Fire and Rescue

In July 2017, HMICFRS extended its remit to include inspections of England’s fire and rescue service. We now assess and report on the efficiency, effectiveness and people of the 44 fire and rescue services in England.

To find our methodology, judgment criteria and other information about these inspections, please see the How we inspect section.

Map of fire and rescue services in England

Each fire and rescue service in England is assigned to one of five geographic regions.

Each region is overseen by one of His Majesty’s Inspectors of Fire & Rescue Services.

Choose your area 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

His Majesty's Inspector for Fire & Rescue Services for the Eastern Region is Roy Wilsher

London and South Central

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

Northern

This position is vacant. Northern forces are being covered by the other HMIs

South Eastern

His Majesty's Inspector for Fire & Rescue Services for the South Eastern Region is Matt Parr

Western

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