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North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

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.

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HMICFRS region and HMI

  • His Majesty’s Inspector of Fire & Rescue Services (HMI): Michelle Skeer is HMI for North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service
  • HMICFRS region: The service is in HMICFRS’s Northern fire region

HMICFRS’s role in inspecting this service

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.

Key facts – 2020/2021

Service Area

3,209 square miles

Population

0.83m people
up2% local 5 yr change

Workforce

50% wholetime firefighters
50% on-call firefighters
0.71 per 1000 population local
0.56 national level
down2% local 5 yr change
down5% national 5 yr change

Assets

38 stations
43 fire engines

Incidents

2.1 fire incidents per 1000 population local
2.7 national
2.1 non-fire incidents per 1000 population local
2.7 national
3.6 fire false alarms per 1000 population local
3.8 national

Cost

£22.94 firefighter cost per person per year
£25.22 firefighter cost per person per year (national)