Essex County Fire & Rescue

HMICFRS- latest report on the Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

The HMICFRS (Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) assessment examines the service’s effectiveness, efficiency and how well it looks after its people. It is designed to give the public information about how their local fire and rescue service is performing in several important areas, in a way that is comparable with other services across England. Although the report has rated that the County Fire and Rescue Service requires improvement across the three areas of assessment, it has recognised that it is good at understanding fire and other risks.

Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Roger Hirst has said:

“We want Essex County Fire and Rescue Service to deliver the best possible service to the public and I know this is an aspiration shared by the Chief Fire Officer, his senior team and the entire Service. We are fortunate in Essex to have a dedicated team of people working incredibly hard each and every day to keep Essex safe and I am confident that they can deliver the improvement we all want to see. In the Fire and Rescue Plan 2019-2024 we set out how the service needs to improve including having a greater focus on prevention and protection activity to drive down the number of incidents, by working closer with the communities it serves and by being a great place to work.”

You can read the full report on the HMICFRS website for 2021/22 by clicking here.