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Letter, Revisit —
In December 2020, we reviewed Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service’s updated action plans for responding to its causes of concern. This letter sets out our assessment of these plans and next steps.
Annual reports —
This is Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Fire & Rescue Services’ report to the Secretary of State under section 28B of the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004. It contains his assessment of the sector in England, based on the inspections we carried out during 2020.
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…
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 Zoe Billingham to Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service sets out our assessment of the effectiveness of the service’s response to the pandemic.
Memorandum of understanding —
The Fire Standards Board (FSB) and HMICFRS both promote improvements in fire and rescue services in England.
Effectiveness, Fire & rescue services, Revisit —
During our inspection of Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service, in November 2018, we identified a cause for concern about the service’s fire engine availability and whether its firefighters had the necessary safety critical skills to respond to emergencies. The service submitted an action plan setting out how it would address the cause for concern. This letter sets out the findings of our second revisit to review progress.
Business Plans, Inspection programmes —
This document sets out HMICFRS’s fire and rescue service inspection programme and framework for 2020/21.
Annual reports —
This is Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Fire & Rescue Services’ report to the Secretary of State under section 28B of the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004. It contains his assessment of the sector in England, based on the inspections we carried out between June 2018 and August 2019.
Data, Fire & rescue services, FRS methodology —
In 2019, HMICFRS commissioned BMG Research to undertake a study of the public’s perceptions of local fire and rescue services across England. The study covers the public’s views and experiences of local fire and rescue services’ activities.
This consultation is now closed. This plan provided details of HMICFRS’s proposed fire and rescue services inspection programme for 2020/21, and asked for your views on whether the right areas of fire and rescue services’ activity are covered.