Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service rated good after inspection

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate for Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) has graded Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service as Good in all three areas inspected.

Thursday, 20th June 2019, 10:06 am
Updated Thursday, 20th June 2019, 11:04 am
Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service was graded as good in all three areas inspected.

HMICFRS published its report on Thursday, June 20 regarding how effectively and efficiently the service prevents and protects the public from, and responds to, fires and other emergencies. 

The Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service was commended after being inspected for the first time in over a decade. 

What was the service graded on?

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The effectiveness of the emergency response and services.

The efficiency and how it manages finances.

Its culture, training and how the people are treated.

All three areas were rated ‘good.’ In particular, HMICFRS highlighted it having one of the fastest response times in the country, protecting the public through fire regulation, responding to national risks, being good at looking after our people and for having passionate staff who are proud to serve their community.

Chris Lowther, TWFRS Chief Fire Officer, said: “I am pleased that HMICFRS has confirmed that we deliver a good service – one that helps to keep the communities of Tyne and Wear safe. The fact that the service has been independently recognised as a good service is a testament to the professionalism and commitment of everyone who works for us.

“We also acknowledge that there are some areas of our service that require further attention. We have already started to address these areas through our continuous improvement programme and we are making strong progress.”