Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) last inspected Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service in December 2018.

This is done as part of a national programme to inspect all 45 fire and rescue services in England.

The final report concentrates on three areas:

  • Effectiveness – how effective is our Service at keeping people safe and secure from fire and other risks
  • Efficiency – How efficient is our Service at keeping people safe and secure from fire and other risks
  • People – How well does the Service look after its staff

The HMICFRS award graded judgments for each section, based on the evidence that they find. These categories of judgement are:

  • Outstanding
  • Good
  • Requires Improvement
  • Inadequate

They also carried out a survey on what the public of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland think about our Service and another based on the thoughts of our staff – elements of both are included within the report. The report is available  to view by clicking here.

As the above report shows, in the areas of effectiveness, efficiency and people, HMICFRS graded the Service as ‘Requires Improvement’. 

They also identified 24 areas for improvement and made other comments which the Service will look to address as part of our desire to improve the service we give to the public and our staff.

In response to the report, we produced our Improvement Plan. This is a comprehensive document which shows how the Service has reacted positively, and details the actions we are taking to address all the areas of improvement identified by the HMICFRS. The Service will continue to show progress against this Plan and will report to the HMICFRS and Combined Fire Authority’s Corporate Governance Committee, to ensure our continued improvement in all areas.

Please take the time to read the Improvement Plan which can be accessed by clicking here.


If you want to make any comments after reading the report, please do so by filling in the below.

Disclaimer: all personal information sent to us via the form above is sent over the internet in plain text and is done so entirely at your own risk.  There is a possibility of this being intercepted and read by a third party. If you are uncomfortable with this, please contact us securely via our encrypted online form.