HMICFRS (His Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services) is an independent body in the United Kingdom that inspects and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of fire and rescue services. They provide assessments on the quality of services provided to the public, against the three pillars of Effectiveness, Efficiency and People, ensuring that services are efficiently and effectively delivered.

GMFRS was first inspected by HMICFRS in 2019 and subsequently in 2021. In our most recent inspection, GMFRS was graded as ‘requires improvement’ for Effectiveness and Efficiency, and ‘good’ for People . These inspections provide us with opportunities to celebrate what we are doing well and undertake actions to address that require improvements.  Our most recent inspection report can be found here.

We will undergo our next HMICFRS inspection in the Autumn 2023 and are confident that the work we have undertaken since our last inspection will put us in a stronger position.

HMICFRS Inspection Reports for GMFRS (external website)