His Majesty’s Inspectorate (HMI) assess each Fire and Rescue Service in England. They grade three main areas, known as pillars and these are Effectiveness, Efficiency, and People.
Humberside Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) has been praised for its work to keep communities safe from fire and to create a fair and inclusive workplace.
In its latest round of inspections, His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabularies and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) rated the Service as ‘Good’ across all three of its inspection criteria. This means we are Good at preventing and responding to emergencies, Good at efficiently spending our money and Good at looking after our people.
The findings represent an improvement on the last routine inspection in 2018, which suggested the Service needed to do more in how it developed its workforce and increase the diversity of the people it employs.
Each pillar is graded as either outstanding, good, requires improvement or inadequate.
The grading for each pillar, provides the public and the Fire and Rescue Service with a summary and will promote improvements where necessary.
They are not intended to advise on specific standards or exhaustive lists of how HMI expects Fire and Rescue Service's to perform in these main areas.
The grading criteria consider existing National Operational Guidance and any new standards as agreed upon and adopted when assessing Fire and Rescue Services.