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Fire and Rescue Service inspections 2018/19 - summary of findings from tranche 1

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 14 services in the first tranche of inspections. 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 our findings from inspecting 14 fire and rescue services.

Please click here to see the report in full.

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