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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

Service Area

834 square miles


1.15m people 4% local 5 yr change


64% wholetime 36% on-call
0.78 per 1000 population local 1 national level
1% local 5 yr change 17% national 5 yr change


24 stations 43 appliances


2.9 fire incidents per 1000 population local 3.0 national
2.6 non-fire incidents per 1000 population local 3.1 national
3.8 false alarms per 1000 population local 4.1 national


£21,190 local per 1000 population per year £22,380 national per 1000 population per year

Fire & Rescue Chief

John Buckley