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The total number of fire safety audits and the number of unsuccessful audits carried out by fire and rescue services (FRSs) in each year since 2010/11 are available in table FIRE1202 (link below). Information prior to 2010/11 is not available on a consistent basis.
This summer for the first time the Home Office collected information on the number of staff employed by FRSs for fire safety activities. The information can be found in FS10 in FIRE1204 (link below). This showed that in England on 31 March 2019 there were 72 fire engineers (Full Time Equivalent) employed by FRSs, 503 staff competent to carry out a short audit, 951 competent to carry out an audit, 597 competent to serve an enforcement notice and 407 competent to serve a prohibition notice. As FRS staff are likely to be competent to carry out more than one of these activities, the categories are not mutually exclusive.
The Home Office does not collect information on the number of automated fire suppression systems installed by fire and rescue services.