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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): Matt Parr 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 – 2019/20

Service Area

3,209 square miles

Population

0.83m people
up3% local 5 yr change

Workforce

52% wholetime firefighters
48% on-call firefighters
0.73 per 1000 population local
0.57 national level
down5% local 5 yr change
down8% national 5 yr change

Assets

38 stations
43 fire engines

Incidents

2.2 fire incidents per 1000 population local
2.7 national
2.7 non-fire incidents per 1000 population local
3.1 national
4.2 fire false alarms per 1000 population local
4.1 national

Cost

£23.25 firefighter cost per person per year
£24.53 firefighter cost per person per year (national)

Chief Fire Officer

Andrew Brodie