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West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service

West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service covers a region that includes several large urban areas such as Chichester, Crawley, Worthing and Horsham. There are 25 stations in the county.

The service’s main duties are firefighting, protecting people and property from fire, promoting fire safety and rescuing people from road traffic collisions. Its firefighters also respond to emergencies outside West Sussex, assisting in both national and international search and rescue operations.

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HMICFRS region and HMI

  • Her Majesty’s Inspector of Fire & Rescue Services (HMI): Dru Sharpling
    is HMI for West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service
  • HMICFRS region: The service is in HMICFRS’s South Eastern fire region

Contact Dru Sharpling

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.

Fire & Rescue Chief

Gavin Watts