External assessments

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) inspects all fire and rescue services.

Our most recent assessment has been graded as ‘good’. This is for keeping people safe from risks, such as fire, and for how efficiently we deliver the service.

Read the full report on the HMICFRS website.

Operational Assessment (OpA) and Fire Peer Challenge

We invited a peer team to assess our service’s performance, improvement and efficiency.

A team of six, including a chief fire officer and an executive county councillor, focused on specific areas within the service. They were:

  • a sense check on Integrated Risk Management Planning (IRMP) changes
  • Blue light collaboration, health and medical response
  • workforce reform

You can download the full peer challenge report.