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 546,600 people. It employs 550 staff and has 16 stations with 32 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.
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.