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Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service

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.

Connect with Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service

HMICFRS region and HMI

  • Her Majesty’s Inspector of Fire & Rescue Services (HMI): Wendy Williams
    is HMI for Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service
  • HMICFRS region: The service is in HMICFRS’s Western fire region

Contact Wendy Williams
(e-mail address)

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 – 2018/19

Service Area

1,049 square miles

Population

1.13m people
up2% local 5 yr change

Workforce

46% wholetime firefighters
54% on-call firefighters
0.61 per 1000 population local
0.58 national level
down16% local 5 yr change
down11% national 5 yr change

Assets

33 stations
41 fire engines

Incidents

3.7 fire incidents per 1000 population local
3.3 national
1.8 non-fire incidents per 1000 population local
2.9 national
2.7 fire false alarms per 1000 population local
4.1 national

Cost

£18.75 firefighter cost per person per year
£22.08 firefighter cost per person per year (national)

Chief Fire Officer

Rebecca Bryant