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Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service

Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service is the statutory fire & rescue service serving the county of Warwickshire in the West Midlands region of England.

The service covers an area of 1,975 square kilometres and a population of around 556,750 people. It employs 465 staff and has 17 stations with 23 fire engines. The service is administered by Warwickshire County Council. Its headquarters are in Leamington Spa.

The majority of Warwickshire’s population lives in the north and centre of the county. The service coverage includes Atherstone, Bedworth, Nuneaton, Rugby, Royal Leamington Spa, Warwick, Stratford-upon-Avon, Kenilworth, Alcester and Wellesbourne.

The south of the county is largely rural and sparsely populated, and includes a small area of the Cotswolds, at the border with northwest Gloucestershire. The only town in the south of Warwickshire is Shipston-on-Stour.

Connect with Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service

HMICFRS region and HMI

  • Her Majesty’s Inspector of Fire & Rescue Services (HMI): Wendy Williams
    is HMI for Warwickshire 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

Service Area

763 square miles

Population

0.56m people 3% local 5 yr change

Workforce

75% wholetime 25% on-call
0.70 per 1000 population local 1 national level
12% local 5 yr change 17% national 5 yr change

Assets

17 stations 35 appliances

Incidents

2.3 fire incidents per 1000 population local 3.0 national
1.8 non-fire incidents per 1000 population local 3.1 national
2.2 false alarms per 1000 population local 4.1 national

Cost

£23,880 Firefighter cost per 1000 population per year £22,380 Firefighter cost per 1000 population per year (national)

Chief Fire Officer

Andy Hickmott