The North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service serves the largest county in England. It includes York, Scarborough, Harrogate and Skipton. The majority of the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors are within the county’s boundaries and around 40 percent of the county is covered by National Parks.
The service has 38 stations. Its work includes providing emergency responses and prevention of fire incidents, accidents and other life-threatening hazards. They also deliver safety advice, business fire safety advice, work in partnership with others and deliver initiatives such as youth courses and schools talks.
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.