Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service celebrates after inspection sees improvements across all areas
Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) has been rated as ‘Good’ overall and in all areas in an independent report released today (Wednesday, 27 July). Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) visited the Service between…
Reaction to HMICFRS report on Norfolk’s Fire & Rescue Service
Her Majesty’s Inspectorate has published a report into Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service. The overall judgement was that the service requires improvement, although there are key areas judged to be good, including our understanding of fires and other risks in…
Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service rated Good by HMICFRS
Staff at Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS) have been praised after inspectors rated the service as one of the top performing in the country. Tyne and Wear’s most senior fire officer has praised firefighters and fire staff…
NFRS responds to State of Fire report
Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service will be using a national report published on Wednesday, 15 December to consider how it could learn from it to improve its services to the communities of Nottinghamshire. Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire…
Fire Brigades Union response to HMICFRS State of Fire report
The Fire Brigades Union has responded to the Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Service State of Fire and Rescue 2021 report. Matt Wrack, the general secretary of the Fire Brigades Union, said: ‘It is not clear…
Covid-19 reinforces need for national reform of fire service
The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the practical implications of outdated and inflexible working arrangements in the fire service, reinforcing the need for national reform, a new report has said. In his annual assessment of England’s fire and rescue services, Her…
Framework for the first fire and rescue inspections in ten years – HMICFRS

A new inspection framework published today by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) sets out how the efficiency and effectiveness of England’s 45 fire and rescue services will be assessed in 2018/19. Her Majesty’s Chief…

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