Fire and Rescue Services

Home Office written question – answered on 27th February 2020.

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Photo of Stephen Morgan Stephen Morgan Shadow Minister for Local Government (Communities), Shadow Minister (Defence) (Armed Forces and Defence Procurement), Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment has she made of trends in the level of firefighters on the ability of the Fire Service to conduct its duties.

Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire The Minister of State, Home Department

The Fire Inspectorate, HMICFRS, has just completed the first inspection of all fire and rescue services for over a decade, including assessing how effective each is at responding to fires and other emergencies and how well they look after their employees.

Fire and rescue authorities have the resources they need to undertake their important work and it is the responsibility of fire and rescue services to ensure that they organise their resources effectively to deliver their core functions.

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