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Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service operates 31 stations. It employs 730 people, including operational staff and a range of support staff such as business support, health and safety, equality and diversity, training and development, engineering and workshops, procurement, critical control, performance and support for staff.

The work the service does is varied and includes everything from fighting fires and rescuing people, to attending road traffic collisions and promoting community safety within local schools and to the wider communities within Cornwall.

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HMICFRS region and HMI

  • Her Majesty’s Inspector of Fire & Rescue Services (HMI): Wendy Williams
    is HMI for Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service
  • HMICFRS region: The service is in HMICFRS’s Western fire region

Contact Wendy Williams

HMICFRS’s role in inspecting this service

For over 160 years, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary 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.

Key facts – 2019/20

Service Area

1,370 square miles

Population

0.57m people
up4% local 5 yr change

Workforce

32% wholetime firefighters
68% on-call firefighters
1.03 per 1000 population local
0.57 national level
down7% local 5 yr change
down8% national 5 yr change

Assets

31 stations
43 fire engines

Incidents

2.3 fire incidents per 1000 population local
2.7 national
3.3 non-fire incidents per 1000 population local
3.1 national
3.5 fire false alarms per 1000 population local
4.1 national

Cost

£27.45 firefighter cost per person per year
£24.53 firefighter cost per person per year (national)

Chief Fire Officer

Mark Hewitt