In summer 2017, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) began inspecting the efficiency and effectiveness of all fire and rescue services in England.
Formerly known as Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC), the name was changed to reflect the addition of fire and rescue services.
HMICFRS independently assesses fire and rescue services on how we prevent, protect against and respond to fires and other emergencies as well as how well we look after our staff.
Between summer 2018 and Autumn 2019, HMICFRS will inspect all 45 fire and rescue services across England for the first time.
We are expecting an inspection at Essex County Fire and Rescue Service in Spring 2019.
The inspection aims to provide you with the information you need to compare Essex County Fire and Rescue Service with other fire and rescue services across England. It focuses on three key areas – the operational service we provide to you, our efficiency and our organisational effectiveness.
Following each inspection, HMICFRS publishes a public report of its findings.