Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service is the statutory fire & rescue service covering the county of Merseyside in north-west England. The service is made up of five area commands: Liverpool, Wirral, Sefton, Knowsley and St Helens.
The service provides a wide range of emergency response and prevention services. It has 23 stations and a marine rescue unit which protect and respond to the 1.4 million residents of Merseyside.
All stations are designated ‘Safe Havens’, where any member of the public – including children and young people – can go if they feel unsafe in any situation.
They also provide individuals with the opportunity to report hate crime and/or domestic violence.
For over 160 years, His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary has independently assessed and reported on the efficiency and effectiveness of police forces and policing, in the public interest.
In summer 2017, HMIC (now HMICFRS) took on inspections of England’s fire & rescue services, assessing and reporting on their efficiency, effectiveness and leadership.