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North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

The North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service serves the largest county in England. It includes York, Scarborough, Harrogate and Skipton. The majority of the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors are within the county’s boundaries and around 40 percent of the county is covered by National Parks.

The service has 38 stations. Its work includes providing emergency responses and prevention of fire incidents, accidents and other life-threatening hazards.

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HMICFRS region and HMI

  • Her Majesty’s Inspector of Fire & Rescue Services (HMI): Phil Gormley is HMI for North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service
  • HMICFRS region: The service is in HMICFRS’ Northern fire region

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HMICFRS’ role in inspecting this service

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.

Key facts

Service Area

3,208 square miles

Population

0.82m people 2% local 5 yr change

Workforce

49% wholetime 51% on-call
0.84 per 1000 population local 1 national level
12% local 5 yr change 17% national 5 yr change

Assets

36 stations 70 appliances

Incidents

2.2 fire incidents per 1000 population local 3.0 national
2.0 non-fire incidents per 1000 population local 3.1 national
3.7 false alarms per 1000 population local 4.1 national

Cost

£21,280 Firefighter cost per 1000 population per year £22,380 Firefighter cost per 1000 population per year (national)

Chief Fire Officer

Andrew Brodie (Interim)