Fire Services: Overnight Cover

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department – in the House of Commons on 10th June 2019.

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Photo of Nick Hurd Nick Hurd The Minister of State, Home Department

Operational decisions are for each fire and rescue authority to make as part of their work to assess local risk and manage and allocate resources according to their integrated risk management planning process. What we have done is reintroduce independent inspection by asking HMICFRSHer Majesty’s inspectorate of constabulary and fire and rescue services—to assess how effective each fire and rescue service is in responding to fires.