Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service is the statutory fire & rescue service for the county of Norfolk in the east of England. Norfolk is a largely rural county with a population density of 401 per square mile (155 per square kilometre). Of the county’s population, 40 percent live in four major built up areas: Norwich (213,000), Great Yarmouth (63,000), King’s Lynn (46,000) and Thetford (25,000).
The service has 42 stations and their headquarters are based in two locations – in the village of Hethersett, six miles south-west of Norwich and in Wymondham, nine miles south of Norwich.
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.