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.
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.