To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many fire stations there were in Yorkshire in (a) 2010 and in (b) 2020.
26 July 2021
The number of fire stations in North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and South Yorkshire, the three fire and rescue services that make up the Yorkshire region were
a) 108 in 2010
b) 97 in 2020
Source and further detail is available in table FIRE1403 here
Operational matters (including where to locate fire stations) and the response to them are for each individual fire and rescue service (FRS) to determine, along with their associated Fire and Rescue Authority (FRA). Every fire and rescue service is obliged to carry out its own risk assessments and identify appropriate control measures to protect its staff and communities. The Integrated Risk Management Plan for each FRS is published by the FRA. The National Fire Chiefs Council, through their Central Programme Office, provide operational guidance spanning a wide range of activity to assist fire and rescue services in their work.