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Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service is responsible for serving the community of Suffolk.

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

Telephone
Address
Headquarters
Endeavour House
8 Russell Road
Ipswich
Suffolk
IP1 2BX

Data for this service

Updated quarterly

5,276

Incidents attended

4% more compared with previous year

Incidents breakdown

Updated quarterly

Fires false alarms 46%

Fires 33%

Non-fire incidents e.g. road traffic collisions 21%

2,413

False Alarms

1,767

Fires

1,096

Non fire incidents

Funding

Updated annually at different times

£516.5

n/a

34.7%

n/a

Workforce and assets

Updated annually

596

firefighters

35

Fire stations

60

Fire appliances (pumps, aerial, other)

6% of firefighters are women

2.4% of firefighters are ethnic minority

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Current and historical data for this service are published on GOV.UK. This includes: 

  • the type of incidents attended
  • causes of fires
  • deaths and injuries from fire
  • workforce numbers and diversity
  • firefighter pensions
  • fire prevention and protection activity

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Fire and rescue services are required to publish the following financial information: 

 These requirements come from the local government transparency code 2015.


HMICFRS Inspection Results

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

Effectiveness - Good

Efficiency - Good

People - Good.

The report was published on 17 December 2019 and can be found at - https://www.justiceinspectorates.gov.uk/hmicfrs/publications/frs-assessment-2018-19-suffolk/.


Who manages Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service

Chief Fire Officer: Dan Fearn

Fire and Rescue Authority Chair: Cllr Andrew Reid

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 Suffolk (IRMP).


Complaints

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