Approximately a third of the population served by East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service is within the heavily urbanised City of Brighton & Hove. It works within a large and diverse area on the south coast of England, covering rural locations as well as a busy city centre and urban seaside towns.
East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service is undergoing a transformation. By 2020, it aims to:
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.