Fire and rescue services

In July 2017, HMICFRS extended its remit to include inspections of England’s fire and rescue service. We will assess and report on the efficiency, effectiveness and leadership of the 45 fire and rescue services in England.

Choose your area on the map below to find out more about your local service or browse news items and reports.

Find your fire & rescue service

Fire & Rescue Services Regions

Eastern

Her Majesty's Inspector for Fire & Rescue Services for the Eastern Region is: Zoë Billingham

  • Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service
  • Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service
  • Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service
  • Essex County Fire and Rescue Service
  • Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service
  • Kent Fire and Rescue Service
  • Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service
  • Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service
  • Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service
  • Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service
  • Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service
  • Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service

London and South Central

Her Majesty's Inspector for Fire & Rescue Services for the London and South Central Region is: Matt Parr

  • Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service
  • Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service
  • Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service
  • London Fire Brigade
  • Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service
  • Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service

Northern

Her Majesty's Inspector for Fire & Rescue Services for the Northern Region is: Matt Parr

  • Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service
  • Cleveland Fire Brigade
  • Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service
  • County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service
  • Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service
  • Humberside Fire and Rescue Service
  • Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service
  • Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service
  • North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service
  • Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service
  • South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service
  • Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service
  • West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

South Eastern

Her Majesty's Inspector for Fire & Rescue Services for the South Eastern Region is: Dru Sharpling

  • East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service
  • Surrey Fire and Rescue Service
  • West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service

Western

Her Majesty's Inspector for Fire & Rescue Services for the Western Region is: Wendy Williams

  • Avon Fire and Rescue Service
  • Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service
  • Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service
  • Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service
  • Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service
  • Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service
  • Isles of Scilly Fire and Rescue Service
  • Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service
  • Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service
  • Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service
  • West Midlands Fire and Rescue Service