The report of the third inspection by His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) for Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service, which was carried out in July this year, has now been published.
All of the 11 overall judgement areas were graded as either ‘Good’ or ‘Adequate’, with no overall areas graded as ‘requiring improvement’, which is a significant improvement on the last report in 2021.
There is some learning to be taken from the report and the Service will form an action plan with the aim of achieving an even better inspection report in the future.
This report highlights areas of good performance, such as how we protect the public through fire regulation, how we are good at getting the right people with the right skills into the Service, how we ensure fairness and promote diversity and how we manage performance and develop leaders within the organisation.
Chief Fire Officer Jon Pryce said: “The Inspectors were pleased with the performance of Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service and this is reflected in the report, alongside the significant improvements we have made since their last inspection.
“This report truly reflects a high quality and high performing Fire and Rescue Service, and how much hard work all our professional staff put into protecting our communities every day.”