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Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service is responsible for serving the communities of Cornwall.

Contact this service for:

  • home and business safety checks
  • advice for builders and building owners
  • help installing smoke alarms
  • school visits
  • community events
  • jobs, apprenticeships and volunteering
  • youth and cadet schemes
  • complaints

Contact details

Cornwall Fire, Rescue and Community Safety Service Headquarters,
TR14 0EQ

Data for this service

Updated quarterly


Incidents attended

-6% less compared with previous year

Incidents breakdown

Updated quarterly

Fires false alarms 43%

Fires 23%

Non-fire incidents e.g. road traffic collisions 34%


False Alarms




Non fire incidents

Workforce and assets

Updated annually




Fire stations


Fire appliances (pumps, aerial, other)

4% of firefighters are women

1.3% of firefighters are ethnic minority


Updated annually at different times





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HMICFRS Inspection Results

Cornwall in their HMICFRS inspection report received the following gradings in the three inspection categories – 

Effectiveness - Requires improvement

Efficiency - Requires improvement

People - Good.

The report was published on 20 December 2018 and can be found at -

Who manages Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service

Chief Fire Officer: Kathryn Billing

Fire and rescue authority Chair: Cllr Rob Nolan 

The county council is responsible for fire and rescue services in their area. Fire funding is not protected and it is up to the council to decide how much funding should be given to fire and rescue across the range of issues they are responsible for.

Integrated Risk Management Plans (IRMP)

It is a requirement under the Fire and Rescue National Framework that each Fire and Rescue Authority must produce an Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP).  The IRMP should be easily accessible and publicly available.  Each plan must reflect all foreseeable fire and rescue related risks that could affect their communities, whether they are local, cross-border, multi-authority and/or national in nature; set out its management strategy; reflect effective consultation throughout its development with the community, its workforce & partners, and cover at least a three-year timespan.  Most Fire and Rescue Authority will review and update their IRMP on an annual basis.

View the long term plan for fire and rescue services in Cornwall (IRMP).


If you have a complaint about your fire and rescue service, please contact them directly. If you have completed their complaints process and are still not happy, find out who you can speak to next.