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Publication  —  Revisit  — 

In November 2020, we returned to review the progress the force has made in responding to the open recommendations from all three inspections that specifically relate to how the force protects vulnerable people.

Publication  —  Fire & rescue services, Grenfell  — 

On 14 June 2017, a fire at Grenfell Tower, a high-rise residential building in North Kensington, West London, cost 72 lives. On 15 June 2017, the then Prime Minister, the Rt Hon Theresa May MP, announced a public inquiry into the causes of the fire. The Grenfell Tower Inquiry was set up to examine the circumstances leading up to and surrounding the fire.

Publication  —  Fire & rescue services, Letter, Revisit  — 

We conducted an inspection of the London Fire Brigade virtually between August and December 2020. As part of our inspection of what progress London Fire Brigade is making to implement the recommendations in the Grenfell Tower Inquiry’s Phase 1 report, we also considered the brigade’s progress to address the cause of concern we gave in our Round 1 inspection. 

Publication  —  Regional Organised Crime Units  — 

In this inspection, we examined how effectively and efficiently the Regional Organised Crime Units tackle the threat from serious and organised crime.

Publication  —  COVID-19, Fire & rescue services  — 

Summary In August 2020, the Home Secretary commissioned us to inspect how fire and rescue authorities in England responded to the COVID-19 outbreak and the numerous challenges it presents. Virtually, we inspected England’s 45 fire and rescue services from September to November 2020, focusing on their response during the initial outbreak of the pandemic. The

Publication  —  COVID-19, Letter  — 

In August 2020, we were commissioned by the Home Secretary to inspect how fire and rescue services in England are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. This letter from HMI Matt Parr to Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service sets out our assessment of the effectiveness of the service’s response to the pandemic.

Publication  —  COVID-19, Letter  — 

In August 2020, we were commissioned by the Home Secretary to inspect how fire and rescue services in England are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. This letter from HMI Matt Parr to North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service sets out our assessment of the effectiveness of the service’s response to the pandemic.

Publication  —  COVID-19, Letter  — 

In August 2020, we were commissioned by the Home Secretary to inspect how fire and rescue services in England are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. This letter from HMI Matt Parr to London Fire Brigade sets out our assessment of the effectiveness of the brigade’s response to the pandemic.

Publication  —  COVID-19, Letter  — 

In August 2020, we were commissioned by the Home Secretary to inspect how fire and rescue services in England are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. This letter from HMI Matt Parr to Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service sets out our assessment of the effectiveness of the service’s response to the pandemic.

Publication  —  COVID-19, Letter  — 

In August 2020, we were commissioned by the Home Secretary to inspect how fire and rescue services in England are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. This letter from HMI Wendy Williams to Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service sets out our assessment of the effectiveness of the service’s response to the pandemic.

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