Fire and Rescue Service inspections 2018/19 - summary of findings from tranche 2

Summary

This is the first time that HMICFRS has inspected fire and rescue services across England. Our focus is on the service they provide to the public, and the way they use the resources available.

We have inspected 16 services in the second tranche of inspections, following on from the publication of the first tranche of 14 reports in December 2018. Each inspection assesses how effective and efficient the service is, how it protects the public against fires and other emergencies and how it responds to the same. We also assess how well each service looks after the people who work there.

In carrying out our inspections of all 45 fire and rescue services in England, we answer three main questions:

  1. How effective is the fire and rescue service at keeping people safe and secure from fire and other risks?
  2. How efficient is the fire and rescue service at keeping people safe and secure from fire and other risks?
  3. How well does the fire and rescue service look after its people?

This report sets out a summary of our findings from inspecting 16 fire and rescue services in tranche 2.

You can view the specific service reports by clicking on the report links below or by using the interactive tool on the FRS assessment homepage.

Get the report

Fire and Rescue Service inspections 2018/19 – Summary of findings from tranche 2 (PDF document)

Get the service reports

Effectiveness, efficiency and people 2018/19 – Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service

Effectiveness, efficiency and people 2018/19 – Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service

Effectiveness, efficiency and people 2018/19 – Humberside Fire and Rescue Service

Effectiveness, efficiency and people 2018/19 – Kent Fire and Rescue Service

Effectiveness, efficiency and people 2018/19 – Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service

Effectiveness, efficiency and people 2018/19 – Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service

Effectiveness, efficiency and people 2018/19 – Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service

Effectiveness, efficiency and people 2018/19 – Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service

Effectiveness, efficiency and people 2018/19 – Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service

Effectiveness, efficiency and people 2018/19 – Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service

Effectiveness, efficiency and people 2018/19 – Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service

Effectiveness, efficiency and people 2018/19 – Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service

Effectiveness, efficiency and people 2018/19 – Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service

Effectiveness, efficiency and people 2018/19 – Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service

Effectiveness, efficiency and people 2018/19 – West Midlands Fire Service

Effectiveness, efficiency and people 2018/19 – West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service

Get the press releases

Tranche 2 press release: Too much variation in fire and rescue services, says report

FRS inspections 2018/19 – tranche 2 – service press releases

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