Norfolk County Council is the statutory fire authority providing a Fire and 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, managed within four districts, with their headquarters being co-located with the Norfolk Constabulary in the town of 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.