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Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service’s vision is to put safety at the heart of the community and make Nottingham and Nottinghamshire a safer place to live, work and visit. A lot of its work is focused on preventing accidents and injuries through education and safety intervention, as well as responding to emergencies whenever needed.

Staff respond to a variety of emergency incidents, such as fires, floods and road traffic collisions, and carry out regular home safety checks, as well as other duties.

Other roles include fire control operators who receive and manage 999 calls, fire protection officers responsible for fire safety legislation, community safety and education experts, and a team of support staff.

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HMICFRS region and HMI

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

Contact Zoë Billingham

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 – 2019/20

Service Area

834 square miles


1.16m people
up4% local 5 yr change


76% wholetime firefighters
24% on-call firefighters
0.48 per 1000 population local
0.57 national level
down15% local 5 yr change
down8% national 5 yr change


24 stations
30 fire engines


2.7 fire incidents per 1000 population local
2.7 national
2.3 non-fire incidents per 1000 population local
3.1 national
3.4 fire false alarms per 1000 population local
4.1 national


£23.07 firefighter cost per person per year
£24.53 firefighter cost per person per year (national)

Chief Fire Officer

John Buckley