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Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service

Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service is currently in our Engage stage of enhanced monitoring.

HMICFRS region and HMI

  • His Majesty’s Inspector of Fire & Rescue Services (HMI): Roy Wilsher is temporary HMI for Gloucestershire Fire & Rescue Service
  • HMICFRS region: The service is in HMICFRS’s Western fire region

HMICFRS’s assessment of Gloucestershire Fire & Rescue Service

Our Fire and Rescue Service assessments give you information about how your local fire and rescue service has performed in several important areas. In our latest assessments of Gloucestershire FRS, we made the following graded judgments:

About the service

Gloucestershire is a diverse county covering 1,024 square miles and with a population of more than 600,000 people.

Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service is part of the County Council. The Chief Fire Officer’s suite of services also incorporates other community safety related services such as Emergency Management, Trading Standards, Coroners and Road Safety.

The Service is administered from its headquarters in Quedgeley which is shared with Gloucestershire Constabulary.

Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service have 21 Community Fire Stations with 33 front line fire engines strategically located across Gloucestershire. As a predominantly rural fire and rescue service, 16 of its 21 stations are staffed entirely by on call firefighters.

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Key facts – 2020/2021

Service Area

1,024 square miles

Population

0.64m people
up4% local 5 yr change

Workforce

47% wholetime firefighters
53% on-call firefighters
0.57 per 1000 population local
0.56 national level
up1% local 5 yr change
down5% national 5 yr change

Assets

21 stations
33 fire engines

Incidents

2.0 fire incidents per 1000 population local
2.7 national
3.2 non-fire incidents per 1000 population local
2.7 national
2.7 fire false alarms per 1000 population local
3.8 national

Cost

£18.64 firefighter cost per person per year
£25.22 firefighter cost per person per year (national)