Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has 33 stations and undertakes various activities aimed at making communities safer and stronger. Responding to emergencies is its first duty but the service also helps prevent fires in the home and at work.
It runs services designed to inform and help people to protect their homes and business premises, including educating children and raising awareness of road safety among drivers.
The service has carried out more than 200,000 home fire risk checks in Staffordshire. These are designed to help people think about fire safety through reducing the risks in the home and installing free smoke alarms.
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.