborough Retained 1 RP
Leyburn Retained 1 RP
Lythe Retained 1 RP
Masham Retained 1 RP
Pickering Retained 1 RP
Reeth Retained 1 RP
Robin Hoods Bay Retained 1 RP
Settle Retained 1 RP
Sherburn Retained 1 RP
Skipton Retained 1 RP
Stokesley Retained 1 RP
Summerbridge Retained 1 RP
Thirsk Retained 1 RP
Goathland Volunteer 1 4x4
Lofthouse Volunteer 1 4x4


  • Rescue Pump
  • Aerial Ladder Platform
  • Incident Support Unit
  • Command Unit
  • Heavy Rescue Unit
  • Water Bowser
  • Equipment / Rec. Unit
  • Land Rover 4x4

Incidents and statistics

The FRS receives a total number of 19,000 emergency calls each year, as well as this the service also deals with 9,000 incidents a year.[3]

See also


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