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Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service

Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service has 22 stations and has its headquarters Wellingborough.

The chief fire officer is the chair of the local resilience forum, which includes emergency services, local authorities, government agencies, health, utilities, military voluntary organisations and businesses. The forum identifies and assesses local risks such as flooding, pandemic flu and utility failure.

The service has the capability to deal with the consequences of terrorism, flooding and other large-scale emergencies alongside the more traditional incidents it attends such as fires and road traffic accidents.

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HMICFRS region and HMI

  • Her Majesty’s Inspector of Fire & Rescue Services (HMI): Roy Wilsher is HMI for Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service
  • HMICFRS region: The service is in HMICFRS’s Eastern fire region

HMICFRS’s 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 – 2020/2021

Service Area

914 square miles

Population

0.76m people
up5% local 5 yr change

Workforce

62% wholetime firefighters
38% on-call firefighters
0.50 per 1000 population local
0.56 national level
down21% local 5 yr change
down5% national 5 yr change

Assets

22 stations
25 fire engines

Incidents

2.0 fire incidents per 1000 population local
2.7 national
2.2 non-fire incidents per 1000 population local
2.7 national
2.2 fire false alarms per 1000 population local
3.8 national

Cost

£19.88 firefighter cost per person per year
£25.22 firefighter cost per person per year (national)

Chief Fire Officer

Darren Dovey

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