Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) covers an area that is diverse in terms of its geography, and is made up of the cities of Stoke-on-Trent and Lichfield and the major towns of Stafford, Burton upon Trent, Cannock, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Tamworth and Leek.
SFRS 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.
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.