Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) inspected Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) in November 2018 (see HMICFRS overview of NFRS). This was carried out as part of a national programme to inspect all 45 fire and rescue services in England.
HMICFRS produced a report about NFRS which was published on 20 June 2019 which is available from the HMICFRS website. The report concentrates on three areas:
- Effectiveness – how effective is NFRS at keeping people safe and secure from fire and other risks
- Efficiency – how efficient is NFRS at keeping people safe and secure from fire and other risks
- People – how well does NFRS look after its staff
The HMICFRS award graded judgements for each section, based on the evidence that they find are categories into the following judgements:
- Requires improvement
Following the HMICFRS report, NFRS has produced a Service Improvements Plan which outlines our action plans covering the causes for concern and recommendations which were highlighted by HMICFRS. Our plan is accessible via the link below:
NFRS was revisited by HMICFRS in March 2020 so they could review the progress made against NFRS’ action plan, the letter detailing their findings is available on the HMICFRS website.