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Publication  —  Consultations  — 

This document provides details of HMICFRS’s proposed fire and rescue services inspection programme and framework for 2023/24.

Publication  —  Evaluation  — 

HMICFRS independently assesses and reports on the effectiveness and efficiency of police forces and fire and rescue services with the aim of encouraging improvement. The pandemic required us to move to remote inspections, rather than on-site and face-to-face.

Publication  —  Cause of concern, Letter, People, Revisit  — 

During our inspection of Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service in June and July 2021, we identified a cause of concern.

Publication  —  Cause of concern, Effectiveness, Letter, People, Revisit  — 

During our inspection of Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service in April and May 2021, we identified two causes of concern.

Publication  —  Cause of concern, Effectiveness, Letter, People, Revisit  — 

During our inspection of Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service in April and May 2021, we identified three causes of concern.

Publication  —  Effectiveness, Efficiency, Fire & rescue services, People  — 

The inspection assesses how effectively and efficiently Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service prevents, protects the public against and responds to fires and other emergencies. We also assess how well it looks after the people who work for the service.

Publication  —  Cause of concern, Effectiveness, Letter  — 

We conducted an inspection of Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service between March and April 2021. This letter assesses the progress it has made.

Publication  —  Cause of concern, Effectiveness, Letter  — 

We conducted an inspection of Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service between May and June 2021. This letter assesses the progress it has made.

Publication  —  Annual reports  — 

This is Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Fire & Rescue Services’ report to the Secretary of State under section 28B of the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004. It contains his assessment of the sector in England, based on the inspections we carried out during 2021.

Publication  —  Effectiveness, Efficiency, Fire & rescue services, People  — 

The inspection assesses how effectively and efficiently Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service prevents, protects the public against and responds to fires and other emergencies. We also assess how well it looks after the people who work for the service.

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